Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Purrrfect Pinkeep

Last night I started working on the finishing for Purrrfect Partners. I finished it into a pinkeep. I am happy with how it turned out except for my bow. I tried several times last night and this morning but they all came out looking flat. Making a bow rates right up there with French Knots. I don't like doing either!


Here is the fabric I used on the back.




Cathy C. asked me if Mac has a hearing loss because of all his problems. I have been asking that very question for several years! Mac had an extensive hearing test done and we found out that he does have "Moderate Conductive Hearing Loss". He tested at 50 dB which means anything below that he can't hear like quiet conversations, rustling leaves, etc. However that is just in his left ear. His right ear appears to be fine so far. What is bad is neither his teacher or us noticed that he couldn't hear things with his left ear. Dr. L tells me that this is because his good ear is compensating for his bad ear and more than likely Mac has learned to lip read without realizing it.

I want to thank everyone who has left comments regarding Mac and his surgeries. All of the comments are greatly appreciated!! Although Mac is having the surgery, I am the one who feels bad about it. I feel like a horrible mother because of his hearing loss. I feel that maybe if I had been more persistent in telling them (the doctors) it was more than an earache maybe it wouldn't have arisen to this level. Although, I don't know what more I could have done. I begged, pleaded, cried, and screamed to have tubes put in since the first time his ear drum ruptured at 11 months.

Enough of my rambling on, if I want to stitch later tonight I had better get in gear and get dinner in the oven!


14 comments:

Dee said...

Don't beat yourself up about Mac. If anyone should be feeling bad it's the doctors who should know by now to listen to mothers when they say something is wrong! When will they learn????

As for the flat bow --- how about some of that wired ribbon? It stays nice and puffy.

Jenn said...

I love your pin keep and I don't think your bow looks flat at all.

Don't kick yourself about Mac. Like Dee said I'd blame the Dr's more then anyone.

Itching To Stitch said...

Great pinkeep ;)

monique said...

That is just about the cutest pinkeep I've ever seen! Great job. And I can't tie decent bows either LOL

Lillie said...

Loved the backing fabric!! so adorable and perfect for it.

Cathy said...

It's really a shame that doctors sometimes don't take the concerns of a parent more seriously. On the other hand, it is absolutely not your fault! I hope that over time, Mac's problem will get better. After I had an operation to remove my adenoids it solved the problem. I hope this goes as well for Mac!

Jenna said...

Your pinkeep turned out beautifully! I'm terrible at bows, too, but I think yours look great. :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

That is a purrfect pinkeep! It looks amazing

Michelle said...

Your pinkeep turned out so cute. I have the same problem with bows!

tkdchick said...

beautiful job!

Mylene said...

Love your pinkeep and the backing looks great. Well done.

Sally said...

Your pinkeep is so cute Dawn!

Sharon said...

Dawn, your pinkeep is purrfect! Great job. Also, try not to feel guilty about Mac-I think as Mom's we all have a tendency to do that. I have felt the same way a time or two before myself.

Carla said...

Cute pinkeep! Making bows is hard for me too!