Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wild Garden & Mom's results

Hello Friends! Yes I've been extremely busy caring for mom the last few weeks. I'll explain but first while we were waiting for my moms results, I did finish a project. This was for an exchange and the person I made this for has received it. So now I can share.
"Wild Garden" by Blackbird Designs
28ct Lambswool Linen
DMC threads &
fabric is Blackbird Designs by Moda

We were to make a finish using a flat fold method here. I had not made one of these before. I was very pleased how it turned out. This kit I purchased came with over-dyed threads, but I selected DMC colors for this project. I do enjoy stitching Blackbird Designs.
Okay (this has been very hard). Mom's results - yes she has cancer. We were told it has spread to her pancreas, liver and in her blood, stage 4. So yes that was a shock to mom, me and my sister. Mom as of right now is doing chemo. She is doing good. She is catching up on much deprived sleep, now has pain meds and this does help her. It has been an emotional roller coaster ride for all of us except mom. Mom has the best attitude ever and her belief in God just as strong. Even as I tried to write this post - I have been at her side 3 nop now 5 times so far. My sister and I are taking turns helping her. So we have to stay well and get rest to be able to do what we have to do. After talking to friends and family, miracles happen every day. And truly mom is doing pretty good. I have just summed up to you probably 25 pages worth of stuff that we have been doing, so many calls, appts, tests, more tests, and prescriptions etc.... I again want to thank you for your prayers. Please do keep praying for my mom. I will tell you that your prayers have literately kept me going. Oh the tears, then more tears then laughter. Its been surreal. I have remembered to "give it to God", but I do my best. I have also been guided by sweet precious Lee, in so many ways. One Lee reminded me to try to pick up my needle and try to place a few stitches each day. Well that suggestion has lead me to calmness and feeling the rhythm of my needle - soothing. Tears or no tears. Stitching is very great therapy for me.
White Iris on our hill
Thank you for visiting me. Your comments are very appreciated and I love reading them. Have a truly blessed and happy day. With love and appreciation Annette - California


Anonymous said...

Good morning Annette. First I will say that I am going to keep on praying for your mom and all of you. :) Your Wild Garden flatfold is beautiful. What a great job you have done. Take care.♥

gracie said...

Keeping you in my thoughts.....I love the BBD Wild Garden stitching and your finish. Keep stitching, for me it is my therapy when I need it and my feel good when I need it.

Jackie's Stitches said...

I'll definitely continue to think of you and your family.

I'd never know you'd never had a flat fold finish before. Your finish is exquisite.

CalamityJr said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely keep your family in my prayers. You did a great job on the flatfold; no one would ever guess it's your first!

Akila said...

Oh Annette, I will definitely continue to pray for your mom and also for you to have immense courage. I know what it is like to take care of a cancer patient. Your mom seems to be a wonderful lady with great attitude
The flat fold looks beautiful. Does not look like it's your first flat fold. Love the backing fabric you chose. Yes, do keep stitching. It will definitely help you.

Julie said...

Such a pretty flat fold.

I'm so sorry Annette it wasn't the good news you was expecting.
Thinking of you and take care.

Carol said...

Please know I'm thinking of your dear mom and hoping for the best, Annette. It is a scary time for all of you, I'm sure... I'm glad your stitching is providing you with some sense of calm. Your finish is just lovely...

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. I know how sad I would feel if my mom had to go thru this. I will say prayers for her and all of you that love her.

Your stitching and finishing turned out beautifully!

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom, I shall keep you all in my thoughts & prayers

Your finish is gorgeous, congratulations

Beaj said...

Hi Annette, prayers continue for your Mum and for you and your family. Miracles do happen so just keep positive and handle this one day at a time.
Thanks for the amazing Flat Fold. It's exquisite and I love it and will cherish it.Your stitching and finishing are fantastic..

Ruth said...

Annette -- prayers to you and mom. I've been through this with my mom, so you have all my best wishes.

Congrats on your stitching. I now want to go immediately home, order that chart, and start stitching..... did I mention IMMEDIATELY?! Great work.