Saturday, January 22, 2011

My cottage slip cover chair

above not sure what I was doing :-}
under the slip cover
  When my chair slip cover wore out and it 
  wasn't in my budget to buy a new one
 I made my own.
 I've slip covered child chairs, stools, & cushions 
 but never a large armed chair.
 Being concerned I couldn't tackle this project
 I still gave it a try..
Using fabrics I had I got busy.
 In a week-end my cover was finished.
 The cover is far from perfect
 but sure serves it's purpose! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

~Update about Bella's surgery~

My Granddaughter Bella had knee surgery yesterday.
She's home from the hospital and resting.
The Plica  problem has been taken care of 
 but the Arthritis is extensive and nothing can be done about that.
 Thanks so very much for your thoughts & prayers!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

~Prayers needed for my Bella's surgery~

Hello dear blog friends..
My granddaughter Bella's having surgery on her knee Tues. Jan11
 Could you please say a prayer for her.
 ....FYI about Bella...
 Bella has suffered with Polyarticular Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for years.
 JRA is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes reduced motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.

One early sign of JRA may be limping in the morning. Symptoms can come and go. Some children have just one or two flare-ups. Others have symptoms that never go away. JRA causes growth problems in some children.
No one knows exactly what causes JRA. Scientists do know it is an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system, which normally helps your body fight infection, attacks your body's own tissues. Medicines and physical therapy can help maintain movement and reduce swelling and pain.Polyarticular (say: pah-lee-ar-tik-yoo-lur) JRA. Poly means many, so polyarticular means having to do with many joints. This kind of JRA affects five or more joints. Although this kind of JRA usually involves large joints, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and ankles, small joints of the hands and feet are also often involved.
 Bella's doing a bit better these days with the JRA but continues on medication with blood work and doctors visits.
 Bella also has Plica syndrome  this is why she's in need of knee surgery. She's been living with much pain/swelling..Surgery will be Tues morning. Will you please keep Bella in your thoughts & prayers?
Bella's such a great kid, I'm so proud of her! She was voted student of the month, is secretary of 8th grade Student Council, on swim team, volleyball, soft ball & choir. She keeps very active a must for children with JRA! She's also working for a place on Academic Challenge. Way to go Bella :-}


Thursday, January 6, 2011

My ruffled bag purse..

What have I been doing these cold winter Ohio days..
 Not much.
 Just sewing, reading, & waiting to have surgery Feb.2
 I needed a usable inexpensive bag/purse
so I made the one above.
 What have all of you been up to?
 Happy New Year!