Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Needle and Pin Books...

May I first begin by saying, "I am not me!".  I feel like Alice who fell down the rabbit hole and drank from the bottle.  Do you ever watch a pharmaceutical commercial for a prescription drug and say, "Good Grief, I would rather have the illness than all those side effects!"?  Well I have now experienced this for myself and I feel like I have lost an entire month of my life.  Suffice to say I am now weaning off the horrid drug and hopefully will be back to myself in time to enjoy the holidays.
Mr. C always says, "it is the PRACTICE of medicine and doctors are not experts".  Thank you for indulging me dear followers.
At least in my fog I was able to create some little Needle/Pin Books.  I wanted to hand embroider each one however time ran out and I am pleased with my results.  I hand stitched the butterflies with couched sparkle yarn to embellish each one. 

A nice wool felt for the pages and a sweet butterfly pin completes these little books.

Here I have done the same couched sparkle yarn treatment to a couple of cute doggy appliques.

Some red felt for the pages completes these books.  No fun little pin here.  I think these will make a sweet little gift for someone.
The holiday season is upon us and I see lots of activity happening on your blogs.  If I haven't visited yet please bear with me while I get back to being myself.  I am inspired by all the Creative Bliss you all are sharing.  Thank you very much. 
I also thank you for the thoughts and prayers for my Granddaughter's boyfriend.  He is home from hospital and recovering.  It will be a long slow road but thankfully he has survived a real scare.  Sepsis is a blood infection and very scary.  This Thanksgiving will be extra special with Grateful Appreciation for life and all of our many blessings.  I am still in shock over Paris and Pray for Peace!
May you and your entire family and friends be ever so grateful this season...


  1. Very glad to hear that you and your GD's boyfriend are both doing better. Something to be thankful for indeed. Not feeling well can certainly affect the creative mojo, so you've done well to make these cute little needlebooks!

  2. I like the description of "the practice of medicine". I'm glad you are starting to feel the fog lift a bit.

    Yes, sepsis is a scary diagnosis. So glad to read he is home now and hope it is all uphill from here.

    Cute little needlecases! They will make nice gifts. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. good to hear both your and your GD`s boyfriend are now recovering. As you say the side effects of medication can sometimes be pretty bad. Here they are telling us we should have the flu vaccine but have heard of a few who have had flu following it so I am opting out. The needlecases are so pretty and will make beautiful gifts

  4. Hope you will be back to 100% very soon. Yes, it is truly something that medications can do terrible things to people just trying to feel better from one thing in the first place. Really doesn't make much sense to me for sure.
    Anyhow, I want to thank you for visiting my "Fall/Harvest Pinterest Board" post. It is always so wonderful to have you visit.
    I love, love the scotty dog pin book, so wonderful...
    Happy Thanksgiving to you...

  5. What the heck drug did that to you!! The doc gave my husband Tramadol which did him in. His father can't take it either. Love you needlebooks. Very cute pooches! Glad the boyfriend is better. It's scarey to be that sick.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    xx, Carol

  6. Those side effects sometimes sound worse than the original complaint! So sorry you've been suffering, and happy to hear that you and your GD's boyfriend are on the mend. Really cute little needlebooks! Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and Mr. C!

  7. Hope you're back yourself soon. Loe the doggy books - great colours.

  8. Glad you have begun to find yourself. Peace within- physical, mental and spiritual. Its a rare commodity these days. Grab it and hold on my dear friend! Bless you! :)

  9. awwh your needle books are really sweet

  10. I love these little dogs!!! You are amazing to get it done while not well. Glad GD boyfriend is better. Have a great day.

  11. Glad you are doing better! These are so cute, and I esp love the Scotties!

  12. Hello dear, so good to hear a great news about the young man, lets hope he will be all well !!
    And you dear friend, what a shame, you have ruined almost a month because of medication, your body, can`t cooperate with !! I hope for you , you are soon on top again!! Then you can also go on creating sweet little needle books, and other christmas things !!
    Dorthe, xoxo

  13. I've ooooood over your gorgeous butterfly pin booklets but my oh my do I love those cute little Scottie dogs. Hope you get back o rights from your pill reaction. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Cute and useful needle books. Oh Sherry you sound like a friend of mine who was in a fog for months from the drugs she was taking. Take care and have a lovely Thanksgiving my friend!

  15. I'm glad you are off the drug and are feeling better. I always think I'd rather have the illness than the side effects when I see the drug commercials on TV. I'm so glad your GD's boyfriend is on the road to recovery as well.

    I absolutely adore these pin books!! The butterflies and the little doggies are so sweet!! You did an amazing job with them. Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling much better soon :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. How adorable!!!! Hope you get feeling better!!!! Not like you to "not" be yourself!!!

  17. Hi Sherry, So sorry you had bad side effects from a medicine. I know how bad that can be. Glad you are getting better. In the meantime, you still designed some darling creations and I love these needle or pin books. Glad to read your grands boyfriend is doing better.
    Wishing you a great weekend. Happy Creating. xo

  18. Sweet needle books. I'm glad your side effects didn't stop you creating but hope you'll soon be rid of them altogether.

  19. Your little books are so sweet! So sad to hear you've not been feeling well. Creating is the best medicine :)
    Have a Wonderful Weekend! xxsusie

  20. Hi Sherry. I tell my husband all the time that how can they come out with a drug that has so many side effects. Its better not to take anything at all. The meds can fix one thing but screw up another 25. Horrible what medicine is today. Hope you are better soon.
    Love your pin books. Very cute for stick pins.
    Happy Thanksgiving. Ana

  21. I love Scotty dolls, that is so cute! I am so glad that young man is on the road to recovery.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  22. It is no fun to be "practiced" on and I too have experienced some meds that just didn't work for me. I had one doctor tell me that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Yep! Sweet needle the Scottie dog!


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