my shoulder has been in pain for the past few months. i felt it rip one day this winter when i was lifting sarah's wheelchair out of the car. i complained. alot. i was taking more over the counter pain relievers than one probably should. yet, i did nothing else. until last night. as luck would have it, i fell on a sidewalk monday night, going into joann's of all places, and landed directly on the same shoulder. then the pain started shooting up into my neck. i still wanted to pretend nothing was wrong. until tj asked me what i would do if i was alone with sarah and she needed my help. ouch...that stung worse than the shoulder pain. only because he was right. son's you gotta love how they tell it like it is. so off i went to urgent care. the good news is nothing is broken. the not so good news is he suspects soft tissue damage. in the meantime, i get to wear this stylish sling for a few days. the crazy thing...after wearing this for just one day...my shoulder feels better already.
It's all about fabric, stamps, and photography to which I have been addicted since I was a little girl. My favorite color has always been purple, so you will see lot's of it, especially butterflies, flowers and my Nicky Bears. Oh, you might be wondering where my blog name came from. Back when I was in junior high school, I started designing clothes and quilts for friends and family. One day I decided I was going to be famous and all designers have a fancy label, so I came up with Creations by JEllen - my name is Joyce Ellen. I've been using it ever since. In 1990, I added a tiny little division called Jely Splats which creates clothes for medically fragile children. I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in 2003 and love flirting with colors and design, especially combining my love of photography with rubber stamps and beautiful papers. The newest and most exciting part of the journey is JEllen's house of fabric, a colorful quilt boutique located in University Heights, Ohio. It is our happy little cottage in the city.
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