Saturday, April 24, 2010

what's new around here....

Thanks for all your notes. Things are improving in Jacksonville. Yesterday my father-in-law had the stitches in his head (from the brain surgery) removed. On Monday, Tom takes him to the doctor to see if the cast on his hand (from the bad fall seven weeks ago) can be removed. Regardless, it will be at least a month before he can lift anything heavier than 5 pounds.

Today Tom took his parents out to lunch at their favorite seafood place. With my father-in-law's accident and recent surgery, my mother-in-law has not been out in seven weeks. My father-in-law has only been out for doctor's appointments. I'm sure they all enjoyed getting out, but I think Tom had his hands full with getting his mother in and out of the car with her wheelchair. Plus my father-in-law is having to adjust to the use of a walker until he is fully recovered.

I've been trying to stay busy. Today I decided that I would treat myself to a day of stitching. I've been working on the L. Haworth sampler which was reproduced by Darlene Lara (The Marking Samplar). Please excuse the poor photo. Tom took the camera with him so I had to rely on the one on my cell phone. I took this photo yesterday and have since finished one more motif. I think this sampler will look wonderful in our bedroom next to the four other Ackworth samplers I've stitched.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

8 comments:

Margaret said...

It does sound like things are getting better with your in-laws. I'll continue to send good thoughts and prayers for them and Tom. I love how L. Haworth is looking! I really love this piece but I'm still saving up for the chart. :D

Robin said...

Sorry to hear about the health troubles with your in-laws but glad you were able to still see your grandson. Sounds like loved ones from opposite generations were tugging at your heart. Hope your father-in-law progresses nicely. Wow, 55 years in the same house. Not much chance of getting them to move and imagine 55 years of stuff!

Nancy said...

Hoping for a successful recovery for your father-in-law.

Your sampler will be pretty! I stitched a lot today too. It was raining so it was the perfect day for needle and thread. Did you stitch the framed design Ellen?

Sandra said...

Lovely new start Ellen, it will go perfectly in my sitting room, just the right colour, you are so clever. Glad that the news is good for your FIL.

Le blog de marylin said...

It is magnificent! Very beautiful!
Accepted my friendship in any simplicity
Marylin

Ellen said...

Thanks everyone.

Nancy, the famed piece is a Norman Rockwell print that I found several years ago. Don't you love it?

Karan said...

Hope your FIL continues to improve. Am sure they appreciated the trip out, as well as the help. Lovely new start. :0)

shakatak66 said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL - fingers crossed his recovery is swift and perfect! Your latest sampler is coming along beautifully - I love the colour choice :D