Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Program

January 20, 2010 at 11:38 am 6 comments

It’s funny how you learn some of life’s most important lessons from your kids.  That’s certainly the case with me anyway, and most particularly this past December.  This was the Christmas that nearly wasn’t – but of course, Christmas did come and it came ‘without ribbons and bows’ just like the old Grinch story.

Our Isabel, it turned out needed heart surgery and she needed it fast.  In a blur of events, we found out she had a hole in her upper heart chambers that needed repairing and her surgery was scheduled for December 22.  I’m thrilled and relieved beyond measure to report that Izzy is just fine, having proved herself once again that she is a super duper trooper and came through all of her procedures with her usual darling smile and bouncing on the couch two days after coming home.  Here she is just after coming home in a new Japanese fabric lazy days skirt, because while all of this was going on, I started sewing things for her like a mad woman.  Sewing helped keep bad thoughts away for sure.

Naturally, as she normally does, she twirled all day long because when you wear a twirly skirt, you must twirl.

So, I have many posts coming up to show all the things that kept my mind occupied and sane during these past few weeks.  Thank you for coming back to my little crafty corner here!  I’m definitely coming back with lots of pictures and news, including a FAB quilt-along with prizes!  I’ll be announcing it soon.

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  • 1. Audrie  |  January 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I’m so glad to hear she’s doing well! I can’t imagine how you must’ve felt having your little one undergo surgery :( Nice to see you back!

  • 2. Anne  |  January 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    What wonderful news that your little daughter is doing just fine and what a cute skirt!

  • 3. Robin  |  January 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I’m so glad that your girl is doing well! She looks fabulous in her new twirly skirt! She is most definitely a trooper (as is her mama). :)

  • 4. wishes, true and kind  |  January 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    So glad that she is doing well and twirling away! So cute!

  • 5. therealnanann  |  January 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

    wow — can’t imagine how terrifying that must have all been, but so glad to hear she’s doing well – what a cutie!

  • [...] the situation was that Isabel was about to have heart surgery and I told her to tell me which one she liked best.  Having claimed it as hers, I then asked her [...]

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