Hello everybody! I fell off my own wagon and stopped doing my This and That This Week posts around the time my Grandson was born. He's already a month old- hard to believe! More about him in a bit.
Last Sunday I posted by "Halloween Extravaganza" tablescape- I hope you visited it and if not here is the "link". I'm a big kid at heart and though no one is here to share it with us I enjoyed creating it.
Fall has hit us full force and we even had a brief bout of snow a couple of days ago. Thank goodness it didn't stick!
I did a post called "Fall Benefits" about fall colors and a little shopping fun as seen "here"
We stopped in Gaylord and visited one of my favorite spots. It's called The Old Spud Warehouse and it offers a collection of small deco items for the home, some humorous items like funny books and little signs, a custom furniture line and some unusual lamps and fixtures they make in-house. Dan jumped in the chair so I snapped a shot!
Okay I hid behind the chair so I could hide me a bit!
I have to tell you I've been in a sad mood for a while because both my mother and Dan's are going down hill fast. Both are plagued with dementia. Unfortunately Dan's mother recently took a turn for the worse and is now in a nursing home. The very days we were there for our Grandson's birth in September his mom was admitted to the hospital and further testing was done to determine her level of needs.
My Mom is 94 years old and while she still knows who we are and pretty much understands what's going on she just can't keep track of things any longer. She sleeps most of the time these days and I feel her drifting away.
Dan's Mom, Norma who is 91 now was always an active woman on the farm. When I met her in 1973, I was so impressed with her drive. She canned her own vegetables, kept a large vegetable and flower garden, still raising her last child that was 8 at that time.
I did a post about the farm and you can see it "here"
|I made this in the early 90's|
My husband and his sister drove down to see her at the nursing home yesterday. It was a difficult visit especially since she's just not herself anymore. One of the sisters who lives closest to Norma had some things of their mom's that she sent home with Dan thinking we may went them.
|Tea died lace on the neck, hearts on the lace along the shirt placket, rosebuds on the skirt fabric, buttons for eyes and hand sewn nose and whiskers.|
I never expected to have this back but she's come home to me after 25+ years since I made her. Back in the early 90's I was making soft sculptured animals and dolls and this rabbit is one I made for her. Norma always decorated in a country / farmhouse way and the blue and mauve colors were the rage.
The rabbit's hands are a knot because it was designed to hang on a door knob. She never was hung on a door knob but was the center of their bed with pillows for a long time.
On a much brighter and happier note…
We do FaceTime with them so we get to see and hear him. It's the next best thing to holding him! I'll see him later in November- can't wait!
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Wishing you all a Happy Halloween! I will be watching the creepy silly movies and probably eat a bunch of popcorn while I'm at it!