May 23, 2012


SERIOUSLY, one of the worst weeks of my life! 
It started last Tuesday, the 15th for me. Our 6 year old twin daughter had been coughing for a few days previous. She complained of a headache but never had any other symptoms with it so I gave her some Motrin and went on with life. I started feeling bad Tuesday evening. Still able to take care of everything but just really dragging with a headache. By Wednesday my head was hurting pretty good with body aches and I had a temp of 100 +. It went down from there :(  A friend came in on Friday to get my groceries for me and her family brought in a pot of chicken soup. By Saturday my temp was at 103.3 and Anna Belle (our twin daughter) was 102. By late Saturday afternoon, I was back down to 101. I went to Urgent Care on Monday. I was dehydrated so they hooked me up to IV fluids and gave me a shot of antibiotic through my IV. I have an Upper Respiratory Infection and a Kidney Infection. I'm getting better but WHOA, was I sick!! And still taking care of the 3 kids in the house. Don't know know you've done it, too. We are, after all, SuperMoms!!
I wanted to share a few pieces that I got done for the "BUG SWAP" that Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies had.
I sent a box of goodies out just yesterday as my sickness made me a few days late. I hope my Partner enjoys it.

I've been 'shopping' the internet for patterns. Pattern Mart has large variety from various artists and I was able to discover Mulberry Memories and her watermelon Patterns. I purchased a few of Old Annie Primitives Uncle Sam Hat Tucks and Uncle Sam Heads from her shop. I don't know if I'll get too many done this year but there's always next year! I bought Tawny's cute SUNFLOWERS pattern over at The Primitive Nook and hope to get a few of these done soon. In anticipation of the season's to come, I purchased 2 of Bittersweerfolkart's patterns. CANNOT wait to get into these two! I've already made a few Witches Boots and Crows. With the month of June approaching fast we'll be looking at the 'Holiday Season' before you know it and we 'crafters' have to stay on our toes!
Hoping you are all well and stay clear of this 'flu-like' disease.
I'll have one more give away for the month of June and then take a break through July,
as always,


TheRustyThimble said...

Oh Vicky I hate getting upper respiratory infections those are the worst kind.
hope you are both feeling much better.
Aren't new patterns fun to get.
Hugs to you Super Mom

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Glad you and your daughter are on the mend.........Super Moms have a tendency to take care of everyone but Mom..........your bug art and watermelons are sweet.

Kim said...

Goodness Vicky I am so glad you are starting to feel better. It's so fun to look for new patterns, can't wait to see all your goodies!

Barb said...

I am hoping you will be feeling 100% soon!!! SUPERMOM!


Glad you are feeling better. I love finding new patterns, Bittersweet FolkArt are some of my favs too.

Cindi said...

Well bless your heart. I am so sorry you were so sick. I am glad that you are feeling better. Love the things you made for your swap, I am pretty sure your partner will not mind too much at all. :) Take care,
Be blessed!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Glad your feeling better. Can't wait to see all your new things, even if it's next year!!!! lol

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how being so sick gives us an appreciation of "normal" days? Glad you're feeling better and it looks like your energy has returned ten-fold :)



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you are all better now and have a nice weekend! You need to get some rest! I have a cup of hot lemon tea here by my computer. I don't feel very good and your symptoms sound very familiar! oh my! Hugs from afar!

Firecracker Kid said...

Holy wow, where did those come from? It's so easy for us to get dehydrated isn't it. They need to sell over the counter IV's so we can hook ourselves up when needed... LOL. Glad jetted to the EC and you're feeling better.
Oh boy, you're gonna make some more dollies ay?

My Stitches to Treasure said...

Hi Vicky-
I wonder if you had a computer virus? LOL! Seems that crap is going on all over the place! I had a mild sore throat and sinus issues but I'm thinking mine was more allergy related--or mulch related!
Have fun with your new patterns-I LOVE shopping for patterns!
Hope you continue to feel better-