Monday, February 24, 2014

Once you have two bunnies.... you know what happens!!!

Good Monday Afternoon!  Last week of February and can I just say I am so glad this horrible month is almost over! 

Dear Mother in law came home from the hospital on Wednesday.  I wish I could say she is better, but she will never be better.  I took Thursday and Friday off from work and stayed home with her.  Her short term memory is less than a minute.  It's just hard to comprehend.  She is paranoid, afraid and depressed.  They are giving her medications for these and they are helping some.  I took her Saturday to get her hair cut and when we returned home she wouldn't believe that she lived in her house.  She thought I had taken her somewhere else.  When I convinced her she was home then she was sure that someone had came in and rearranged everything just to fool her.  She spent the next hour and a half walking through the house moving every little thing a fraction of an inch.  It is a HORRIBLE disease that strips you of everything you ever known and leaves you with confusion and fear.  There was to be something that can help, just pray the Dr.s will eventually find a cure.

During what free time that I had, I crafted.  It is such a stress reliever to concentrate on something fun.  I can't seem to quit making bunnies!  While sitting with my MIL I crocheted this little fellow.
His name is Bobby.  Because I think his ears look "bobbed" off.  I used a pattern, kinda, and then improvised.  I should have improvised on the ears, they could have been a bit longer.
He has a fuzzy little pom-pom tail.
Then I made this funny bunny
He hasn't been named.  Unusual, because I name everything with a face.
I found this pattern a couple years ago online, but I can't remember the source.  So if this is your bunny pattern, Thank You, he was lots of fun to make.
Then I remembered I needed to make a stocking because everyone knows that on Easter Eve the Easter Bunny hops up on your roof and jumps down your chimney and fills your stocking with eggs and candy!  I do have that right, don't I?  I thought so!  LOL!!!
I am breaking tradition this year and using stockings instead of baskets!  How cute is this!  I used the Avon McCalls pattern that I got in the 1980's.  I have no idea how many stockings I have made using that pattern, it is the best. 
The stocking is made of a heavy canvas that I found at the Goodwill last week and is accented with yellow calico and gingham.  Rick Rack, buttons and a pom pom tail complete this fun stocking.
I am making one for my son, but it isn't finished yet, here is a glimpse,
Can't wait to get this finished!
Oh and just so you don't think that I skipped St. Patrick's Day, here are my decorations
Tacky, no?  This little tree is pink, and I'm not buying another one, so this will have to do!
( I think the Dr. Pepper in the background is the perfect décor for the holiday!)
And one more thing.  CURSE YOU Brachs Chicks and Rabbits!!!  I have already eaten an entire bag!
Sorry for the fuzzy photo, it is probably sugar induced shakes!
Hope everyone has a great day!


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

First, I'm just so so sorry to hear about your mother inlaw. I can't imagine. Really, I just can't. What a heartbreaking disease it is.
I'm so happy that you are finding time to make bunnies though. You need to do things like that! I laughed about your Easter stocking logic. I for one am always up for another holiday in which to fill a stocking!
And then I got another giggle at your Braches chicks and rabbits! lol I LOVE those darn things. Easter candy is just the best ever!
I'll be saying a prayer for you and your MIL tonight, Linda!
Erica :)

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh dear, Bo, I'm sorry to hear about are so patient and dear to walk her thru the house and make her requested changes. Remember, any time you tell her something it's the FIRST time she ever heard it; if she says she looking for something or someone that has been gone for 40 years, she doesn't know that. Go look with her, don't tell her...

Musings from Kim K. said...

Reading your post brings back so many wretched memories of my grandmother's struggle with Alzheimer's. Such a wicked awful disease. I'm sure crafting helps lift the spirits. I'm loving your sweet bunnies and Easter stocking. I think the stocking is totally brilliant. Your St. Patty's tree is pretty awesome too. Thinking of you. Hugs!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So sorry to hear about your MIL, and afraid because my Mom's dementia is headed in that direction. It is so sad and the best we can do is be supportive. Wish we could do more.

Glad that your sewing/crafting helps, because I GOT THE PACKAGE YOU SENT ME TODAY and I LOVE sweet Virginia bunny that you made. Just so cute and sweet, I admire your talent, and see so much more of it here in this post. Love the sweet bunnies and the stocking, and your tree is great!

I really can't thank you enough Linda, you are a very thoughtful and generous blogger friend.

xo, Pam

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So sorry to hear about your Mother in law, such an awful and heart breaking disease. Your bunnies look so cute and cheery though! And the stocking is a wonderful idea! Love your logic, it makes sense! lol. Cute St. Patty's tree, thinking of you!! xo Holly

Dee M said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's illness. Your crafts are adorable, and I love the idea of the stockings! :)

vintage grey said...

So sorry about your mother in law and will be keeping her in my prayers, and you! Such sweet bunnies and darling St.Patty's tree! Sending lots of love your way! xo Heather

Jann Olson said...

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your mil! Sounds just like how my mil was before she passed away. She had Dementia. Is that what yours has? She was always insisting that 'the boys' were moving her furniture around to trick her. Really sad! Such a fun idea to have Easter socks instead of baskets for a change. Love the bunnies you made. Don't ask me why? But Pierre popped into my head when I saw the polka dot guy. Really doesn't go. I guess I thought he looked sophisticated. lol! My hubby loves those bunnies and chicks. Haven't bought any yet.

Connie said...

Hi Linda, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Your bunnies are adorable. I'm not that good with names, so I'll leave that to the more poetic folks . . .but I do think he needs a cute story book name. You sound like such a sweet and caring lady. I retired from a job as an activity director in an assisted living home and now I miss them so much that I go in and volunteer :) You may have noticed that I am your newest follower, and I would like to invite you to come back to my blog and follow me, too. I so enjoy making new creative friends.
Have a lovely day.
Your new blogging sister,
Connie :)