Sunday, April 2, 2017

Moving on...

As I posted last week, we lost the patriarch of my husband's family. We had a week of sorrow and celebration of a life well-lived. Now we must all move on. My children have returned to their respective homes and lives. Hubby and I have gone back to work. My MIL is learning how to live alone for the first time in her 83 years. Life must move on....we must live our own lives to the fullest from now on. Sure there will be sorrow and adjustments. Holidays and celebrations are forever changed, but that happens when marriages/divorces and births occur too. I am a practical person. I accept what life has thrown my way. I try to gracious about it most of the time. I usually don't rant and rave and only rarely do the "woe is me" thing. I learned at a young age that life goes on. My own father died when I was just 3 years old. 

So enough with the maudlin post. Life moves on and my life is not complete without my family and my crafting. My family has mostly returned to their normal routines, now my crafting must. My mom also fell this past week, so I had some time while helping her at her house to work on my Prairie Schooler Santa this week. He has his green trim, his beard and part of his face.

I also spent some stitching Baker Beach. The rest of the black of the rocks is stitched. Now I have to fill them in with browns and oranges.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday, I will join the Stitchery Link Party.  Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you lost your FiL recently. Crafting can really help in situations like this and you have two beauties on the go. Best wishes.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I am at the same stage of life as you. Elderly parents and children in their 20's... we are spending this whole weekend helping our parents. Not a lot of time for stitching. We are also both working on Christmas projects! I love seeing your cross stitch projects each week

Tanna said...

It is such good therapy to have stitching of whatever sort we choose. Always good medicine for me. You are coming along so well! blessings ~ tanna

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh so very sorry to hear this and then your poor mama...I hope the stitching is a bit of therapy in this hard time. Bakers Beach looks amazing :)

lcscottage said...

I am sorry for your loss.
Your stitching is beautiful!

Julierose said...

Sorry to hear of your loss and your Mom's fall...I will tell you that my grief blocks helped me move on when my Mom passed....
Your two pieces are really coming along--beautiful work...hugs Julierose

Ivani said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You are right life must go on, no matter what happens. Hope your mother is well.
Love the Santa! And Bakers Beach looks amazing it is a masterpiece!
Happy Slow Stitching!

Denise :) said...

Cathie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. It's hard, even after a long life, lived well. I'm sure it's all the harder for your mother-in-law. Your Prairie Schooler Santa is fabulous -- I love his look! And Baker Beach continues on fabulously! Have a good week. :)

diamondc said...

Hi Cathie: It is sometimes hard to get back into a regular routine but it must be done, so sorry your Mother in Law is alone, it will be an adjustment.
Love your Santa the green really pops, Baker Beach is really near completion wow.

Blessings
Catherine

Ariane said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! Your cross stitching projects look amazing so far.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I am sorry for your looking Cathy.
I also hope your Mom is doing better. Your stitch work is beautiful.

Lin said...

I am sorry for your loss but what beautiful post Cathie. Thank you fir sharing your thoughts - and your beautiful work. xx

karen said...

I am so glad that you had your family all together, such a sad gathering but a family gathering is so good. Love your current stitching :)

Jenny said...

So sorry to read of the loss of your FIL and your Mother's fall. Our own special crafts and handwork always help come to terms with sad situations. As you say, life goes on, and we can only help lend support to those left behind.

Deb said...

Sorry for your loss, and I hope you mom is doing okay, the Baker's Beach looks amazing, and the Santa is coming along nicely.

Carol said...

So sad to read about your FIL, Cathie. It must be very hard for your MIL--I know my own mom suffered greatly when my dad died at age 87 two years ago. But, she has picked herself up and moved on and is looking forward to her 90th birthday in May...

Lovely stitching and great progress on Baker Beach!

Needled Mom said...

You are right....some weeks are harder than others in life. I hope your mom is doing okay. You MIL is lucky to have you there to help her out during this new adjustment.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My philosophy is very much like yours... life must move on. And I always find I can process those things in my life more easily when I have some kind of craft project to turn to.

Your Santa is coming along as is Baker's Beach.

Sending you warm thoughts.

And thank you for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!