Jan 21, 2015

The Harriet split

I'm done with the divided Harriet Hazlin and it looks like my seams will be quite short.  I guess I misjudged but it will work out.  I tried to chose a fabric that goes with both floss colors and this is the best I can do.   Looks good in the photo but the green in the print is really green.  This size works great for a drum but I'm doing two pillow/pincushion finishes.  Or should I do something odd and sew them together with a decorative stitch and then frame?
 
 My Squeak is still missing.  I wonder if he is trapped in someone's shed.  He was here several times when the orange one showed up and was afraid of him, but they didn't fight so I doubt there is a connection. 
 
My sister heard from Cleveland Clinic and they can't do the TAVR, which is the valve-in-valve replacement done through the groin with a catheterization.  Her femoral artery is not large enough for the valve delivery so they are going through the chest directly into the aorta to reach the diseased valve.  That's a big hole!   I guess they stitch it closed after the valve goes through.  We'll find out more end of the week.  At least it's still the same method, just a different delivery point.  Much much shorter and easier recovery.  Her son is still not doing well and is seeing the specialist this morning.  Hopefully a change or addition of medication will help him keep food down.  He's lost almost 30 pounds in three weeks.
 
Got the Thread Heaven and Queen Esther chart, may start that instead of Abe.  Depends on what I pull out of the linen pile.  And I do mean pile.  What a mess.  The whole house has been a mess for so long, why not my supplies too? 
Got several names for the Shaker Cat and will pick from the hat tonight.
 
Have a good hump day.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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12 comments:

Barbara said...

I hope your kitty shows up soon. Its too cold out there! I pray your sister has a successful surgery. My DH is looking at the same type of surgery in the not so distant future.
Hugs

gracie said...

Good thoughts for Carole and the upcoming surgery. Be sure to keep some time for yourself. Love Harriet!

Jacqueline said...

Prayers for all your needs and concerns.

Keep stitching to keep your sanity.

Vickie said...

I am glad things are still on track for Carole. I have not stopped praying for her and Squeak.

Karen said...

How about seam and laying them side by side? I haven't seen much of that done and I guess it goes under the "do something odd". Worried about Squeaks.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Poor Squeaks... hope he shows up real soon.
Will continue prayers for your family too.
I like the side by side idea. I did one this way and am using it as a small pillow.

Mary said...

I hope Squeak appears soon, I know exactly how you feel. Luckily I got a phone call from a near neighbor, Aggies was in there basement. Just before going to bed a 1 am they heard a awful cry ( she never makes a sound) and called the number on her tag. She was very hungry and then went to bed looking at me like it was My fault. I might like the samplers joined with something creative covering seem. You are so clever. Carole still in my thoughts, her son too.

dee holley said...

So strong in my thoughts today are the ones who are struggling with health issues. They seem so much more ominous in the cold gray of winter. I am praying for you and yours and all others mentioned in comments.

Barb said...

I sure hope this will not complicate things too much for your sister. 30 pounds wow! the poor guy! I had trouble with food after my knee replacement but not that much trouble! Unfortunately, I have gotten back every pound I lost! I do like both colors in the divided sampler. It will be interesting to see what you do with them.

Kaisievic said...

I wish you and your family much better health very soon. hugs, Kaye

Margaret said...

Continued prayers for Carole and her son. If it makes you feel any better, my son had a pilonidal cyst removed a few years ago. It left a cave in his lower back area above his bum. I'm talking huge. Took months for it to fill in and heal.

Maggee said...

Thanks for the update on Carole. I am all for shorter, easier-for-her surgery! Harriet looks good so far... you probably have it finish-finished already... I am a little behind... Hugs!

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