Our open house was lovely yesterday! Everyone who was there got to look at some of the new products in the Occasions Mini Catalog, and they got to use the framelits, edgelits, embossing folders and new punch on a card. I think they had fun. We had valentine brownies. OK – they were awful. I thought I was buying those really yummy heart shaped cakes, and when I opened the box and saw brownies, I was really disappointed. And when everyone had gone, there were a couple left, so Mike & I ate them. Yuck. Half of mine ended up in the trash. I should have made a cake myself, but I ran out of time. The chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels, however, were quite good, and I really enjoyed the Strawberry-Kiwi drink. Mom & Karen won door prizes, and I think they were happy with them. Mom chose the “Packed for Birthday” stamp, and Karen picked the “Packed for Baby.” Great timing; she’s getting ready to make party favors for a baby shower! And with 11 grandkids and a great-grandchild (not to mention brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and, of course, an adorable daughter! Oh, yeah – and my brother), Mom always has a birthday to make something for.
It’s not my birthday, but I think Mom was feeling sorry for me. I’ve had miserable sinus headaches the past week. If it’s cold or hot, I’m fine, but this cold one day and warm the next is playing havoc with my head. I also get really grumpy when I have a headache, so she may have done this more out of self-preservation or sympathy for my family than for me. Anyway – look at this –
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!® Springtime Vintage designer fabric, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon (retired, but Regal Rose would also look lovely!); rice (non-Stampin’ Up! – not shown)
One of my dear friends in Ohio (hey, Jackie!!) mentioned using rice bags on her sinuses, so I asked Mom if she knew anything about them. Mom haunts our local health food and natural supplement stores, so if Winchester had these available, she’d know. She didn’t find them, but, being the tech-savvy woman that she is, she checked the internet. And being raised during the last economic depression, if she can make it, she’s sure not going to spend good money to have someone else make it. So – she whipped up 3 little bags for me. Actually, it’s two little bags and one big one. They’re amazing. The little ones are great for “spot warming,” and the largest one hits the whole sinus area. Plus it has a removable cover so you can wash it. Is she amazing, or what? I am so blessed to have the parents, husband and kids that I do. Even in the “craptastic times” (that a new word I learned this morning!), we can still laugh and we know we’ll always be there for each other. Life is good!
If you want to know how to make the rice bags (or a lovely purse!! One day, I’ll post a pic of that), leave a comment and I’ll pass it on to Mom. My sewing skills are disastrous, so I won’t even try to answer any questions. If I can’t use our fabric adhesive, it doesn’t get made!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!