Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Our November

November, 2012 will go down in history at the Homemaking Dreams Household. The most important even was my Mama's passing on November 2nd. Then exactly one week after the funeral, my hubby had total knee replacement of his right knee.

This is the first time in 12 years that we haven't gone on vacation during the week of our anniversary which is November 18th. This year we spent it in the hospital at Memorial Hospital, at UNC Chapel Hill. This year's vacation wasn't nearly as much fun as prior years, but there were some similarities.

A bed and socks:

A view:

A show. There was a fund raiser going on down in the Children's Hospital lobby with an Elvis impersonator. Yes, I looked rather washed out, but I had been sleeping in my hubby's hospital room for several days at that point.

Yesterday we went for hubby's two week post-op appointment and he is doing great! He is walking better than before the surgery, with less pain and his leg is straight and purty!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Some Weekend Baby Sewing

I did some baby sewing over the weekend. This was my first attempt at "rag edge" sewing. It was easy. These burp cloths turned out cute and are SO soft. I only had some odd pieces of flannel on hand that would work for a baby boy, but hope to get to the store soon to get some cuter flannel.

I also finished the Zoology baby quilt. Its a simple pattern and normally would be quick to finish, but I haven't had much sewing time in a while.

I sure did enjoy the long weekend we had. I stayed home all 4 days, except for going to church and on the way home from church I stopped at the grocery store. Hitting the Black Friday sales is not for me!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Snow and Rural Views

It sure looks like left over snow in our side yard, doesn't it? Its really just some cotton left behind by the cotton farmers who temporarily left some huge bales of cotton in that spot.

An early morning view across the field behind our house.  I know mountain or beach views are beautiful, but a farm view is wonderful too.

Closer view:

Views from the front porch:

Wheat, rye or oats, not sure, but this green grass-like crop has replaced the sweet potatoes behind our house. It will be beautiful as it grows.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank You

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, comments and emails during the recent loss of my Mama.

I miss her!

She isn't hurting any more, or confined to a bed, or being taken to dialysis or wanting time to go by faster. No more skin tears, foot infection, pneumonia, Marisa Lifts, or wheel chairs......

For Mama:

Fly like a bird to the Lord, my soul.
I want to soar like an eagle.
Though I may journey far away from home,
I know I’ll never be alone.

O God, you know who I am.
You know my hopes and my dreams.
In my pondering and fears, in my joy and in my tears,
O God, your presence is real.

Where can I run from your love?
Where can I hide from my God?
From the dawn of morning’s light to the darkness of the night,
O God, your presence is real.

–Ken Canedo

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Glimpses of Home - HOOKS!

Now that's an exciting title, isn't it?  HaHa  While working around the house the other day I realized that I have a lot of over t...