My beloved mother passed away September 5, 2013. Her funeral was last Sunday, September 8. She was my best friend in all the world.
Her house will become mine, now. I plan on making it my craft studio and school. More on “Mama’s House,” to come…
My mom’s not doing so well these days, and I have become her primary caregiver. I have only done a few crafty things since my last post. I made shark soaps for my grandson’s birthday party, finished a bracelet that was inspired by Pinterest and a blog challenge, and sewed a few dozen yo-yo’s while watching Lifetime movies with Mama. I’ll try to get some photos up, soon.
I’ve posted this on facebook, but not here, I don’t think. My mother has lung cancer. She’s beat cancer twice before, both uterine and breast cancers. I like to think she can do it again, but she turned 80 in August, and that makes it harder this time.
She’s had radiation, and did well with that, but a recent bout of bronchitis had me pretty scared. An antibiotic and prednisone has her back on her feet AND behind the wheel, I’m happy to report.
There’ve been lots of other family illnesses to deal with lately, too. Needless to say, I’ve not done much crafting.
I AM trying to do special things for my mom, though. Yesterday, I took her a red velvet cake from Harris Teeter in Charlotte. When she was helping me keep PJ, my grandson, there, we scoured the city for red velvet cake and cupcakes. We decided we like the ones at the Harris Teeter the best of all! Their cream cheese frosting is not cloyingly sweet or fake tasting, and they’re topped with white chocolate curls instead of the usual red velvet crumbs.
In any event, I found these Swarovski crystal hearts at Fire Mountain Gems. They’re called “Wild Hearts,” and the color is light Siam. Other shades of pink and red were sold out, but that’s okay. I noticed not long ago that Mama doesn’t have any red earrings, and I wanted a pure red, anyway.
I was so insired by the ball gowns that I went to eBay and bid on this vintage beaded panel. I fell asleep before the bidding was over and lost by 25 cents. Oh well, this close up looks like it was done with bugle beads on tulle.