Hello everyone! This last week has been a bit quieter; the work fiscal month cycles down a notch (plus my boss is away, so there’s less interruption or change to my day). At home Mum has also cycled down a notch, and is now pretty much confined to the hospital bed or the electric Laz-y-boy I brought her last year. I am hoping we will be able to celebrate Christmas together, but expecting that we won’t. Mase decided not to play cricket this summer, and we were too late for summer soccer registration, so he’s doing golf lessons. So cute to watch him carefully line himself up!
Last week’s #magicalstitches homework was a bit savage – ended up being 1400 stitches required, which is a huge leap from month 1 (which was only 300 stitches in some weeks). I am evaluating what I want to do next year, and as I don’t particularly like the books this group is moving onto, I think I will mute for 2020 and do my own thing, getting my WIP count down to something manageable. I set up a project table, thinking that week one of every month would be a Mira, week two a small, week three a Teresa Wentzler and week four/five free choice. I have 26 WIPs right now. Some are terribly small, like a plastic canvas Clouds Factory Rapunzel (15*24 stitches) and some are massive, like Fairy Idyll (247*309 stitches). 26! Huge shock.
Anyways. Each of the prompts related to the Pensive and memories, and required 200 stitches. There was a bonus for a photo relating to prompt 5, collections. Mine of course was my Mira wall that hubs is carefully curating.
- Purple – I had nothing to hand, so I started two CF plastic ornaments for the gift box I plan to give Aurora – Rapunzel and Ursula
- My Best piece – Shakespeare’s Fairies
- A project with a house – new start again, the original Home of a Needleworker.
- A project with some food item I could give – this one could be controversial – I chose Prancer!
- Something I collect – Shakespeare’s Fairies again
- Something cursed – I chose Fairy Idyll, as that over one skin has been awful!
- Something I don’t want to end – Shakespeare’s Fairies. I love this design.
Anyway, take care & have a lovely week.
3 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday #260”
Watching your mum decline is difficult, especially worrying that she won’t live until Christmas. My grandkids experienced the slow decline of their other grandfather and his eventual death at home. They talked about it quite a bit, but I think it was healthy for them to be there.
I think it’s healthy too, just bloody difficult. Especially with the age & understanding differences
I think that it is bearable because the whole family goes through it together. I think hospitals are much scarier for kids, at least ICUs.