I have a few bits of progress to show today. First, I have added several stitches to Three Boats once again. Now you can truly see the outline of the first boat.
I have also made pretty good progress on the secret stitching. I thought I would give you a peek today. It is a little hard to see the white on white stitching, but that is a pretty lily that is emerging.
I keep this next to me while I work so I can pick it up when I don't have any students to help.
The Diagonal Bobbles Blanket is growing. I add a few rows of crochet on the nights that I stay at mom's house.
My birthday was at the end of February. Hubby gifted me a wooden stand that I can use to cross-stitch or quilt. I will show it to you once I put it together. My daughter gifted Hubby and I meals from Freshly to make the nights that Hubby teaches his university classes a little easier. My son sent me this gorgeous wind spinner.
I have been wanting one for quite some time. He and Hubby tried to get me one for Christmas, but the company where they made the purchase never sent the item. Thankfully, the credit card company gave a refund. I can't wait until warmer weather when I can put this in my back yard and enjoy it!
My stitching is my stress reducing lifeline right now. Mom is home, but she keeps saying that everything seems strange to her. She recognizes her home and me, but she keeps saying her mind seems strange. Her cardiologist didn't have much to say except that her heart is strong. She had little idea as to why mom's lungs filled with fluid so quickly when that had never before been a problem. After a telehealth visit with her geriatric physician though, one new diagnosis is dementia that has been exacerbated by the two recent hospitalizations followed by rehab. I am so sad. Mom is barely eating and often refuses to shower or take her medicine unless I am at her house. That makes it difficult for her aide to help her. I can't be at her house all day so she gives the therapists a hard time as well as her aide. Even if I tell her to do something via the telephone, it doesn't always help. My mom has become .......ornery to say the least. I am still sleeping at her house most nights. I am there when she wakes up and then I leave her with the aide. I often visit once during the day to encourage her to eat, shower, etc. and to just visit with her. Often when I go back at night she is ready for bed or already asleep (one reason why I go during the day). She is not interested in anything and mostly sits all day looking at the television. Sigh....
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I hope to work more on my secret stitching today, but there is some baking to be done also.
Yesterday, I made a big batch of Sausage and Meatballs in Tomato Sauce so that there would be tasty dinners in the freezer for us and my mom. Today, I also plan on baking a couple of Irish Soda Breads. It is that time of year. One will go to my mother-in-law as it is one of her favorites. I will share the other one with my mom.
Thanks for stopping by!