With Hubby’s news, I decided I might as well pack a busy bag. I’ll be needing it. In fact, I took it with me on Wednesday when we went to have the PET Scan done. Having it with is wonderful….
This is the bag I usually take when I’m going to the doctor. It holds so much. Jean in Blair, NE made it for me. I adore it. (Jean if you’re reading this please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have salvages I’d love to send to you.) The bag is reversible and the other side is all selvages and I worry I’ll get it all dirty…so this side stays out.
I always have my English Paper Piecing in a bag ready to grab.
This little bag has so many troubled times stitched into it. I stitched dozens of little hexagons through the many trips back and forth while my mother-in-law was ailing and in the nursing home.
I stitched dozens waiting in the waiting room while Hubby had doctor appointments and surgery on his finger.
I stitched dozens while waiting for my own cancer appointments.
Now I stitch again. I am TERRIBLE at only sitting. I’m TERRIBLE at roaming the hospital. I do best to simply sit and stitch. It keeps my brain from thinking too much…the what ifs, the whys. I don’t want to focus on that…so I stitch all of those hard thoughts into this quilt. It’s therapy.
I did spent a little extra time and kitted up a couple cross stitch projects. I’d rather have things ready and not need them then wishing I had them.
I have this one…
It’s a Lizzy Kate Winter String pattern. I’m changing the colors up. I started reading cross stitcher Priscilla’s blog and she did it with other colors and I really liked it.
and this one ready to go.
I changed a color in this too….So all of this is going in my bag. I could be gone for a month and likely still have something to do. Thankfully it doesn’t take up a lot of room.
I am ever so thankful for busy work. It will take me through this next family medical ride.
I’ve got a couple snacks…and a drink…and a magazine or two.
I also have my cross stitch light that Janet B sent to me. I so appreciate it Janet.
I’m going to stitch my worries into these projects. It’s so much more productive than outright worry…or crying…so I’ll stitch.
As always, I’ll let you know more when I know more. Look for a post on Tuesday morning with an update on what we learned at the Monday appointments. Thanks for being patient with me as far as answering emails and managing all the blog stuff.