Saturday, 20 January 2018

My Friday night stitching....

....consisted of some relaxing, slow stitching.....working on my Fig'n Berry stitchery for a cute little 'Daisy Chain Needlecase', which I'm sure I will add to my present pile for this year (something I've planned to do in the past but never actually got around to doing - or got wildly distracted!)

I finished the front and began working on the back.....something about birdies that's just so appealing...

I love them, don't you?  They're so cute.
I'm taking my time with this one, just enjoying the needle sliding through the fabric and placing the stitches exactly where I want them to be...there's no rush, no deadline which is really nice in my hectic life at the moment.  And Friday night Sew In's are just perfect for me right now, making me slow down and just 'enjoy' the moment in the serenity of home (somewhere I don't get to spend much time lately).
There were quite a few other ladies that joined with me for FNSI.....why not visit them from HERE, say hi and see what stitching loveliness they created on Friday night?

Update on Dad.....he's been in hospitals since the beginning of December, transferring to a sub acute hospital which focuses on elderly health and dementia while we wait for a place to open in the Aged Home.  In this time, he hasn't had a haircut, what with Christmas in the middle and illness and hairdressers being on holidays, so we organised a haircut for him this week, and boy, what a difference!  

I know how much I love going to the hairdresser but I didn't realise how much of an effect it had on dad!   He woke up in the morning grumpy and argumentative squealing no-one was going to cut his hair and everyone could just ping off (well, it was worse than that but......I'm trying to be ladylike!)   We were so worried how it would go as we had such a time organising a hairdresser to come to the home to cut his hair when it suited and you can probably see how 'unhappy' he was in the first photo.....but that soon changed! 

As the haircut began, Dad promptly fell asleep, and stayed asleep for the whole of the session!  Yep, nothing like a head rub to relax you, that's for sure.   And you can see the 'after' effects......he looks so much brighter and happier and he was too!   The gloominess from before the haircut disappeared and he couldn't stop admiring himself in the mirror.....I'm a bit biased but, he IS an adorable man!

We just need to remind ourselves that often it's the simple things in life that have the greatest effects....so, being well overdue, I've made an appointment for my haircut on Tuesday!  Make sure you look after you too! 


Check back on Monday to see who our winner is for January's FNSI......and I'll have to draw a winner for December too.....seems I missed that one! (oops!) 

xox sugary hugs :o)


10 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow Dad does look happier with his haircut...stitching looks fab...hugs sweet gal 💖💖💖💖

Bethan said...

Thanks for hosting FNSI! I love the piece you are working on. Glad your dad was happier after his haircut x

Jo said...

Yep we all need to remember to slow down and enjoy the basics.. They shouldn't be overlooked

Maria said...

Yes the Birdie stitching looks sweet. Nice thread...
Dad does look happier after his Haircut. 💇‍♂️

Fiona said...

lovely stitching... and Dad's haircut made a big difference....

Hugz

Marilyn said...

Lovely stitchery, and we do need to slow down and think of the simple things in life.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful stitching .....your dad looks good ❤️❤️

Susie Hoover said...

I remember the first time Hospice came to the house and washed my dad's hair. It was such a drastic improvement on his outlook too and he SOOOOO appreciated it. You're so right -- it's the little things that make a difference in attitude and how we feel about ourselves and the world.

You're stitchery is adorable. Loving your little birdies too!

Lin said...

Lovely stitching and Dad looks great. Enjoy your trip to the hairdresser! xx

Susan said...

The ups and downs of caring for an aging parent. hang in there!