Monday, November 10, 2008

I had the Best Intentions

I really did have the best intentions to post yesterday...well, you know what my mom would say about intentions...I have no clue what happened to the day but it disappeared before I got to here I am today.

We had a scare Thursday...Katie called to tell us that Hampton passed out while they were at the Botanical Gardens...they took him to the pediatrician immediately...she checked his blood sugar and it was quite low...he hasn't been eating much the past couple of days...he's getting his 2 year molars plus his canine teeth all at the same time and his mouth hurts...she felt pretty sure that was what it was, but sent them over to the Children's Hospital for an EKG...we're waiting to get the word from that. I've talked to her many times since Thursday and she says he's acting just fine now and back to eating again. Poor Katie...scared her to death...she said he was out cold. She scooped him up and ran with him to the front of the gardens and there's a little cafe there...the seating hostess is a lifegaurd and she took him from Katie, put him on the ground and did something with his arms and he came right around...OMG I can't imagine. The EKG report is supposed to be back today, we haven't heard anything yet, but I really think it his blood sugar was more scares!

Saturday I went up to Lynda Hall's to help her sew quilts together from blocks that she had collected from all over the US and Canada. We got a lot done and had a great day...we laughed, sewed, ate, laughed some more. Lynda made us lunch and I took a cake...the most yummy pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting...

Here's the recipe if you'd like came from my friend Debbie Busby...

1 package spice cake mix

1 package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

3 eggs

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger(optional)

1/2 cup nuts (I put mine on the top)

MIX all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled cake pan. Bake for 32 min at 350 degrees. Frost with Fresh Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.

Fresh Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese at room temp.

1 stick butter at room temp.

3 cups powdered sugar

2 tbs orange juice

1 tbs orange zest

MIX cream cheese and butter in bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar. Add orange juice and zest. Beat until mixed well. Spread on the cooled cake. ENJOY!

We worked in Lynda's sewing room...I love her room...

Lynda and her SIL Donna just working away...I was slackin'...taking pictures. Our friend Jeanne was here too...but somehow she stayed out of the pictures.Look at all these cute fall goodies on the top of Lynda's computer cabinet.

Donna made us all these cute tomato pin cushions...they're wool and she filled them with alpaca wool...oh my pins are going to be so happy.Lynda made us all the cutest snowman ornaments...I forgot to download that picture from my camera so I'll post that tomorrow along with a picture of the quilt top that I am going to's a quilt for our local Hospice's big fund raiser of the year.

See you tomorrow...OK I've committed! I'll be here!


Sherri said...

Sounds like you had a great time with the sewing! All my best for Hampton...scares are no fun!

Darlene said...

I'll be saying HUGE prayers for Master Hampton. OMG, I can imagine how frightened Katie was.

What a wonderful day you had with Lynda and friends.

Debbie Busby said... scary!!Keep us posted on how he is doing!! Looks like you had a GREAT time...What a cool sewing room!! Also glad you liked the yummy cake!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with all!! HUGS!!

Raedene said...

Glad Hampton is fine and hope for good test results.
Lucky you to spend the day with Lynda!

Anne said...

I would have passed out with Hampton if I had been there. That's so scary. Hope you get a clean bill of health for him.

Your day looks like it was so much fun with Lynda and girls. I'm so jealous.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Oh my what a scare for Hampton! So glad he is OK!

Love that room and that tomatoe pin keep!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Simply yum . . . yummy recipe, yummy sewing room, yummy pin cushion. My pins are jealous.

Gayle said...

HEY! I wonder if you sewed MY block? I can't wait to see the finished quilts - it was so fun to be a part of Lynda's project. Please tell her that we'd love to see more pictures of her new sewing room - it looks so awesome!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh how awful Carol. I sure hope little Hampton will be ok. I can only imagine how scared Katie must have been. I'm with Anne I too would have passed out with the little guy.
Love Lynda's sewing room and all her fabs stacked up there. Great pincushion you got there. Can't wait to see the other gifty you got. You must come back tomorrow.

Teresa said...

What does alpaca wood do for pins?

Ginger Patches said...

I'm sooo glad that Hampton's doing better, what a scary thing!!!

OMG I love that sewing room...and all that fabric!!! What a great day that sounds like :) O.k. I definitely need to make that cake, and orange cream cheese frosting? YUM!!!!

Kim said...

Hampton will be up and at em' again. No worries. :) Sewing day looks fun, very nice!

*karendianne. said...

I can only imagine what poor Katie must have felt. Goodness. That is scary.

I think I would love to have THAT sewing room. And the tomato pincushions would be lovely as well. There's lots of goodies here, Carol. Thanks for sharing and providing a lovely update!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a sewing room -- that's awesome! And thanks for the yummy recipe.

I sure hope Hampton is ok -- poor Katie -- that must've been awful!

Libby said...

Oh I hope all the reports for little Hampton come back fine . . . I'll be keeping him - and you in my thoughts.

What a treat to spend the day sewing with Lynda. I've seen the pics of her studio on her website - looks like a dream place to hang out and create *s*

Gretchen said...

I hope everything with Hampton turns out OK.

Your friend's sewing room is to die for--look at all that fabric! I think I'll have to make the pumpkin spice cake soon YUM!

em's scrapbag said...

That sewing room is to die for. How fabulous is that! Your cake looks so yummy. I'm going to have to make one. (When I have company so I don't eat the whole thing.) Hope all is well with Hampton. Most likely blood sugar. My son will do the same thing if I don't make sure he eats and eats right.

Karen said...

I can understand the BIG SCARE! Poor little boy.
Looks like you had a fun day at Lynda's. Her fabric stash is wonderful. I have seen pictures on her website of the sewing room. Awesome! A worthy project.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I gasped when I read what happened to your gs. Hoping it's nothing too serious and it's fixable, fast. Those little monkeys bounce back quickly.

Looks like you had a great time at Lynda's house. And thanks for the recipe, my tummy growled as I was reading it!

Judy said...

Okay something is going on with my bloglines and nothing showed as a new post!!??!! SO glad that Hampton is doing better, as a diabetic that blood sugar can seriously mess with your body.

Oh such fabulous pictures, I was hoping they got bigger as I love to see the full screen size of all those yummy FABRICS!!! WOW what a treat!

Karen said...

Wow what a wonderful place to sew in - and look at all that yummy fabric. Love her patterns. I'm glad that everything for Hampton turned out OK. I should be so lucky to have someone tell me to eat more, LOL.

Hugs - karen

Nan said...

My oh my! I have missed sooooo much! I can bet Katie was beside herself with worry about Hampton - poor girl, and poor Hampton. I read ahead a bit and saw that he is doing fine, thank goodness! What a gorgeous sewing room Lynda has - I'm in love! The decorations are adorable, and the pincushion is lovely.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe, too!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh you got to play with Lynda! My friend Lynn always goes over to play when she goes down to FL! I hope I can get caught up now. I have had so much work lately I had to put blog reading on hold!