Friday, March 21, 2014

not as planned

I was saving my 200th post for a celebratory giveaway post but I simply can't "get it together".  The party will have to wait till I can think a little bit straighter :-)  The plans are at least forming in my little brain.
In the meantime, life has take a bit of a turn with my sweet 92 year old Mom being plagued by some gastric issues and then getting diagnosed with colon cancer and metastasis. We were able to avoid a lot of unnecessary testing and stress on her and have an amazing hospice team that help us right in her own home. My sister and I are trading off to give her the 24 hour care that keeps her the most comfortable and happy. Mom is not suffering with a lot of pain but we work to keep her nausea at bay and her strength up as best as possible. Mom's outlook is peaceful, accepting and still 'going for it'. She has loved and walked close to God since she was young and this is still the foundation of her life. She is blessed and is still a blessing to so many, including her kids.
So not much sewing here! I finished the the quilt top I was working on and got half way through pressing the seams of rows. I have shopped some finding some wonderful homespuns.  I also ordered from The Raspberry Rabbits! I downloaded the free pattern of Conrad the Rabbit Collector via Michelle's site.
And then ordered a kit from her for supplies to make this cute guy with his carrots. The package came a couple of days ago. What a sweet thing to open up this gorgeous present wrapped bundle!
And I hadn't even gotten to the felt inside yet :-)
 Fun and yes, those Hershey kisses were delicious too!
Thank you, Michelle!
So I will be putting my thoughts into plans here but a bit slowly.
But I will be back. Thank you for your prayers.



  1. From those of us who have been where you are, please know how very much my prayers and thoughts are with you. I don't need to tell you to cherish these days, you already have an incredible sense of what to do and how to do it. Be good to yourself, too - women generally stink at that (they take care of others!) but you will need your mental and physical strength, believe me. Bless you all- sending pain-free energy and light!

  2. Aww such a sweet parcel..enjoy :)
    Give my love to your mom..big hugs x

  3. HI Loris. I am so sorry to hear the news of your mom, but of so thankful that you are caring for her in such a loving environment, away from the stress and tests of the hospital. Bless you each day and prayer for you, for strength and peace.

  4. I've been in your situation twice, it is never easy. My thought and prayers are with your mom and my hugs (and kitty hugs) go to you and your sister.

    FYI, that rabbit is SO cute! should be fun to make.

  5. I've been in your situation is never easy. My thoughts and prayers go to your mom. My hugs (and kitty hugs) go to you and your sister.

    FYI, that rabbit is SO cute. It should be fun to make.

  6. and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong my friend.

  7. Life seems to change so unexpectedly sometimes. It is good that you have the peace of knowing you mom has a strong faith and that she is at peace. I have ordered from Michelle and she always sends such a lovely package. I thought about ordering the kit for that pattern but I am so far behind with so many projects. I know you will enjoy this project when the time is right for you.

  8. Such sad news about your mother.


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