Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sickness and Sewing

It has been a different couple of days. Mom's can NOT get sick, right?? Well this mom got so sick, I was flat on my back (or hunched over a toilet) for the last 36 hours. Oh, I was sick. That violent type of stomach flu that has you wanting your mother! I will say that my children were SOOOO good during this time. Sweetheart must have talked to them. You hardly knew they were here. They played games quietly, crocheted and played the ever coveted Nintendo DS...that is a rare treat around here. Whatever, it worked and I had lots of quiet while I suffered miserably with stomach sickness. Sweetheart did not even work in the basement as he did not want to make the noise. Charlotte crocheted me a "cloth for my forehead".Today I feel weak and wrung out, but my stomach is much better. I am praying that my family does not catch this. TJ and Rachel had it last week, and it was awful for them too. I had one bright spot in my sick day.....My Aunt Pete sent me a Valentine's package. She made me a wonderful apron. Her embroidery is beautiful! Also, a book and a gorgeous book mark (which I did not see right away and almost threw out with the paper...glad I caught that as it is stunning).The book is filled with inspirational stories and prayers for times when you feel troubled. What a perfect thing...I was wondering, "Why me, God", while my body was trying to reject it's stomach organ! Thank you, Aunt Pete, for the gift from your hands and heart. The kids LOVED the valentine's cards you enclosed too. TJ and Emerson were sent theirs when Rachel brought me some soup last night...that girl is a keeper!
Before I got sick, I spent some time preparing a hand quilting project. I am in the middle of much machine work, but needed a hand quilting project for the evenings. I could have worked on the pink and brown, but it is not calling my name right now. I have had this "center" of a table topper for 12 years....It measures 18x18 and I thought I would add some borders and call it a flimsey. Well after playing around with different borders, I was not happy with any of them. I decided to leave it as is and since I will use it for under the fruit bowl on the counter, the size is plenty big enough. I got it marked and all ready to baste,and it is in the hoop. All easy straight line quilting that will finish up quickly. I am just waiting to get the Star Sampler back and in the hoop. That won't be for a couple of weeks yet.My friend, Coleen stopped by Monday evening just before I left to go to Bible Study. She brought me the packet for the Sampler class I am doing. Along with the paperwork and fat quarter for the first set of blocks, she brought me a beautiful fabric collection. What a sweetheart. The fabrics range from lights to darks and are all wonderful. I will put them in my quilt and think of her every time I see it. What generous, loving people I have in my life.
Now it is time to get back to my daily tasks, such as home school (we had yesterday as a sick day), laundry (LOTS of bedding and germy blankets), a deep clean of the bathrooms and an easy day of hand quilting while I continue to recover. I pray your day is blessed and full!!

13 comments:

Winona said...

Bren, I am so glad you are feeling better. That stomach flu really pulls the rug out from under you. So sweet of your dh and the kids to be so quiet for you. Rachel is an angel for bringing you some soup. Now don't overdo it today. It took me a couple of days to get my strength back. That was so nice of Coleen to bring you some fabric. Always love gifts of fabric. Also sounds like you have a very sweet Aunt Pete. I think I covered everything I was thinking about as I read your post. Good to see you back on your feet. Take care today.
Winona

Winona said...

Bren, also wanted to say that Charlotte is doing really good with her crocheting. So glad she is enjoying it. It is a great hobby. Very sweet of her to make you a forehead pad. Winona

Mary said...

Your daughter's crocheting is looking great! I am left handed and my daughter is right handed, I just can't seem to teach her how to start the second row. We're working on it.

I'm glad you are feeling better. Drink lots of fluids to make up for what you lost.

Copper's Wife said...

I'm so sorry to hear how sick you've been!! Praying for your swift recovery.

Susan said...

Oh, bless your heart! I can stand any kind of sickness except the stomach flu. I'm so glad you're better now, and hope no one else in your house gets it.

Fruit of her hands said...

Bren~ I know that you know that I have already been praying for you but just wanted to leave a nice comment and tell you again what a wonderful blog friend you have been. Take it easy..Hope no one else catches what you had. Isn't being sick one of the worst things..
Blessings,Joann

meggie said...

So sorry to read you have been sick. glad you are feeling better. Just love those pics of your beautiful grandchildren!

moreofhim said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick! I hope you continue to feel better each day! Your daughter was so sweet to crochet you the head cloth! That is just precious. Your gifts are lovely, too.

Feel better!! Take care of yourself and rest until you 100%.

God bless you - Julie

Donetta said...

Charlotte made your cloth for your brow...Oh I could just cry with joy. What an amazing act of deeply felt love and concern for you. Your succeeding you know. She is coming along Bren. That is so priceless..


when Your up to it I exhaled on the other blog. Thought you would want to know.

I am so glad your getting better. I did pray for you and mostly the children too. I am pleased with them as you must be also. They are showing your implanted character. I know it is just not the threat of Dad.

Guðrún said...

Oh, stomach flu is so bad, you get so sick, I do hope you are feeling fine now.

Love Bears All Things said...

Sorry you were sick but kuddos to the kids for being so good and taking care of you.
I received my package today and am posting it tomorrow.
Take it easy, don't overdo.
Mama Bear

Charlene said...

You are absolutely right - Mom's are not supposed to get sick! I'm glad the kids were so good for you and you are obviously on the mend...now let the disinfecting begin!

Ace said...

Oh Bren, I hope you feel better. We all just had this last month, sorry December. It was HORRIBLE! A little ginger and honey in hot water worked wonders though.

Charlotte's cloth was very sweet....

Many Blessings :)
Ace