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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Chanel on hold

This morning I got up and finished hand-stitching the lining pieces together in the body of my Chanel jacket.

Got a call next that my mom was in the hospital - flare-up of an old issue. To make a long story short it looks like just that. She will be in the hospital for another 2-3 days and hopefully not more and then home to see how she goes. 

My one sister who does most of the on site family stuff (isn't there always one in every family, the kid who still is in the same city?) had a spring break trip booked to NYC with her husband and kids starting tomorrow, and she deserves a break. So my husband is driving me to Nashville at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and I should be at the hospital in Winnipeg after lunch.

I thought I was calm and organized about all of this while I was getting ready today, until I spent 10 minutes looking for my car keys before I realized they were in my hand.

You know exactly what I mean.

I'll be doing most of my time in the Health Science Centre - so the Chanel project got bagged this afternoon for the drive my husband and Mr. Rascal will be making to Florida this weekend. I will be flying in later when I can. 

Speaking of Mr. R, my sister phoned me today and told me that my mother's big concern is that if I come it will upset Rascal. Not good for his stomach. His stomach.

You can see what I am dealing with. The job will be to get her to chill long enough to get better.

I have packed my knitting, still working on Christmas 1992. More later.


Karin said...

Hang in there. I hope your mom gets better soon.
You are obviously a good daughter and a good sister.

annie said...

Yes you are a good sister and a good daughter.

LinB said...

Dear mercy! Prayers of healing for your mother, and for grace and patience and strength for you. And that Mr. Rascal's stomach does not get upset.

Sew Lady Sew! said...

Hope you and your mom have a wee bit of fun, in spite of the locale.