In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pins and Needes

The minutes snatched here and there for stitching have resulted in the completed embroidery for the front of the needlebook and the front of the pin keep that are part of the Beaded Garden Accessories.

Thanks for all who have asked about Mother. We spent the day with her yesterday. She is very fragile physically, but her mind is as sharp as ever. She has both physical and occupational therapy scheduled to strengthen her legs and arms. The next big hurdle is getting her to understand that a walker is probably going to become her constant companion. And there is an MRI scheduled.

Keep in mind that the last time Mother was hospitalized was when she gave birth to The Saint almost 60 years ago. She does not take any medication. At all. The only medical procedure she has had in her entire life was her cataract surgery, and that was an out-patient procedure. If you think she's planning to give into infirmity . . .well, she has no experience with it and definitely has no patience with any of this.

Which means we have to develop some patience of our own to deal with her impatience.


  1. So glad you have a handle on Mom's response to dependence....just
    give her all the encouragement and support (and humor) you can
    drum up.... She sounds quite resilient and will probably adapt... bless