Friday, March 16, 2012

Yes still amoung the Living~Just working in Shop~Dealing w/ Health issues & upcoming surgery..

Hello all my dear Prim Friends... I know I've been missing here but much happening in my world. I think of you all daily and have been trying to stop by blogs daily and comment just haven't had time to really post.
As a Creater there is no greater compliment then when a former customer gets in touch with you to ask you to create something very special for there home... A couple of weeks ago one of my customers contacted me to ask if i woud create some new shelves for her... Of course I said, Yes. then she emailed back and said why not just create me two new Shelf gatherings and one Prim shelf for things I have to display...Ok I can do taht too. LOL...then she emailed me back and ask if Peg was making any Patchwork Quilts.. Yes I she ordered a new patchwork Throw for her recliner. She already owns three of Peg's patchwrok Quilts... I think she really likes them what do you think?
She sends me two pictures she has in her new room and ask if I can create something to go with them... Sure I'll try.. This picture is 41"wide x 34" tall Framed in Oak. this picture doesn't show all the great billiant colors in it but in creating her gathering I tried to catch all the colors and theme items in the gathering.
What do you think...? 
What do you think about this gathering?
She emailed me back this morning and in CAPS she wrote "I totally love them Tonya, exactly what I was hoping're the best can't wait to ge them hung...They were so different and fun to create.
Peggy finished her Quilt Throw so everything is ready to ship...

Not only have I been working on those gatherings I've been busy sanding and painting getting things ready for new gatherings.
Trying to get as many gatherings created as I can before I have my surgery..So hopefully I will have some money coming in while I'm recovering. Figure I will spend recovery time making things like Rag Balls, Bonnets, Rag Garland, little bags to use in gatherings & the dreaded Taxes.

Speaking of Surgery only two weeks to go. So I've been busy making arrangements for a ride to and from the hospital, plans for my critters while I am in the hospital, help after I get home and you know the usual things one has to do to make everything run smootly. I started cleaning my Trailer washing down walls and attacking the cat hair with the vaccum...LOL..2 cats in a small trailer can make a lot of hair fly...
Washed all my Bedding and throw ruggs then hung them all on the line to Dry...Oh that sweet smell of line dried things.. I love it...I put one set of sheets in a bag to keep fresh for after surgery...
John and Laura are going to watch Puddles my sweet Dog...
Hailey my 10 yr old neice is going to take care of my Fish, Cats and Bird. She took care of my fish all last summer and the cats a couple of times and she does a really good job.

This is so sweet... Peggy ask if I wanted her to set up the Bear room for me to stay in for a few days after surgery... I said,  No I think I will do Ok in the Trailer.
Hailey was sitting there with us and she said:

Mimi don't worry, I am going to stay with Aunt Tonya and take care of her when she gets home...I'm gona bring her dinner and watch movies with her after I feed the animals for her..and we are gona make Rag Balls together!! I think Miss Hailey has it all covered... :>)

Health wise I have struggled with my Thyroid flipping back and froth from Hyper to Hypo. I am now Hypo again and feeling all of the orginal symptoms that landed me in the Hospital back in November. No there is nothing they can do other then the surgery so I am simply strugging threw it.. It's really got me depressed and even a bit concerned.. I finally called the surgeon after 10 days of waiting for the Endocrinologist to call me back ..She never did. I took myself off the meds which the surgeon said was good that I did.
But he is concerned that my Thyroid hormones aren't leveling out which he informed me once again can cause complications during surgery.. Great just what I wanted to hear..NOT..
I've had a bad feeling about all of this since it all started...and I still have them which is not the norm for me..
While talking to the surgeon I also ask him if he could reccomend a different Endocrinologist with a better patient bed side manner so to speak.. I told him I simply did not feel comfortable with my Dr. at all & didn't want to end up going home trying to regulate my dose of Thyroid meds with a Dr who writes up incorrect reports, won't return calls especially when the meds she put me on caused the same problems as the first time I was on them. He agreed with me and in defense of the Endocrinologist siad she has a lot of patients and your situation is different most people don't have the jumping back and forth theya re either high or low so possibly she is seeing only your blood test numbers not your situation. But we need you to be with a doctor who will be there when you need them once you go home...then he said, I don't normally do this but I will follow you and get you regulated for 6 weeks since your case is unusual..and that should give me time to find you a better Dr.... So I do feel better about that..
To much stress & worry on top of everything else is making me crazy...

