Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Birthday Gift to CO and...my overnight stay at a high school

My dear friend Staci had a birthday last week so I stitched her up a Pine Mountain Pillow design called "Girlfriends" and sent some chocolate too! Staci and I chatted on the phone and she loves the package. It was alot of fun to stitch and we had some great times when Rex and I were in Colorado for his job so the words fit us to a "t".

Well, last Saturday I attempted to go to Sioux City to meet Julie since her son was going to be in a hockey tournament there all weekend. I was going just for the day since Rex and I were planning to spend some time in Des Moines with his brother and our SIL. Well...when I was about 20 miles outside of Sioux City, there was a complete white out. I had just gotten gas in Sloan and got on the ramp to get onto I-29 north and there was a semi right there! So I hit the ditch otherwise I would have hit the semi. A trucker, who watched the whole thing, waved me over and I sat in his rig until the fire and rescue came around picking people up and taking us into Sloan to the firehouse. After that we were transported to the high school for the night. The American Red Cross was absolutely FABULOUS to us all. Very caring and patient and made us feel very comfortable and were on top of the weather reports as were the highway patrol. They provided sandwiches, pop, coffee, hot chocolate, etc.

I was finally able to head back to Des Moines (where I left Rex at his brother's house) around noon on Sunday.

There hadn't been any predictions of heavy snow or even a blizzard on Saturday I guess. Oh well...Julie and I at least chatted a few times on the phone. We'll meet some day!

Well, I need to get my stitching finished up this week as I am having a cyst removed from my right palm Friday morning. The surgeon said its a pretty deep cyst but feels that I won't have many stitches and it should not keep me away from my stitching for long.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my pinkeeps I sent to Lori and Cathy. I really do appreciate them alot!

Take care and happy stitching.

Wendy Jo


staci said...

Oh My Goodness Wendy Jo! What an adventure...I'm so glad you weren't hurt and that there was someone there to help you out. Sorry that you weren't able to meet up with Julie.

Thank you again for my sweet pillow and delicious chocolate (I still have some left!) I absolutely adore it and your friendship!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Goodness, glad to hear you weren't injured in your mishap...and sorry you missed out on meeting Julie!

And thank you to all the Red Cross workers out there who aid people in need!

Happy Stitchin'

Julie said...

What a beautiful gift! That pillow is so cute Wendy, you did a great job!

I am so grateful that you were not hurt when you went into the ditch! One of these days we WILl meet!

Good luck on your surgery, hope you don't have much pain. Hopefully Rex will pamper you! Take care,

pj said...

Wow, Wendy, so sorry to hear of this little event in your life. Glad you are safe and all worked out! Great to have people who love to "help others".

Merry Christmas and good luck with your surgery. I will be thinking of you. pam

Carol R said...

Beautiful pillow you made for Staci - I am sure she loved it!

Glad you made it safe and sound from your mishap in the snow. We have snow here too but I'm staying home!

I hope both you and Rex have a wonderful Christmas.