Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that you are looking forward to a Happy New Year. We had everyone at our house Christmas afternoon to open gifts and have dinner. I cooked a standing rib roast which is impressive but amazingly easy to cook. Everyone pitched in as you can see.

Our son making something delicious.

Our daughter and daughter in law helping in the kitchen

Serving dishes waiting to be filled.

Our daughter was in charge of making the table look terrific and she did a wonderful job. She came back from the grocery store with her arms full of fresh flowers and did it all herself. She also made a delicious carrot cake. We all ate way too much.

Our table just waiting for all of the food.

We missed mother being here but she had plenty of visitors. She was even part of the wheelchair Christmas parade!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

es I have decided to have Christmas this year. With the chaos in my life the last month at times I wondered if it would happen. Our kids have all pitched in and taken over some of the duties of cooking, etc. Isn't it wonderful to have kids that are such great people?

My mother didn't do as well as we had hoped in rehab. I talked to an agency about home care and they could not take care of her safely. She has so many mobility issues. We moved her to a skilled nursing facility last week. She is not happy but it is actually a very nice place. It looks like a nice hotel. They have a beautiful dining room and lots of activities. They also have a rehab program that is not as strenuous as the rehab unit at the hospital. We are hoping that she will get stronger and come
home in a couple of months. Our goal is to bring her home not to leave her there.

Isn't this a great stocking? Go HEELS!!

Merry Christmas to all. I hope there is a hole in Santa's sack when he gets to your house and you get lots and lots.

You notice how Stanley has coped with the chaos!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My mother's quilts part 2

Here are three more of my mother's quilts. The first one is so gorgeous. It is colorful and full of fun fabrics that she collected over the years.

The second one is cat fabrics for all you cat lovers.

The third one is on my bed every night. I love the hearts on it. I wish you could see the hand quilting, tiny even stitches.

My mother continues to be in the rehab unit of the hospital. She isn't progressing as quickly as we would have liked. She has had a few setbacks. I am not sure what it will be like for her when she comes home. I am trying to set things up for her to come home. She will have to have someone with her 24 hours a day. I am going every day usually in the afternoons to help her with her dinner. It is hard to get excited about Christmas when you have so many other things on your mind.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Liberated stars

Thanks to all for the good wishes for my mother. She is in rehab now and doing well. I am going back and forth to the hospital every day. I want to be part of her recovery. I haven't gotten much sewing done this week and I don't know when I will get back to it.

This is my aunt's quilt that she made at Gwen's workshop. She had a professional photograph made and is using them for Christmas Cards. This is a great quilt. The colors are even more beautiful in person. My aunt is going to use it on her sofa so her grandchildren can fight over it when they come!! It is gorgeous!