Tuesday, July 29, 2008

~Update on Isabella~

Photo taken of Isabella by Isabella :-}

Handmade splints by Doctor/therapist for two fingers.
Isa & Sam being silly

My 11 year old Granddaughter Isabella was diagnosed with Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 3 years ago. Because of this disease she's endured flair ups, surgery, test after test, blood work, medications with shots, splints on hands, wrist (now fingers), braces, shoe inserts, therapy 3 times a week and lots of exercise.
She must now go back to extensive therapy on her hands and wear splints on 6 fingers all the time. If she does not do this she could loose the use of her hands/fingers....
For now the Doctor made temporary splints (more to come) until she gets permanent ones.
So far Isabella is fine with all this. Her Mama is worried sick about her. Poor Mama has not been able to sleep. Say a prayer for her too!
So for now Isabella's not in remission, maybe she will be some day. Until then we pray and Isabella works hard to keep active. Bless her sweet heart, shes such a great kid!
Read about this precious 7 year who wears ring splints and whats she been through....

Friday, July 25, 2008

~GORGEOUS old framed Rose Picture~

I took an old frame that belonged to my Grandmother..
Covered a mat with old 40s rose fabric & added a print of a favorite postcard of mine..
I've put it on eBay.
Hope you like it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Prayers needed for my Granddaughter Isabella.

How I love to see Isa laugh!

Great photo!
What huge brown eyes Sam has.

Isabella and Samuel having a great time at Vacation Bible Camp...
Please pray for my Granddaughter Isabella.. We were told by her Rheumatologist Wednesday that she is not in remission from her Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
She had x rays and blood work.
She may require surgery on her middle fingers on both hands.
She must also start back to extensive therapy on her hands.
God bless this precious little 11 year old!
It's one step forward and then two steps back for her.
She is VERY upset that she may not be able to play Fall Soft ball or start back Cheer leading,
she had to stop Cheering 3 years ago when she was diagnosed with the JRA.
This would have been her first year back to Cheering..
We will pray that the x-rays are better then expected...
~God please bless and watch over my Isabella~

Sunday, July 6, 2008

~PLEASE pray for Deena~

Dear blogging friends..
I received an email from our sweet friend Deena of Can I Be Pretty In Pink today.
I couldn't get Deena off my mind these past few days so I emailed her and asked how she was doing..God bless her, she has the best attitude with all she's going through.
She is truly a blessing and such an inspiration to all of us!
I'd like everyone who reads this to PLEASE stop and say a prayer for Deena.
This precious Gal has gone through so much and continues to do so.
She's been there for so many of us, lets be there for her with thoughts and many prayers.
Thanks so much!
Hugs, much love and best wishes to our friend Deena.

~The simple life of Summer~

My deck glider.. such a very comfy place to hang out, when it's not raining that is!
Isa's pink/orange hair last Summer

Isa's pink hair this Summer..
THE loves of my life.. Isabella & Samuel

Isa befrore her pink hair Sam with his mohawk...
My side yard

my favorite spot this Summer
* I love to sit at this table and watch the little guy next door play

Tomatoe plants, roses, & herbs..

* My deck..

Isa & Sam in my back yard

they still enjoy the swing set..

* Checking out a water rainbow

*a bike ride for Sam down a quiet street
Isa catching a water balloon


Nothing like a few water balloons on a hot day for some great fun!

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This has been a very simple, quiet summer (so far) at my cottage.

One I've really enjoyed.

It's been a summer of a cook outs, spending time with my grand kids,

& chatting with my very kind neighbors..

...A lazy simple Summer...

I hope you all are enjoying your Summer as much as I am.

Blessings & hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Saturday, July 5, 2008

~My Hand Made aprons~

I just love making aprons!
Here's one of mine for sale on eBay at IsabellasCloset
Pink gingham apron on eBay at IsabellasCloset
Another of my handmade aprons on eBay at IsabellasCloset
I'm crazy about this pink paisley fabric!


Friday, July 4, 2008

~Gifts from a LOVELY lady! Thanks Carol Anne~

What very pretty wrapped gifts I received from a lovely lady named CarolAnne.
Such sweet pink soft satin bows!

What a surprise I found when I opened the box!

4 vintage crochet trims, 2 rick rack packages, over 6 yards of FABULOUS rose fabrics,

a sweet needle package.

Adorable pink rose suitcase/box

...I love it all...

* Over 6 yards of fabrics.
Yippee! can't wait to start sewing.
Bless your sweetheart CarolAnne

* 2 Gorgeous cards with pretty ribbons, buttons & silk flower trims!

The suitcase/box match my other two. What fun!


I receive a box full of wonderful gifts for a dear friend!
Her name is CarolAnne from the blog CarolAnnesBoutique .
I met her on eBay CarolAnnes*Cottage*Treasures many years ago.
We have a sad bond, we've both lost precious children.
Carol has the most delightful Web Site called Carol Anne's Boutique. Stop on by!
I've been very blessed to have so many wonderful ladies in my life.
From all over the word.. I've met you on the blogs, eBay, Etsy and from your Web Sites.
Thank you all for being a part of my life!!!
God bless... I love you! ~Mary~:-}