For all those who have been wondering about my mom...Granny has been in South Carolina with my sister for the past two months. There are only three more weeks before I go visit and bring her back to Virginia. (We're all excited about that here, but I'm not sure my sister is too thrilled!)
While she's been there, she's been out and about just a bit...traveling recently to Pickens to a barn quilt presentation by Suzi Parron. Here she is with Lisa, a blogging friend from Shady Grove Adventures, who also attended and wrote about her interest in barn quilts and their time together in this blog post.
And, of course, Granny has been making baskets while she's been away! It's a bit harder to coordinate sales and shipping when we are here and she is there...but somehow it will get done.
This week she's been busy working on ten baskets that are being shipped to a customer overseas. Here are a few of them that are awaiting dipping in walnut stain before being packed:
The main reason for this post is to ask all of you to pray for Granny. She has to be at the hospital early Friday morning for surgery to have a pacemaker put in around 10 a.m. We are all hoping and praying that this will improve her stamina and heart condition...something that would definitely help her quality of life.
Thank you so much for your prayers and always for your interest in her. I'll try and update this post after the surgery when I find out how she's doing.
Edited to add: Granny made it through surgery just fine! PTL! The doctors are regulating some extra high blood pressure and pain which is either at the incision site or her heart--not sure. For the next 12 hours she'll need to stay in bed, and they will release her on Saturday if all continues to go well. Thank you all for your prayers.
2nd Edit...Back into surgery! Granny had a very rough afternoon with much pain. It was finally decided that leads from the pacemaker were stimulating a nerve causing the diaphragm to spasm resulting in the pain. So...they called the surgery team back in around 5 this evening, and she will be going back into surgery to adjust those leads.
"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." ~ Ephesians 6:18