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Monday, March 8, 2010

I Kept My Hands Busy

As I mentioned last week, we have been through a horrific family emergency. My dear hubs has been in the hospital for the past 6 weeks, 4 of which were in the ICU. Now that I know he is coming home, I can talk about this a little.
To keep my sanity, I had my hand sewing with me to fill the rest of the 50 minutes of the hour when I couldn't be next to him. I spent many nights sleeping, or resting anyway, in a waiting room and depended on my handwork to keep me balanced. This week, I have started to get the embroideries done up into finished products. Here is a picture of the first three!
I did a heart because my husband had two heart attacks while in the hospital and then a quadruple bypass. Just seemed appropriate, don't ya think?? The precious pink pillowette is silk ribbon embroidery on dupioni silk with a scrumptious tassel fringe and filled with polyfil and lavender. Then two fabric postcards ready for the mail! You will find these on my website this coming week.
I am thankful that the surgery was successful and hubs will be home this week. My thanks for all the prayers and positive thoughts that were sent up for us.


Carolee Crafts said...

Pat you embroideries are beautiful and I am sure were a comfort to you whilst at the hospital. So pleased that DH is getting better each day, you have been through a hard time hopefully the sun is now out for your life again. x

SoCal Helene said...

Pat, just stunning!! It's so wonderful to hear that your husbands health is inproving and that he soon will be home with you!
Hugs, Helene

lisa said...


Glad to hear that your DH is improving and that he will be coming home soon.

Love that heart pillow! It's beautiful.


Amore Artisan Boutique said...

Wow I think they are beautiful, and a heart is so perfect for all you have been through. It is great that you had something to do with your hands that you can take with you and get your mind off of everything going on
Hope this is a better week for you
Hugs sassy gail of

Tedi said...

Yeah, he's coming home!!! I love your handiwork. I do needlepoint under the same conditions... you know what they say about busy hands. Hugs, Tedi

carolineAlexander said...

I am so glad your husband is doing better. Your creations are beautiful, you really put your heart into those.

Julia said...

Pat your embroideries are beautiful, love the roses on the pink pillow.....so good to read Dh is coming home soon..best wishes for a full and quick recovery..
Julia ♥

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Pat you have been through so much. I'm soooo glad you found something to help comfort you through this hard time. Your pieces are lovely as always. Hang in there my friend. I pray that good times come your way.

Marie said...

I am so happy to hear that your husband will soon be home. Your embroidery is just beautiful.

gail said...

Hi Pat, your hand work is beautiful. The postcards are sooo pretty and the heart is just stunning!
I hope you are adjusting to your new scheduele this week. I am here for you! I have been there, and I am a great listener. (()) for you and your DH. luv, gail

Cottage Flair said...

Your pillows are just beautiful. I'm so happy to hear that your husband is doing better and coming home. Keep up the beautiful stitching!

Cathy said...


I am so sorry to hear about your DH. My prayers are coming straight out to the both of you for his speedy recovery.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and joining in my "Cottage Style" feature celebration 'give-away'. Good Luck!

Have a great day,


Janet L Christian said...

i am praying for you and hubby -- that embroidery is beautiful

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


Your new work is beautiful!! And I'm sure your husband appreciate every moment you were there with him. Glad to know he's coming home soon! Hope he recovers quickly! Take care..

Pei Li

Mary Patterson said...

Continued prayers for you & your sweet hubbie. I love how you very appropriately made the heart embroidery while sitting with him in the hospital. A sweet story of love & faithfulness! Blessings on you both.
Mary P
Mary's Cottage Treasures