Sunday, June 26, 2016

Where did June go?

Where did the last 20 days go?! I can't believe we are almost done with June and into July.

My cousin was in the hospital during the second week of the month. She needed surgery for a colon resection to treat her Crohn's disease. I spent two nights in the hospital with her so I didn't get much stitching done those days, nor the day after because I was practically in a coma. I do not understand how people get better when they are in the hospital. They do not let you sleep! Every hour they are in the room taking blood, checking vitals, changing IVs. One night I think we got three hours of sleep and the second night maybe two. She did recover from the surgery though, and thankfully went home before I needed to stay another night.

I did manage to get a little work done on the Faces of Joan Elliott SAL that week anyway.

From there I went back to The 12 Days of Christmas. The Ninth Day went really well.

During that week I had a day off and I finally turned on my mother's sewing machine and actually tried to sew with it. I got it threaded, and then ripped up an old tee shirt so I could use it to practice. I was so happy when I managed to sew a really straight line. I finally know that I can make a pillow. Still need some practice, but I can do it!

With that knowledge under my belt, I decided to keep working on The 12 Days until it is done. But this week was not a good stitching week. The train was really crowded, so I didn't get to stitch on the way into work most days. Work was beyond crazy, so I used the 15 minutes before work that I usually use for pre-work stitching, for pre-work work. Never took a break for lunch either. And I was even busy at home. But I made some progress, and progress is progress.

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  1. Glad to hear the surgery went well. You are a trooper to spend 2 nights in the hospital with your cousin.

    The Faces SAL is looking great. And with the added incentive that you now know you can use the sewing machine, I bet you will be very motivated to stitch up the 12 days!

    1. Yes, I am very motivated to complete it and get going with the sewing.

  2. Great work on both your SALs. I did a little bit on my JE Faces last week.

    It was very kind of you to stay with your cousin. Is that common practice? My Mum stayed when my brother was in intensive care and parents on young children are usually allowed to stay, depending on the situation. It must be nice to have someone personally looking after you. I'm sure she really appreciated it.

  3. Not really common with adults, but she has a lot of anxiety and I felt it was best someone was with her. I'm glad I did it. She recovered faster than expected, and that actually caused her to get totally stressed out. I was able to calm her down. I know she is there for me too.