Friday, February 22, 2008

Hairy Day

Yesterday was a hairy kind of day. Mom and I had planned to go to the fabric store and some other shopping in the evening. I got to the store to meet her and she asked me to go to Spearfish with her instead. I dropped my pickup off at home, picked up my hardanger and rode along with her to Spearfish. It's about a 45 min. drive, so we had a nice visit up and back.
My mom has always had really thin hair, to the point of being almost bald. She had cancer 3 years ago, lost all her hair and it grew back thin again! She wore a beautiful wig while she was having chemo and it looked gorgeous on her. When her hair came in so thin again, the lady who helped fit her wig, suggested she go with a hair piece. It's real hair and it's glued to her head and every 4 weeks she goes in for it to be cut and fixed and reattached. She had the same hair piece for a year and Tues. she got a new piece. Well the color wasn't right, so she went back last night and the lady dyed it and cut some more off and it looks great. My mom still has the bottom part of her hair and so you can tell the true color of it and the two didn't match. Now they match, it's fixed great and she looks like a new woman again. Her hairdresser is an awesome woman and really does a good job with my mom's hair.
After we got her hair fixed we went to this really good mexican restaurant and it was 11 when I got home last night. Sure different than what we had planned, but so well worth it. I am taking a jacket class tonight, so I am really excited to cut out the fabric and start sewing it together. My mom is teaching the class and she is an amazing teacher. She fitted the pattern to me, so it will fit and not look too big or too small.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm working at the Sewing Center tomorrow, so it will be a short weekend.

6 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Congrats on your Mom's hair turning out well. That's a big deal during and after chemo, to be able to feel good about yourself. Yay on the jacket class...that should be so much fun....
Have a good weekend.....even if it's a short one...
Did you call about your dwirling DVD?? or did it arrive???
Regina in MI

Kristie said...

So glad that all worked well for your mom. My hair is long, straight and down to my waist. I would love to have it cut and donate to cancer patients. But Hunter cries everytime that I even mention cutting it. He doesn't even like when I have it in a ponytail.
Kristie

Amelia said...

How wonderful for your mom...first of all in surviving cancer - then finding a hair dresser that cares enough to take good care of her hair. Everyone always feels better when their hair do looks nice. I am one of those people who can do alot of things but hair ...so I see my hair dresser each week.

Enjoy your weekend.

Cindy said...

That's great that you got to spend the day with your mom. Some of my best days are spent shopping with mine! We are working on quilted jackets too. I'm still trying to get supplies for mine.

Michele said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Post pictures of the jacket so we can see!

Jen said...

It sounds like you and your mom had a great time.