Monday, November 4, 2013

A Sad and Stressful Week

This past week was not one I would like to repeat. It included my washing machine (9 years old) blowing up beyond repair. Thankfully, since it was an HE, there wasn't that much water that leaked onto the floor. 

My Mom had a middle of the night medical emergency that had her tranferred to a hospital 90 minutes away, as the local hospital didn't have the specialists she needed. She is improving every day and we are hopeful that she will be closer to home soon. 

The  worst news was that my retreat buddy Terry Atkinson has tragically lost her precious daughter Megan to an unknown heart condition--so, so sad. Losing a child is just inconceivable and terrible--I can only imagine her pain. 

There was one bright spot this week: teaching a fun group of ladies on Wednesday how to applique.
Eight new converts--yes!  

I haven't had much chance to get any sewing in since Wednesday. We have been making the three hour round trip to the hospital to sit with my mother most days and I haven't been in the mood to do much hand sewing.

 I was able to get a little start on my Temecula Stars (Countdown To Christmas) while waiting for our new washer to be delivered Saturday morning:

I have four made, so I guess I'm right on schedule....


  1. Oh Karen, so sorry to hear of all your troubles; I hope your Mom gets better soon.
    I love your little stars--so cute...hugs and good thoughts winging your way, Julierose

  2. I am so sorry for your friend. I'll be praying for her and your mother! I'm glad you got in a little stitching--it is good for the sanity. Hang in there!

  3. I'm sorry your week has been so lousy! I hope your mom's recovery goes smoothly. Your little stars are darling!

  4. So sorry to hear about your troubled week. My sympathies for your friend who lost a child and I hope your mum is on the road to recovery. Sewing can be a source of comfort and 'normality' in difficult times.

  5. Karen, So sorry to hear about your Mom and Terry 's lose. Sure hope your Mom is recovering and closer to home very soon!

  6. Karen just now reading this post. Keeping your mom and your friend Terry in my thoughts and prayers.