Friday, February 05, 2010

Frickin' Friday

What drives a woman of a decent class to talk so crudely? Well, I'm up to here with sad, bad news. I found out today that I lost another SIL, only 58 yrs. old, my brother's wife. She was in good shape and didn't look her age at all. She got the flu and simply died. My brother, a doctor, could see that she was not doing well and called the paramedics. He knew on the way to the hospital that her heart was not performing well. When they got to the hospital,  he told her he loved her, and she told him she wasnted to go back home and be with him. That was the last thime she said anything. I just lost another SIL on Dec. 27, and I only have one left. I haven't been so sad in a very long time. I'm devastated.

Another frickin' mess is on the stitching front, as you can see above. I've lost my pattern to "The Library" by Little House Needleworks, a large design that I was having trouble dealing with all the extra fabric on a Q-Snap, so I settled for my trusty old 8" hoop, got a dab done, then lost my pattern. I think I threw it out, so I have to replace it at my LNS' Super Bowl Sale. In the meantime, I spent $55.25 on a starter package of scroll rods and put an ornament on one to try it. The design is "Pear Tree" by LHN also. I sat down with it last night and got an even smaller dab done - a pear with a big bite out of it. I fought with the scroll rods until my stomach was in knots, and I hate them! I'm tempted to take this piece out and put it in a Q-Snap, cut off the Velcro stuff at top and bottom and get it done! It's going to be pretty if I can just get moving on it.

It's snowing today today too. I got the news of my dear SIL right after it started snowing and we were on our way up north to my other deceased SIL to work on her house, getting it ready to sell. My mother called me on my cell to tell me of the latest death, and I said, "I have a real bad feeling about this trip with it snowing and all. I want to go home to grief and try to get my brother on the phone." They live in Richmond VA.

It's still snowing, and I'm crying, and it's just a frickin' Friday. I can't reach my brother. He's too busy on the phone. I don't think I feel like straightening out my stitching at all. What a horrible winter this has been.

13 comments :

Mylene said...

(((big big hugs))), so sorry of the sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

blueladie said...

Nancy,
Sending prayers. A lot of people in the stitching world care and are praying. Hang in there.
Cathryn

Robin said...

I am so sorry for your sad news. I will keep your family in my prayers

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry for your losses. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.

Mary Ivancicts said...

Nancy,

My prayers are with you, this is so sad. Please take care of yourself. Sending all my love, dear friend.

HUGS,
Mary

Shelleen said...

Nancy, I love you because you are crude :-). You tell it like it is. I am so so sorry for another loss. You will be in my heart and prayers.

Tricia said...

Bless your heart. I pray that you will be comforted. And, btw, I hate scroll rods, too. I finally just started doing it in hand, rather than using any hoops - since hoops hurt my hand and I can't use the scroll rods. I hope you're able to find the pattern at the sale!!

Vikki said...

Sorry to hear about your SIL....very big hugs coming your way.

I also hated the scroll rods. I just can't get them quite right.

Meari said...

Aww Nancy. ((hugs)) My condolences on the loss of your SIL. So young, too.

stitchinfiend said...

Nancy I am so saddened by your news and the heartache you must be feeling is unimaginable. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through the grieving process. ((((((Hugs)))))

Always smiling said...

How sad for you, hope your brother will find comfort in the family around him

Blessings for you and yours
Chris x

Von said...

Nancy, I'm so so sorry about all the loss you've had this winter. Sending you comforting thoughts and praying for all your family.

Michelle said...

((Hugs)) i'm so sorry for your losses, thinking of you and your family xxxx