This week started out with a phone call from my sons school. When I see the school name come up on the caller ID, I always panic a little. Thoughts start running through my head within seconds.... what happened, did he get sick, is he in trouble, why are they calling?
Well, I picked up the phone and the school nurse was on the other end. Hello, Mrs. Williams, I am calling because Blake cut the tip of his finger off in shop class... My heart immediately sunk. I felt sick, I think my heart stopped beating for a second.
I immediately jumped in my car to pick up Blake and get him to the ER. Long story short- we spent 12 1/2 hours in two ER's. One in Butler and one at Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Blake handled it all too well. He was in extreme pain at first, until they hooked him up to an IV with pain meds, then all he wanted to do is take pictures of his chopped off finger. I know- how gross. But, he's a boy, thats what boys do I guess.
He even had the doctor take a picture while he was sewing it back on. No, I did not look at it and only today, when we went to the plastic surgeon hand specialist did I take a peek ( real quick)
Here's Blake in the ER. I was standing at a distance because I just couldn't bear to watch. ( do not enlarge or you will see yuckies)
We won't know if the tip will be saved for a couple weeks yet. But, Blake will be fine and all in all we are thankful that it wasn't worse than it was.
After such a stressful day, I was looking forward to stamping with my good friend Linda. Linda lives in Ohio, so off I went on a short road trip to Jefferson. I love getting together with Linda. It doesn't matter what we do, we always have a great time and I never really want to leave. Linda always has fun projects to show me and we also did some work on our blogs and of course chatted more than anything. Check out Lindas blog. She is the queen of "Card"iology and literally knows everything about paper crafting and stamping.
I brought Linda a couple of ornaments that I made and the really funny part about that is that Linda made me the same type of ornament!
Here's a photo of the two ornaments that I made Linda. The first one is a clear glass ornament that can be bought at Walmart or a local craft store, that I covered with 1" circle punches of designer series paper. I attached them with hot glue and started at the bottom with one circle on the bottom and glued the other circles around in rows the whole way up. Then I attached a bow. The second ornament is a curly paper ornament.
I curled strips of 3/4" x 6" designer series paper around a paper piercing tool and placed them inside the ornament. This is the ornament that Linda and I both made each other. I will show you a picture of hers too.
Here's all three ornaments:
Here's a photo of Lindas ornament on my tree. Its so pretty!
Heres a photo of how I held the curls together while I got them all finished. I put a paper clip on them to keep them nice and tightly wound until I was ready to put them all into the ornament.
I've got more to show you, but I'm running short on time. Tomorrow I will share another fun and very cool ornament that we made, so don't forget to come back to see it.
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!