Monday, December 16, 2013

Mid December

It seems like my posts have been "few and far between" lately.  I have good excuses.....really, I do.

Remeber some weeks ago I posted about my daughter’s two surgeries and how close she came to death?  Well, she did it again!  Last Tuesday (exactly 3 weeks after her surgeries) she texted me to tell me that she was unable to breath and was on the way to the hospital.  I met them there and saw that she was barely able to make it through the ER doors.  I scooped up the three kids (who were out of school because of the snow) and took them home with me.  I feared Calista probably had pneumonia.  It was much worse than I feared.  Both her lungs had "extensive" blood clots and she was told it was a good thing she got to the hospital when she did.  She spent 2 days in a critical care unit and will be on blood thinners for at least 6 months.  This has caused quite a setback in her recovery.  I'm once again on "kid duty" and am taking them to and from school.  Yes, the weather has improved and just like we can usually expect in NE Oklahoma, the temperatures are supposed to be around 70 this week after being in the single digits last week. It makes kid duty a lot easier when the weather is nice!

In the middle of all of this, Calista's husband Chris finished his degree with a double major after attending school part time the last 5 years.  He literally took the last final just hours after Calista's release from the hospital.  

Now on to sewing (which has helped me maintain my sanity the past few weeks).  I managed to pack in a lot of it during the snow/ice storm.  I started this:
I got to go to my stitch group Chrisitmas brunch and got these:
And gave this:

I hope to be back soon to show some more.  I'm working on bindings now.  But just in case I don't post again before Christmas, I'd like to wish you all a very merry one!


Paula Hensley Murphy said...

Oh my gosh Teresa so sorry to hear about your daughter. So happy she is getting better. I missed seeing yhour post. Love your new project

Carrie P. said...

OH, my goodness! how scary for you all. I pray your daughter's recovery goes quickly and family life will be back to normal.
love your dresdens.
Merry Christmas.

Karen said...

So sorry about your daughter. Hope recovery goes well. Your red/white Dresden is going to be beautiful.