WOW! It's been a LONG time since I posted!
In case anyone was wondering, no, I'm not dead, nor did I drop off the face of the earth!
With all the hullabaloo of my husband's illness, my own health issues, and our financial setbacks last year, I just lost my posting and crafting mojo. I did make a few things for Christmas, but that was about it, as far as crafting goes.
Hubby is doing very well now, despite a few set-backs. He had issues with his blood thickening up, so had to take blood-thinners for about 8 months. He also had another foot injury which put him back into the hospital for a few days, but the infection wasn't as bad as it was last year. He now has a CPAP machine, which alleviates my fears that I might wake up to find that he quit breathing without starting back up again. He had some issues with heart palpitations, but another heart catherization showed NO BLOCKAGES. Thank goodness! I'm inclined to think that the palpitations may have been mild anxiety attacks, as he's not had another spell of them since the catherization. I believe that the catherization probably alleviated his worries, and thus eliminated the palpitations.
I'm at home full-time now, as my arthritis in my knee, hip, hands, and spine make it very difficult to be on my feet for very long or even do computer work on a full-time basis. I'm currently awaiting a disability hearing...sometime within the next 8 months...MAYBE! The knee was functioning OK for a couple of yeras, after I had a cortisone shot directly into the joint; however, the shot is now wearing off. I'm hoping to be able to get another shot very soon.
Our oldest grandson graduated from high school in May, and is in his first semester at college. It was a blessing that he won enough scholarships to pay for his first semester! We're very proud of him!
I started getting my crafting mojo back by monogramming sheets and towels for him to take to college. I didn't take a picture of those, for some reason.
Our youngest grandson turned 3 in August, and since he graduated to a full-sized "big boy" bed, I decorated some sheets for him with machine embroidery and a little red rick-rack..
Here's the top sheet, from left to right. The bottom sheet matches the pillowcases and coordinates with the top sheet.
I've been making quite a few things over the past month, but I'll save those for another post!