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Kimono III

I am auditioning vintage kimono fabrics for a third in this series. This time, I have pulled fabrics with red and black. I’m having a little trouble with this one, but hope springs eternal.

M and M have gone home to their parents. They had a great time on their getaway, and Mr C and I enjoyed our time with the kids.It is Steph’s official birthday. Forty years ago, I was in labor when they discovered that Steph was in a posterior position. Back in the day, these things were not known until it was too late to do a C section. It was a long and difficult delivery. She went code blue shortly after the delivery, but was revived. I remember holding her in the hospital and counting all her fingers and toes, and I swear, she smiled at me as if to say, “Mom, it is going to be ok.” Here is a photo of her with Mark and Lisa on the occasion of her Baptism.

I have felt exhausted all day and it has been an effort to do what I have to do. I did manage two walks with Scooter in the chilly mist of Portland. But, tonight, it is official, I have a fever and I am giving in. I am sick. It is probably a sinus infection — it is that time of year. So, I am off to bed and hope to sleep it off.

9 Responses to “Kimono III”

  1. nancy says:

    get better soon, gerrie! and for what its worth i think the third kimono is coming along fine… actuall they each seem better than the last. and thats saying something since the first was great!

  2. kathy says:

    Uh huh…loving this layout…get better soon.

  3. Connie Rose says:

    Take good care of yourself! XO

  4. Judy says:

    Hope today finds you feeling more like yourself. Do rest and take life in the slow(er) lane for a few days!
    That must have been a horrendous delivery and a frantic time for all shortly after Steph’s birth! YIKES! Happy Birthday Steph!
    Another great kimono is about to be born!


  5. Sandra Wyman says:

    Get well soon – and let yourself off the hook for once. Your kimonos are gorgeous.

  6. Kristin L says:

    Happy Birthday to Stephanie, and I wish you a good night’s sleep. Feel free to sleep as much as necessary tomorrow too. You have my permission. 😉

  7. francoise says:

    Nice picture of your three children.
    I hope you get better soon.

  8. Jeannie says:

    Happy Birthday to Steph! Take care and rest. I hope you feel better soon. Sinus infections are the pits! I like the kimono that you are working on. Red, black, and white are so striking together.

  9. rayna says:

    Plumb wore yourself out, dearie. Please take care and get on some antibiotics soon – those sinus infections are nasty. Ask me how I know.

    Hooray for Steph’s 40th!