May 8, 2018

Monday Update (A Day Late)

Yesterday we went to visit a family member in the hospital. She has made the decision to end treatments and we wanted to say our goodbyes. She has always been a special person in Jeremiah's life and makes a point to see him when we are camping. She is my Dad's Aunt and we will miss her dearly. That damn cancer is claiming another wonderful person. Please send my family any spare thoughts/prayers.

Onto better news...Tuesday the 1st was my Mom's birthday. We had a very nice day together at the outdoor flea market she used to sell at. It opens on the first Tuesday of the month of May and just happened to be her birthday this year so we of course had to go up. The weather was beautiful. Never know with early May one year we had snow even. We had a fantastic time. Then in the afternoon my cabin got delivered which I shared more details in my post before this one. It was a long day but it was a great day. We got home late and slid into bed.

Wednesday I started the May Durene Jones Calendar piece. Friday I was able to get it finished up...
(Finish #15) May 4th, 2018
  May from Durene Jones Calendar
Freebie available on her FB Group
Stitched on 14ct Ecru Aida
Threads are suggested DMC
Started May 2nd. Took 3 Days.

I had to laugh when I noticed there are 13 flowers on this one. My birthday is May 13th. How perfect. Plus I'm a major dog lover. Meant to be! 

Saturday we worked on the cabin as I said in the post below. Sunday Fred had a radio event so I used that excuse to put my feet up and stitch the day away. I pulled out a Mill Hill kit that will be displayed in my cabin sometime soon hopefully...
This kit is called Cabin Fever. Perfect right? I had one day into it but just the little block in the middle with the marshmallows. Sunday I added the little cabin...
I hope everyone has a great week. We have a lot of plans but I hope to sneak in some stitching too of course. Hope you do too.

FYI I'm in the process of changing my email address so if you see a new address that's why. Changing to gmail instead of using my frontier one.


Rachel said...

Great finish again and what an apt Mill Hill kit! It seems so many things are just meant to be. :)

Stitching Noni said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's Aunt... it must be a very hard and sad time for you all ;o(
Love that gorgeous finish - it was definitely meant for you!!
I think that Mill Hill design will be perfect for the cabin...
Hugs x

Tiffstitch said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your aunt's illness, and very brave of her to choose her own way. Your little cabin is so cute on the Mill Hill and Happy belated Birthday to your Mom!

Rhona said...

Such a cute Durene Jones design and a great finish! the cabin design is perfect! happy belated birthday to your Mom :)

Astrids dragon said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt, it is such a horrible disease. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with her.
It sounds like a perfect day for your Mom, did she find any treasures?
May is adorable and perfect that it has the 13 flowers for you!
I have Cabin Fever too! I bought it to make for the lake house and haven't start it yet. You might inspire me!

Cathy said...

I saw the Mill Hill pic before I read the sentence above and just assumed it was for your cabin; that's how perfect it is. I love the little May dog as well.

Julie said...

Sweet little design and so perfect for your new cabin home.
{{hugs}} to you and the family. I have 2 elderly aunts who are suffering very ill health at the moment :-(

Mia said...

Sorry for your aunt, Katie.
Great stitching, my friend.

Faith... said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt. C can take a big toll a person in so many ways and I am sure it was hard for her to come to this decision. Thankfully it sounds as though she has family support.

Your calendar piece is so cute! After watching Rachel with hers and now you I just may have to stitch them up too. They always make me smile.

Happy Mother's Day!

rosey175 said...

I'm sorry about your great aunt and her having to make that choice. I imagine she is very tired.

Your Mill Hill kit is going to be so perfect for the new cabin!

Happy Birthday to you~ :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So sorry to hear about your Great-Aunt, at least you all got to say goodbye and spend time with her.
Lovely work on the 13 Flowers piece and the cabin too. Will cabins be vying for first place with the beach designs now?