So that's the update on life here on the farm... the sun is shinning and I am gona go enjoy a little of it...We had a huge surprise all of the Daffidils Peg and I planted are Blooming ..they are tiny but ever so pretty..We were like little kids when we both started to notice they had Blooms ..Just imagine over 300 plants popping up and over half having blooms on them all the way around the house, barn, shop, garage and trees.. its a sight to behold and I am lovin it...

A special Thanks to all of you who have emailed me to ask if I am doing ok.. It sure does the heart and soul good to have friends who keep in touch and check in on you...Bless you all, you have no idea how those emails lifted my spirits!

Have a wonderful weekend hopefuly filled with Spring sunshine and happy moments.

Prim Blessings to all


  1. I have been thinking of you, Tonya and wondering how you are doing. I hope that the surgery goes well and that you are back
    to yourself in no time! Love your creations!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  2. Really hope you get the right doctor and meds sorted, Tonya - you are doing great just hanging in there AND making such wonderful gatherings in the midst of it all! I just love what you create too!
    Best wishes

  3. I just love those gatherings you made. You really matched them up perfect to her pictures. I hope everything goes well with your surgery and recovery. I pray it all works out for you.
    Hope you have a nice sunny weekend.
    Country at heart

  4. You did soooo good on the gatherings Tonya. I remember now that your surgery is at the end of March. Lots of prayers going up that all will be ok and you'll be like new in now time.

    Big hugs

  5. Tonya,
    Love your creations...beautiful as always!!
    Keeping you in my prayers.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Great job on the gatherings. You did an awesome job complementing her pictures. Sure hope the surgery corrects your problem and you find the right doctor.

  7. Hi Tonya,

    I am glad that you posted. I am happy that you are 'still among the living' :)

    I will let you know when I can buy something. I think I would really love a couple of the garlands.

    Its great that you have the help you need while you are in the hospital and when you come home. Sweet that Hailey wants to help so much. :)

    Thanks for answering my email. I was worried about you. Prayin for all to go well.

    Take care, Janet W

  8. Beautiful gatherings Tonya ~ You did an amazing job capturing all the colors in the picture.
    Sorry to hear your Dr. isn't really giving you 100% ~ Hope you find one that will be there when you really need them ~ the thyroid is such a scary thing to deal with as I've been finding out.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to get out and enjoy some of that sunshine!
    Prim Blessings

  9. Wonderful gatherings. You have sure been busy. I am waiting on results from a thyroid test for my son Lucas. Looks like you have every thing covered for your hospital stay & return home. Good to hear your niece will be there helping you. Now that's a lot of bulbs. The yellow mounds must be breath taking. Prayer lifted & hugs! Blessings!

  10. I WILL be praying for you. My thyroid has definitely switched from hyper to least that's what my body tells me. I am just so sorry. Good for you, requesting another doctor. It will be worth it.
    Love, love your creations. God bless you.

  11. man Tonya, I hope this surgery works for you..cause I know you are not a sit on your seat kind of gal..nor one to be I hope and pray all goes well..I love your gatherings..they are awesome..I hope you have a beautiful weekend to lift your spirits..happy st.. paddys day.:)

  12. Happy St. Patty's Day! Tonya,

    Your Gatherings are wonderful! They look soooo nice. I love all the goodies on the shelves, especially those too cute! sheep lol ;o)

    The girls are going to be there for you. God Bless! them. They are soooo sweet!

    I'm keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Hang in there! The surgery will be quick and then your on your way to a speedy recovery ;o)Enjoy! the weekend ok Take care.

    Sending you Hugs!


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