Sunday, August 28, 2016

Slowly Getting Back To Normal

Things are slowly getting back to normal.  
The funeral went well.  Nobody argued and the Priest did a great job.  
I was on vacation last week so I was able to get my part of the Thank You cards done.
I had meetings to start working on the financial end of things.  

Katy, Arttie and I took a road trip to the Stitching Bee last Saturday.  
We had that planned for at least a month.  
Here is what I picked up:  
Don't know why the picture has a blue tinge to it.  
I think these Little House ABC Samplers are very cute.  
 With Thy Needle and Thread/Brenda Gervais
In Santa Claus Land and Autumn Sampler of the Season.  
I have Spring and Summer.  
I think when I do these, I'm going to do them smaller.  
I saw them stitched up in the pattern size and didn't like them so big.  
and Jolly Happy Soul.  
 Some of the floss that I don't have to do some of these projects.  
 We did just got back today form visiting friends in Houghton Lake, MI this weekend.  
Another trip that had been in the planning for a while.  
I will have pictures to post in a few days.  

I am working on Black Bird Design Honey Bee Hill.
I don't think I'm ready to start fall projects.  
I should so they are done in time but, nope, not ready. 
I started it on the count on the pattern but, it was turning out too big for the box I plan to mount it on, so I went to a small count fabric.  
While in the car traveling I ripped out what I had already done on the 30 ct.  
I hate to waste fabric and just throw it out.   
I have also been working on framing and finishing projects.  
Need to take pictures of those.  

Have a good week.  
Like I started things are getting back to the new normal.  
Keep on Stitching

Thursday, August 11, 2016

They Are Together Again

My Mom passed away Tuesday.  
It has been a rough year and an even rougher month for her.  
She is with my Dad again.  
As Katy, my daughter said,  "Now, she's grandma again."

Hugs to everyone who has lost a parent.  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Don't Explain Too Much To Crazy, It Doesn't End Well.

My blog title tells it all.  
If you have been following my saga with my mom, it is one day to the next.  
Sometimes you just don't know what to do with siblings.  
Mom is in a skilled nursing facility and that is the best place for her.  
She did not have a good day today.  
They had to use nitro tabs for chest pain.  
I had the care plan meeting today and I stopped to see her and she was sleeping.  
I tried to wake her a little, but she was sound asleep and looked terrible.  
I emailed my sisters.
I have one who works for as a volunteer coordinator for hospice in a much bigger city and her response is to consider hospice.
Maybe I am ignorant but, I really don't know that any ole hospice can come to a skilled nursing facility and start doing their hospice least not according to Medicare.  
I can't quite my job and bring her here for hospice and believe me the SNF is doing an excellent job.  
I wanted to respond alot more than I did, I listened to my son and responded, 
"She is staying where she is unless you want to deal with it. "

Hence another quote from Ed, "Don't Explain too much to crazy, it doesn't end well."

So onto other things.
I saw this outside a store on my college girls weekend.  
I thought this was the coolest idea, concrete blocks
 Been working on Prairie Schooler Summer Breeze.  
It seems like it taking a long time.  
Been kind of tired lately, (wonder why).  
I met my new doctor today.  My old one retired.  
She is adjusting my thyroid medication.
Hope it works. 

Have you seen on of the latest Brenda Gervais pattern?  HERE
I just adore I Rest Thy Needle.  
That box is just so going to happen!

Have a great week and thanks for letting me vent!
Keep on Stitching