Sunday, November 9, 2008

Post Five

First the non-stitchy comments.

I brought my Mom home from the hospital late Friday afternoon. That’s the good news. The bad? She is a lot weaker and standing is now difficult. Which means it is much harder to get her from bed to wheelchair to chair, etc. She sleeps a lot more and doesn’t always respond when you ask her a question. I continue to hope and pray she improves each day.

I did see a little improvement yesterday, her first full day home. Getting her up, washed and dressed was hard but we managed. Come tomorrow her hospice aide should be back to help.

I want to keep her home as long as possible but deep down I know I won’t be able to if she has another episode of CHF. Each one has taken more and more. And the next ............ Well, it is breaking my heart. You see, my Mom is not only my mother but my best friend. We have always had a great relationship. Rarely fought and have many of the same tastes. We have read the same books, liked the same TV shows and music and like the same foods. Differences of opinion are rare.

If you can please keep my Mom in your prayers.
Now for stitching.
I didn’t get a lot done this week. Some but not much. No photo because what I did get done is for an exchange.

A few weeks back I managed to grab a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon to try something I have wanted to do for ages. I hand-dyed some fabric. A couple of years ago I was able to get a fabulous bargain on a few yards of aida and have been saving it just for this purpose. It was lots of fun and I really liked the coloring on a few of the pieces. If time permits I want to try it again. Maybe this afternoon.
The photos here show a few of the pieces from my first "dye job".

Well, off to do the laundry and house cleaning. Yuck. :)
Until next time. Keep on stitching.


Carolyn NC said...

Will continue praying for your mom. I do understand. Hang in there. I love your fabrics. They turned out beautifully.

Nancy said...

I have you and you mom in my thoughts often! Your fabrics looks great, I am sure you will have fun deciding what to stitch on them!

Carolyn NC said...

You have been tagged - see my blog for details!

Rachel said...

you and your mom are in my thoughts.

The fabric dying looks wonderful. cant wait to see what you stich on them.

Mare said...

My heart & prayers go out to you Kathy. Your fabric looks great.

I have tagged you, visit my blog for more details :-) Maybe it will provide you with a little distraction. Sending hugs

Meari said...

I know how difficult this has been on your with your Mom & it's great that you do all you do. :) (hugs)

Love that pic of the aida on the lines drying. Great perspective from a photographic standpoint!

Rene la Frog said...

Will continue to pray for your Mom and you. I know just how hard a job you have since we had the same thing with my MIL. She lived with us until she passed and we were very thankful we were able to care for her and not have to put her in a nursing home like her other children wanted to do. I'm here for you if you need to talk, cry, or just need a {{{{HUG}}}}

Rene la Frog said...

Almost forgot....LOVE your fabrics. I see some beautiful stitching being done on it.

Lizzy said...

Keeping both you and your Mom in my prayers, Kathy! I know how difficult this is for you. We kept my grandmother at home 'til she passed and tho on some days we had some sitters who helped to care for her, since I was a SAHM at the time, I spent the majority of my time at her house, helping care for her... It is heartbreaking and sometimes you feel so helpless. Sending you both lots of warm, gentle {{{Hugs}}}...

And your hand-dyed fabric is beautiful!!! :-)

Hugs and Happy Stitching...

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Hugs Kathy - you and your mother are regularly in my prayers. I am adding your blog to my Reader, so hope to 'keep up'.

The hand-dyed fabric is wonderful.

Viv xx