Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Georgia Update

Things are going great in Georgia with Mom. She is doing fabulous post surgery and quickly recovering from the nasty side effects of chemotherapy. We were all at a loss as to how we could keep her settled and still for any period of time. She is usually moving constantly and FULL of nervous energy. I told her that she seriously needed a hobby to keep her busy while she recuperates. I had tried to teach her crochet last time I was here without luck, and she hasn't had the attention span to focus on books or movies. Eventually she remembered that she used to really enjoy embroidery. We found some old supplies along with a partially finished project in a closet and after a little remembering, she was off. She doesn't want any pictures taken right now, but it was a beautiful sight to see her settled in and stitching away. So if anyone knows where I con find some cute stitchety patterns for her to work on next, please let me know. I have a folder on my computer at home, but it would be nice to get a few things ready for her before I go.

11 comments:

Lynne said...

Glad to hear your mum is doing well post-surgery. Embroidery is a lovely pastime, especially in summer!

Melinda said...

Oh, how wonderful that your mom is doing so well.

Sandi P said...

Clover and Violet Blog is doing an Embroidery 101 quilt along right now, and Little Miss Shabby is doing a Birdie Stitches Embroidery quilt. Even if she didn't want to do the quilt squares she might like the small embroidery pieces.
Glad she is doing well.

LuAnn said...

I'm so glad that your Mom is doing well after her surgery. I hope she continues to improve daily.

Amanda said...

http://www.homeberries.com/ have loads of free stitchery patterns, in a primitive style.

Ellen said...

It's wonderful that you are able to spend this time together with your Mom. I am sure that will make her recovery much quicker!

Ellen said...

It's wonderful that you are able to spend this time together with your Mom. I am sure that will make her recovery much quicker!

Char said...

There's the ongoing Birdie Stitches BOM at LMS.Everyone's doing it here's the link: http://www.littlemissshabby.com/2010/12/birdie-stitches-supply-list/

Mary said...

Search Flickr - I've found a LOT of cute embroidery ideas that I use on postcards.

Judy D in WA said...

Sending healing hugs to your mom. She is very lucky to have you there with her.

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

Stitching heals the soul. Best wishes to your mom...what kind of patterns does she like? I may have a few here I could send.