Friday, March 22, 2013

STATE FAIR


My husband is on a trip this week to Santa Barbara, California. He is lodged at The Fess Parker Hilton, a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean. He called me poolside to tell me he wished I was there.


He also called to tell me that his pilot, who is female, just had the same knee surgery I will be having, one week ago. As I listened to him tell me this, my mind shifted from my Last Supper preparation mentality to an image of flying a jet plane. I said to my husband, "But I live in a two story house, she doesn't have to use her knees to fly the plane!"


With this new found revelation of mobility, I dressed, donned my makeup, curled my hair, and headed to the one place that minimizes the pain in my knee to joy in my heart, Michaels. I felt like I was going to the State Fair. (Thank you Susan for my Cute As Can Be duck!)


May I tell you that Sandy's Easter Swap has created quite the stir in our community. A conversation with her on the phone led to brainstorming about a future swap inspired by the wonderful Susan who was my partner.


The supplies she sent me both in her Valentine's Day Box and her Easter basket have inspired so many of my recent projects. Wouldn't it be wonderful to receive a box filled with fabulous supplies yourself! The lovely quilt blocks Susan sent me have set the color pallet for a new cast of characters.


I tell you I will Bite the Bullet leading up to my surgery day as I craft my State Fair characters and gather together my VERY BEST SUPPLIES I would like to swap with the person Sandy will match me up with. (after Easter) OH MY Goodness! This little ladybug has been assigned to the Agriculture Exhibit.


"This way please." to the homegrown offerings. Aren't these crocheted flowers absolutely fabulous? They are also presently in Michaels $1.00 bin.


So as I await the dreaded day, I will hold close the well wishes you have left for me and take them with me into the surgery suite along with excited anticipation of Sandy's swap in MAY. Find a cigar sized box to decorate and start collecting YOUR VERY BEST NEW AND VINTAGE CRAFTING SUPPLIES. This swap will be like a day at the State Fair for sure!


56 comments:

  1. Hi E. Not fair of your husband to be in all that sunshine, hah.
    I thought about this as a swap idea just the other day. For the spoolie swap my partner Jean and I exchanged supplies with each other. We both said that we had enough things. It was so nice to get the things she sent to me and I hope she gets hers. I will be thinking of you next week. Remember I am only about 45 minutes away. I can be there in a jiffy. (((((HUGS))))) mkeybv 3511

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds like a fun swap, Elizabeth! I'll have to see if I can find a box that qualifies. I think the time spent thinking about a surgery is worse than the surgery itself! How wonderful for your husband! I have to check on weather in CA myself as we are going in a couple of weeks to San Diego. I've never been to CA before, so I'm excited.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You're so cute Elizabeth. So glad you took you and your knee on a crafty shopping expedition to Michaels. Always good for what ails ya! :)

    Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was wondering what type of surgery you are going to have...I'll be praying for you.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Warmly,
    deb

    ReplyDelete
  5. Don't be too jealous Elizabeth. I live in the area your husband is visiting and the wind is so bad this time of the year that we almost lost a few preschoolers during recess. hee hee
    Ahhh... the healing powers of a trip to Michaels.
    Chris =]

    ReplyDelete
  6. E,
    I had to laugh when I saw your trip to Michael's ended up with a few things that were in my cart last weekend also! LOVE the little crocheted flowers and the paper printed flowers!!! I was willing to part with the $1.50 price for these!!! And now I know what I can do with them! This post shows all of the colors that I love in my world!!! Us "primary girls" are in heaven with photos like these....:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I know the thought of surgery is a little frightening, but I'm sure it will be over before you know it and you will feel better than ever afterwards.
    That swap sounds wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh I love love your state fair people!! Soon as I seen that first picture, I was thinking how cute are those crochet flowers!! :) Love all the bright and colorful folks out there!!! You should make a cute little horse! :) The swap coming up sounds wonderful!! :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hugs, xo Holly

    ReplyDelete
  9. MAN!!! I get inspired looking at the creations that come out of all of you! ;p

    ReplyDelete
  10. Elizabeth, everything you make is so adorable!! Your husband is so sweet to call you every morning when he's away. Do you ever join him on his trips? I'll have to keep my ears open for Sandy's next swap. I had so much fun working on the spoolie swap and seeing what everyone else made. I just posted about mine today.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've never been to a State Fair, but I spent time at the County Fair with my sweet 4-H goat, Becky, when I was a girl. She was too small. She judged terribly, as she fell asleep on the judging circle. I didn't care though - I was with my sweet baby. Michael's IS therapy - I'm not sure it's 'cheap' therapy LOL! Those $1.50's seem to add up in my cart! I just love every little thing you make!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I wonder what happened I know I commented this one already...Again Elizabeth your little country fair characters are so darn cute! I pray that you have the speedest recovery :)
    ((((HUGS))))
    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi E!

