Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another progress pic

Grace is starting to look like an angel now. The wings are finished, and I really do like the effect of the beads, though the first person to see the wings finished commented that gold beads would have been a better choice. I'm still happy with the result - it is in keeping with the charted floss colours, and the wings have a lovely subtle glittery appearance.
My Dad is not well, and I have been spending quite a lot of time with him in hospital. He suffered a cardiac arrest and then developed aspiration pneumonia following a gastroscopy, and had a couple of days in Intensive Care Unit, but he is now back in the medical ward. He is very up and down - appears to be improving one day, then slips back the next. We (his children)have made the difficult decision to find him a bed in a nursing home when he is well enough to leave hospital. He has reluctantly agreed to this move, though he is certainly not enthusiastic about the prospect. It will be a difficult transition for him, and for us as well. I had no idea that finding and organising admission to a nursing home was such a complicated business - My sisters and I are on a steep learning curve here, but luckily there is a lot of guidance and support from the hospital team.


stitchinfiend said...

Your angel is beautiful. My prayer are with you and your family as you make the hards decisions that lie ahead. (((((hugs)))))

Jules said...

Your angel's wings are gorgeous! I think you made the right decision on the bead color. The gold would have been too much.

I hope your Dad gets to feeling a bit better and finds peace in the decision to go into a home. My mother is a nurse in a home in MI and it can be difficult for the family and the resident (they are not called patients). I think your dad will fair well in a home, especially if you and your siblings visit him often. That tends to keep their spirits up! Make sure you find a home that has a good activities department.