Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scallops & Shells Shawl

Hello to all my long lost friends!
So sorry I have been absent here lately ~
My dear Mother In Law,
who is 87 and lives next door to me,
has been very sick :(((
I spent one week in the hospital with her
and am now looking after her at home.
She had acute pancreatitis
and
went into heart failure at the hospital.
All prayers are appreciated!
Her name is Pat.
During all those hours of hospital time,
I managed to finish my
Scallops and Shells Shawl.
The pattern is in
Serenity
A Crochet Collection
by
Knit Picks.
I used
Gloss Fingering
{70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk}
yarn in a lovely dusty {almost silvery} purple called
Velveteen.
This yarn was wonderful to work with
and feels nice and soft.
And more to the
point ~
the finished project is very lacy
&
Oh
So
Feminine.

I hope you are all happy and healthy.
I will spend the next several days,
while we have this nearly 100 degree heat snap,
catching up on all of your blogs.
Blessings,
Danette

22 comments:

  1. Thinking of you and your MIL during this time Danette. It's a true blessing that you are able to be there and help her out. Hugs to you all. :)

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    1. Thank you Kar. She is very dear to me. She has been my other mother since I was 15. The years go by too quickly.
      Hugs right back to you,
      Danette

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  2. Your shawl is lovely and looks very pretty on you! Hugs to your MIL. Hope she has a full recovery.
    Take care Danette. I know it can be stressful to look after an ailing family member.
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you so much Lynne! It is stressful but I am so thankful to be the one with her. She has been my other mother since I was 15. We have been going to doctor appointments the last few days. One more tomorrow.
      Love,
      Danette

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  3. Love your shawl - very feminine and pretty. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your MIL - hopefully the heat doesn't affect her too much!!

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    1. Thank You Dear! I am making her stay in the air conditioning as much as possible. One more doctor appointment tomorrow to get through. It is hard to see them age.
      Love,
      Danette

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  4. Hi Danette. so sorry to hear about your MIL. I too take care of MIL who also lives next door to me. It's a challenge day in and day out. I will say a prayer for you both for better days to come tonight. Love Love Love your shawl....very very pretty!
    Hugs, Shari

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    1. Hi Shari~
      I remembered that your MIL is next door to you too. Isn't it hard to see them age? I truly appreciate your prayers. She has been my other mother since I was 15 and is very dear to me. A few days ago she did something very unexpected ~ she gave me her wedding ring from Scott's dad. He passed away almost 26 years ago and she is remarried. The ring has her original diamonds and her mother's diamond. 25 total. I was so overwhelmed I cried. Then Scott teared up too. She said it was already in her will to me and she would rather give it to me herself. It means so much.
      Take care Friend,
      Love,
      Danette

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  5. Śliczna, romantyczna chusta!!! Pięknie wykończona:))) Pozdrawiam serdecznie

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    1. Ahhh Halinka....you sweet thing :)))
      xoxo
      Danette

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  6. Danette you are the sweetest person to take such good care of you MIL. I know she appreciates all the extra special attention she is getting from you. Love your beautiful shawl, love the color and the pattern.
    Hugs to you and take care,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith. We are pretty close. She is my other Mother. I started dating Scott when I was only 15. The years have gone by too fast. It does not seem possible for her to be 87 already.
      I am going to enjoy the shawl :)
      Take Care,
      Danette

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  7. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL. I do hope she has a speedy recovery. She's lucky to have you as a loving DIL. I see my MIL as my second mum too.

    Your shawl looks beautiful Danette. Lovely colour. Take it easy and try not to stress too much.

    Ruby x

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    1. Hi Ruby~
      It's a real blessing to have a MIL we can be so close to. She is coming along slowly. Went to another doctor appointment today. She is still very tired.
      I will enjoy the shawl for sure :)
      The color is so very pretty. I have a skein and a half left of it.
      Love to You Ruby,
      Danette
      p.s. I still cannot figure out how to leave a message on your blog. What do I do about that?

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  8. Hi Danette! Your shawl is gorgeous! I love it! I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Prayers for recovery!

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    1. Thank you Miss Pom Pom!
      And thanks so much for the prayers for my Mother in Law. She is very dear to me. She gets better each day, just still easily tired out.
      Love,
      Danette

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  9. Oh my dear,
    I've had pancreatitis, awful stuff very painful. You are a jewel for staying and caring for Pat. You must love each other very much. It is through encouragement and love that we heal. May the light of the Lord surround and fill you. How fortunate we are to share in lifting Pat's name to the Lord.

    Heavenly Father,
    You are loving and merciful. May you look upon our sister, Pat, with mercy and love. May it be your will to heal and comfort her. Please, too, be with Danette and Scott as they care for their beloved.
    May the Lord comfort you all. Lord,as family members, we must stay strong, advocate and keep a watchful eye while our loved ones are in the care of strangers. Lord, please only send encouraged caregivers with the hearts of servants and the strength of saints. Amen.

    xxxooo

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  10. Hey pretty Lady! You won my giveawawy! Love that shawl!

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    1. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!
      I CANNOT BELIEVE IT :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
      Thank you So MUCH!!!!!
      xoxo
      DAnette

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  11. Sorry to hear about Your MIl..I love mine as well so I know it must be very hard

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    1. Thanks so much Neicee~
      She is doing better now but still there are some things that just are not going to go completely away at this age. I still keep a close watch on her. Thankfully she is next door. So glad you have one you love too :)
      xoxo
      Danette

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Thank you for taking time to chat with me ~
Your comments make me so Happy!
Have a lovely day.
Danette