by pennifold ( edited 7d ago ) 13d ago

UPDATED SUNDAY 11.00AM Hi gals, I've been busy with Mum, kids, Op Shop etc. In the time I find free I'm making some little purses.

These are from Sweetpea Embroidery designs and take a while to do, but are very effective. I've made one in Purples and this one is in black, white, silver, grey and taupe. I have a bit to do yet as there are 7 sections to sew out.
I hope everyone is doing ok and enjoying life. We are having a great time enjoying our electric bikes, walking and doing gym each week.
Mum is still going, 90 and a half years old, constantly talking, but conversation is difficult as I have no idea most of the time what she is talking about. Dementia is known as the long goodbye and it's certainly what I am experiencing. I come away each time I see her with a heavy heart, but I know she is getting 24/7 care and that is something that I'm eternally grateful for.
The nurses who care for her are absolute Angels, and I am so grateful for their love and care for her. Everyone loves Mum and she keeps them entertained.
She is finally sleeping better and in her own bed after 4 weeks of her not sleeping in her room but in the main Television room. I make sure she is always dressed beautifully and has her hair done.
Thanks for those who have written to me to check on me. Love Chris

1. The purple purse 6x10 (which I found to be too small for what I wanted)
2. The new 7x11 black and white one, still got more to finish
3. The bird section of the black purse
4. Mum and I at Mother's Day luncheon at our home
5. Amy, Mum, Me, Dana and at the back Mia (our son's partner Mia) Steve, Amy's husband was making us all laugh and Mum was just in hysterics!!!!
6. This is 2 sections of the same design. I can't believe I made the wrong size earlier this week and only realised it when I was putting them next to each other. So today I've sewn out the correct size which is the top one 7x11! I felt so stupid!!
7. The lining of the purse.


by shirley124 4d ago

These are just stunning Chris. Love them both. Hugs. πŸ’•

by sonjapotgieter 6d ago

So Precious!!! Gorgeous photos of Mum..Love the Purse Stunning!!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 5d ago

Thanks so much Sonja, yes Mum's a cutie for sure. The purse has been admired by a few already today! Love Chris

by gerryvb 6d ago

Oh I love to see the pictures of mum and family. wonderful.
And the purses , they are gorgeous. great job thgank you for sharing the pictures, hugs/love Gerry

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pennifold by pennifold 5d ago

Hi Gerry, thanks so much and I love seeing your quotes of the day. You have a great capacity to care. Love Chris

by shirley124 9d ago

Nice to hear from you again. Your Mum is looking well.
The purses are really beautiful. Looks like lots of work but well worth the time. Great photos. Hugs. πŸ’•πŸ’•

pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Hi Shirley, thanks for your comments. You won't believe what I did during this week. I thought I'd put the correct size of the 7x11 onto my sewing machine screen, only to find out once finished I'd actually sewn out the 6x10, so of course it didn't fit with the other panels! Even experienced sewers, like me, still make mistakes.
So today I've sewn out the correct size in between visits from Amy and Ophelie and cooking soup and going to the gym. Anyway I've got a new section finished! Hooray.
Amy and Ophelie went to see Mum and of course she didn't recognise Ophelie! Amy said she had tears in her eyes when she was saying goodbye to Mum. It's so sad! Love Chris

shirley124 by shirley124 9d ago

I lost my dear sister last August to dementia. When the Grandchildren would visit she would hug them and say I can’t remember your name but I know I love you. It is such a sad disease. She was the last of my 15 siblings. I felt so lost at the funeral. But I know she is in a better place. We lost our last brother less than 3 months before losing her.

by anitapatch 11d ago

Beautiful purses and enjoy your family as much as you can

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Anita, yes when we all get together it's a great day of noise, fun and laughter. Love Chris

by worthy edited 10d ago

Beautiful purses and more beautiful pictures of family, enjoy and treasure as you already know. Thank you for sharing and adding smiles to all who view this.

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks so much and yes, these pictures bring back great memories. Love Chris

by jrob Moderator 11d ago

All are just beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks so much Jerrilyn, love Chris

by dragonflyer 12d ago

Look at those happy faces! Love your purses as well...great stitching Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Kim, we all had a great day and I thank you for your comment on the stitching. The digitising on these purses is amazing! Love Chris

by gwillmann 12d ago

Thanks for sharing. The pictures are lovely.

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

You are welcome, the pictures were great and bring me much joy. Love Chris

by toogie 12d ago

I know this picture of the five of you has brought a smile to everyone that sees it. I'm smiling right back at you! Your purses are gorgeous!!! Mum always looks great, hair, makeup, wardrobe. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Toogie, I smile every time I see it too as I remember us all laughing at Steve trying to make Mum laugh. I do my best with her wardrobe, make up seems not so important to her these days, but I like to have her wearing a little bit. We went shopping last week and got her 5 new cardigans, shirts etc. I've picked out one of the new blue cardigans for her today. I'll get a picture of her today in it. Love Chris

by bemara 13d ago

Beautiful, great job, hugs Maria

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks so much Maria, love Chris

by dailylaundry 13d ago

Love your pictures - such happiness! That is the way it should. The purses are beautiful! Lovely designs and perfect stitch-outs. Looking forward to the black one finished!! Hugs!! Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Laura, it was a lovely day. I've finished the third panel yesterday, now I've just got to do the inside sections and lining etc. hope to finish it over the weekend. Love Chris

by peafarm 13d ago

These are beautiful. So glad you can take such good care of your mom and that you are doing well also.

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks so much Patty. I'm so glad that her Nursing home is only a 5 minute drive away from my home. Love Chris

by sebsews 13d ago

I am so glad to see you on Cute. I was getting worried about you. Stunning bags! So good to see you, your Mum and family together laughing. Brings a smile to my face. Mum is so beautiful and enjoy her chatter. Love, hugs, and flowers, Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Hi Suzanna, thanks for your concern, don't worry about me, I'm fine. Life is just busy at the moment. I am going to see Mum today after gym as she gets her hair done every Thursday and we like to have a Coffee at the cafe on the ground floor of her Nursing home. Love Chris

by noah 13d ago

Awesome Job As Always xxx

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Hi Carolyn, you're too kind. Love your work too. Love Chris

by sdrise 13d ago

Very pretty purse I love the design. Glad you are all doing well.... Mum looks so good for her age. You all look so wonderful too. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us We feel like family too. hugs Suzanne

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Hi Suzanne, thanks for your comments. It was a lovely day and we all enjoyed being with Mum, albeit her not knowing their names, but it's times like these that create such great memories. Love Chris

by mrskiki 13d ago

Beautiful ladies. And lovely purses. So glad you are having time to do some sewing. Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Nan, it's wonderful to be able to get some ME time now and again. Love Chris