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Thank you for all of your well wishes for my father.  We have some difficult months ahead of us.  He had a stroke on Sunday and is making daily progress.  Sadly, my father has been suffering from dimentia for at least the past year.  It has been hard for the whole family.  My mother's strength and profound love for my father, which I have always been aware of, is most evident in these difficult times.  Your words of support mean a lot.  Thank you. 

I don't plan to discuss my father's health much on this blog.  But found it necessary at this time because it has been difficult to keep up with reading and commenting on blogs, posting to my own blog and answering comments.

On to happier subjects.

The final package from my Sockret Pal arrived in the mail today.  I am so pleased to finally know who has been spoiling me since the fall (see here, here, here, here, here, here and here)!  La Verna over at Ridiculous Obsession has once again gone above and beyond in her generosity.

Just look at these beautiful socks.  She used the Shock Wave pattern from 1870 Pearl.  The yarn is Lorna's Laces in Green Apple.  They fit perfectly and I love, love, love the yarn!  LaVerna did a twisted stitch for the heel flap, it is really nice.  I think I'll do that on my next pair!  (Disclaimer, these are not my feet or legs, they belong to my blog model extraordinaire, DD#2.  My legs are considerably heftier, hairier and whiter!)


Also enclosed were a charming bunny, some deliciously scented soap, lip balm and body butter.


And let us not forget the goodies - chocolate and gum.


She even remembered the DD's, making a contribution to their newly growing fabric stash.


I know you are all jealous of this amazing t-shirt.  It is mine, all mine!!

Isn't the tape measure adorable?  It is tucked neatly into my notions bag along with the cable needles.  I've had the necklace on since I opened the package.
Thank you once again La Verna!!



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Sorry to hear about your father. My dad had a stroke as well (4 years ago) that was quite severe. It was a very tough time. My mom was in a nursing home with Alzheimers as well. So, hang in there and I hope his condition improves!

What an absolutely wonderful package...enjoy!

Your father, mother, and entire family will be in my prayers.

I hope you have a very nice upcoming weekend.

Those socks are amazing! I must knit a pair!
Best wishes for you and your family.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. And I feel deeply for your mom - it's very hard to be strong when you are so scared. Unfortunately, I know this. My heart goes out to all of you - but especially your mom. Give her a hug for me.

What an awesome Sockret Pal!

My prayers are with you and your family. I hope your father gets better!

How fun is your Sockret Pal! I'm sure your DDs are loving the fabric...

Wow!Those really are nice socks.LOL!Glad you all like the package.
So sorry about your Dad.I am still praying for you and yours.Warm hugs to all.

Wow, what a terrific package!!! Sounds like just what you needed after a tough week (and more). I'll keep your family in my thoughts.

that is a great package - the chocolate looks so yummy!!! The Tshirt is adorable!!!!

What a great pal you had! I love the T-shirt!

So sorry about your dad. I wish you strength and endurance.
What a wonderful gift package you received.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's troubles.

I'm glad you had such a great package to help lift your spirits during this rough time. The sock colors are perfect and I love the fabric for the DDs! What fun!

I hope things get better soon health-wise. It's always so hard to see our loved ones suffering.

What a wonderful package! I didn't think you would stand on fabric... even if you were modeling socks. ;^)

Wonderful gifts! Wishing the best for you and your family.

Your fabric stash is leaving ME speechless!

My dad has Alzheimer's and my mom (a retired doctor, luckily) takes care of him all the time. It takes a toll, for sure, but like your parents, they love one another immensely. We are at that time in our lives when we have to worry about our kids and our parents.

You are indeed a spoiled knitter!

Here's to hairier, whiter legs! That is some nice loot. Chocolate and comfy socks seem like the thing to give you a little more strength to deal with the nastiness.

Great loot! Very nice photos, too. I wish I had your daughter to model my socks. My white legs will screw up the light metering if I'm not careful!

Thanks for providing the link to the shock wave pattern!

Oh wow, that chocolate looks delicious...sadly I told my thighs that we're on a diet. You are very lucky to have such a nice friend. The shirt is great too as is the fabric. Those would make some awesome purses.

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