Friday, November 30, 2007

Dreams and Life......




Long time no post! Life here has been very busy and I will get into that in a minute. But first, here is dreams by M Designs all framed. I finished this in 2006 using passion waterlilies silk thread. I don't recall the color of the linen. It was little hard for me to pick framing for because of the colors. I used double matting in the same colors and picked a dark green frame. It turned out better than I thought it would. The second photo is not a stitching finish but a lovely little print that I got from the Etsy store and had framed. I liked the colors and the simplicity of the design.

Now, as for life. November has been sort of a poor month for me. First, all the trouble with my teeth. Then the day after Thanksgiving, my daughter Alexis had a severe sickle cell crisis and she was hospitalized for four days. We had a terrible time in emergency room as I thought they took entirely too long to effectively manage her care and get her any pain relief. Twelve long hours later, they had her on a morphine pump and finally the beginnings of some relief. But, of course I had to show off my nasty side. It's ridiculous when a child is involved and they are in pain to take that long. Thankfully, she is better now and at home.

I know that I have never spoken of her condition before as we haven't had a major crisis in about 3-4 years. She has hemoglobin SC disease which is usually a much milder form of sickle cell anemia. But, she can have pain crisis's too. Her condition was something we found out only after she was born. My oldest son is okay and my youngest has sickle cell trait. Then on top of this work and more work. I even worked when Alexis was in the hospital and ran between her floor and my floor while on duty. So, needless to say, very limited stitching here. I am almost finished seasonal exchange though. So, I have accomplished a little something. Anyway, things in life could be much worse. I hope to post more soon. Take care and have a great weekend!

30 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter having a crisis. Bless her heart! Hope she is much, much better now. i will keep you all in my prayers! Oh and your framed piece is gorgeous!

Carol said...

Hi Sharon! I have missed your blog, although you really have been so faithful still with visiting our blogs and commenting... even during this sad crisis for Alexis! Oh, I had no idea - the poor dear!! {{{HUGS}}} I hope she has another smooth run without problems now! Your Dream is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous... and that Etsy print! I want it too!!! Nice!

Bets said...

So sorry to hear about Alexis and her painful 12 hrs :( I sure hope you are both up to par now.
I love the M design and your other piece is very classy.

Cindy said...

Hope your daughter is doing much better :) It really sounds like you had a rough patch.

Your framed finish is wonderful!

Vonna said...

Oh my goodness Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's SC crisis. How terrible! I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad that all is ok...
AND I'm glad to know that your still working on your seasonal exchange..I've been worried thinking your wondering where in the heck yours is! My fingers have been stitching all day for you! :)
Soon, very soon!

Anonymous said...

Sharon I'm at work so I'll sign anonymous but just wanted to let you know that I'm glad the crisis is over. I can't believe you had to wait 12 hrs for your daughter to get pain relief. What I find appauling is that you work there and they didn't speed things up! What a headache that had to be for you. Children should not have to be in pain...I think that's one of the reasons I couldn't do peds...I just couldn't handle it. TTYL Mercy :-)

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. Hopefully it is managed now and it does not flair up on her anytime soon. It is so hard to be a parent and have your child in pain, I totally understand your losing it when it didn't seem they were helping her quickly enough, and having to work while she was in that situation would have been especially hard and stressful.

Both your framed pieces look wonderful. I have one of the tree designs but haven't done it yet.
Sue

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh! Your poor daughter (and you!) having to go through all those painful, scary hours! I hope she'll be okay from here on.

I hope December will be a much less stressful month for you and for your family. Take care!!

Oh, and your framed pieces are really gorgeous!

Shelleen said...

so sorry to hear about your daughter and hope she is doing a lot better for the holidays.

Annemarie said...

You've been through quite an ordeal, poor thing. And Alexis, of course! I hope things will be better in December.

Love your finished pieces, Sharon. Have a quiet and peaceful weekend!

Dianne said...

I'll keep Alexis in my thoughts and prayers. November seemed to be a rough month for us.
I loved your framed pieces too!

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Alexis. I hope she is doing better. (((Hugs)) to the both of you!!

J Rae said...

Sharon, I'm so very sorry for the crisis you had with Alexis. I hope she is feeling much better now. The ER can be such a nightmare, but especially when it involves a child you would think they would speed things up or something! How frustrating! Will keep her (and your family) in my thoughts and prayers.

Your print is lovely. Beautiful, bold colors!

I love your thread/linen choice for dream. Very striking! Great job!

Von said...

Sharon, I'm so sorry November was such a month of troubles. Prayers that it's all behind you now and December will be filled with healing and joy. Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness what a stressful time you've all been through. I hope things get better.
Your framed stitching is lovely as is the print too

Hazel said...

Lovely finish Sharon. Sorry to hear of your troubles. xx

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

So glad your daughter is home and doing better. The framed pieces both look great. I agree the colors and simplicity of the print are terrific. May your holidays be bright.

Stitchingnow said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter. I don't think it's fair that kids have to get sick. Love the framed pices they are both great. Hope things get better soon.

Redwitch said...

Big hugs to you Sharon! Hope your daughter's health continues to improve? Lovely framed pieces both of them. {{Take care}}

Jaimie said...

Oh my, that must have been so scary! And twelve hours is just unacceptable for your daughter to have to wait for relief from pain! I hope she is feeling better soon and that you all are at 100%. Your framed pieces are lovely. {{HUGS}}

Meari said...

Sorry to hear about Alexis' crisis. It's terrible that she was in pain that long. At least she's home now and doing better.

Dreams looks great. Congrats!

Jenna said...

The framing work that you had done turned out quite nicely! I'm sorry to hear that you had such a lousy November. I hope that December will be a much better month for you and your family! :)

Ranae said...

Sorry to hear of your DD's condition, I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.
The framed pieces are nice.
Take Care!!

Ruth said...

Healthy thoughts and hugs for Alexis. You're right, watching pain is just terrible.

Congrats on both framings. They are truly stunning and you can feel rightly proud of stitching, collecting, and framing!

Stephanie said...

I was really sorry to hear your daughter has had a relapse (is that the right term?). I hope everything is better with her, and she is recovering and not in any more pain.

I love how your M Designs tree turned out - the framing is lovely!

Lili said...

Sharon, I'm so sorry to read this! Please give Alexis a special hug from Lili the Frogging Froggy. I'll keep you all in my thoughts, sweetie.
Take good care of yourself too.
Lili

Kajsa said...

That is pretty!

I'm so happy that your daughter is feeling better. It's so hard to see your children suffering.

Lauren said...

Oh gosh, I hope Alexis is feeling better now!

Goldie said...

{{{Sharon}}} Bless your heart! Prayers for you and your family! Your framing is absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see what you've chosen for your seasonal exchange piece!

sugardoll said...

Congratulations on framing HD's I really love the name tree. It's very pastelly and colorful.