Since my last post about my Dad, he has started treatment for the cancer. He will need to go to radiation treatments every day for 30 days and chemotherapy one day a week. The prognosis is not good... The doctors have said he has months to a year, maybe a bit longer. Hence, we have been scrambling to get his and Mom's affairs in order. It's been very stressful on everyone in the immediate family. Treatments seem to be reducing the size of the tumor and he's not in as much pain, so we're considering that a good sign. I'd like thank everyone for their good wishes and prayers.
We celebrated Mother's Day at my brother's house with a cookout. My brother did the grilling on a wood burning grill he built. The food had a delicious smoky flavor. Mmmmm!
Two attempts at hunting yielded a nice bag huge bag of morels that we all split. The BF and I grilled ours. Yummo!
Very rarely does my Dad smile in photos. He either has the goofy look (as in the photo above) or the unemotional look. Below is Grandson imitating Grandpa:
It'd been a long time since all of us kids had a photo taken with Mom, so I had my niece take a few. Here's one of the better ones:
As you can see in the photos, the men in my family are big fans of tshirts. lol
Since my Dad's diagnosis, I haven't had time to stitch much. I do have a bit of progress on both JG and Petal Pincushion, though.
On JG, I almost have the third corner ornament finished.
I finished another section of Petal Pincushion. I've started the second to last section. Then I get to attempt assembly. In doing a trial run, Christina has run into an error with the instructions. She's contacted JCS and received a response: They're working on contacting the Italian designer to get a correct translation.
I recently came across a cute, fun summer freebie from Keepsake Stitches. It's called Honey Pincushion. The front has a beehive surrounded with floral accents. The back has the same floral accents and space for personalizing your initials and date.
If you haven't heard, Snowflower Diaries is hosting a very nice giveway. Hop on over and check it out.
Until next time,