Temporarily out of service

Blog on hold.

Wednesday morning Mr H suffered a stroke and remains hospitalized in ICU.  Things are a little better today–Valentine’s Day, and I feel more hope than I have at any point since it happened.

Prayers, positive thoughts and well-wishes deeply appreciated.

God is good.


  1. Elaine Good says:

    Oh my.
    Prayers from here right now….
    Hugs too!

  2. Deborah says:

    Yours has been my favorite blog for so long that I feel like I know you and your husband well. I will be praying for both of you and the Lord always hears my prayers. Blessings.

  3. Robbie says:

    My best friend had a stroke Tuesday night so my thoughts and prayers are with you both. My friend is very lucky and should make a good recovery, I wish the same for your husband. I can’t imagine what it is like when your very, very best friend and partner is seriously sick or injured, There are no words to relieve your pain and anxiety just know that your blog friends care and are wishing for a full recovery and will be thinking of you daily. May God bless you both and keep you in His loving care. You are missed and I hope you know how much you mean to all of your readers. Take care and I hope you find some comfort from family, friends and your loyal readers.

  4. ShannonG says:

    Oh, Beth! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mr. H. Hang in there!

  5. SewPaula says:

    Sending up prayers and many positive thoughts for a total, smooth recovery. And many hugs to you as the two of you go through this together.

  6. Evie says:

    Please remain hopeful, Beth. My father-in-law suffered a stroke, as did my best friends mother. Both have made complete recoveries. My prayers are with you both that your husband is healthy and home again soon.

  7. Daisy says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.

  8. ooh!WEE says:

    sending my thoughts and prays to you, your husband and family!

  9. Rose says:

    This is sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Rose<—longtime reader of your blog

  10. Sigrid says:

    That’s bad. Best wishes and I’m sending good thoughts your way. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

  11. Sigrid says:

    Sorry, meant to say “That’s sad”.

  12. Here’s hoping Mr. H makes a full and speedy recovery.

  13. Best wishes to you and your husband and for Mr. H’s recovery.

  14. Barbara Snyder says:

    Oh, gracious! Hugs and prayers for you and Mr. H.! Keep us posted.

  15. patsijean says:

    Oh, Gee, Beth. So sorry. Strokes are so scarey. I am sending wishes for a good recovery.

  16. Debbie Cook says:

    Oh Beth!! Hugs and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

  17. Angie Sipe says:

    Praying for you and your beloved! And giving thanks to God that today you have hope.

  18. Gwen says:

    So sorry. From experience, I suggest that you focus on one day at a time. Thinking beyond that is overwhelming. Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband.

  19. Kat says:

    I am so sorry! I will keep Mr. H in my prayers. I know he will have many from the cyber community.

  20. Debkb says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with both of you.

  21. Linda T says:

    Oh my, Beth. Sending prayers and good vibes your way. Praying for a full recovery. Take good care of yourself, too.

  22. Peggy L says:

    Beth – prayers to you and your DH.

  23. Lori says:

    Oh, Beth, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. Linda L says:

    Beth, I am truly sorry to read about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  25. Lisa Laree says:

    Oh, Beth!!!! You guys will definitely be in my prayers! Keep us posted as you can!

  26. Mary says:

    Beth, I read and enjoy your blog regularly so I feel like I know you a little. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. Expecting the best -

  27. Claire S. says:

    Beth, so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts & prayers hoping that Mr. H has a full and speedy recovery.

  28. Cyndi Deal says:

    Beth, I am jumping out of “lurkdom” to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. I have followed you through vintage sewing machines, pmb, pattern review, dolls, and everything else you have turned me on to.
    I feel like this is happening to family. God Bless you both.


  29. Ursula says:

    I was so sorry to hear about your husband. I wish him a speedy recovery. May God give you peace.

  30. Yvette says:

    Beth –

    I am a long time reader and was surprised to hear about Mr. H. My thoughts are with you and sprout during this tough time.

  31. mari says:

    My prayers are with both of you for strength to make it through this. My brother (now 64) had a really bad stroke a couple of years ago and the specialists were not sure if he would live through it. He did take some physical therapy for a while when his condition stabilized and improved and he now seems to be totally back to normal. At first his memory was affected a bit but thankfully that passed as he healed. We were very fortunate- hope Mr H improves each day and the sunshine returns to the Rusty Bobbin house really soon. Let us know how he is doing when you can. mssewcrazy

  32. Woggy says:


    Praying for a speedy recovery for Mr. H and strength for you during this time.


  33. Connie says:

    My thoughts are with you. My DH has had two serious heart attacks and I know how exhausting and draining those first anxious days are. I’m hoping you take the time to take care of yourself. Hospitals have a lot of bugs going around because you are surrounded by sick people. Being exhausted and worried makes you an easy target for the latest virus going around. Forget the housework (better yet enlist help from friends who say “what can I do to help”). Ordinarily, meals come flying in the door when someone is ill, but unfortunately sized to feed a crowd. If the food is freezable, have someone repackage it into smaller meal sizes for when dh comes home.
    But most of all, please take care of yourself. You will be surprised to find how quickly these scary memories are put behind you once dh is on the road to recovery. Things do get better, I promise.

  34. designdreamer says:

    Oh Beth,
    My prayers are with you and your husband for a full and speedy recovery.

  35. Beth Conky says:

    I follow your blog and enjoy it. So sorry to hear about Mr. H. Lots of prayers headed your way for you and your family. Take care.

  36. Tonia says:

    My good thoughts and prayers are with you both, I’m so sorry this has happened. I’m another one of your lurkers that you’ve given so many smiles and tips.

  37. umjudis says:

    Oh I am sooo sorry to hear this. But I know God will continue to bless both of you with strength to face whatever challenges come your way because of this. I too send up many prayers for you, Mr H, and your whole family.

  38. Nina W says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mr. H. I pray that he has a full and speedy recovery. Please take care of yourself.

  39. Susan says:

    I follow your blog daily and have enjoyed it. Praying that your husband makes a full recovery swiftly. Take care of yourself.

  40. LauraM says:

    Beth … hugs,thoughts, and prayers sent to both of you! Can’t imagine the road ahead for both of you, but wish you nothing but the best!

  41. Noile says:

    Best wishes to both of you, and for a full and speedy recovery for Mr. H. What a tough thing to go through.

  42. designdreamer says:

    I’m so sorry you, and especially Don, have to go thru all of this. I’ve been visiting at the Caring Bridge everyday to keep up with his progress. He’s in my prayers, as are you, especially since you’ll be going thru a new transition shortly. Hopefully you’ll be able to get back to your stress reliever soon.

  43. designdreamer says:

    Just read the update, and I thought “WOW! Someday, some researcher may be interested in her posts, or perhaps you could write a book that includes all the progress to help people in the future that suffer strokes. At any rate, it’s definitely hepling me to understand what it’s all about, and makes me admire your patience. God Bless