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Sunday, October 28, 2012


Wow. It's been two months since my last post.  Really?  Not much has changed.  Friday got to work at about 7:30am.  It was Friday and payday and I was "acting", my boss called out and I was in charge.  9:15am and a pepsi later felt this dull ache in my lower left side.  ?????? Well cramps isn't an OPTION anymore.... so my brain went into RED ALERT mode.  Signed out, headed straight the the ER.  Two bags of fluid and a couple of doses of oxycodone later, nurse confirmed what I already figured.  4mm stone obstructing.... my brain shut down after the fourth word.  Because of it's position, my urologist who happened to be on call suggested they keep me.  Ummmm no thank you.  I convinced him that wouldn't be necessary.  Send me home, which btw is RIGHT across the street from the ER, with some pain meds and I'll be ok.  Remember me doc,  I passed the 7mm one over the summer?  He response was yeah but remember I'm the guy that had to remove crazy small one that got obstructed.  Ummmm hmmmm yeah but....  Needless to say I won the fight and some time between late Friday night and Saturday morning I gave "birth" to this:
This episode wasn't as bad as the 4 trips this summer before my final surgery (yes had to have another one after the first).
Bittersweet weekend-pain is gone and I'm sure this was the last one.  The others I past and or the doctors removed like I said this summer (back in August to be exact).  Best part is DD is home because of storm Sandy.  My mom would NOT let anyone rest until we got her home.  Her presence has made the house so different.  She defintely brings back life to this house.  The youngest is a boy and so laid back.  My daughter is the outgoing one.  The fun one.  Not that the boy isn't fun, he's an "old" soul.  I swear.  Well everyone please be safe.
Praying for all of us on the East Coast.
God speed.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Today was a hard day for me.  My oldest child went to college today.  The month has been a whirlwind for my household.  Kidney stones episodes that required three emergency room visits, lithotripsy, kidney infection and then stent placement to remove stones is enough for any one person.  I'm almost stone free but that's nothing compared to the heartbreak I'm going through right now.  Life is forever changed and I better be a big girl about it fast!  Nothing like a mommy balling her eyes every five minutes.  I guess the days will get better. This is tough!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Still recovering from surgery.  Monday was my oldest 18th birthday who is now home with strep throat.  So you can imagine my household.  I have been able to get around a bit.  Not so bad.  The passing of the stones are the worst.  Enough about that.  On to the portfolios.  Patchfolio and small books pattern by Craft Apple are my biggest seller.  Here are few that I have made.  Will post the current orders when they are done.

They are addicting to make.  Just let me warn you!  LOL!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


It's Sunday and I guess I have the blues.
Feeling better from the stones though. Wednesday night had to be taken to the er by ambulance it was so bad. Good thing the hospital is right across the street. The first to arrive ere the fire dept. I was in so mich pain I was in the floor on my knews. When arrived they had to so everything on the floor. Well the ambo came and away we went.
It took them 15mins to get my IV. By this time the poor
Firefighter guy offered to put my line in. I was so mich pain i could from their faces they wanted to help me rid that horrible pain. The other stood and patted my hand. My poor husband was so distraught. I haven't experienced pain like this ever and I had mu son amd daughter naturally.
Finally moved into the room. Nurse put my line while in the stretcher in the hall. Doctor was awesome. Saw I had been there few weeks ago for same thing. Things went rapidly. This time however it took 2 shots of dilulaid to get me comfortable.
Ct scan showed that my monday litho procedure caused a 5mm to drop hence the pain.
So they pumped me with drugs and sent me home.
I am to return as soon as the pain starts. I have the dilulaid in pill form but couldn't keep anything down so I was prescribed nausea meds too.
Any twinge of pain since I have taken my 1/2 dilulaid.

More changes, dd got her license friday and its been deal around here. Today she totally shaved all her beautiful hair off. She wants to be natural. She will be 18 in two days and leavinf for college in a couple of weeks. Don't tell anyone but it's just too much for daMommie to get used all at once.
Guess it's time for daMommie to grow up!
My baby!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oh nooowwa

Stoopid kidney stones. Saturday I had the worst pain in my entire life! Mind you I have experienced kidney stones for the first time about four years ago and that episodes was NOTHING compared to this time. This one is stuck in the ureter 6mm. Too large for me to pass and blocking the flow of urine. So having stones blasted on Thursday. I will be put under and it is way less invasive than surgery. Right now I am on some super dupa pain meds. DaMommie has been put on bed rest! My son and daughter are watching me like a hawk!!!!!! Thanks to DH! But I won't complain and use this time to rest up as much as I can. Xoxoxoxo D daMommie :-)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy birthday to MY BABY!

