5 Feb. 2012

My Mother In Law

Sadly, on the 16th of January my gorgeous Mother In Law passed away.
She had suffered the indignity, for her,
 of having been in a nursing home for 3 and a half years.  She was placed in full time care after struggling with Multiple Sclerosis for around 25 years.  She was only 69 and was only weeks away from celebrating  her 45th Wedding Anniversary.  She had the utmost faith in her Lord, and is now in His care.
My DH is handling her passing remarkably well, I know that it is his own faith, knowing that his Mum is in a better place, that gives him the strenght that he needs at this time.
R.I.P. Marg. You will always be in our hearts.

Now onto some other news.

Luke, our now 17 yo, had his trip to Vietnam just before Christmas. He had a "Good time". Like most teenage boys, he doesn't say much or go over board with details or enthusiasm, but we are still hearing bits and pieces from him.

We had a lovely Christmas, it was just us 5 for lunch with some friends calling in for an afternoon drink.  And to celebrate the New Year we went to a nearby town called Lakes Entrance to see some fire works.  They were wonderful, and they lasted for around 15-20 minutes.

Last week, after MIL's funeral we had a week at our holiday house, it was just what we needed after all the stress and emotions.  On Australia Day FIL took all of the grandchildren (6), except Luke, to see a Disney stage show production. Luke stayed home  and DH and I enjoyed some time by ourselves doing some shopping.  One of the things that I bought was an ASUS tablet, using it to do this post with, and I love it.

With my stitching, I have been working on the 7 Sins but then I decided that I would like to work on The General, photos below, as I am sure that it is something that my Dad would love.  I took the photos with my tablet, I was unsure how just the one photo would look, so I decided to break it into three photos.  They are in order top to bottom. (If you want to see them bigger, just click!)

I have also had a little finish.  It is the Travelling Stitcher by LHN, using the threads in the chart pack and stitched on cream linen either 28 or 32 ct.  I am now stitching the little needle-book that goes with this piece.

Well my lovelies, I hope that everyone is well and getting lots of stitching done.  I would also like to thank everyone who stops by, whether you be a follower, commenter, reader or a lurker.
Stay safe.


Kathy A. said...

Oh hon, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your MIL. My sympathies to you and your family.
I love your Travelling Stitcher - it is on my WIPocalypse list this year@

Kath said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Joanne, it is always such a sad time. Was nice that you could get away for a wee break though and gather your thoughts. Your travelling stitcher is cool too, on my stitching list for ths year too.

Hazel said...

So very sorry to hear of your sad news. My friend is a sufferer of ms so it is very sad. Your stitchy progress looks great. I have the travelling stitcher so I should do it this year. X

Gina E. said...

My condolences to your family in their loss, Joanne. MS is one of those terrible diseases that drag on for so long, one wonders how the victim keeps going. Sounds like your MIL's faith kept her going.
Thank you for your comments on my blog. You've been doing some interesting stitching!

Pumpkin said...

I am so sorry to hear of your MIL's passing :o( My Gram is going into a nursing home soon and I agree with you, their dignity is lost. May she rest in peace. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Your WIPs are coming along nicely and congrats on a finish!

Sylvie said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You family is in our prayers.

Ranae said...

Joanne, so sorry to hear of your great loss.
Prayers and thoughts for your family

Crossed Yarns said...

Really sorry to hear about your loss, Jo. May she rest in perfect peace.

Lynn said...

My heart goes out to all of you on the loss of your MIL. I'm so very sorry and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Always smiling said...

Sad for your DH and you, hope you are both coping..such a loss to lose a mother.
Travelling stitcher looks good, something I stitched an age ago and did nothing with it!
Enjoy what ever you're doing


Bee Jay said...

So sorry to hear about your family loss. As you have said, your dear MIL is now being cared for by her heavenly Father. You will certainly miss her. Look forward to seeing more of your stitching.Blessings!

Karoline said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I shall keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations on finishing the Travelling Stitcher, it's lovely

Felicity said...

My deepest sympathies on the passing of your MIL.

I have just done 'Travelling Stitcher'. I loved it!

Suzanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Faerie said...

Love your work. I've nominated you a a Liebster award!

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Sounds like your MIL was a wonderful woman. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your stitching is really pretty!

Vanessa said...

So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. My condolences.
I love your Travelling Stitcher, it is so cute.
I have been a lurker on your blog for some time now. I have finally started one of my own. If you get a chance, stop by. OneXataTime@wordpress.com


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