Friday, May 8, 2009

My mom is much better, thank goodness! Surgery went well and we thought we was stable, until she had a reaction to the pain medication/anesthesia combination. She was on planet Ellie for about three days, hallucinating and unable to sleep. Someone had to be with her around the clock to make sure she was safe. Fortunately, the brain fog lifted yesterday morning and she's back to being her usual self.

Thank you to everyone who said prayers and sent kind messages. She is on the road to recovery. It will be at least six weeks until she is strong enough to go back home. Therapy will be strenuous and uncomfortable, but she is one determined lady!

These are photos of some small pieces made from photos posted on the blog a week or so ago (I've lost track of time, so it may be longer than that.) The altered photos were posted and these are the pieces printed on fabric and stitched.

Did you participate in Virginia Spiegel's Collage Mania? All eight of my pieces were acquired! I'm thrilled—thrilled they sold and thrilled to be a part of this incredible experience. The fiber art world owes so much to Virginia and Karen Stiehl Osborn for making it possible for us all to help the American Cancer Society in this manner!


maggi said...

So glad your mother is on the road to recovery. The stitched pieces are beautiful. Congratulations too on your contributions being acquired on Collage Mania. What an amazing amount of money raised in just two days. I raise my glass to all the contributors who made it possible.

Beth Wheeler said...

Thanks Maggi!

Wish there was something more I could do to help!

Stay tuned tomorrow—a BIG announcement coming up.

teri springer said...

Happy to hear your mom is doing well. Older people generally have funny reactions to meds- especially combinations of mind-altering stuff. She will do great, I am sure.

The stitched photos are absolutely beautiful.

I did not make anything for Collage Mania but I supported it by purchasing 5 pieces. I wanted several more but people beat me to them....drat.

Big hugs to you.


Kate said...

Beth, your work is exquisite! I have tried free motion machine stitching and it intimidates me. I admire the beauty you create.

I hope your mom's recovery is strong and steady.