Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mighty Little Progress

hooking is slow going
as I sort through my worms and stash of blues

not too much light to medium blue left anywhere
 same for the greens
until now I dyed mostly dark and drab
I purchased as-is wool the same
thankfully I do have a stash of lights for over dyeing

after this mat
it's back to the chair pads...
where the darks can be put to good use

the reason I have such a huge stash of worms is Mom
in case you're new to my blog
last year 
I cut what felt like acres of wool into strips
then took them to the nursing facilty
so she and a friend could bundle them up by color
leading to a full size bed stacked with strips
referred to as Wool Mountain

I found it quite difficult to hook from that mountain
needing to see the wool uncut
to know where it belonged in a rug

live and learn
all is well because Mom and Ann 
had a good time for many weeks

different shades of reds to divide
a favorite photo from 10/15

Ann is always concerned about getting it just right
mom is more like "close enough"

I haven't been sleeping much lately 
worried about mom and her meds
they are being changed to try and quash some of her anxiety
I know if she keeps acting out
(like going outside on her own and kicking doors)
they will want to transfer her to their Alzhiemer facility
 she thinks it's bad now...


Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley, I know it's so hard, but you must take care of yourself so you can continue to take care of mom.
I think your hooking is progressing quickly. You are a speedy hooker.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Kelley, I think the hearts are taking shape really well and for some reason that palette of blues and greens just speak to me. I love your mom's artistic side of good enough and Ann's non creative side of just getting it right. BTW, I'm an Ann!

Saundra said...

Sweet woman you deserve sainthood for your relentless care-giving to your mother. Unfortunately it is probably taking a great toll on your health and sleep. Wish that were not the case.

Nice colors, never thought of blue hearts but oh you make them look so gorgeous that perhaps I'll have to hook some 'winter blues-hearts' myself this winter. Lord knows I also have loads of blue wool strips.

WoolenSails said...

I am sorry your mom isn't doing better. The unit is that bad?
I would think they would be more trained to keep her happier and peaceful, it is a shame that we can't depend on the facilities and most are aides who do not care, hope things work out and you can get some rest and peace for yourself.


imsteelefullofscrap said...

Loving your hearts keeping your mom in my prayers