It started Monday, with an appointment to take Sam for his brace. For those who don't know, Sam has scoliosis, a 40-degree curve in his spine. This is what he has to wear....front,
It hurts. He's wearing it for an hour and a half at a time to try to get used to it. He's having a great deal of trouble sitting down without it digging into the tops of his legs, and the back comes down so far it hits the chair seat, and pushes the brace up, into his ribs....I have to call tomorrow to go back in for more adjustments. Right now, he's standing at the counter, using his laptop.
Somehow tomorrow, I have to find time to pick up mum, take her to the bank, two different stores to get her meds, grocery shopping, post office, AND call the doctor and take Sam to get his brace adjusted. Seems like I left something out there...wouldn't surprise me. Monday we were at the orthotic place for 3 hours, while they adjusted the brace. I hope it won't take that long again.
A bright spot in my week came from the lovely Cathy of Big Lake Quilter. She's been having give-aways, and contacted me to let me know I'd won. What a doll...it came today.
Great pattern, a batik charm pack, a storage basket perfect for patterns, and a darling little needlecase - thank you so much Cathy!! You are a sweetheart and you really cheered me up!
Another bright spot tonight was going to see Shirley. We haven't seen her in a few weeks, she went to Florida to visit her daughter, and last week none of us was feeling well. Greta [her dog] was overjoyed to see us. Well, so was Shirley....
I do have some tutorials for you today. Most of you probably know Penny, from Sew Take A Hike. She's been a busy girl, and has 3 tutorials for you! First up, a darling paper-pieced pop bottle curtain tutorial....
Then, a crocheted and stitched pot holder!
And finally, the cutest bottle cap trivet!
If you don't know her blog, you're missing out! Thank you dear Penny, for letting me use your pics, and for being so incredibly creative!
Lastly, here's a great resource of free sewing patterns - Freeneedle. Organized by category, there are almost 2800 links to free patterns. Great place, but bring your cuppa! And maybe lunch.
How is your Christmas gift coming? I'm working hard on mine, when I'm home. I hope I'm home enough to get it done. I'll be doing our linky post in a few days.
Also, don't forget about my give-away, you still have time to enter - I'll be picking the winner the evening of October 30! I haven't had much time to play with pics lately, but I'm dying to. It's so much fun.
I hope the week is going better for all of you, and I hope it gets better for us too. If you think of it, I'm sure Sam would appreciate prayer as he gets used to his "torture device", as he calls it. I know I would, and I thank you!