Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gingerbread Men

I finished the candy canes Friday night while we watched Secretariat with Tommy and Emily. Good movie!
Saturday night I decorated the gingerbread men, using white floss to stitch details, and sewing on teeny tiny buttons. When I bought the pattern set in Houston, it came with all the buttons. Now I'm appliqueing the ribbon that wraps around the block.

I'm expecting my Feb. Sue Spargo kit any day, so I'm glad I'm almost done with this block!

I had finally started accepting my Mom's decision about waiting to put Dad into the nursing home. Then I talked with her this morning....

Apparently he had a really bad day yesterday. She's regretting her decision. So...I took her to Walmart today so she could buy all the things he will need at the nursing home: extra pajamas, laundry basket, extra pillowcases, etc. The paperwork at the nursing home is good through the end of the month. After that, we'd have to start over, with another chest x-ray and everything else. She promises she'll make the final decision by then. But she's not ready to tell him yet.

3 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

very cute little men! we watched Secritariat this weekend too! my daughter loved it!

Sandy said...

Love your little gingerbread men. My Christmas tree that I put up in my dining room is all gingerbread men.

COLLEEN said...

Your gingerbread men and candy canes are adorable!