Friday, July 3

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!!

Since I started blogging a little over a year ago, I have been fairly regular at it. Once I started blogging, it quickly became a part of my day. Occasionally, I went a couple days in a row without blogging but soon was right back at it. Unfortunately, this little journey of back and sciatica pain that I am on, has made it almost impossible to blog or even think about posting. As noted in my previous post, I am slowly doing better. I was actually doing pretty well and then had some issues arise with side effects from the drugs I am on. I decided no more pain pills and so I am back in a "rough patch". It's not as bad as it was at first, so I know I'm getting better and my leg and heel have almost regained normal feeling. I only waited a couple days before going to the doctor but I will give you this advice. If you have pain that is "over the top", get to the doctor. Even if it's not something serious, your recovery will be quicker the sooner you start treatment!

Now, I couldn't let tomorrow pass by and not post my snowman for this month. I like him so much and even if you are not from the United States, you can substitute the flag of your country for the U.S. flag he is holding. I'm only sharing the drawing right now and will provide pattern pieces for doing him in fusibles later next week. I'll also post the other Seasons block then. I have already been sitting in this chair too long so I need to go lay down on the couch for a bit. Here, though, before I go, is my snowman for July.............


Happy Independence Day!! Have wonderful 4th of July wherever you are!!

Sandi
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Edit: Here is the pattern page for the July Snowman. When I think about it, it's kind of silly to draw a snowman for July but then again it's kinda cool, too. :-) You can change the flag in this design and the words so that they reflect your state or country. Have fun!

14 comments:

Jeannette said...

He is lovely I cannot wait to stitch him

Pat said...

Thank you and you too.

Rachel said...

Hello Sandi. I'm so glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. I hope you have a speedy recovery from here on, without any setbacks.

The new snowman is lovely. I have been making the other blocks, though, so I will wait a few days and see the other pattern. Plus, I'm Canadian... Happy Independance Day to you!

Sharon said...

Thank you he is wonderful....same to you.

Cathy said...

Welcome back Sandi! And a Happy 4th to you too.

annemarie said...

I love this snowman - the flag makes him perfect!! Happy fourth to all.

Karen said...

I feel for you with the back and siatic pain as I have been there and done that. I opted for surgery.

Your snowman is cute as can be!

knitwit said...

Love the snowman.
Happy Independence Day.I am Canadian by way of England but July 4th has always been a special day for me. One of my father's favourite songs was the Battle Hymn of the Republic and I have great memories of him singing it, maybe it had something to do with July 4th being his birthday.
Continue to get well, Sandi.
Ruth

Winona said...

Sandi, he is adorable! Hope you feel lots better soon. Winona

Pat said...

Happy 4th to you, too, Sandi....and I LOVE the July snowman. Hey...were we to post on your giveaway post today? I guess I'll go do it now...just in case.

billiemick said...

Thanks so much for the cute snowman.

I'll keep you in my thoughts for a very fast recovery.

Billie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a cute snowman! Hope you will be feeling all better very, very soon :-) Miss your cheerful blogging.

Owl Lady said...

It is always exciting to see the new snowman. Each one is special.

It is also exciting to hear from you. I went through a bad time with pain pills a year or so ago. It scared my husband and daughters because I was not all myself. I was scared too, but rational enough to know that the medicine was the cause and to refuse to take it.

Take care. This, too, shall pass.

Cora said...

Hi Sandi, Love you snowman. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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