Wednesday, February 2, 2011

JAM #2, the Beginning

Thank you all for the nice comments on my Winter Sunshine.   This is such a wonderful community, and I wish I knew each and every one of you personally.

As things seem to go in life, when it rains, it pours.  My DH has had health issues for a long time, and Saturday morning, he suffered a stroke.  On one of the worst, snowy, bad road days we've had until today.  It was a small stroke, a TIA, I believe it is called.  It affected his eyes, so that he has double vision, which has caused him to lose his equilibrium.  He is home from the hospital and recuperating.  The doctors believe his vision will return to normal in time, and he will get corrective lenses.  Until then, he does need help and I can't leave him alone.

Today, I found some time to work on my next JAM.  It's B5567. 



I'm making View D, in the lower right corner.  It's unstructured and although supposed to be unlined, I am adding a lining.  The fabric is an orange knit, with a "loopy" face.  I got this fabric off the grab table at a sewing club.  I've had it in the stash for a long time, never knowing quite what to do with it.  I don't think a muslin is necessary for this jacket.  There's very little fitting and the fabric was free, so I have nothing invested.  Shannon made this recently, and I thought it was cute, worn with a long sleeve top.

Hope everyone had a good snow-day and got a lot of sewing done.

29 Talk to me:

Carol said...

I hope he gets better soon. The brain has an incredible way of forging new pathways and fixing things we don't understand. Stay strong.

Rhoto said...

Gwen, you sound like a PERFECT "nurse" for your DH!! We could exchange stories, eh... Today, I told TOny, "Don't worry... If you fall, you won't get hurt;)" Two seconds later, I landed in a BIG puff of the fluffy white snow stuff!! We LAUGHED!!
CUTE jacket! Enjoy your winter sewing days...
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in wonderfully snowy Montreal (that's NORMAL ;)

Gwen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I'll keep you both in my thoughts.

vernonfashionstudio said...

I am sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he recovers quickly. Your new jacket looks very comfy, particularly in that fabric.

Take care of yourself and happy sewing!

Linda T

Sharon said...

Gwen, so sorry to hear about your DH although it sounds positive. Your new jacket looks very bright and cheery and I look forward to seeing it. Take care of yourself.

Bunny said...

Gwen, so sorry to hear about your husband's health challenge. I am sure he knows he has the best nurse in the world in you. Take care, friend.

KID, MD said...

Oh Gwen, so scary! I'm glad that he is recovering. You'll be in my prayers.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I'm so sorry your husband is ill, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

Cindy said...

I am glad you found some time for yourself. I like this pattern and the fabric look perfect for it.

Mary Nanna said...

Sounds like a very challenging situation for all involved - all the best for a speedy recovery.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Hope your DH is doing much better soon! My Mom had that two years ago and she is doing fine now. I'm sure your DH will do fine too!

Jane M said...

Good luck to your DH for a strong recovery. And bravo to you for making time to sew while also being a loving caretaker.

Kristine said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Keep up the therapeutic sewing, and you'll both be fine!

Sue said...

I wish your husband all the best with his recovery and to you also as his caregiver.
The jacket pattern is really cute, looking forward to seeing it made up. Take care.

Jasmine said...

I love your blog! You're amazing! :)
So sorry to hear about your husband though, wish him all the best.

Uta said...

Oh Gwen, that must have been a shock! I hope your husband gets well soon, and take good care of yourself, too.

MushyWear said...

So sorry to hear about your husband. I pray the doctors are right and your husband's vision clears up. It's so good you are able to help him through this difficult time. Glad you are able to look ahead to another fun sewing project too. The color looks scrumptious!

Sigrid said...

Hope your husband recovers soon, keep strong and best wishes to him.

Sewing will give you some diversion from your worries that you will have. Orange sounds lovely.

Fran said...

Hi Gwen, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. My father and mother both had a TIA at one time and had a full recovery. I hope the same for your husband. Be well and take care of yourself as well.

Fran

Lynn said...

Gwen, I'm sorry your husband is having more health problems. I hope he recovers much of what he lost and continues to improve. I love that jacket and plan to go back and get a closer look. I tried a McCalls jacket and ended up throwing the pattern and muslin away. I think the new jacket will be really cute. I am noticing more orange lately. I think it's always been around but I'm liking it more.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So sorry to hear about your husband. My mom had a series of what may have been TIAs several years ago and has recovered completely from them.

Claire S. said...

Sorry to hear of your husband's illness, wishing him a speedy recovery !

melissa said...

oh I'm sorry to hear about your husband! I'm glad he's at least home, though. And our eyes really are very adaptable - I had a huge amounts of dark spots in my vision after my meningitis post-transplant, and my eyes really have learned to just not notice them any more over time...

Aminat said...

Hope your DH feels better, wishing him a speedy recovery, and do take care of yourself and have fun sewing

Julia said...

I hope your husband is recovering well. How scary it must have been!
I love, love, love this fabric, color and texture!

j.kaori said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he recovers soon.

Brenda said...

Gwen, so sorry to hear about your husband. I pray for his speedy recovery.

KopyKat-Kim said...

Starting the prayers for you both now!

SewBarbie said...

Dear Gwen, May God bless you both at this stressful time. I hope everything is back to normal real soon.
Shelly

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