First and foremost today is my baby's 14th bday.  I can't believe I'm saying this right now. :-(
I have been truly blessed I can not even begin to tell you.

Mommy and Daddy loves you VERY, VERY much and we are so VERY, VERY proud of you!!!!
Asking God for many many many more birthdays and blessings!

Now to sewing..........Thank you to all my etsy supporters!  Loving every minute of this new found popularity.  So a while I back I lied.  About being content with my sewing machine.  Well I "needed" this one.  Really I did.....

Yeah it's the Singer Futura Quartet SEQ-6000 from HSN
Yep needed the embroidery features on this baby.  Had to pass up some clients because my other machine couldn't embroider larger size.  THAT won't happen again.  ;-)

Check out the size of the embroidery unit compared to my hand....

Not a good shot but you get the idea.  And sorry for the crappy iphone pics.  :-(  Here's the size of this machine next to my computer and check out the my pepsi bottle next to it.  Yes I know bad habit I truly need to quit.  But let's not go there!  I could be drinking worse things with daughter going to college and son going to high school.  My babies!  :-(

Ok gotta get back to work.  You know the one that pays the bills. ;-)

Monday, June 11, 2012

15% off in my shop this week and GIVEAWAY!

I'm offering 15% percent off items in my shop. Use coupon code DA15OFF when checking out. Also offering up one item from my shop as a giveaway. Leave me a comment and don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you. You get to pick your item. I will be picking a person on Friday! Good luck!

Friday, June 1, 2012

If it's ok with Leah ....

Love love Rita from red pepper quilts. Her straight line quilting is always perfect. She uses the new Bernina. Would love love this machine but too expensive for me at this moment. Hubby asked me to research and pick a model. Really? Oh how I would love one but really? Well while googling I saw that Leah from Sew Spoiled has the same machine as me! The Brother pc-420!!!! Whaaaatttt?!!!! If it's good enough for this super savy sewer, it WILL be good enough for the DaMommie!!! Two snaps up and a circle!
Thanks John for the offer but honey, I will be satisfied with what I have.;-)
Leah's brother:

So since Leah and I have the same brother, does this make us related? Lol! ;-)

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Nothing fancy but a good score from Walmart. Yes you read that right Walmart. I spent...well just say I didn't break the the bank with this purchase. I'll dream of what to make with this. Yes I dream of sewing and will lie awake, rushing the day to come so I can get home and start creating.
My name is DaMommie and I am a fabricholic. There I said it.

Ok it's getting late and I need to take my butt to bed. It's Monday again. :-(

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Senior Prom night and some sewing

My daughter went to senior prom tonight. She's the one in the cream(?) dress. As you can tell she's very eccentric hence, the rihanna haircut and color.
That's her best friend Cassandra in the blue. Frick and Frack for sure.
I've been sewing while waiting up for her to come home. Yes I'm a worry wart of a mom and will NOT sleep until I know she's home. What better way than to sew right?
Check it out. Keyka Lou small clutch. I LOVE her patterns and have 3 more to try out before it's all said and done.

Next up is the pattern I was too cheap to buy at first and tried knocking off....um yeah....I'll stick with sewing and NOT pattern drafting on my own.

Have a good rest of your Saturday night.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mother's Day!!!

Was my birthday!!!! Yep, exactly 39 years from Sunday. I was a mother's day baby but if you ask my mother her best gift was this.....not me.... but this...that's what she said but I KNOW she loves teasing me. Sorry Mom I'm not flustered! Well maybe a little. :-(
She's NOT technically savvy! And I didn't want to waste money on an ipad and have her NOT like it.

and this..

from my shop of course with her initials embroidered.

I made this for my mother-in-law...

