Aunties dress turned out fine. I did make it a bit too big for her so sadly it doesn't fit as i would like it to. The reason I made it bigger is because other people have to dress her, and it's easier to dress an old lady who is a bit stiff if the garment is a little loose. I put different colours of the same buttons on it, as that's what I had. I thought it might make it more interesting for the person dressing her to do up the buttons. I would say to myself, a pink button, a blue button, just to have a little chat with aunty as I was doing up her buttons. The dress is big enough to go over her little jumpers in the winter, and be worn without one in the summer. I would like to find a little belt for it next. I also made her a blouse and took it, but she doesn't like it. I think it might be ok for spring!
We are now moving my Husband's mother to the same care home, so all this 'trauma' we have been feeling just underlying everything since we found she has had a bleed on the brain hopefully will calm down a bit soon. The residential care she was in could not keep her any longer as she needs much more assistance. If she deteriorates much more I don't know if the hospital will be the next stage. I keep telling my Husband just to take it all one day at a time. We will just not know more than what each day brings.
I think this is where realy trusting God for everything like this helps me. I would be a wreck if I took it on board. Sadly I didn't seem to be able to calm myself over that building project. However today was a good day for that too. I have re-negotiated what I think is fair to everybody, and the builder has agreed to come back and see if we can actually put in a vented out extractor in the kitchen. I also managed to get a new cooker for the flat today for under £400. It's annoying, but even having had the cooker cleaned it still looks shabby, worn out, and evidently the tennents have issues with it. We obviously have a far higher standard of expectations over letting property and it's maintainance than in other places like the UK. It's because we are an Island, and although the market is finite from a space point of view, it is a buyers/renters market. I just can't spend much more on it, It is supposed to be an investment, not a nightmare burden!
I am going to be totally skint for another year, so I guess I will have to get off my derriere after chrismas and find a little job, or create something for income. Perhapse sell some paintings! I don't think I have the confidence to actually do an exhibition, it's scary! (Get over it woman, you need some money for fripperies)....