Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Smalls SAL

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host once again for our 2018 Smalls SAL. Be sure to click on her link to see what everyone has been up to for smalls stitching.

I pulled a UFO out of my stash to finish up for a small finish.  This is CCN Dear Santa, and I used the called for fabric and threads. 

The next thing I started was Erica Michael's Nativity Berry.  I managed to get it all stitched but I will do the finishing it into the actual berry sometime next week hopefully.

That's all I have to share this month for smalls.  I hope to have more next month.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 29, 2018

I am back home but with sad news.....

Good morning everyone.  As you know I haven't posted much this month as I was going to be taking our daughter back to college and then travel onto Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN where my dad had been transported due to a heart attack.  I arrived on Sat, Jan 6 to give my sister and our mom a break from being in the hospital with my dad while he had his quadruple bypass and 2 valve replacements.  They left that night to go home to Cleveland, TN to get some rest for what we thought would be 2 or 3 days. 

However, my dad took a turn for the worse and coded at 2:15a.m. Sunday Jan 7.  The doctors and nurses worked on him many hours after that last heart attack and also shocked him numerous times.  The doctors took him back in to have the balloon surgery in hopes of helping his heart not work so hard and soon to be on to more recovery.  After the balloon surgery, my dad's heart was not responding like the doctors had hoped and told me to call my sister and mom to come back.  They did get back in time before the doctors said that they could not do anything else for my dad.  So we asked for him to be removed from life support.  My dad would not have wanted to be left on life support.

We said our goodbyes to my dad who was 75 years old, and he passed away at 10:11a.m. Sun Jan 7.  I will miss him dearly, but I know that he is not suffering from arthritis, no more back pain and definitely not any chest pain. 

As I posted on Facebook, out of our suffering and loss of losing our dad, he was an organ donor so in hopes that our loss was someone else's gain at life. 

Until another post.....Blessings.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone....

Yes I know I am VERY LATE in posting a Happy New Years message.  So much has happened and I will only inform you of the overall details.

We went home to TN to spend Christmas with family.  On a sad note, my dad had a heart attack during our family visit with him, but SO THANKFUL that my husband was able to perform CPR on him.  So life has been in an upheaval.  He has since been transferred from Knoxville, TN to Nashville, TN where he had a quadruple bypass and 2 valve replacements.  He is doing somewhat better, but I will be taking Grace back to college in Knoxville and travel onto Nashville to give my sister a break.  I will be back soon blogging away and posting pictures if I have any finishes.

Blessings to everyone and HAPPY STITCHING!