Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Butter Cutter

As always its been busy.  Mom is at a skilled nursing facility for therapy.  She is doing well and is scheduled for discharge on December 4th.  Had the care plan meeting today.  They did put her on the memory care unit which is the nice way of saying she's on lock down.  I did tell them I wanted her eating in the main dining room, participating in activities and continuing in therapy.  I don't think she needs to be there but, they are concerned and need to keep her safe.  She should be fine back at the assisted living.  We did see the pulmonologist today and she is scheduled for some tests.  She may need to be on oxygen at least at night, if she will do it.  That is always a big word "IF".

I and two of the stitchy girls went on the retreat in Door County again this year.  It was my fourth year and it is just a whole lotta fun.  We went to an amazing yarn store in Sturgeon Bay called the Spin.  We figure we could do the whole trip:  cross stitch, quilting store, yarn store and lunch in a day and be home for dinner.
 A skein of really amazing self striping sock yarn and then some yarn for a shawl.  I want to try  making one.  I did buy two other skeins for Katy as Christmas presents but, can't show it.

Stopped in a kitchen gadget store and got this.  I call it a butter cutter.  It has a big fancy name:  Casabella butter keep and blah, blah blah.  Basically, its a silicone butter dish with a plastic lid with a blade to cut the butter.  There are markings for teaspoon and tablespoon.  No more partially used stick of butter wrapped in the paper in my fridge anymore.  I think this is the greatest gadget in a long time.
 Finally, I finished Threadwork Primitives Give Thanks at the retreat.  I thought maybe I would have it finished as a pinkeep but, it has been busy around here.  Mom stuff all day with doctors appt and meetings about plans at the SNF and the AL.
Started working on some Santa's.  I was able to score one of the limited editions of With Thy Needle and Thread Reindeer Games.  Pictures sometime in the future.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for stopping.
Keep on Stitching


  1. That's a neat gadget.
    Give Thanks turned out pretty, congrats on your finish.

  2. Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog, Monica! I do hope your mom continues to progress for her Dec. 4th release... It is so hard dealing with our aging parents...

    Really love your finish--I bought that chart last year and forgot all about it until I saw your photo! Need to pull it out and get busy :)

  3. Love your finish! I stitched it, but it remains in unfinished form. Can't decide what to do with it! Hope your Mom continues to make progress so she can be released on the 4th. Enjoy your week!

  4. Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Going to Door county with friends is great. I really like that place. Give Thanks is beautiful.

  5. Happy to hear your mom is making progress! It's exhausting looking after sick/elderly parents and I think you've done a tremendous amount of stitching!

  6. Hope your Mom continues to recover.
    I just love that butter dish; I presently have the butter stick in paper in my fridge right now. I will be on the look out for such a dish. Your finish is nice; such a good feeling to get something all done. Hopefully the stitching is helping you relax.