That is what our mother calls it when our father has deemed it necessary to keep mother under watchful eye at home. That is what has happened to me unfortunately. It is hard for me to be still but "for such a time as this" (as Esther in the Bible told us), I must relenquish my wings and stay put. In the past month I have had two knee surgeries to clean out the nasty guy "Arthur (itits)". The last one went very well but since then have had some cardiac issues that have incurred more doctor's visits than I have had in years. Perhaps something with anesthesia triggered it all OR perhaps this is a time when my heavenly Father has put His loving foot down and made me stop and rest. It has been a frustrating venture to say the least. I completed my Bea Brock rug called Jessica's garden. even whipped it. Almost done with the giraffe bust that I started beginning of April with Sybil Osicka at Punderson/Ohio Rug Camp. Let's see, Oh and I am almost complete with the village rug for Zoar, OH. I am planning a hook in retreat there Oct 21 and 22 this year. It is a class on pictorals. Laura and I will be transferring builings within the village onto linen canvas so everyone can create their own individual piece. We shall stay at one of the many B&B's overnight and complete our class late afternoon on Saturday. It will be a lovely time I am sure. I am getting brochures ready as we speak.
Sisters are great aren't they? Laura came up on Tuesday to help me teach class here at home and take me to the doctor, and all those household chores that are put aside when you are unable to be up and about. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful sister to share this life and the next with. Her daughters were most helpful too as I try to prepare for our State Buckeye Guild Meeting next week at Cherry Valley Lodge and Kingwood show in June. Mimi, Laura's daughter, was even kind to throw me a banana before they left yesterday saying, "just eat it Aunt Katie, don't squish it." Cardiologist told me to increase my sodium and postassium so I have been eating alot of bananas. Came home from the doctor yesterday, my husband had come home at lunch and placed two bags of potato chips on our bed pillows. I guess it is the new "chocolates on your pillow"idea. He is a good man that is certain. Going to finish something today, not sure which hooking project but for such a time as this I am layed up and grateful for the God given talent of rug hooking. SO I shall lay here and create something wonderful.