Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Midweek With Marion

Hello, Dear Ones. I have another little crocheted dress to show you today and of course our model, Marion, is wearing it to the nines!
 Just a little straight dress with variegated yarn and a flounce at the hem.
 Like I said before, sometimes the patterns are either too big or too small. In this case the neck was just too wide even when I used a smaller hook. So...what to do? I just gathered up the neck and tied it with a little bow and hopefully it looks like it was meant to be this way.
 Here's the little flounce or soft ruffle at the hem.



Here's the back which I think looks cute too. The buttons are from my little mother's button jar.
Every nice outfit needs matching shoes. So here are some little Mary Janes. I love making these, so easy and the pattern for all of these little outfits are on Pinterest. 

Thanks for always popping in to see me. I go to the doctor tomorrow so say a little prayer for me. I've had a few problems: getting off the powerful pain meds really has done a number on me. I've been in the house for 3 weeks and got out in the car yesterday and almost had a panic attack wanting to get back home. I'm not a wimp but feel like one now. I just need to vent a little bit. My emotions are so tender and I cry at the drop of a hat. I hate that. It's still scary going downstairs and it takes me about 10 minutes to get in the car. I'm still in the immobilizer and maybe will be able to take it off if the doctor says I can. That's scary too since I feel like the immobilizer is my crutch, keeping my leg straight. Forgive me, I don't like to bring doom and gloom but happiness to my blog, but sometimes I just have to confess ~ I'm human! :) Love to you all.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Songs ~

Love Is Blue

 Blue, blue
My world is blue
Blue is my world
Now I'm without you

Gray, gray my
Life is gray
Cold is my heart
Since you went away

Red, red
My eyes are red
Crying for you
Alone in my bed

Green, green
My jealous heart
I doubted you
And now we're apart

When we met
How the bright sun shone
Then love died
Now the rainbow is gone

Black, black
The nights I've known
Longing for you
So lost and alone

Gone, gone
The love we knew
Blue is my world
Now I'm without you

When we met
How the bright sun shone
Then love died
Now the rainbow is gone

Black, black
The nights I've known
Longing for you
So lost and alone

Blue, blue
My world is blue
Blue is my world
Now I'm without you
~ sung by Al Martino



26 comments:

  1. Shelia, I love the little dress and shoes. You did a fabulous job with it. Those buttons make it even more special. Yes, I will be praying for you. You can do anything you want on your blog. We have all cried, whined, b*tched, and even jumped with joy on our own blogs...so do what you need to. I would probably be crying everyday....I do not sit still well. I am hoping you can get some PT when you need it too. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  2. My grandma knitted me a bunch of Barbie clothes when I was a kid, and I just loved them. I'm sure your your little grand girl loves the clothes you make for her dollie. I'll be thinking of you at your Doctor appointment and hope all goes well. Vent away-it's your blog. Happy day to you!

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  3. Your sweet Marion is so stinking cute! You done an awesome job! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. You make the cutest things for her. Hope you are doing better now.

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  5. Aww Sheila...I can understand how you must be feeling. I have never been through anything like that myself but I work in PT and I know recovery from this can't be easy. You are entitled to vent your frustrations on here...you gotta vent somewhere, right?! I have enjoyed your sweet little outfits you are making...I'm sure Carter is having a blast dressing her doll babies. Praying for your continued healing!

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  6. Oh Shelia, you have been through such a trauma with your fall and recovery and with sweet Carter's health issues. It's no wonder your fragile. Give yourself time and know we are all praying for you.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. I will continue to pray for you, little Carter and the whole family. You're not a wimp and you will get better...you're entitled to a little "gloom time". I'm loving your crochet posts. I have a 15 month old granddaughter and I'd love to be able to do that for her one day. You take care and you'll be "up-n-attem" in no time.

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  8. Cute cute little dress and shoes - I'm on my way to find the patterns. The first thing I noticed was the gathered neckline and my thought was that it was the cutest part of the dress.

    I understand about not wanting to be out of the house. A few years ago I had emergency back surgery - a 2:30 a.m. (what luck that the neurosurgeon was at the hospital already that night). He removed a 2" long shard of bone that had simply grown there - from nothing - removed it out of my spinal cord - and did a find job - but for months I was frightened to go anywhere - even after physical therapy and healing - I still didn't want to be out and about. But that slowly faded and I go where ever I want now - well, no hiking up and down mountains - but mostly where I want to go anyway. Take care.

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  9. lOVE THE navy and denim color mix!

