Today is the first day of the 6 fat men (Lizzie Kate) SAL and I still don't have a fabric that I'm happy with. I had one until this morning when I discovered I just can't see the squares. Its 28 count Monaco? Its nice and heavy but very tightly woven and it will just kill my eyes if I try to use it. I've pulled out the last piece I ordered. Its Misty Blue/Antique Blue and 16 count. It reminds me of the Pacific Northwest where I live. Kind of a grey blue. To make the whole thing worse I can't find the blog where the SAL is posted. What a day!
I'm also in a fog. My mother in law is in the hospital. She has been in and out 2 times in little over a week. She is 86 with dementia. She's been back in since last Thursday. They aren't sure what she has but she is very congested and they are now thinking it is congestive heart failure. She is so different than the kind of lady my own Mom was. But it's still hard to see her in this shape. Its hard on my husband as he was the baby and the only boy. His Mom idolized him. Now she doesn't even know who he is except on a really good day. He can hardly look at her. His older sister has checked out of it all and no one knows why. I suspect that their Mom said something awful to her. So that leaves his sister who is the middle child. I'm a middle child and know exactly what she is going through. Anyway we are prepared to leave for California at a moments notice now. I finished up the taxes last week and we took all the Chihuahua's to the vet and got their shots all up to date. I have made arrangements for the 2 smallest Chi's to stay with my best friend and the other 3 will go down with us and then be boarded. The suitcase is packed again with the same clothes that we wore when we were down there 10 days ago but they are now clean again. We have to be prepared for what ever may happen. I'm not handling this limbo period very well. I just don't know what to do with myself.
I'm sorry for such a gloomy post but I just needed to get it out.
If your in the 6 Fat Men SAL I hope your stitching today and getting lots done. I'm sitting here looking
at that grey blue piece of 16 count aida and thinking "go for it"!