Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Little Stitching

Mom is improving, but still in the rehab facility. They have her walking a little longer every day so that she can go home in a few weeks. I am still as busy as ever going to visit, doing her laundry and making some food for her, but I am not as upset as I was in the past few weeks as she is much more herself every day.

I did manage to add Santa's toy sack last week, but not it's brim. That will be my lowly goal for this weekend. 
I also finished knitting Mom's fingerless mitts. I have seamed one of them and will finish the other after this post.
 It is a little tight on me as Mom has much smaller hands and wrists.
Do you like my bright blue manicure? It is one of my favorite colors....Rich Girl, Po Boy by OPI.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Slow is the optimum word in my life at the moment. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I am hoping to add the brim to Santa's Sack. 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018


Mom has been hospitalized or in rehab for the last three weeks. On Monday I attended a care meeting for her and if all goes well she will be heading home in two to three weeks. She still needs to walk more steadily and improve on climbing stairs, but hopefully that will come. She is so looking forward to going back to her home. I am sure that her homecoming will bring many challenges for her and for me as she will need much more help than she has had previously. We shall see. I must thank everyone for their well wishes. They have brightened some really tough days.

Obviously, I have had little to no time to craft lately. Mom's isolation has been lifted so now I can bring a craft with me when I visit her, but I have been much too tired to do so lately. Her hands have been freezing, so I gave her my finger-less gloves and then realized that I really should make her a pair of her own as her hands are even cold when she is at home. I found this Easy Fingerless Mitts pattern and got started one night. Acrylic yarn from my stash for easy washing in a color that mom likes.
One is finished except for seaming and the other should be done soon. This should really be a quick one or two night project, but my time for crafting is quite limited. I hope to have the second one finished some time this week.

Last weekend Hubby and I did make time for a really nice date night. I had purchased 2 for 1 tickets through AARP to see the Broadway musical Beautiful.
Image result for beautiful the musical
This is the story of Carole King's life and music. We had dinner at a BBQ restaurant then saw this great show where we had excellent Orchestra seats. Afterwards we stopped at the bar of a local motel for a glass of wine before heading home. I adore Broadway musicals and it has been a while since we saw one. We had a wonderful night.

I had a little down time last Sunday and started working on Santa's Sack for the Advent Calendar. 
I didn't even manage to finish sewing on the sequins so that is my project for today.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I am hoping to add Santa's Sack and its brim today.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

What to say....

Mom has been in a rehab facility since last Monday night since leaving the hospital. She needs to get better at walking and taking care of herself. Unfortunately she had another setback on Thursday when she was diagnosed with c-diff. This is a highly contagious infection that requires isolation and a second antibiotic. It probably was a result of the first antibiotic. Prayers are obviously still welcome. I think Mom has a long way to go before she can go home.

I was happily knitting a scarf while sitting with her that I now have to throw out so that I don't risk spreading the infection. Ugh! Better safe than sorry though. 
I did finish knitting another one of the Operation Gratitude Scarves at home so that one is safe to donate.
I won't be starting any more as now my time will be really limited what with school and university starting next week.

I found a little time to spend on another craft this week. I was desperately looking for something quick and easy that would occupy my mind and hands and this was it.

 I found this neat craft to make these cork pumpkins. You can find a tutorial here.
Hubby and I like a glass of wine every once in a while.....or with dinner....whichever happens more often. As a result I have quite a large cork collection.
Believe me there are plenty more where those came from. This is enough to make three pumpkins.
Ta-da!. They look pretty good don't they. The only thing I had to buy was the felt for the leaves....all of 39 cents.

The little house in Santa's sack got its chimney and I added a gift. 
I don't know whether I will get any stitching done today as I need to visit my Mom and make a bunch of meals for the week ahead while Hubby and our son are enjoying a round of golf. It is nice that our son is visiting this weekend. It keeps my mind occupied when I am home.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. She asked us to share a photo of where we stitch when the weather is nice so here is where I sit on my front porch. I usually have a cup of tea or coffee with when the sun is not too hot.

Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching and where. I may try to work on Santa's Sack if there is time.

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