Ten days have passed and in many ways I feel I have little to show for it. The DBEM has required a lot of help with her knitting and there seemed to be scant time for me to pick up my needle. Several days sheer frustration drove me out for long walks, only to return home to find yet more knitting repairs waiting for me. At this stage I do not think I will be taking up knitting as a main hobby any time soon!
There really should be a support group for ‘carers of elderly parents’. Sometimes we need a holiday or at least a break of more than a couple of hours at a time. Nuff said:-)
Anyway, I have managed to complete half of the Kogin for the fifth bag and despite the foolishness of attempting this on 36 count linen I am rather pleased with the effect achieved. My monthly stitching group friends were all very complimentary at our recent "show and tell" so I cam home inspired to speed up and complete this. The next two bags will be Assisi embroidery I decided and I have a lovely grape coloured silk to use for those.
And I successfully found a New Zealand embroiderer who can assist me with the Italian Deruta Sfilato. I’m waiting on the mail to bring me some printed assistance and can then make more headway on that.
I have another hospital appointment on 30th April and hope to hear some more news then - meanwhile there are still limits on my driving and frustrations on every hand.
So it's over and out tonight. I have set the TV to record Prince Phillip's funeral and I'm off to bed soon.