    Best wishes with your knee surgery. I'm not sure what procedure you are having. My hubby had a knee arthroscopic procedure a few summers ago. It was at an outpatient surgical center. He came through with flying colors. Remember to follow Doc's orders. Moving the knee as they instruct and keep it iced and elevated. Following the physical therapy routine will get you back to new quickly. I'm sending healing thoughts your way <3 Julie

    ReplyDelete
  14. I miss your stories Elizabeth...I hope everything is going well. Michele really loved your delivery stork ..we put it in lil Tommys room :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Get well soon Elizabeth! Remember, ice is your friend! That's what the therapist always told me!
    hugs,
    Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hope all goes well with your knee surgery. I know you will do fine and be up and around in no time. So much cuteness here.
    Hugs
    donna

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is a good post. This post gives truly quality information. I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very useful tips are provided here. Thank you so much. Keep up the good works
    voyance gratuite par mail
    Voyance mail

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hello there! A big heads up for the really good content! It undoubtedly helped me very much. I highly recommend you drop by and see my internet site which actually is about aquaponics!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Je suis de retour sur ton site, toujours aussi envoûtant. Une nouvelle découverte pour moi cette fois, ton blog ! Un moment de bonheur et d'émerveillement. Merci
    voyance amour

    ReplyDelete
  20. “I was looking for this information in search engines and thank god I got this information here. Thanks a lot”

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful ... I love your blog full of great ideas , in fact I just signed up to your news if you want to do the same, it is a pleasure , good luck !

    ReplyDelete
  22. I wonder how you got so good. This is really a fascinating blog, lots of stuff that I can Get into. One thing I just want to say is that your Blog is so perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  23. These little guys are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you recover well from surgery.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wonderful work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the net. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this post upper! Come on over and seek advice from my website . Thank you =)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your blog is really great, I come over every day and each time I find something that suits me

    ReplyDelete

  26. Coucou, ton blog est trop ! Je viens tous les jours et cela me plait beaucoup

    voyance gratuitement

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hello, I love your blog it's really nice
    continued like that for the rest of it is really perfect believe me.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Effort and you will definitely not betray been proven by the results of this blog has become excellent to us.
    Failed Back Surgery

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great information, you have a wonderful blog and an excellent article.
    alternatives to elbow surgery

    ReplyDelete
  30. Merci pour ce magnifique partage !!! bonne continuation

    ReplyDelete
  31. Merci pour tout ce travail que cela représente et pour tout le plaisir que j’y trouve
    vrai voyance gratuite par mail

    ReplyDelete
  32. Vos partages me plaient beaucoup! C'est super!!!


    voyance email

    ReplyDelete
  33. Merci pour cet article très complet encore une fois
    telephone gay

    ReplyDelete
  34. Nice blog post. Thanks for sharing :)

    Hi, we are team Simakpedia, just share new article from Simakpedia Blog for you...

    - Bahasa Bersifat Arbitrer
    - Pesona Keindahan Kota Istimewa
    - Teknik Menulis Yang Baik Dan Benar

    See you, from Ridhwan

    ReplyDelete
  35. Such a Creative blog for children it's really useful. love to see this post.! MinniInTheBox Coupons

    ReplyDelete
  36. re bonjour,
    je viens de parcourir une grande partie de votre site... une merveille !!! merci d'exister
    voyance gratuite mail

    ReplyDelete
  37. Que j'aime beaucoup votre site. Vous donnez avec tant de générosité que je ne peux pas sous silence mon merci.
    voyance gratuite par email

