Steveio's mom has undergone her first chemo for her breast cancer. She is feeling ok and will join us for Easter Dinner on Sunday. We are hosting the event with 28 of the Pfundtner Clan on Sunday. Hope she has the strength to come this far (110 miles) and doesn't over do it.
Brother-in-law Fuzz made it through about 14 hours of cancer of the bone surgery yesterday. He was in the recovery room as of last night and doing good. The cancer has spread more than they thought, not just the jaw bone and lymph nodes, it was also around to the base of the skull, the back of the tongue and the front lower lip. It will be a long haul from here for him and my sister, Linda.
Our little grandsons' other grandfather, Kevin (Jesses' dad) is on day 8 in the ICU in critical care for a pancreatic attack. Things are dicey and he is being sedated and is on ventilator and feeding tubes. He is such a strong and hearty man, this is a real shock to know he is so sick.
Please pray if you feel so inclined for our family at this time.
Some of my blog readers have asked about our woven lawn chairs.
Our lawn chairs are handmade by me… its a technique that uses macramé cord (the braided is better than the twisted) and two big crochet hooks. Using graph paper, one can make just about any design. They are very comfortable and warmer to sit on around campfires at night compared to the plastic strap webbing type, or thin canvas. We use the heaviest frames we can find. Usually the rounded metal pipe frames are better than the lightweight square aluminum tube frames. We have been known to buy new chairs, cut off the webbing, and then weave them into the desired patterns.
This is a link to the website that has instructions:
Here are some that myself and my sister have made over the years, starting with ours:
(the pine tree motif matches the ones used on our home)
These are ones made for family and friends: