Over the past several weeks, I have been MIA on the blog scene as I dealt with what I have dubbed Dental Depression. It is that state of mind induced by a combination of an intense fear of the dentist, a severe toothache and a preliminary diagnosis of a severe infection of the gum tissue and bone under one tooth and a need for massive fillings, either 2 extractions or one extraction and a root canal followed by a crown. My regular dentist, who is gentle as they come, said the extractions had to come first and he prescribed an antibiotic and Vicodin and sent me to a specialist who didn’t have any openings until Mar 31st (3 weeks away) unless the pain pills wouldn’t keep the pain in a tolerable level. So with a combination of fear, pain and a numbed brain anything not critical didn’t get done. Well… I did do some stamping, that’s important you know, but taking photos and posting to the blog didn’t happen, for the most part. So now I am minus a tooth, had a revised filling assessment (boy , was that a relief!) and am in the middle of a dental schedule that looks to go for a couple of months but other than the root canal and crown the worst part is over (I hope!)
I am in the middle of Eastern Star Installation season so many of my projects are being made as gifts for those folks. Like this one:made for the outgoing Worthy Matron of Stanwood Chapter on April 1st – Ann has been a doll to work for this past year while I was Deputy Instructor for her chapter.
The image is a new Spring set from Whiff of Joy plus I had to use my new Copics, other wise, everything else is from Stampin’ Up! It is a hand bag the holds 6-8 greeting cards, all hand made by me.
Stamp sets: Willow sitting with floral wreath from Whiff of Joy
Classic Ink: Basic Black, and Ballet Blue
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Black, Whisper White and Ballet Blue, Delicate Dots DSP
Accessories: Tag corner Punch, Copic Markers and Black Brads