Much to my dismay and facing the truth, I am closing down my Blueladie Designs website.
The new taxation on internet sales has forced me into this decision.
I just cannot cope with governmental rules and regulations. I am sad because I enjoy doing this. I
will continue to make my little charts as I am able and give them away in our KYKS group. I started that group on Yahoo in 2002 because a group I belonged to decided
to close and gave its members no choice but to do without. I do
truly do this “for the
love of creativity”
as my banner states. More and more things are changing beyond my control and beyond my
capabilities to endure. If you like my
designs, you can have them for free in our group: KYKS
during the month they are released.
You have to join. No approval
required. If Iris (my co-owner) or my
signature are not on a note, we did not send it (website hosts send reminder of
non-participation, not us). Thank you
for your support over the years. Sincerely, Cathryn
Bad night and even worse morning. Cousins from Texas have been so helpful (God bless them). They took away DH's favorite dog and he didn't want to go (but being handicapped, I cant care for him). Cried and cried when they drove away. I feel like pieces of my heart are being ripped out one by one. Living with a broken heart.
just how complicated it is to have a family member die.
I went to the funeral home yesterday and was there for an hour and a half signing paperwork and giving information and having to have so many documents to show correct information. I didn't even have to do as much as you normally would because my Otey was a veteran. They will bury him in a vets cemetery and me (when I pass) along side of him. They also will cover 'most' (but not all) of the costs. All you vets out there... make sure you have your discharge papers in a safe place, you (or your spouse) will need them in quite a few situations including health care.
Today, I go to see our attorney (and this is scary). I need so much help with final preparations in his estate, etc. I'll be glad when this part is over.
The funeral is tomorrow evening. I chose a short service and no graveside services. A couple of his close friends will speak. I believe I will need several handkerchiefs. I need one right now as I am writing this. I also chose a closed casket because I want Otey to be remembered as he was not laying in a casket not looking like himself. His casket has crosses on it and will be draped with the American flag. He was very close to God and also very patriotic. It is so him.
I am going to have to leave my home. I'm handicapped... in a wheelchair. I can't live here by myself. Otey used to take me everywhere I needed to go... doctors, tests, etc. He ran errands for me even did the grocery shopping. Now I am wearing myself thin just trying to do the things I need to.
We'll see. I just need to get through the rest of the week. Then I'll start working on the big things. :(
that there is a Country Cottage Needleworks chart giveaway in my newsletter? Check it out! Link at the top of the page for BLD Newsletter 5/1.
Sorry you missed last month's giveaway. It was a darling design with charm and specialty floss included. :) You also missed the KYKS Bingo game which has already started. I love our Bingo games. I won last month and got a prize that I am over the moon about. I got some fabric, floss and needle minder from Joyce last Bingo game hostess. :)
Hope you'll join me and others in our group and my newsletter for all the fun. We sure enjoy it. Iris (my co-owner of the KYKS group) and I would gladly welcome new members over at the KYKS group. :)
tell you that my dear husband (DH) is home from the hospital. He was in for 10 days from pneumonia that kept getting worse. He is weak and has to take measures to regain his strength and has medications to take in addition to the ones he is already on. I missed him so much and am so relieved to have him home. While I miss my stitching so much, I need to help him out until he regains more of his strength. Hope to get back to my stitching soon and show some much needed progress.
Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts. They are much appreciated. God bless you.
the giveaway in the Blueladie Designs Newsletter. Pick up your copy at the link at the top of the page to see what it is and how to enter. ALSO, to see who won the March giveaway. So easy.... Don't miss out.
The Blueladie Designs Newsletter for April is out and you can get one FREE (link at top of page). Always a free chart in every issue.
In other news, my poor DH is still in the hospital and feeling very down. It seems there is no end to the suffering, pain and lack of sleep and he doesn't believe that this time he is going to make it. That makes me very sad.
stitching going on at "Cathryn's Place". DH is very sick. He was at the doctor's on Friday and doc wanted him in the hospital. He won't go. I can't do anything anymore except gofer him. Get this and that and the other. He goes back to the doctor on Monday. I hope he changes his mind about going to the hospital, but I really doubt it. He is very depressed and dealing with quite a few health issues. I am really not sure how all of this will end up, but I do know it's all in God's hands. Thank you, 'Abba'. Cause I sure can't do anything and I am comforted to know that you are in control. Not me.
*sigh* At least I have my newsletter for April done. That is one thing off my mind.
The snow was beautiful today. We have been watching it all day. Every once in a while I would go to the back door and open it for a nice cold breath of fresh air and appreciate the beauty of it all. I am in a wheel chair you see... disabled if you want to call it that. But it was enjoyable nonetheless. Just before dinner I did another trip to the back door. So quiet, so lovely... then... 'meow'... what??? Kitty,kitty, kitty? Penny? (My lost for a couple of weeks tuxedo cat.) Meow? Kitty, kitty, kitty.... a black and white flash zooms in the back door. There she is. Home! What a lovely gift. Thank you Father.
Hope your Saturday, Sunday and all the rest of your days are blessed.
LHN's Little House ABC Samplers (XYZ).
I am enjoying finishing this one. I'm going to hang it somewhere near my stitching chair so I can look at it frequently. :)
This is what DH and I watched yesterday afternoon. A hungry fox who lives in a dead fallen tree trunk up the hill from us kept coming back to finish off the dog food our dogs left. He was beautiful to watch and kept coming back until he finished the leftovers. I took the picture through our screen door. (No it's not warm enough. The storm window was down too.)
My update from last night. Little House Needleworks ABC House Samplers (XYZ). I stitched some white in the lower right grass and some light brown and dark brown on the woman and the house. Again, didn't get much done because DH isn't well. Went to doctor's this morning and he had a CT scan and some other tests done. We shall see what he says.
Tonight, if I can (I'm tired and DH needs someone to go-fer for him) I will work on Farmhouse Christmas.