What a weekend ... in the middle of all the hustle and bustle at the camp, with over THIRTY volunteers out here helping to finish up the obstacle course . . .
Joc ended up taking Ellie to the emergency room. Little Miss flipped herself right off the changing table! Joc said she was fine until she tried to stand up on her right foot/leg. So in they went and sure enough, there's a tiny break on her right fibula.
The doctor told Joc that these breaks are so common in toddlers that it's actually referred to as a Toddler's Break. It just showed up as a small abnormality on the x-ray -- and he splinted Ellie from hip to toe! It's not slowed her down much ... she's already figured out how to crawl around with it, stand in it, and crawl out of it.
I remember that kind of struggle ... same foot/leg and everything! Just so you know, Ellie was *not* going to let that thing beat her:
Haha! She's a conqueror! Joc will take her into a pediatric orthopaedist this week and he'll make the final determination on whether or not it needs to be casted. Luckily, these breaks heal fast - usually within four weeks, tops.
My stash report has a little in and a little out this week . . .
Used/donated this week: 0.50 yards
Used/donated year-to-date: 4.5 yards
Purchased/added this week: 1.0 yards
Purchased/added year-to-date: 20.25 yards
Net used/donated for 2013: -15.75 yards
On my design wall this week is really my crazy quilting block/course. I'm working in Lesson Five, which is a lot of decorative stitching practice. Here's a shot of my 'doodle cloth' along with one of my stitch templates!
I also pulled out Mr. Owlie and have been putting some more stitching into him.
Again, I'm taking full use of my last stitch course and putting my new repertoire of stitches to use! I used the outline stitch on the little blue flower.
I'll probably do some chain stitching around the flowers as well.
Also on my wall this week is a secret project. I can't even show the fabric, or I'd give it away. Next week I should be able to share pictures on that! In the meantime, I'll link this post up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and Judy's Design Wall Monday link ups!
With Valentine's Day looming, I thought I'd share a couple of interesting sites I'd found, in case you're looking for a creative way to say, "I love you!" to someone special! The first site has been around for a while -- it's called You Are Your Words. You upload the picture of your choice and then type in descriptive words. I used one of our wedding day photos.The site then converts your words to your picture. Isn't that cool??
I pulled it up in publisher and added our names and wedding date up there and the verse that I used as our 'words' -- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 -- the love passage -- Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. And have this as an end product:
I also stumbled on this darling little freebie Floral Heart Monogram on Wedding Chicks. You type in your name or initials or whatever you want, and it puts it in the pretty little heart and downloads it for you . . .
Isn't that cool? And I loved the colors!! I also did a couple using "Neesey" and each of the grands' names, too. All in the name of love, right??!