Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017 Hot Summer Days! Husbands Knee Recovery, Moms Fractured Hip Surgery Recovery, Hen House Pillow, Lori Holt Millie's Dresses Quilt

Two weeks ago was my husbands knee replacement surgery, 2 weeks ago on Monday. It's been a difficult few weeks full of pain, nausea from pain medication. He is getting home therapy sessions and a nurse comes once a week. He had his staples removed last Friday.
It's a major surgery and wow I really feel for him.
Mom had her major surgery on her hip and elbow on May 7th after her fall on May 5th. She is using a cane, the four prong type with the rubber sleeves. 
Steve is using a walker. Our home looks like a care facility right now. Sorry no more patients please! 
In the meantime I do a lot of errands and running around some days picking up medication, shopping for groceries and things they both need or ask for, cook, clean, laundry, take mom to therapy and Doctor appointments, Steve too.
I also have a veggie garden and 2 pets. I am a busy girl. 
I too have a few medical issues myself so I tend to get quite tired. Sometimes it is more stressful than others and some days seem to go quite smoothly. Mom cannot shower or bathe herself so I have to help her with that. Steve is doing ok in that area. Mom needs a lot of help in many things but she also is not trying to do things she should and could do. This makes it hard on me and I don't like to see her be so lazy. She does not want to get up and move.
 I don't think she is progressing as well as they said she should. I don't know what that means really, she is 84 years old. 
Steve had the knee replacement surgery because of arthritis in the knee, he stands all day at work when he was at work and it finally has taken it's toll on him. He will be returning to work sometime in October or early November.

So on to the things that bring me much joy and the time I now cherish.

Tomorrow August 2, is my daughter Kirsten's birthday, I made this quilt for her by Lori Holt, Millie's Dresses Quilt. I just finished quilting the top of it 2 weeks ago. I finished piecing and sewing it together in April.
This is the back of Kirsten's Quilt with my Chihuahua Edee showing it off for me!
I made this darling quilt top for a pillow, the pattern is by Edyta Sitar, It's going to be a mini quilt I plan on hanging on our kitchen wall by the table.
These are two patterns by Edyta Sitar, the basket one is from her new book "Little Handful of Scraps". The Hen House Pillow is a single pattern.
You can find these pattern and books at her website Laundry Basket Quilts Hen House Quilt, Basket Quilt.
Every since we bought our trailer I love decorating it, the living room I love the bear theme, that started after we went to Washington State and we bought a cozy bear blanket. I made these two embroidery hoop art bears to hang in our trailer over the couch. This is not the wall of trailer that they are hanging on. The papa bear is really big 20" long oval hoop.
It was my granddaughter's birthday, she graduated last year and is now working and starts school for Vet Tech in September. I bought her that cute purse and put some money in there for her. Looks like she likes the purse, she immediately started putting her things in it. Happy Birthday Morgan!
My grandson Rylan is now doing Karate and he loves it. As you can see he has the moves! such a cutie pie.

My garden is about to burst with tomatoes and I just harvested a few cucumbers. I am growing peppers, bell peppers, cucumbers, yellow and green and several tomato plants, one is a roma tomato plant.
It's growing like a weed and is even larger today, this photo was taken last week.
The bee is working hard pollenating my garden
It was our 29th Anniversary on July 9, where did the time go! I love this man.
I'm really into dresses this year. I am getting fat, it's been so stressful these past months I think I've gained at least 7 lbs, time to get back on 21 day diet, it was so healthy and I lost 10 lbs when I did it a few years ago, now I have gained most of the weight back. Boo. So sad about that all my hard work.
Cucumber, Onions and Vinegar with Olive Oil Salad. Ymm!

Have a very Happy August! God Bless and Hugs