Mom was diagnosed with stage 4B non-Hodgkins lymphoma almost 4 years ago, at the age of 82. What a fighter! Two relapses since, followed by a wonderful 15-month period of relative strength and good health. And then the devil came back to town in December - a tumor behind her sternum. Mom has been in Hospice care since mid-December.
Here are some pics from my favorite 'mom' fashion period - she was a model in California in her early twenties, and it shows!
Mom taught me to sew (and knit and crochet) and made clothes for me, including my entire maternity wardrobe when I was pregnant with my first child. When I visit, I stay in her guest room, which is also her craft and sewing room. She calls it the loft! I spent 3 months with her during her first chemo in 2010, and again during her second radiation therapy in 2011. Did a lot of sewing on her wonderful Husqvarna machine. In 2012, I started my blog and named my own sewing room 'Coco's Loft'.
I'll be reading blogs, just not blogging...bye for a little while, Coco