Monday, 28 January 2013

Hello and welcome to anyone who may drop in to read my ramblings or maybe if anyone still every looks this way.  It has been well over a year since I last blogged.  2012 was the year from hell for us and I cannot say I was sorry to see it end.  Amongst other things my Mum was diagnosed with Alzhiemers, a relief in the end to know it was not me that was going mad, and to be able to get some help. 

Mum has now gone into a home and though it took a lot of heart searching, it has ended up being the best move we could have made.  With 24hour constant care she is no longer anxious all the time and has slowly become more like her old self again, I feel like at long last I have my Mum back and with out 10 hours a day spent trying to cope with her I have far more patience on the few occassions she does get muddled with things.  We know that things could suddenly deteriorate at any time but for the moment she is fine and that makes me fine.  This picture was taken last week when her and a couple of the carers went to play snowballs outside lol.  She loves the snow, unlike her daughter who thinks it should be reserved for Christmas card pictures. 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Very little stitching was done in that time, though just reading my last post I have realised that 'Country Bloomers' is complete and I will need to take a picture to show you.  I am also still working on 'I Still Do' though it is getting near to completion.  I am still stitching that alongside 'The Water Pump' by Lanarte.  The reason I am stitching two at the same time is because I cannot work on ISD for long as it tires my eyes.  The Water Pump is one that I kept at Mums, so if I did have a little time to relax I had some stitching there so I do not think it will be one I have shown before.  I must make a note to get my camera out in the next couple of days. 

I have decided since getting back to stitching that my WIP box has become more of a UFO box and though I have always worked on a rota system in the past I think for the moment I will be happier just trying to complete one or two projects at a time.

This is a short post for me tonight but I have been going to restart my blog again ever since the New Year and as nearly a month has gone already I decided I best make a start or December would be round again and it would still be lying here blank.  So sorry no pictures but now I have made a start I know it will gee me on to get them taken and posted.

Speak again soon

May your frogs stay in their ponds.


Mary said...

Oh, Helen, its so good to see that you are back! I was worried about you and also your mother since you have been gone so long!
I know it was a hard decision to make, but so glad that it is working out for all.
Looking forward to seeing your stitching pics when you post.

Christine said...

Hi Helen, great to see you back!
We agonised over a similar decision with my Mum just over a year ago, and like you have discovered that it was definitely for the best.
Take care, and looking forward to seeing your stitching pictures soon