I made it. Here at my dear Mom-in-law's house in Nebraska. We are currently in the middle of a severe thunderstorm warning with tornado warnings to the west of us. Welcome home Betsy, the weather seems to be saying. Remember why you were so glad to move to the northwest? Oh, did I mention it was 103F this afternoon? Lovely. Not. As the kids would say. :-).
Karen's surgery that was supposed to be today, has been postponed until next Monday. Apparently there was a snafu with the insurance. Excuse me?? The doctors are concerned about her waiting that long. It's a very serious surgery and I'm wanting it to be over and done with for her. It's so obvious that she's desperately in need of it. Any prayers for her would be greatly appreciated.
This is Mom's house. She and Dad bought this house about 38 years ago, just before Hubby and I were married. My bedroom is the middle window upstairs on the left.
Would you like to see some of the things I've made for her over the years? This is just a fraction of them but a good sampling.
A crocheted runner for her piano.
One of the first doilies I ever made. I wish I still had this pattern but I think I lost it in the move to Washington. I like the detailing in the center.
Mom never starches or irons these, so some are a bit out of shape from washing and no ironing or blocking.
I've made this pattern several times. I like it a lot.
My first attempt at a rectangle about 30 years ago!
Pineapples. The coaster is one of a set of eight I made her last summer. That picture is of Karen's kids. They range in age from 30 to 10. Those kids need their Mom and she needs this surgery. Seeing her would have really convinced me if I had needed convincing.
Anybody remember this? It was popular about 25 years ago. You wove string into the grid to make the pattern.
Embroidery on printed fabric done about 30 years ago or so.
One of my first embroidery projects.
Mothers Day a long, long time ago.
I made myself an identical picture of the cottage & geese. Love these quilts. Both of us have these hanging in our family rooms.
When all of us kids were done having babies I made this for Mom & Dad for their Anniversay one year. I think it was around 1990. Then Hubby's brother and his wife had another baby the next year. He was a big surprise! So the family tree I made still wasn't accurate. Oh well. Cory was worth it.
Finishing up with my favorite of all the pieces I've made for her. I adore these angels and she's promised them to me in her will when she's gone.
She has more stitchery in her closets and drawers and sitting out including lots of afghans. There is literally not a room in the house that doesn't have something I made her. I love that. She truly likes my humble gifts and enjoys using them and looking at them.
And now I'm off to bed. This 2 hour time change doesn't like me this trip. I'm tired. That could have something to do with the airline calling me three times Monday night with changes in my flights yesterday. Three times they changed my flights in the middle of the night! The flying itself was thankfully uneventful though and I had very nice seat mates.
I hope you're all doing well and I'll check in soon to let you know how the surgery goes Monday. Meanwhile, I've talked to one of my sisters and one brother and we're trying to reach my other brother so we can all meet for dinner this weekend. I am enjoying being with family again but Hubby is already lonely and he says Chloe misses me. :-)