Tuesday, July 29, 2014

De-cluttering some fabric and supplies

Do you ever just feel you need to let go? Well, I'm starting to weed out my fabric stash to let go some of the materials that I just can't use right now. I have a lot of vintage materials and supplies and I feel it's just time to start listing more of them. If you are interested, they are available in my Etsy shop, ARaneeDesigns.

If you look at the listings, I will try to include a suggestion on how to use the material. I know sometimes it takes a look and then thinking through ideas. The bad part about my stash is I have an idea for everything!! Hahaha. But I realize that I will never have the time to put all of them to work! So for now I will let go of some and keep trying to finish what I've started..

Included in this post are some pictures of the materials on my site. Feel free to click above on the hyperlink to purchase! Thank you all. And don't forget to come back, Sew Hungry for More!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Surgery update and homeschooling!

Our phone rang the evening of July 6th at 7:30pm. "Hello is Mr here?" I handed the phone to my husband, it was the surgery center calling. "We can't do the surgery, Dr. Bowden believes that the cornea is to far damaged and there are no more in the tissue bank that meet his specifications!" Needless to say, we were all prepared...but it just wasn't in God's time for my husband to have the surgery. They tried booking another surgery center, but low and behold, our insurance would not pay for that location. We are now waiting til August 4, 2014 for his next surgery date.

I know my husband was disappointed. I mean this time, he even did all the medications for three days prior to prep for surgery. His weight was good...we had all our ducks in a row. But as we were informed about the bad cornea, I reminded my husband that it was better the surgeon found out there was a mistake BEFORE the cut was made! I mean after all...this is your sight we are talking about here. The last thing you want is to do the surgery twice because the surgeon messed up the first time, right? He agreed and so we have been waiting and praying for our next surgery date.

In the meantime, I've been busy. I am homeschooling our eldest daughter and last year was our first year in school (kindergarden) and our first year homeschooling. This has been quite the task with everything else life has thrown us this year...but with God's grace, we finished and got her portfolio evaluation completed. (Insert Mom with smile here.)

This summer has been filled with small "Stay-cations" as we have been trying to stay on task for my husband surgery. But it has given us time to do the little things with our children, even if it's a walk on the beach. I have been planning diligently for next year as this time I will have my three year old doing some pre-reading work and my six year old doing first grade work. It all helps keeps things in perspective and makes our family think about what really matters.

My sewing has taken a back seat for a while, but I will be working on some blog postings as we start back school. I have some changes in mind and will be praying which way to take them. God Bless and come back, Sew Hungry 4 More! AH