Tuesday, February 09, 2010

snow & sewing



Unless you live in a hole, I'm sure you've heard about the huge storm that swept across the mid-Atlantic region. At the storm's end, we had close to 3 ft of wet, heavy, snow. It was certainly beautiful but being stuck in the house 4 days in a row is starting to get old. Now we're bracing for another storm, not quite as big, but more snow nonetheless. Our area is just not prepared for this kind of weather and I'm not sure if our road is ever going to be cleared! But we're trying to make the best of it. Lots of baking, cocoa making, snow playing and of course sewing. I finished up this block for Valerie yesterday. I really, really love how it came out. I'm sure she's going to have a really awesome quilt by the end.


I've also debated how much to share about John's current situation, but I think that we could really use some extra prayers. For the past two weeks he was in the hospital with pneumonia, which thankfully he recovered from, but then they decided to place a feeding tube in since he was having a hard time eating and was losing a lot of weight. They discharged him from the hospital on Thursday night, right before the snow storm hit. I was hoping and praying that he'd be ok because I couldn't imagine having to get him to the hospital. He made it through ok, but was starting to feel really lightheaded on Sunday. Yesterday he had a follow up appointment and they ended up admitting him overnight because he blood pressure was very low and he was severely dehydrated. He's feeling a lot better today and he will probably get discharged again, but with this next storm I'm just hoping he remains stable. So if you're the praying type, we'd appreciate any extra prayers you could send our way. Thank you in advance!

16 comments:

Anina said...

Oh the snow is pretty!
I've been wondering how you're doing. Hang in there. Thinking of you.

Needled Mom said...

I've been following John on his blog and have been fervently praying for him (and you guys) all along. I just cannot imagine all that he has been through with this.

The snow looks beautiful, but I have lived in it and know it is no party.

Your block is gorgeous. I love the colors.

Isa said...

Sounds rough!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Sarah said...

You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers, updates or not. I do hope John is on the upside again soon. I know this has been an incredibly long hard road.

Kristine Hanson said...

Katie...I always wonder how your hubs is...hang in there, I am the praying type :) take care

jessi said...

Definitely sending prayers your way! and I think yours is about the best picture of the snow I have seen yet - that's a lot of snow!

Valerie said...

I am SO very much the praying type and will be praying for you both. In fact, if it's okay, I'll ask my Sunday School class to pray for you all as well and add you all to the prayer list.

And as for my quilt block -- I am GIDDY! It is exactly what I was hoping for! I can't wait to put this together when I get them all back.

And lastly, that picture of your house in the snow is BEAUTIFUL. Just like a postcard!

Fine Hand said...

hoping and praying everything will work out for you...snow like this is what i am used to up in Canada..this is the time of year we dream about moving to Florida!

SummersDesigns said...

Prayer said, Hopefully a full and speedy recovery!

nanann said...

thoughts and prayers headed your way.

Philigry said...

Oh, katiejean, I am so sorry to hear about John. Of course I will keep you guys in my prayers. I wish there was more I could do for you! Please, jsut let me know if there is.
the snow looks beautiful. I know it is hard to be stuck inside a lot though.
Hang in there! Spring is around the corner, and I bet John will be as good as new really, really soon! Your positive attitude amazes me!!
I will be thinking of you and your family.

Sam said...

My thoughts are with you, your son and John.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Prayers Katie Jean.
The block for Valerie is wonderful. I hope we get to see her completed quilt.

Fran said...

Best wishes to you all at a difficult time. Your house looks so beautiful covered in snow! But yes, it does get exhausting after a while, we've had so much in England this year too. Hope the next few days are peaceful.

Stephanie said...

Oh man - I just saw this. So sorry the past couple of weeks have been so hard for you both. I'm glad to hear he's doing better.

Rebecca said...

I've been in Baltimore since December and suffering th snow with you. Your house is so cute and your quilting is amazing!

hugs