My Deco on my $13.99 Goodwill desk!My first "solo" applique and my first embroidery (done at my lesson). I'm still plodding along on my Halloween quilt kit. Somehow I thought that I was going to whip right through it, but many days I don't make it into the sewing room at all! That's okay, there's always next year. And I'm NOT giving up!
The good is that I treated myself (well, DH treated me) to a Bernina Deco embroidery machine this fall. I never thought that I would want an embroidery machine because I've always enjoyed doing hand embroidery, and, hand work is portable. But, after realizing that my eyes aren't as good as they once were, I decided that I might just like to have one. Last Saturday I had my first dealer lesson and I'm hooked already!
More good news is that my DD and DSIL are expecting a baby in early March. This is their first and it took them quite a while to decide to do this. In fact, I once got in trouble for pushing the issue with them! They were right, I was just too impatient. So far things are good, and in a couple of weeks we may find out if I'm to be a Grandmother or a Grandfather! ;)
The bad, or not so good news, is that my other DD is also pregnant, but not happily so. This DD has serious depression, is bipolar and also has borderline personality disorder. She married the latest "love of her life" after she got a restraining order against him, and quickly became pregnant "by accident". I'm hoping that this SIL is out of the picture for good. Among other things he made death threats to DD, took the car payment money and bought crack. This DD is Piper's mother, and now she doesn't feel that she can be a single parent any longer, so custody of Piper has switched to Piper's father (not her husband). DD's life is a mess and I get frustrated with her, yet I know she can't help it. Ironically, when this DD is pregnant, she is a totally different person, much more (forgive me) "normal". My wild imagination thinks "why can't they just inject her with pregnancy hormones and cure her mental illnesses?" But it doesn't work that way, and when pregnant she is extremely depressed, the whole time. Right now DD plans to give the baby (also due in March) up for adoption. That was a bitter pill for me to swallow, but I have come to terms with it and know that it is for the best. This baby can have a stable life and be spared all of the crazy and very difficult things Piper goes through. Prayers would be greatly appreciated for this situation. I love all of my children so much. It is kind of a tease to see how normal this DD can be (when pregnant), only to know it will all be chaos as usual when this is over.
The ugly is that DH got some kind of respiratory infection a few weeks ago, then I got it too. We have been wheezing and coughing for about 3 weeks now and are both very tired of it!
Happy sewing everybody! Looks like a rainbow unicorn costume is my next job to tackle!
P.S. More good, my son has moved back to town. And, the weather has been glorious here!