Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A picture of my dear sweet Momma as she battles cancer.  She no longer can get out of the bed and I spend several days a week staying with them helping out.  My sewing is pretty non existent right now. I know this is a season and I am doing what I am suppose to be doing but sometimes it is overwhelming.  I feel so grateful that I can help what little bit I do.

Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

I have slowly been working on the 2013 BOM.  I am working on the one block with hand embroidery now and when it is complete I will put the top together.

In other happenings, we met with hospice and they are now coming once a week to see my parents.  Last week was very busy with me traveling to my parents house twice.  Once to go with my Dad to a stress test.  He has been having chest pain and has had blockages before and then the second time was to go with him to see his cancer doctor.  Both his visits had good reports.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I didn't meet my goal of sewing everyday this past week, but I did sew more than I have in ages.  I worked on some blocks for the 2013 BOM that I am very far behind on.  I already know I will not be able to sew everyday this week.  Momma has an MRI tomorrow morning and an appointment with the radiation oncologist in the afternoon so tomorrow will be spent with her and Dad all day.  I will try to keep my goal and check back soon!

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A new year, a clean slate.  2013 had some rough bumps in the road for my family with my husband's accident and my Mom's illness.  I lost my sewing motivation at the end.  I want to get it back.  My New Year's resolution is to organize my sewing room so that I can sew for at least 10 minutes every day, even if all I get done is some cutting.  Are you making any sewing related resolutions?

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This is a sweet picture of my Mom and Dad during one of her cyber knife treatments for her brain tumor the week of Thanksgiving.  She has chosen not to have chemo for her cancer.  This is one of the hardest experiences of my life and trust me I have had lots of hard things.  It is so emotional and stressful for my Mom who faces her own mortality in the next few months.  Even though she says she is at peace with that, she is still scared.  What bothers her more is the loose of her memory at times.  She is so scared of loosing her mind.  Then there is my sweet 83 year old father.  He has his own health issues and now he is caring for her and it is so very hard on him at times.  One of their big concerns is they don't want to be separated, so he struggles through the hard parts.  My youngest sister and I are trying to help them the best we can.  I live 2 hours away and she lives an 1 hour further south of me.  Once a week we drive up to spend the day and help do their shopping and what ever else they need. In between we call them and keep in contact with each other and our other siblings.  It takes a lot out of you.  I have not sewn anything in a long time.  One thing that has keep my spirits up is when I have a moment to myself I read through other sewing blogs and see all the lovely inspirational things my fellow bloggers are doing.  That is my sewing right now.  I know after the busy holiday season, even with what my Mom is going through, I will find some time to get to all those UFO's I have!

Sew Long for Now!   

Saturday, November 09, 2013

I have not been blogging much because I have not been sewing much.  In the last month my mother was put in the hospital and diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that had metastasized and spread to her brain and lymph nodes.  I have spent most of my days at a hospital or doctor's office.  The oncologist told us Thursday that she had only 6-12 months to live if she responded to the radiation.  If not 4 or less.  The brain tumor is in her motor strip and has affected her memory and motor skills.  I have several syblings so I don't have to go through this alone and lots of extended family.  It's just when I do have a moment to myself I am so exhausted mentally as well as physically I can't get much done.  I had started this needle roll for my daughter and got to the first stage the night before Mom first went to the ER.
I finally made myself finish it a few days ago. 
I have several projects to work on, I just don't really feel up to it right now.  Maybe, as the suddeness of this wears off and the whirlwind of things to take care of slacks off I will get myself back together.
Sew Long for Now!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

My lovely daughter gave me this puzzle for my birthday.  When she was home on fall break her and I started putting it together.  My oldest son started helping us add a piece here and there.  It got so addictive the two of them sat together one whole evening and finished it!  I got some puzzle glue and sealed it.  The shop in Dayton's Farmer's Market she got it in had it displayed in a frame and it was lovely.  Next week I hope to find a frame and then hang it in the house!  Now, I will always have the lovely memory of them as adults working and laughing together!

Sew Long for Now!