Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TUSAL and Santa Ornament

I can't get over how the weeks fly by.  

Frasier's allergies are now totally under control and we are now able to open the windows and doors to let the fresh air in.  I love hearing the birds sing in the morning and watching the hummingbirds at the feeder.  

Frasier was trying to figure out if he should play with his pumpkin or watch the birds.  

 It's nap time for Niles and he loves to sleep under the blankets or in a tent that we make for him. 

Here is my TUSAL for the month.
I also got another ornament finished this week.  It was done on 14ct plastic canvas.  Someone asked last week if it was done on preforated paper.  I had never heard of that,  but found some on ebay.  I am excited to see how that works out.  I really have learned so much in the short time I have been blogging.  I hope the suggestions never stop. 
Till next week all....


Monday, September 19, 2011

My First Finished Ornament

Happy Monday E1

I am so excited to be home today and getting caught up on cleaning and laundry.

Harry has not been doing as good as I would like.  His dementia I believe has turned into alzheimer's now.  He seems to spend most of his time in another place and time.  It's so heart breaking to see him this way.  However where ever his mind is at he seems happy and content.  I am happy for him but not for me.  I miss being able to have those wonderful conversations with him.  Most days now,  he just lays in bed or sometimes we can carry him to the comfy lazyboy chair and put in a John Wayne movie for him.  He is no longer able to feed himself and one of the caretakers who we call Mama,  comes in and feeds him.  She is such a wonderful lady to watch and listen to.  She talks to him the entire time she is feeding him.  There are even times she can get him to talk a little.  

I did my very first Christmas ornament last week and I like how it came out.  We haven't had a tree in years but it might be fun to do a few more ornaments and put up a tree this year.  I am about to start another in a few mins.  I love how quick and easy they are.  With all that's been going on with Harry,  it's been hard to concentrate on big projects. So maybe ornaments are the thing for me right now. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Penguin Noel Update

I am so excited to have the first Penguin all done.  I'm not enjoying this project as much as I thought I would, which is strange because it's really cute and I can't wait for it to be all finished and framed. 

Frasier is doing much better.  He is acting normal again and the drops for his allergies are starting to work for him.  Here is such a funny picture of him and Nile's trying to squeeze on to one of their beds.  This is really Frasier's bed and Nile's has decided to take it over in order to make Frasier jealous. 

I'm not sure how to link a video but I wanted to show this  for 9/11.  I lost 11 co-workers on that day.  One of them was one of my best friends named Rose.  I really miss her and think about her all the time.

IN MEMORY OF ALL WE LOST, THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- STATISTICS: Times of impact: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. 2819 dead from 115 different nations. 343 Fireman/paramedics, 23 NYPD, 37 Port Authority officers.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

TUSAL for Sept. and NOEL

Lots of Red and White on Top. 

Our little Frasier has been sick this last week.  He had a seizure which scared the you know what out of us.  I rushed him to the vets and of course they did all the tests and have no clue what caused it.  While they were doing all the tests, they didn't like how his heart sounded so they shaved his chest and did an echocardiogram which came out pretty good for him and his heart condition.  In fact nothing had changed from last year which is really wonderful for his age.  When we first found out about his heart condition we were told that we would be lucky to have Frasier for 2 years and it's been almost 10 now.  I have to give credit to the wonders of medicine.  

I am sure his fur will grow back fast.  But he is not to happy about it.  

It's been hard to find time to stitch but I did get a little bit done on my NOEL.  I feel like I have lost some interest in stitching but I think about it all the time.  I just don't have the energy to pick it up or make the time to sit and do it.  Hopefully next will will be different.