Saturday, April 19, 2014

Busy Hands

My nights with Daddio's are coming to an end. Middle Sister goes back to work Monday so I will be switching over to days and she will do nights. Little Sister will be joining us here and there when needed. It's such a blessing to have a herd of us to bear this burden. I feel sorry for only children. To make things easier for us the manage him, we've rented a hospital bed and set it up in the living room so he can see the TV and moved the sewing tables in there so he can watch us sew.

He left us a big pile of paper pieces to finish so in between his care and feedings, I've been making my way through the pile.

I'm not as good at it as he was.

Even my ironing leaves a lot to be desired. His were always nice and tight and crisp. Mine are rather sloppy and floppy.

I've made nine rings now. I only need one more. I need to get some backing and start sewing them down.

Daddio loves his variegated thread and I'm a big fan now too.

It fools the eye so my terrible whip stitches seem to disappear.
I am really feeling the need to get this project done in the near future. I would like him to see it finished.

Daddio's hip surgery is scheduled for May 7th but I'm afraid it's going to be a race against the clock. Trying to keep him in good enough physical shape to even have the operation is not going to be easy. Laying immobile has taken a huge toll on his general health and things aren't looking good. We are in for some long and difficult days ahead, I'm afraid.


  1. Tough situation! The quilting is a good bond for both of you!

  2. So sorry. This is so hard and the sundowners just makes it so much harder.