Home Again

We're back home again after the second trip to the hospital after my husband's vein replacement surgery in August. The first clot became apparent about 6 weeks after the surgery and now this one about 5 weeks after the first. Now he's on a blood thinner, so hopefully, we won't have to do this again. The staff is very kind, but no one seems to understand the needs of someone with chemical sensitivities, so I'm considering getting in touch with the administration and seeing if I can do some educational outreach for them. I don't think anyone realizes that my husband's filter mask is meant to be worn (at most) for 8 hours, not the 30+ hours he had to wear it this last visit.

OK...enough about that! On the plus side, I made a bracelet while staying with friends who house me while my husband is in the hospital and I also got to visit Teal, a holiday gallery that some local artists set up each holiday season in Corvallis. My favorite artist is Louie Gizyn, a fabulous doll maker...although doll seems too simple a word for her awesome creations!

Luckily, Joanne's Fabrics was having a sale, so I bought a little block of sculpey and sculpted a few heads, inspired by Louie's dolls.

Oh, and the bracelet is RAW and peyote with a rectangular shell and button closure that's the focal point of the bracelet.


Grace said...

Beautiful bracelet! I'm sorry to hear about your husband - I hope he's well on the road to recovery with no more hospital visits in the near future.

janeywan said...

I'm learning all about how one suffers with chemical allergies. One of my dad's care givers suffers from it. We can't afford to lose her so we are doing are best to convert the cleaners etc. Not a bad thing to do for all concerned.

I'm bushed again today. Still haven't sent bracelet or figured out sizes, I will get to it soon!

That is a beautiful piece by the way, or and give hubby my regards.

dmZapp said...

All my best to hubby....mine has some chemical sensitivities, but not too bad, and he hates fragrances too. Roll Eyes here, his mom keeps bringing me Febreze products (guess it is a hint that my living room smells like dog) which I cannot use without risking divorce court...LOL.

The bracelet is "faboo" and I just happened to dig out some old bakelite belt buckles that I saved to do very much the same type of project....I like that you used RAW and I adore the closure. dmzapp down the road in mega-drippy Florenza.

KV said...

Best wishes for your husband's recovery, Bobbi. I am glad you had that beading to do to keep you busy through this time. The bracelet is awesome.

Kathy V in NM

beadbabe49 said...

thanks for all the kind comments about my husband and the bracelet...it's been a challenge, but as they say...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and I'm feeling pretty strong right now!
I cannot imagine what I'd do without the bead work...glad I don't have to worry about it yet!

Rachel said...

The bracelet is wonderful. I hope your husband continues to get and do better and better.

Night Beader said...

That is a stunning bracelet, I love the colors. Thanks for sharing it with us.

PS Your husband is in my prayers.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

beadbabe49 said...

thank you, rachel and susan!

Hélène H said...

Hope your husband get better soon.

There is a wonderful vintage feeling to your bracelet, it's lovely.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, helene!