Sunday, April 29, 2012
I am still here - thanks for hanging in there - waiting.
The carnations are awesome - the border is beautiful. I am so in love with this sampler. The colors, the fabric, the pace, everything. So in love, so in love. This is one I will be sad to have finished - but glad to have finished. La-D-Da's Mary Cottam; although I am not putting in her name, obviously, as I put my name in instead. I have to figure out what to put to the right and left of my name.
I have had several people ask, sending me emails and whatnot - my mom is recovering well. She came home Easter weekend and she is slowly building up her stamina. She was able to move to the soft collar from the neck surgery last week and is able to now drive. She is working on following up on the heart and lung issues. Lots of work and care to go, but she is getting better.
I am gaining back some of what I lost while helping mom. It will be one year from my surgery tomorrow. What a long way I have come, what a gift it is to be well, to walk, to have recovered as far as I have. I have a bit further to go, but the doctors indicated it could be up to 18 months before I was as good as it will get.
I have been reading up a storm. I have read Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Game series - awesome,all three! Also quite good Heaven is Real by Todd Burpo. Rhonda Janzen's Mennonite In A Little Black Dress a quick, fun read. I also read a series by Marie Bostwick: A Thread of Truth, A Single Thread, A Thread So Thin and Threading the Needle. The next one has come out this week - on request from the library. All quite good; I recommend any and all of them.
Well, if I want to stitch, I better get to it. I had a couple of "maybe tonights" above and need to get cracking. Hi to my new followers, hello to the rest! I appreciate seeing you there, reading your blogs. I finally caught up on that this morning...sure was a nice way to start my Sunday! What a wonderful group we are, us stitchers.
Stitch lots, needle to thread...do what makes you happy!