Thursday, February 21, 2008

Finally pictures




I have been promising pictures for some time now. Well here you go. The first one is of a little mouse I made tonight. I found the pattern on Annie's Attic's free daily pattern today and knew I had to make one. I work with a lady who likes mice and since she is undergoing Chemo I thought I would make this for her to cheer her up.

The next 2 pictures or of the prayer shawl I am working on. It is such a nice and easy pattern and works up really pretty quickly if I could just have the time to really sit and work on it without interruption I think I would have it done in just a few days. But alas the phone rings or the dog wants a treat or hubby wants to go somewhere or (and this is the biggest reason) my grand daughter is over and we really have other "art" projects that we have to do.

A little update on my Father in Law. We were told last night that he was being released today from the hospital. We have not been able to verify that he is home yet but that is amazing. He just had major brain surgery on Monday and here it is Thursday and he is heading home.

It is late and I really want to get some more crochet time on the shawl so will close now and wish you all a crafty night!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another update

Thank you all for your prayers! Here is the lastest on my Father in Law.

His surgery only lasted 2.5 hours! What a shock to those of us prepared for a 4-10 hour surgery. The surgeon said after he opened up the skull the tumor was well delineated (outlined) and he was able to get it right away and he could not find any other signs of tumor. Dad is being transferred out of ICU today into a regular room and could possibly be going home this week yet. He is alert and orientated totally. He is speaking and moving his arms and legs without difficulty. My husband is so pleased with the progress that he is even flying home tonight! I am so excited, he has been gone for 2 weeks and it has been too quiet around my house.

On to crafting news.

My mother has been winding my yarn stash up for me and has informed me I will never use all that yarn before I die. So I guess I need to live to be ANCIENT! I am so impressed on how nice it is starting to look in my craftroom. I actually got to use my serger the other day because I could find it!

I am working on a crocheted prayer shawl right now. It is a pattern I found on one of my group sites. I wish I could remember the ladies name that made the pattern as it is really pretty and very easy to do. My mom said it is the prettiest one she has seen me do yet!

My Daughter in Law has been crocheting too and has completed a baby blanket in "baby cloud" yarn. She loves this yarn and I don't care for it as it is so bulky and hard to work with. I did complete one baby blanket that I had started and I gave it to her. I don't know what she is going to do with all the baby blankets that are so heavy. Our coldest temp here this winter was 29 and that was just for a couple of hours. We do live in a desert and it does get really really hot here.

That is all for now. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Update

We were just notified this morning that my Father In Law will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 9am Pacific time. The procedure will take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours. My husband was suppose to come home this evening but has now decided to stay to be with his family during the surgery. I will tell you that we have been told that the chances of him making it out of surgery are 50/50. So if you would please say prayers for him and for our family we really need the Lord's strength right now to see us thru what ever is to be.

I will update you as soon as we know tomorrow.

Thank you all for your support and don't be afraid to leave me a comment. I feel kind of a lone right now as my husband has been gone for 10 days during this crisis and I just want to know that someone is reading and praying for us.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Busy life

Yes, I do have a busy life but that is no excuse for not posting here for the past 6 weeks. Let me catch you up on what is going on with this crazy life of mine.

We had a great new year here at home. We refuse to go out on New Years eve as we call it amateur night. That is when all the amateur drinkers go out on the streets and make life miserable for others. We did have friends over on New Years day which has been a tradition of ours for about 15 years. We enjoy our time with them and have a big bar b que that night and make sure everyone is full and happy. (In Arizona you can bar b que about 350 days a year because the other 14 days it is raining)LOL

My DH's father has been going thru extensive testing since they found the spot on his lung and it has not been a good time for him. They did a biopsy on one of the spots and his lung collapsed just at the end of the procedure. It took about a week for him to get back up to par after that. He was scheduled to go to San Diego for a wedge resection of the lung to determine the type of "tumor" that was there but he got to feeling kind of "poorly" and he cancelled the appointment.

A couple of weeks ago my DH got a call from his brother (a Doctor) very concerned about Dad's behavor and health. My DH flew up to Vegas to check things out only to discover his dad was having right sided weakness and was loosing mental capacities at an alarming rate. So DH got him in for a CT scan of the brain and they discovered a brain tumor that is quite large with lots of edema pushing on all parts of the brain causing the problems that he is having. They admitted him immediatly to a neurological hospital and is awaiting surgery. Hopefully this will all be over by Sunday and we will get our answers as to what is going on and what the next steps will be taken. So if any of you would feel so inclined we would appreciate all prayers at this time.

I am recovering from a wonderful cold that my grand daughter was kind enough to give me. My voice is almost gone and I am coughing a bit but I know that I will be better soon since my Grand Daughter is getting better too. Of course she has also given this to her mom and dad too. We are such a close family.

For Valentines Day I made 28 Dishclothes to pass out to my office and my husbands office. Everyone loved them although those that do not craft thought they were pot holders. Oh Well!

I am working on another prayer shawl and will probably work on that again tonight while I finally relax and watch a little mindless TV. Seems like when DH is out of town I find myself going somewhere everynight after work. So tonight I decided to just stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet here.

Oh yes, our son that moved here from Seattle in November has moved back home to Seattle! He was just not able to find any work here in the field that he specializes in. He has already had interviews since going back a week ago and he only had 2 here in the 3 months he was here. So we are hopeful that he will be employed very soon.

Once again I don't have any pictures of my crafts that I have been doing. My Bad! But on a great happy note, my mother has been coming over each day to let my dog out around lunch time. While she is here she is winding my yarn stash for me so I can get it into less space. I told her I found a yarn sale catalog in the mail and boy did I get a nasty look from her. I have 6 64 gallon tubs full of yarn right now and that is not counting the yarn that is in bags, totes, laying around in baskets etc. So I think I am on hold for yarn buying until I get some of my stash whittled down.

Have a great crafty day and I will write again as soon as we have any news on my Father in Law.