Monday, September 7, 2009

Penny Black #64 & Friday Sketchers #68

Over the last several weeks, I have finally felt like life was getting back to normal. My sister, Sue, was progressing very nicely from her two hip replacement surgeries and she was starting to get around some without her walker. We actually were doing things outside of the house again.

But, I got a call Tuesday afternoon at work..... she was pruning some plants in our backyard and had tried to throw herself down the small hill that we have. I guess the grass was wet, her feet slipped and she went down on her knees. She had to crawl back into the house to get to the phone. I called her hip doctor and made an appointment for the next morning. Fortunately, she did not damage her hips but ended up cracking the bone around her left knee (which had also been replaced 5 or 6 years ago). She's now in an immobilizer for a minimum of two weeks (when we go back to the doctor) and is back sleeping in my bedroom. I'm getting pretty used to the spare bedroom.

Barb and I did spend a fun Saturday shopping. We met at Stamp On It about 10:30 a.m. It was make-n-take Saturday, along with a huge sale. We played with Flower Soft for the make-n-take and I managed to pick out a couple more colors to add to my Flower Soft collection. I also found several stamps and a couple of Spellbinder dies. I needed to pick up some cat food at Pet Supply Plus and then we were off to lunch at Culver's. After lunch, we found our way to both Hobby Lobby and Joann's. We had coupons, we had to use them!! All in all, we had a very nice day.

Anyway, I'm back finally to do a couple of challenges. "Hearts Desire" is the Penny Black Saturday Challenge #65 and Heidi has created a great sketch for Friday Sketcher's #68.

This cute puppy is from the PB transparent set "Critter Party". I colored him with Prismacolor colored pencils and gamsol. The DP is from the "Love You" collection by Daisy Bucket Designs and the CS is Bazzill and Stampin' Up. I used three sizes of Nestabilities Labels One dies, as well as the standard and scallop oval dies. "Love You" was from a Will'n Way transparent stamp set and the flower is Spare Parts from the Paper Studio.

Looking forward to things getting back to normal.... again (which I hope means more challenges this week). Thanks for visiting. Hope you come back again.

Cheers, Judi


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, wonderful PB puppy image and fabby colours.
Hope you Sister knee get better so she can get back to recovering from her hip ops.

Kath said...

hi judi...super cute the colour combo and your adorable pupster.......thanks for joining in the fun again this week at PBSC..hugs kath xxxxxx

Pauline C said...

Lovely cute card Judi - fab image and gorgeous papers. Hope your sister gets her knee sorted soon. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x