Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Checking in....

 Just wanted to check in, not sure if anyone even missed me!  LOL! Oh life is crazy right now and I haven't even been quilting!  I'll tell you more about that in a bit.  First off, I dear friend of Richard's brought me this wonderful treadle cabinet!  :)  It was stored in an old building.  He brought it out a few days ago and I was so pleased.  Richard just sort of "rolled his eyes" because I think he knew that it meant that I would have to find a machine to go in it!  LOL!  Here are a few quick photos of it and I haven't even cleaned it up yet.  

I love the detail on the sides!  
Beautiful drawer fronts! Also all of the iron work underneath is in perfect shape.  No cracks or breaks, just dirty!
 I also found all of this stuff in one of the drawers.  Not everything thing in there is sewing related but still it is fun to find.  
I'll take more photos of it once I get it cleaned.  Hopefully I can find an old treadle head for nearly nothing.  :(

So no on to my reason for not quilting....HUNTER!  Shewww....the poor little guy is having a hard time with his foot.  It has been right at a month and it is getting worse, not better.  He has gone from crutches to a boot.  It is to the point that I have made a doctor appointment with another specialist just to double check everything.  It is a long story and I'm not trying to say anything really bad about his current doctor but I am his mother and I know when things are getting worse and not better.  Anyway, the fastest that the other specialist can see him is April 23rd.  Please say a prayer for him, he is going crazy with this.  

He is a very active child and he can walk on it at the moment but not very long (and I'm not even sure he should be walking on it) He is going to school and I am trying to do all of my housework and such while he is gone because once he gets home I spend all evening trying to keep him occupied with something so that he doesn't get so depressed.  That leave very little time for quilting.  As much as I love quilting, my family does come first.  

I did get away this past Saturday to go with my mom, Chantal (my sister) and her friend Crystal to look for Chantal's wedding dress.  She found one and she looks so beautiful!  She had us all crying!  We also found the bridesmaid's dresses, those are also ordered.  I am her matron of honor and her friend is the bridesmaid.  She isn't having a huge wedding, just a very nice simple one.  Her colors are White, Silver and Watermelon.  Oh and they have set the date for October 5th, that is 5 days before she turns 29.  I am doing all of her flowers and decorations so I will be pretty busy with that too.  I'm sure I will be very busy with all of that.  Oh btw....this is MY dress that I will be wearing, I guess I can show you it, just not hers. :)  I'll just say that she looks like a princess in hers.  

I guess that is all for now, have to go start on the laundry!!!


Missy Shay said...

I love the cabinet and of course you need a head to put in it! Do you use your treadles? I've finally figured mine out and am loving it!

Yvette said...

Poor Hunter! I was also an active child and one summer I broke my ankle. Talk about horrible! I had to just sit with my foot up for what seemed like years to me then. He is lucky to have you to keep him occupied.

Beautiful cabinet! I am sure you will find a nice treadle to fit inside.

Katie M. said...

Glad to see you post. I was hoping it that it was life's activity and nothing more serious that was keeping you from blogging. Will say a prayer for Hunter. Having a very active son (now 32) I certainly understand what it's like when they're 'down'.... Your dress is gorgeous! I'm sure it will be a beautiful wedding. The cabinet - looking forward to seeing it 'restored'.
Hope things calm down for you and that Hunter's 'new' doctor can find a solution that will truly get that young man back up and running!

Janet O. said...

What a beautiful little cabinet! They way you find machines, I have no doubt you will come up with one to fit it. : )
Sorry to hear about Hunter. I hope you can get some answers from the new doctor. I've been dealing with foot problems again this year. It is no fun--and to be young and dealing with it would be especially hard, I think.

Michelle said...

Praying and hoping for wonderful things to come for all of you. Glad to see you checking in. Take care!

Laura said...

Of course we have missed you! :-) So sorry to hear about the little guy...please give him a hug from a mom in Texas. Laura

Tammy said...

Kristie, yes, we've missed you, but totally know how life can get. Poor Hunter. That is nothing to fool around with. I'm glad you are getting him to a specialist. He will be in my prayers. Keep in touch when you can! P.S. Dress is gorgeous!

Deb A said...

I was thinking of you Monday night and was going to shoot you an e-mail to check in but didn't have my laptop. So glad you posted but sorry to hear Hunter still has some foot issues. Sounds like another x-ray with another doctor is the smart thing to do. Beautiful case and I just LOVE your dress. You will look gorgeous in it.