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  10. Oh my, the dolls have a gorgeous wardrobe! Love the cute shoes.
    Praying you'll have the immobilizer removed and start feeling a bit more yourself. Don't worry about saying how you feel. This accident did a number on you and the getting off the strong painkillers didn't help. We're here to listen.
    Your little granddaughter Carter will be smiling away with Dollys new dress:) I hope she is doing well.
    Kathleen in Az

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  11. Just you hang in there Shelia, this is a long hard struggle for you but God is with you. I'll keep praying for you and wee carter as well.
    Marion looks really cute in her new dress.

    Diana

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  12. Oh Shelia thinking of you and your struggles! I had my knee rebuilt a few years back and I feel for you - big hugs, friend! Xo

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  13. Such a cute dress Sheila! Hoping for good news from the Dr. for you ..wish I could give you a big hug!

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  14. I know how difficult this is. I also understand the panic at leaving the house. We have to take these things one day at a time. We are so used to looking at the "big picture", that it is hard to focus when we need to look at the smaller one-day-at-a-time bites we need to do in order to heal. Try to stay focused at thinking about tomorrow for now. Then expand to the next 2 days and just have smaller goals set for yourself. As hard as it is to accept ~~ it takes time.
    Carter is going to love the wonderful outfits!! Pretty soon she will want matching ones for herself AND her baby!! Hope she is doing well. You are both in my thoughts.

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  15. It is probably the drugs you are on that makes you feel weepy. That is one big side effect of them..and that will go away after you are off them for a bit. It is scary getting out when you have been IN for so long. You will do just fine though- don't sweat it and take it moment by moment. Saying a prayer for you!

    The little crocheted outfit is ADORABLE!!!! What a lucky little granddaughter you have!

    Trying to get a few blog visits in tonight while hubby is feeling good. xo Diana

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  16. Shelia, I am glad I decided dot visit your blog today. Don't blame yourself about the panic attack! Things will get better. Take it one step at a time.
    You did an amazing job with this crochet outfit. Carter, your little princess, is sure going to love Marion's outfit.
    Thinking of both your little princess and you,
    Hugs
    Arlette

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  17. That's an adorable dress - love the buttons down the back. So sorry your struggling with the pain meds. They can affect your emotions too. When my mom had knee surgery she started wanting to go back to bed and do nothing. I called the doctor because it wasn't normal for her. We agreed to change her to Motrin for the discomfort and she was just fine. I hope the doctor feels good about having you remove the immobilizer. I think you'll feel better about moving around more freely. Hang in there.

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  18. Hi Shelia, your sweet little doll outfits are adorable. I just love the MaryJane shoes. Too cute. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers when you go to the doctor. When you are off the meds it will help greatly. They can do a number on your emotions. I have no doubt you will do fine. Just take one day at a time and little by little you will see improvement. You've been through a huge ordeal with the surgery and now recovery and rehab. All this takes a tole and really you have done amazingly well and all with strong courage and strength. An inspiration to all. Vent all you want. You deserve it!! Blessings and all the best at your appt. Let us know how you do.
    Hugs for a great weekend. xo

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  19. Hermoso traje,...un tejido muy lindo y delicado. A mí el tejido no me sale...solamente logré hacer un tapete pequeño...pero no me quedaba bien. Que tengas una pronta recuperación...bendiciones y abrazos.

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  20. Hang in there Sweetie! It's going to be better soon. The little dress is so cute! I am thinking I ought to get a doll because you look like you are having so much fun with this one. I could give it to some deserving child at Christmas if I worked on little clothes all year. I jut thought of that. I am going to start looking.

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  21. Keeping you in my thoughts today and hope your doctor's visit went well. Such a difficult situation you are going through, so be "kind" to yourself :-) Don't forget too that this happened just after your ordeal with Carter's health scare. So its a lot for one person to go through.
    Hugs and prayers
    Jeannette

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  22. My heart goes out to you. But,you are a strong lady and have had a lot to deal with, someday you will look back on this and remember all the family and friends who held you up with love in prayers. If there weren't storms there would be no rainbows--hoping you see a rainbow soon! <3

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  23. No gloom at all, it has been a massive thing for you - as it would for anyone - so it isn't surprising that you are feeling tender, both physically and emotionally. I hope that all went well at the doctors and that you are mending and progressing as you should be. I hope that the medication effects continue to subside as more time passes. Hugs as always to you! xx

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  24. You have been through a scary thing. I think its normal you are having some anxieties. Just take it one day at a time....sometimes one hour at a time or whatever it takes!! You will be able to do this my sweet friend!! Take things slow and dont attempt too much at once...give yourself time and patience. Small steps and small accomplishments may help you make or through this. Hugs my friend!

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  25. By the way...marion is rocking her beautiful fluttery false eyelashes today!!

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  26. Hello, I love the cute doll and the dress. Adorable! I will keep you in my prayers and sending my get well wishes. I hope all goes well at the doctors. Take it slow. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)