Life can be cruel and for families like mine going through a loved one with Alzheimer's it is not easy, especially with such a cruel decease like this one. Decisions we do not want to face, in the end have to be. So with such a terrible weekend with Mum that my sister had with her and neighbours we have decided its time for a home for her. Yesterday was action stations to go look at suitable and lovely homes ( the prices are outrageous by the way) but still the home has been chosen.
There is a few weeks of preparation for us to go through and luckily a friend is having my mums little dog who has suffered a little over the past few weeks with not as much care and walks that is needed. So I just wanted to let you all know that until after Christmas my blogs may be a bit sketchy in the fact that I may have to drop what I am doing and sort some things out. Once my mum is settled then it will be a lot easier and she will not be as scared either, bless her.
I have a mound of Winter stitching and can not wait to be able to sit and stitch with ease, at the moment I am like a cat on a hot tin roof with phone calls and worry so it will be a good thing all round.
Having several weekends away with vintage fairs as well, including this coming weekend I am in Cornwall for the Cowslip fair so we have had to get extra help on standby but hope we can get mum settled before then ... Its a possibility anyway. I will be able to take stitching with me and sit with her which will be calmer for all concerned too.
I have a little shopping list for my skirt project as well as I had a little doodle on some paper and had some fresh ideas, I know its not a ball gown to meet the Queen in but I do want it to special and something I will love to wear for a long time so I am careful not to stitch too much before I am absolutely sure. What I do know and will not change my mind on is the vintage fabric frill I showed you and the different buttons to close the split at the side of the skirt when the draw string is fastened. If not there would be a gap from tied waist to top of my legs!!! down one side so I think the buttons rather than poppers are a lovely decoration as well as practical.
Antique patchwork squares are wanting stitching their saying in and some buttons stitched on and two other pieces need completing too so I have to get going. The weather has turned so cold, at least I am freezing at the moment so its log fires and log burner season and the baskets have been filled with logs and the coal hods are full too. There is nothing like sitting by the fire all cosy and stitching or reading a book later in the evening ...
Today I have the day at home to sort through some things and also sit and stitch as I have only a few day until Cornwall ... I will be packing to go and popping my list in but also having some stitching time too and going over to Mums this week to sit with her and stitch possibly as I will not be able to pop in over the weekend.
I think I may have a stitchery book review for you all coming up as well, just awaiting its arrival and as its that time of year when loved ones are looking for gifts for one another its probably perfect timing for lots of you because of your love of stitchery.....
Have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching! XX