I must apologize for my lack of blog posts lately, I have had some problems arise and have not had the time nor the heart to write anything. It started with the news that my husband's heart is getting weaker (he has a congenital heart problem and has a pacemaker and defibrillator) , and the Dr. put him on blood thinners to help. He has bad veins in his leg, and one of the veins ruptured and he bled profusely. We ended up in the emergency room, and they are having to find a balance between the thinner blood needed for his heart not to create clots, and not so thin for bleeding if a vein ruptures. That was very scary.
Then of course, I had my fall house cleaning to do before Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had two Thanksgivings so that we could get together with everyone. One on Thurs. and the other on Fri. and then the unthinkable happened Friday morning....my oldest daughter came over to pick up her girls, and had gotten out of her car and was standing in the driveway, and my little chihuahua, Dexter, ran out in the road and was ran over right in front of my her! She was so upset, she had to come in and act like nothing happened until she could get me in another room to tell me and she was just sick. We didn't want her little girls to know yet, they love him so much it would break their hearts. My husband had to go and get him and bury him. I managed to hold it in until Katie could get the girls out of here and then I cried my eyes out. He was my best little friend. A lot of chihuahuas are snippy, and not very friendly, but he loved everyone, and everyone loved him. He was a little deer- type, and he looked like a little baby deer when he was curled up sleeping. He sat on my lap while I did all my crafting, he rode in the car with me, and slept on my bed right next to me every night. He was terrified of storms and would always run to me or someone to hold him and make him feel safe' til it was over. He may have been very tiny, but he left a giant hole in my heart when he left. I guess it is silly to care so much for an animal, but he was just special. I have other dogs that I love too, but he had a special place in my heart. I do have his daughter, Lulu, She is quite a bit bigger, as she is part rat terrier, from her mom, Madeline, but she is sweet too, and seems to sense my sadness, and is trying to move in to the position of constant companion. She follows me everywhere now.Needless to say, it was hard to have the Friday Thanksgiving celebration, and entertain a houseful of guests with my heart so broken, but I figured it would be better to stay busy.
I will back to posting now and I am making many Christmas gifts, as money is a little tight around here this year, so I will have some things to show you, and hopefully, a couple of giveaways and maybe a tutorial, or two. I don't have very many people reading my blog, but at least I would like for it to be interesting for those who do.