Tuesday, September 22, 2009

THANK YOU!

Hi all! I want to thank all of you who have sent such sweet get wells and have been praying for my recovery! I am overwhelmed with the love and support of so many who have been such a help and encouragement through this very difficult time.
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I hope the worst is over and every day it is a little better and with a bit of physical therapy I will be back at full speed soon. Every time I get up my walker is with me and I feel like "Edna" off of the movie Vacation! lol! Tomorrow I will try to sit at my craft table and create to take my mind off what is left to heal, I have some DT projects that need to be completed and wasn't expecting to take more than a week off!
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Thanks to all my family and friends that have been taking care of me with visits, prayers, and food! My sister cooked up a lot of great meals, brought the most beautiful heirloom eggplants, fresh milk and other goodies to tempt me to get my appetite back, not only do I but Mason really appreciates it also! I have been up a lot today trying to get my strength back but am exhausted so I will say thank you and bye for now!
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Shalom,
Sonya

Monday, September 14, 2009

UPDATE

I'm Sonya's daughter. I'm coming to post for her to give you a brief update on where she's been.

She went in for a very routine endoscopy on Wednesday morning (9/9/09). Her stomach was punctured and the gases from the procedure leaked into her body. It caused a collapse of both her lungs and gases being trapped in her subcutaneous tissues (a condition called subcutaneous emphysema). Needless to say, she was in terrible pain.

The days following were crucial to make sure she didn't develop sepsis, and that her gut could rest (with the presence of an NG tube) so the puncture could heal without additional surgery, and the air in her tissues would resolve so she can regain lung function. They inserted 2 chest tubes to relieve the pressure on her lungs.

After repeat CT scans and x-rays, it seems as though the puncture was healing on it's own and she was getting better by the day. Yesterday they clamped off her NG tube and took out one chest tube. They should be taking the other tube soon and letting her eat real food. It looks like she'll be there for another day or two. But she's progressing and doing better.

Please continue to pray for her in her recovery and that she should be home soon.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Paige's Card

Hi all! I have been working on several projects trying to get through the backlog on my "to do" list! But I had to stop and make a card for a little girl who was is going through some very rough times from a boating accident. Paige is 13 and while on vacation visiting family her and other family members were hit by a speedboat while kayaking. Paige had to be flown back to the States and unfortunately had to have part of her arm amputated, you can read the story here. The family has asked for cards as she has been inundated with flowers and stuffed animals. Erin who is a member of Fred She Said DT has sent along the request for cards and also is offering a chance at Blog Candy to those who send a card. If you would like to participate the address to send Paige a card can be found on Erin's blog.
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I made my "card" into a wall hanging so she could display it wherever she wants. The verse is one that I chose to encourage Paige during what will be I'm sure a lengthy and trying recovery. Though I can only imagine what little Paige and her family are going through, I am sure that the Lord is able to do the impossible! My prayers for her to seek the Lord through these coming days and months for His Strength and Comfort.

The wall hanging features shades of pink (Paige's favorite color) quilled, fringed, and punched flowers and leaves with beads and crystal accents around her initial "P" and verse. Well back to the "to do" list!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are welcome as always!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sweet Pea Flourishes


Hi all! Here is a card made for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC31. In this challenge your image or design had to use no coloring, such as pens, pencils etc.! Tough one. But since I had their beautiful Sweet Pea stamp set I decided to stamp and emboss it in gold then use my sweet pea punch and add some 3D color with lavender pearlescent paper, a little glitter bling, some quilled leaves and tendrils. I layered the image onto Nestie labels and used my Fiskars border punch to dress up the sides. A purple bow and some aurora crystals and I was finished. It is overcast outside and the sparkly nature of the card isn't really showing up.
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You can see the Flourishes button on the sidebar to play along with their other challenges. Another short post, we had the grandkids all weekend and I'm pooped! Thanks for all the encouraging comments!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Awards!

Hi all! Inna from Inna's Creations , who is a super gifted quiller, has nominated my blog for awards!


Now I am to nominate seven other to pass on the awards to, in no particular order:


1. Lisa Phillipi - Adornments by Lisa


2. Paula Bauer - Gem State Quilling/Give it a Twirl (Blog)


3. Jerri K. Jimenez - A Touch of Grace


4. Tracey "Fred" Miller - Fred She Said Designs


5. Joann Creamer - The Creamer Chronicles


6. Ann Martin - All Things Paper


7. Heidi Bishop - Paper Filigree with a Pedigree


These are women and their blogs who have inspired and encouraged me not only in my paper art but life. I could list more but we would be here a lot longer and I will save them for another time!! Check these out if you haven't already, they are great!

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Now I must confess! I received another nomination a while back, saved the award pic in my file and was with all good intentions going to post and pass it on. But hectic life, nagging illnesses and my sporadic "memory loss" ( in computer terms, ram overload), and days of not getting it done has now left me with not being able to find the email for who nominated me : ( !! I beg forgiveness and really do appreciate the award and am posting it and passing it along with these! I am still looking and know I have saved it away, but if you are the special person who nominated me please have mercy on me and let me know so I can recognize you!!!! Below is the cute award, Circle of Friends!


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Also, according to the rules of the award I must list seven things that you might find interesting:

1. My relationship with Yeshua, my Husband and my family is the most important thing in my life.

2. I am going to be a grandmother again in March!

3. I am of Bohemian ancestry (now Czech Republic), great grandparents immigrated in 1889.

4. I am a Trekkie, and drive my kids crazy watching my DVD's of the shows.

5. My paper crafting room is always a mess!

6. You can call me Ellie Mae because I love dogs and would have as many as I could if my husband would let me!

7. I love to garden but have a black thumb!!!

That is all for now, blogger is acting up. aarrrggh!

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Shalom,

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Sonya


Comments welcome!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Quilled Chanukkia


Hi all! I am back to creating again and can now show you the first of the projects made for Custom Quilling's September Newsletter, a 3D Chanukkia. This is my first attempt at a 3D quilled project. The September Custom Quilling kit comes with a beautiful array of shades of blue quilling strips and even though Chanukka doesn't come until December I thought they would be perfect for this project. I wanted to recreate the ornate designs of some of the stunning silver chanukkia's used during this holiday and added the lighter blue looped decorations and vine.
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The candles are made of wide strips rolled on a skewer and I had wanted to make them where you could add one each night of Hanukkah but I couldn't figure out how to get them to stand up without being glued in!!!! So this one will be put under a glass dome and displayed with our other Hanukkah decorations. I might have to try my hand at a 7 branch Menorah next!
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There are a few more projects that I have made for the newsletter from the September kit's supplies including a cute snow globe that has enough space in it for quilling that will be posted in the next few days. Be sure to stop by Custom Quilling and see the really beautiful quilled topiary created by my DT quilling partner Sue, I love the color combinations in her flowers!
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If you find inspirations from any of the projects that I post please post a link in the comments sections so I and others can see and enjoy! Just another short post for today, I must finish getting ready for Shabbat dinner tonight!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments and questions welcome!