    ReplyDelete

  38. re bonjour,
    je viens de parcourir une grande partie de votre site... une merveille !!! merci d'exister

    voyance gratuite par mail

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have been in a relationship for 3 years now and we have been very happy together so we where about to get married and it was the happiest time in my life but something happen he was not happy about the marriage and it get me worry 4 weeks before our weeding I find out the he has someone ex and which he also promised marriage as well 3 days latter he came back and ask us to cancel the weeding i was not happy with him because of the change at once and make me want to kill myself, i don't eat or drink for 2 good day because i have no hope of living a friend of my came to visit me to see how we are preparing for the weeding and I told her everything that happen she told me not to worry that she has someone to fix things out for me she give me Dr santy contact which i immediately contacted him and he ask for my details which i did and ask me to pay some amount of money that make me think he is fake bout my friend ask me to believed and i did all that he ask a week latter he came back and beg me to forgive him and even bought me a new car just to me me happy please if there is any one of you out there that need this type of help please contact this great Dr on his Email address dr.santyjatto@gmail.com or whatsapp him on his number +2348145243120 this is how God use this man to restore my relationship back in just a week and 4 days Contact him on any kind of SPELL1) Love Spells2) Lost Love Spells3) Divorce Spells4) Marriage Spells5) Binding Spells6) Breakup Spells7) Banish a past Lover.8.) You want to be promoted in your office9) want to satisfy your lover10) Death spell11)Gay/Lesbian Love spell12)Money spell13) court case spell14)celebrity spell15) politics spell16) Exams spell17)Beauty spell18)Good-luck spell19) Do as i say spell  

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm Helena Julio from Ecuador,I want to talk good about Mr Benjamin on this topic. gives me financial support when all bank in my city turned down my request to grant me a loan of 500,000.00 USD, I tried all i could to get a loan from my banks here in Ecuador but they all turned me down because my credit was low but with god grace I came to know about Mr Benjamin so I decided to give a try to apply for the loan. With God willing they grant me a loan of 500,000.00 USD. The loan request that my banks here in Ecuador have turned me down for, it was really awesome doing business with them and my business is going well now. Email/WhatsApp Contact if you wish to apply for a loan from them.247officedept@gmail.com   WhatsApp    Contact:   +1-989-394-3740.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Très bon article, comme toujours. Il a le mérite de susciter le commentaire
    voyance par mail gratuit

    ReplyDelete
  42. Très bon article, comme toujours. Il a le mérite de susciter le commentaire
    voyance en ligne rapide

    ReplyDelete
  43. re bonjour,
    je viens de parcourir une grande partie de votre site... une merveille !!! merci d'exister

    voyance en ligne

    ReplyDelete
  44. J’ai passé un bon moments et j en ai eue plein les yeux!!!
    voyance par mail rapide

    ReplyDelete

  45. re bonjour,
    je viens de parcourir une grande partie de votre site... une merveille !!! merci d'exister

    voyance amour en ligne gratuite

    ReplyDelete
  46. AirPhysio utilizes all-normal cycles and helps in the body's regular purging interaction. It assists you with keeping up with ideal cleanliness in the lungs and reestablishing your lung limit. This gadget will assist you with expanding your lung volume, forestall atelectasis, work with emission preparation, and some more. AirPhysio vs Acapella

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hey, If you are suffering from any type of breathing problem you can try this out - It is very effective as I am already using this from last 3 months and It gives me very good result in breathing properly -
    AirPhysio Vs The Breather

    ReplyDelete
  48. Your post is wonderful. Every person is expert in their work, but people who do not do anything in their free time, I like it very much and you are the one who makes people happy as soon as you post.
    Lovely Girls in Gurgaonr
    Yoga for Weight Loss 9 Asanas
    Yoga
    Night Party Girls
    Covid 19
    Night Club
    Goa Party
    Top Hill Stations In India
    Most Incredible Archaeological

    ReplyDelete
  49. I have seen that every person wants to express their feelings but they are not able to express their feelings properly in words but the content you have written in your post is very beautiful, it seems that you have expressed your feelings Has expressed. Hi, you are a person who writes a very beautiful post, in the same way, you keep writing new posts in your life, our best wishes are with you
    Gurugram vip girl
    Gurugram party girls
    Gurgaon dateing girl
    Naughty Girl Gurugram
    Queen of Jhansi

    ReplyDelete
  50. Très bon article, comme toujours. Il a le mérite de susciter le commentaire 
    voyance mail en ligne gratuite

    ReplyDelete

Your kind words mean so very much to me. Thank you for your visit! Elizabeth