Monday, January 21, 2008


My first sewing project is floor pillows for my downstairs. I have an extra set of drapes from down there (long story) that I've taken apart, so I have a ton of free fabric to learn with. I spent probably about two hours on it tonight and I got one - that's right, ONE - 27" pillow cut out. It is remarkably hard to cut fabric. Well, at least to cut it straight, with the grain, in right angles. At this rate it's going to take me a YEAR just to do these darn pillows.

My parents flew home from AZ yesterday. My Grandma is in really bad shape. She's stopped eating or drinking anything now and is totally unresponsive. My mom is arranging for hospice care to come in and make her comfortable, but the general assumption is that she won't last much longer. Thankfully, her sister flew in and is helping her with all this stuff (her brothers are useless). It's hard to watch my Mom go through this, and harder still to even conceive of having to make such decisions myself someday. Makes me glad that Kate will at least have a sister to help her when we're the ones in the nursing home.

So...ugh. That's pretty much all I have to say about today.


Unknown said...

Sorry to hear about your g'ma :(

Meigan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My mom is going through the same with her parents. It IS heartbreaking to watch.

On another note, why do I picture you as Maria from "The Sound of Music" with those curtains????

carrster said...

Ugh - I hate cutting fabric. It's the worst. That's why I'm so excited about my new scissors...which maybe someday I'll find time to use.

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. That is not easy at all. :(