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Friday, September 16, 2011

Something Little To Share

Hello my dear friends,

these past days have truly been a roller coaster ride for me with everything going on at the moment. Our outdoor project is weeks behind now and no end in sight really.

My mother is still in the hospital and so far we still do not know what is wrong with her. Her breathing is very bad, she forgets everything and she doesn't want to eat. It is really hard seeing her like this not knowing what the problem is. One moment she seems to be OK and clear thinking and the next she is talking about things that makes no sense at all. She was even found wandering the hallway at night all on her own and looking for Christmas ornaments I was told ~ it is so sad.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you sweet bloggers for your well wishes and prayers ~ you are so thoughtful and you are all in my heart.

I do try to stay strong and not break down so this morning I got up very early after receiving a phone call from a relative in Germany and I used creative therapy to take my mind off things for a short time and this is what I created ...

I used this old shaker top ...

and a piece of my pale sage green velvet and...

... created this!!

Yes ~ I know another pincushion but I really enjoyed making it ...

... and after I was done I actually feel a bit more peaceful to start the new day.

I used some old piece of crochet doilies and an old earring to dress it up and I hope you like it!

And last but not least ....

... these are some of my beautiful flowers that are blooming in my garden right now ~ such a lovely color!

I hope you are all well, healthy and looking after yourselves.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Karen ~ I am praying that they figure out what is wrong with your mom ~ It is so heartbreaking to see our parents not themselves ~

    hugs and prayers,

  2. i will continue to keep your mother in my prayers. i hope she is back to her old self real soon!

  3. Beautiful pin cushion. I too continue to keep you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. What a gorgeous pincushion!

    As with the others, I will keep your mother & your family in my prayers.

  5. I love that pincushion! What a sweet idea.
    Also, I'll be praying for your mom and for you!