Her name is Edith but Edie for short. Well that's it. I'm done. Oh can you believe I got a cold on my birthday/mother's day. Still battling the sniffling and cough. Nyquil is starting to kick in.... Nights are the worst. It's humid here in Maryland and boy it's hard to breef (hahahaha George Lopez stand up). Ok I'll stop babbling now. How was your mother's day? Oh and stay tuned for some give aways! Have some new patterns for my store and need to move some things to make space. Enjoy the rest of your hump day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Good thing about having insomnia is you can be creative/productive.  You can definitely get things done, but quietly.  Everyone else is dreaming away.
I think I'm gonna try and sleep now.  Good nite!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mother's Day May 13th

I've been very very busy.  Shifted gears to make something new for my etsy shop.  A pattern by Craft Apple. 
It's a portfolio.  I had to have this pattern.  I hope others will think so also!  ;-) 

Ummmm yeah....Mother's Day-perfect gift right? And Mother's Day this year is my birthday(I was born on Mother's Day btw!). What better gift for my mom right? Well I think my brother would beg to differ. Even though he wasn't born on Mother's day he's the baby and oh so cute!!!! And NO I'm telling you how old. LOL! I'm old enough. That is all... oh yeah here are some pics.....

Ok gotta go and sew some more and Gunsmoke is about to come on.  Oh yes I LOVE Westerns.  Don't ask and no I'm not WEIRD!  (Charlie)  Yeah I called you out! ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Oh yay!!!!

Posting on my new desktop.  Hp Touchsmart 320PC.  Well enough for now.  Later!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Where oh where is my sewing mojo

I've rearranged my room again.  Trying to make better use of things. Desktop is down so I'm using an old laptop of my daughters'.  Just blah today.  Hubby says I should just get another computer and be done with the old one.  Why is it so hard for me to buy things for myself?  If it were for anyone else, it would have been a no brainer.  I would have gotten the blasted thing days ago.
Joys of motherhood.  We get so used to putting ourselves last, it becomes a chore to do otherwise.  I should know my mom is notorious for this kind of behavior.  Speaking of mom's better get this computer issue straight.  My birthday is Mother's day this year (yeah was also born on Mother's Day) and I can see my mother buying me a computer if I don't have one already.    Not that I'm complaining.  I don't like her spending money on me.  She did her job raising me and I don't like accepting expensive gifts.
I know I have issues.
I love to give.  Have a hard time receiving. LOL!  It could be worse.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Okay I confess I'm cheap!!!!! So cheap I wanted a pattern to make items and sell in my shop but refused to pay the cost of the pattern.  How difficult should this be to make?

Well I made my own version!  Hmmphhh!!!!!!  No offense but I need to make money before I can start spending it.

Ok ....back to work!!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012


Today I'm the featured member on Sewing Pattern Review.  Hoorrayyy!!!!! I just posted my dress Sunday and now this.  I haven't sewn clothes in such a loooonnnnggg time.  But will be when I get a chance.
Thanks Deepika!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So tired!

I don't know what has come over me but I couldn't get up to save my soul today.  Literally.  Missed church and I hate that!  My week will be off.  Any how I'm up now.  I will be returning to work after being home with my DD for the last two weeks.  She's still home another two weeks but she's healing and coming along fine.  :-)  That's enough to be grateful for! 
While I was taking a break from the my etsy sewing, I started looking around my old sewing pattern review sites.  Of course the fabolous sewers on there are sewing away and making some lovely sping outfits.  Mimi G., Adrienne and Erica B. are some of my favs.  Adrienne got my mojo flowing.  Her skirt is to die for! So I decided to make a simple dress for church.  (yeah I'll wear it next Sunday, the Lord's willing).

Excuse the wrinkles.  Planned to get up and iron them both this morning.  Gotta work on installing zippers again.
Ummm yeah will be working on the skirt like Adrienne's some time this week.  Stay tuned!!!!!!
Night yall!

Friday, March 23, 2012


The beauty of pictures. From them people can make up the wildest stories. I hate pictures of myself but here are some pics my hubby took of me. My old new hair cut. I love my hair short. So carefree. Nope I don't work out inherited these large shoulders from my dad. Imagine those shoulders on a size 4 body.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Kindle Cases

Whew!  Taking care of the sick is a job in itself.  My daughter is much better. Thank you to all that have inquired about her.  She's a true fighter that's for sure.
I have been able to get some sewing done while she was drugged (sleep). :)
Pattern is by sew spoiled and it is WONDERFUL!@!@!

This is listed in my shop it you like what you see.  I can customize them for you if you are looking for a gift for someone special.
I have been working on something else but it's a surprise.  Right Joyce? ;-) Stayed tuned you won't be disappointed.