Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Coping



I've been unsure about what to post here: I made something today, but there was is a whole lot else going on.

I got a call last night from my Dad explaining that my Grandpa is very ill in hospital. So today has been a day of waiting for news. Good news. Bad news. Just any little update to dictate how I should be feeling/acting. The good news is he is stable. The bad news is his condition is still critical. So at this point we still just don't know how this will pan out.

I would love to go and see him. But Caleb and I are sharing a cold and so we are just waiting it out at home. Waiting for a text message or phone call. Just waiting. Hoping and praying that he and we will be better in a day or two so that we can visit.

To help a slow day pass a little more quickly I made Jemima an apron. Coping.


The yellow bit of the apron was an op shop find. It appears to be home sewn and was a little small to fit around my waist. So I refashioned it for Jemima. I had a quick look through my stash and found this vintage gingham and feeling a bit lazy, used some ribbon to make ties rather than make them. Then I chopped off some hem and used the Oliver + S Lazy days skirt tutorial to hem it a bit shorter with the same ribbon I used for the ties.

When I put this on Jem she whispered, "ooooh princess" and refused to take it off until bath time. A nice moment in a sad day.

10 comments:

Gina said...

Bek I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. My prayers for you as you wait, and for him. You must feel numb. I hope you keep finding a bit of an outlet in crafting...

Ann said...

Sorry to hear about your grandad. Hope a visit is possible in the coming days. Thinking of you. xxx

Monique said...

My thoughts are with you while you wait for news. Waiting is such a difficult thing to do with any degree of patience. I am glad you found a lovely way to channel all that nervous energy.

Bird Bath said...

sorry to hear of your sadness - may your see him soon.
good for you to find a a sweet project to ease your mind of the waiting. Jemima looks adorable in her princess apron.

Miss Muggins said...

Thoughts and prayers as you play the waiting game - hope it is good news. Hope you get to spend some time with your Grandpa, time is so precious with our loved ones.

clare's craftroom said...

My kindest thoughts are with you and your family .

Tania said...

Oh, goodness Bek. I can put myself in your shoes and feel the pit in my stomach. I hope tomorrow brings lighter news and the prospect of a visit super soon.

Madeline said...

Oh, Bek, I'm so sorry to hear this. It must be very difficult not to be able to go to him. You, your grandpa, and your family are in my prayers.
On the upside...you have terribly cute distractions!

pepper said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. sending best wishes and faith and good-health-vibes your way all day.

Kelly said...

Bek, sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I hope you get some good news today. And I love the princess apron...very cute