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Friday, April 23, 2010

randomness and a prayer request

Hello friends. It had been so long.  Life happens, the good , the bad and everything else. Last Sunday after weeks of travels and really busy times at the shop I was experiencing my first day with nothing schedule in the agenda. It felt weird, I just almost never get those kind of days. I slept until 9:00 and sat at the computer thinking I get to do nothing for a day. I got a phone call from my mom, which immediately freaks me out since that mama never calls, I do all the calling. Well , my beloved nephew Neithan was admitted to the PICU with a bad pneumonia. It had been almost a week and baby Neithan is not improving. I spend last night with him and my brother and let me tell you it breaks my heart. He looks so weak and tired. I have been praying for a miracle. He suffers from SMA which is a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Medically he is not expected to make it beyond his teenager years but he had been deteriorating at a faster pace. My heart aches since I went through something similar with my son for 13 years. I know that God is able so I rest in that. Please, prayer warriors help me pray for Neithan and the rest of the family. We need all the prayers we can get.


 


On a lighter note I took a couple of pictures of the show in Cleburne. We found loads of great stuff and got the best weather on Friday.
                                  If you like roses that was the place to find some very rare ones.

I like the Cleburne show the best because it is not as overwhelming as the Roundtop show.



                        This was Robelyn  from Redneck chic booth. Her purses are to die for.

Want, want, want. I beg my husband for this one, he would not budge. So no pretty purse for Marta.

One last story, I don't know if this will turn out to be a happy one. Buyers remorse big time. I came across this guy with a trailer full of beautiful fabrics. I only spend  60.00. We started to talk and he said he got 500 rolls of fabric and asked me if I was interested in buying in bulk. I told him I will consider the deal. Well, he called me Monday as agreed and I told him I was not going to go for it. I did not have the space nor the thousands of dollars he wanted for his 500 rolls. He asked me what was comfortable for me to be money and number of rolls wise. I proposed 250 rolls @ half the amount and the chance to pick and choose. He decided to go ahead and do it. Oh my God, what have I done! I got to the store with a bed stacked to the sky and the cabin of the truch full of lace and ecru tones fabrics. I was sick to my stomach from just looking at the mess. It took 2 more friend to just unload the fabric in the back. You should have seen their faces, you know, the "she just lost it" face. I did! I'm not in the textile business
nor I have a clue what to do with so much fabric. I already sold 100.00 worth of fabric but it will take me forever to sell the rest plus the storage problem is bad. One thing though, the fabrics are to die for. So friends, take pity on me and come buy me out of this mess. Troy, Robelyn, Daphne and the rest of the gifted designers, come and rescue me, PLEASE!!!!!! 
I will be posting pictures of the fab fabrics soon, life permits. Blessings, Marta.

16 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
As for the fabric, I have no idea what to tell you. Maybe selling it online on Ebay??
Debbie

Jamie said...

Oh Marta, praying for your sweet Nathan!
Love the pictures. Wow on the fabric...wish I were more gifted in that department. I can't even sew a button on decent!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Marta ~ I will be a Prayer Warrior for Your Nephew, Thanks for letting us know & keep posting updates ~
Keep Faithful ~
xox

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Marta, I do remember you! I will pray for your nephew. And I'm cracking up at the fabric fiasco! I hope it's a quick profit for ya! ~Mindy

Terry Lee said...

am praying for your precious nephew, marta. and his entire family ... bless their hearts.

try not to worry too much about the fabric, girlie! i suspect it will work itself out, one way or the other.

hugs,
terry lee

Vicki said...

Marta, I am praying for Neithan that God will strengthen him and help him to recover from this illness. I am also praying for you and your entire family. The Cleburne show looked like a lot of fun. You have some beautiful material there, my friend. I hope you sell all of it that you want to sell. Love and blessings, Vicki

vintagesue said...

marta....you are a mess...in a GREAT WAY. i love you and i miss you gads!!!
my love to you and your family....the good and the not as good as you wish, but i wish only GOOD.
my house is packed to the rafters with millions of stuff too...i'm there. i'm there. i can't make stuff faster than i can buy it!! lol
you will sell those gorgeous fabrics soon.....or you can just wrap the shop up in them and call it art.
blessings to you too....and your nephew and his family....
take care
sue

Shirley said...

I will add you and your family to my prayers. It is so hard when a child is involved. You just wish you could have a miracle and it would just all go away. I don't know about the fabric what to tell you. Have as wonderful weekend as possible. Hugs and Prayers.

Miss Gracie's House said...

so sorry to hear about this...so, so hard...will pray.
Rene'

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Marta, let me say first that I just said a prayer for Eithan. Many children that were not expected to live into their twenties have gone on to raise families. Don't give up home. God will do what's right! Send me some pictures of the fabric and think cottage look for me. I do have some pieces of furniture to recover and maybe you might have something for me.
Hugs
Maureen

Kare@Trublue2 said...

Just found you via Fiona & Twig. I will pray for your sweet Neithan. Please do post pix of the fabric. I'm looking to make some new sofa slipcovers and looking for white/off white prints.

collecteddust said...

Hey Marta,
We are all praying with you for your nephew....please let us know hoe he is doing.
Wow, the material sounds like a real delima for you.....please recoup from this zig-zag you took.
Thinking of you........The Girls From The Collector's Market

collecteddust said...

P.S. WHAT ABOUT COVERING THE WALLS AND CEILING AT THE SHOP WITH FABRIC.....NOW, THAT WOULD MAKE A STATEMENT ;-)

COLLECTOR'S MARKET GIRLS

vintagesue said...

marta....i have an award on my blog for you!!!!
take care
sue

Found Around said...

I see why you love that purse - it's great! My mother in law would love to see your fabric. She's a fantastic seamstress. I'll send her your link. Glad to hear your nephew is doing better. Soon...Susan

Found Around said...

I see why you love that purse - it's great! My mother in law would love to see your fabric. She's a fantastic seamstress. I'll send her your link. Glad to hear your nephew is doing better. Soon...Susan