Hello My Stitchy Friends,
I want to say thank you for all the subscribers to my blog. Things have been very different and slightly difficult since Angelo was released from the nursing home. Nothing in the previous post seemed to happen. Angelo had his own plans. 😀 Long story short when we went to his childhood home and he was in the wheelchair. He did not want to stay. Rolled to the car and got in, on his own. So we went to our home. Once home he wheeled around the house. Next thing I know he up and walking. Next he took the long flight of stairs to our room. I was stunned. I had no idea he could do that. He moved about on his own. I was just watching he didn't fall or anything. So physically he up and moving. Right arm and leg still not 100% but he walking. Yayyyyyy!
Speech and communication is another story. We have great difficulty communicating. I have some tools to use like a dry erase board. Lots of gestures and such. He tries to speak but just comes out jumbled. Blah blah blah. Some words come sometimes. Like hello and lets go. But daily its a struggle. He gets frustrated with me cause I am his only caregiver. I try to understand what he wants but if I am wrong he starts flipping out. I just try my best to take him places I know he would like to go. Sometimes I am right and sometimes I am wrong. I just keep trying. He refused medicine since his release. I just slip it to him in his food. Must have the Xarelto for his heart. And 1 aspirin a day.
He hates me going to work. I don't know if its a trust issue or what. It was like getting your kid to go to first day of kindergarten. He just was not having it. So I took a week off work. Then I let him know that I had to return to pay the bills. He agreed in so many ways. But everyday I go to work is hard. He has speech therapy 2x a week for the next 3 months. I hope we make progress. And the family sure has not helped with him at all. LOL. His daughter calls from out of town but pretty much all care and appointments are done by me. All that talk from the family and nobody stepped up. Shaking my head. Well it works so far so forget them. Its just so tiring for me sometimes but onward and upward. Its only been 3 months and I am happy with the progress so far. I know he struggles with not working and not being the provider he always was. Not much I can do but stand by his side.
On to stitching...
So close to a finish on Halloween Cat by Satsuma Street. 28ct jobelan.
Horrible picture but we have a finish people. Yayyy! Elephant Sampler on Etsy. Update: Made for my best friend of 17 years. She did not seem happy to receive it so I will keep it for my own. I will not make anything for anyone else. Unless they ask me. So unappreciative. But she did not understand the work I put into it and the fabric is hand dyed (not cheap). She thought it was dirty. SMH. I love it. I will be watching some videos to help me finish it as a flat fold. (Vonna the twisted stitcher, lol)
Goodwill jackpot..17 Lizzie Kate Flip it Holidays and year with charm patterns. $2.00. I almost fell on the floor. Only missing December year with charm and Holiday Halloween flip it. So happy
So here is my start on the September year with charm. I hate the colors do not match the photo but these are only the DMC flosses. Next time I am picking my own colors. So different from what I was expecting.
I have also picked the fabric and floss for the Share Faith by Erica Michaels. Starting this soon.
I received my Just Cross stitch Halloween (not pictured) and the latest issue. A few I want to stitch in this one and the Halloween issue.
And finally My twice a year hair trim. I usually wear my hair in its natural state. Afro, braids, bun and twists as pictured on the left. But when I get it trimmed my daughter straightens it first (right) then cuts it. So before (left) and after trim (right).
That is all my friends. My next post will be the needleminder exchange hosted by Mii stitches blog.