Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ahhhhhh.............

Is it just me or am I hearing a universal sigh today?  This was how I felt today.....

Grandson's bearded dragon chilling out!


I won't even try to catch up on the last few weeks here other than to say that it has been a crazy Christmas season.  My mom fell, broke her leg and then developed a blood clot.  Hours have been spent in hospitals and she is currently in a rehab facility.  We were able to "spring" her for a few hours on Christmas Eve.

Our Christmas was wonderful with family all here.  I apologize for no photos, but it was a hectic evening.  My DILs promised me some photos so I will share once that happens. 

Our son and his family left last evening so today should have been a day of cleaning.  Instead, I took a little time to sew Clue #5 from Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Mystery QAL.  Cleaning will wait but today I needed to scratch my itch!



I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  It's hard to believe we are getting ready to say goodbye to 2016.

23 comments:

Val said...

I hate that about your Mom. I hope she's doing much better! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. A new computer helped me get back to blogging.

Kate said...

So sorry to hear about your mom.
The cleaning will always wait so you did the right thing by scratching your itch. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

You definitely needed a sewing day. The cleaning will always be there to haunt you whether you acquiesce and waste your time doing it, or not. I'm hoping for one of those "not" days soon, but probably not this week.

Ramona said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, but I'm glad she's well enough to be in rehab. I had to scratch my itch after the wonderful craziness of Christmas, too. And you are so right...the cleaning will wait!

Maria said...

Do hope your Mum is getting better. Nice she could come and spend some time with the family for Christmas.

Love that photo of your GSs Bearded Dragon....LOL..
Bet that how you felt after the festivities....
Sew good to veg out in your sewing room....
Cleaning can always wait...

Kathy S. said...

LOVE the photo of the bearded dragon just chilling out. Glad to see you've made progress on the mystery quilt. I have yet to start mine. I love following along with all of your projects. You had a great 2016. Hoping 2017 is just as wonderful! Happy quilting!

CathieJ said...

I hope your mom is getting better quickly. I totally understand not wanting to clean. Sometimes it just has to wait until we get into our happy place. Those fabrics that you are working with are very pretty. I love the colors.

Carol S. said...

I'm glad you were able to get your mom out for Christmas Eve. Hope she's doing better! I need to "scratch my itch" too and hope to sew today. Hurting my back while lifting the sweet monkeys kind of put a crimp in my sewing time. It was worth it though! :O)

Jeanna said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom but I am happy she was able to leave the facility for a bit and celebrate with you.

You are doing a great job staying current on Bonnie's mystery quilt. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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LA Paylor said...

omg. Just breaking her leg caused a blood clot? That's become a fear of mine! What a lot to deal with. Now that picture is priceless. It could be an after dinner shot on Thanksgiving too. It takes a lot of perseverance for people to blindly follow a mystery quilt so good luck. LeeAnna

Sherry said...

Your picture is a perfect description of how I feel also. Sorry to hear about your Mom, I hope she heals nicely. I'm glad you had the opportunity to do a bit of sewing. I am working on attaching binding to a quilt so that I can have one more finish in 2016.

Raewyn said...

It's nice to hear you had a wonderful Christmas but I am sorry to hear about your Mum... hope she heals quickly and well. Good on you taking a little time out to scratch your itch and sew!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I hope your mom is doing well Mary and that was wonderful that she was able to spend some time with you on Christmas Eve. I sewed up my HSTs for Bonnie's mystery quilt yesterday and now I'm off to see what clue #6 is!

em's scrapbag said...

Glad you mom was able to spend some time with you Christmas Eve. Hope she is recovering quickly. Your mystery is looking good.

OPQuilt said...

Hope your Mother is doing better, and that you are getting her future accommodations worked out. I hear you on "scratching that itch"--so true that we are called to our fabric and our sewing, feeling like your grandson's bearded dragon after we get a chance to cut and stitch. Happy New Year!

barcord said...

Sorry to hear about your mum's broken leg. I know what a trauma it was when our mum did that. We had a quiet Christmas, except Christmas day which is always family time. I've been a bit under the weather with a cold and cough which has developed into Bronchitis, so I have little energy......even for sewing, horror of horrors. May I wish you a Happy New Year, and your mum quick healing of her bones. God Bless.

Michele said...

I too am sorry to hear about your mom. A neighbor fell and broke her hip too on Christmas Day. And my step dad is back in the hospital. This month has been a bit rough for everyone around here.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I'm so glad your Mom was able to spend some time with the family for Christmas Eve. And also happy you were able to get some sewing time in. The last of my family left today and I started getting some of the decorations down. Boy am I glad I decided not to put the outdoor decorations up this year! May you and your family be blessed with a glorious 2017!

creativity amongst chaos said...

I for one am so excited to say goodbye to 2016! I am not a fan. So sorry to hear that this year is making one last big splash in your mothers life. All my best to her, and your family. This New Year is sure to be a nice welcome and hopefully will have us all feeling like your funny little lizard...lol.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Obviously I am so far behind reading it is sad/comical. I am sorry about your mom. Hope she is feeling better. I agree it is nice to be able to take a deep breath that the holiday is over.

Teresa in Music City said...

So sorry you have had such difficult challenges lately! Hopefully 2017 has been more kind so far :*).

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am glad to hear that your mom was able to celebrate with you, even if it was for a short while. I hope she is feeing better, Mary! Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!!

-Soma