On January 11, 2012 my dear brother in law, Stan, went home to be with the Lord, after a 6 week battle with cancer. He got sick around Thanksgiving and was in the hospital until he passed away. He endured a major stroke and many surgeries during that time and I spent a lot of that time at the hospital with my sister. It seemed like he always got worse in the middle of the night and that is when we were called to the hospital most often. He always liked us to come in the middle of snow storms also.
What brings me to the title of this post was that at my brother in law's funeral Amazing Grace was played on bag pipes. I had started this piece a long time ago and sat it aside (like I seem to do with many projects). But since the funeral it has been on my mind and I decided to pull it out and start working on it again. I am making progress on it but it has been slow progress. We are under a winter storm advisory today so I plan on doing more stitching as I am not going out in the snow only less its absolutely necessary! So here are some pictures of my progress so far!!
This is where I had left off at and had sat it aside and then some progress pictures. Sorry for some of these being sideways. I don't know why that happens! These pictures show approximately 3 weeks of work. I would get lots more accomplished if the frogs would stay away and if my cats didn't think that they need to help me stitch!!
|Progress #5 as of 2/10/12|
And on a happy note I am ending with a picture of my great niece, Evelyn "Evie". She is my brother-in-law's granddaughter and was the proud and joy in his life!!
Until next time I hope you have all enjoyed this brief update!!