Monday, August 12, 2013

Swallowtail Butterfly Start

Good Morning! It's been a couple of weeks since I've blogged and this is a new piece. This piece is due Oct. 1 so thought I better lay down the Lighthouse which isn't due until Dec. 1. This summer has been a busy summer and not the best one I've ever lived. What am I saying, this year hasn't been the best year. My last post I mentioned my dad had a quadruple by past. After almost 2 weeks in the hospital and he came home and did well for a couple of weeks. Then things started going down hill. For one thing he got an infection in his leg. That is healing up fine now. But Sat. the nurse came to change his dressing and his blood pressure had bottomed out, plus he wasn't feeling good. He was very short of breath when we walked that morning. A five minute walk and he had to stop twice. He kept saying he felt like there was fluid in his lungs. The nurse called the Dr. and had him go to ER they admitted him to Critical Care. His sodium count was really low too which accounted for some of the confusion he had. Also his kidneys aren't functioning right and they did find fluid on his lungs. Oh and they discovered he had sleep apnea. He's doing okay right now but he'll probably be there a few days yet. Wed. is my birthday, guess we aren't going out to eat for it like we usually do. Oh well...Last year my birthday got lost with mom's surgery and a couple of other things, I survived, so I'll survive this year too. My niece and her 2 little boys came in from Colorado and so my sister and another niece came in to town camping out by the Lake. It was so much fun to see them. The four little ones (Addie 5, Nicholas almost 4, Nolan and Chase both 2). They love Lake Michigan so spent a lot of time there. It wasn't the best week for camping but they all had fun. Now Michelle, Nick and Chase are on the plane on their way back to CO. Hopefully the boys are being good as Michelle felt absolutely rotten this morning so it's a long flight for her. Like I said I laid the lighthouse piece down to do this butterfly plus have two other pieces due before that one. This piece is slow going. I really don't like half stitches, I get too lost. I would almost rather do quarter stitches. It's the butterfly that has a lot of 1 strand half stitching in it. I'm thinking it would go faster and easier if I just did whole stitches and not care, but I'm not doing that now. Well, until next time. Happy Stitching.