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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Christmas Quilt, Cute Little Girls and Aging

This is a Shabby Fabrics block of the month program except me and two other friends bought the entire kit at one time. We made two blocks each month. I turned the center using Ricky Tim's fusible and I turned using glue. Finished the bead/button work tonight and I can cross this one of my list. I love this quilt. I love the fabrics and the pattern and we are contemplating their new fall block of the month. I quilted each block differently and put some holly leaves in the sashing and feathers in the border but added some holly leaf shapes in the place of some of the feathers. (I can't get a good shot of the quilting.)

Now on to cute girls. First...

Such a happy pretty little girl. My step-daughter sent this to me just when I needed to smile.

And this weekend I went up north to visit my folks. More of that later. But my aunts were staying at my folks so I stayed at the Hello Kitty Tweety Bird Inn (aka my brothers house). My niece made it like a hotel for me. I was supposed to get a massage and a mint on my pillow each night. As payment I gave her some Hello Kitty headsets. Since Claire loves to play with my phone and iPad I usually find all kinds of fun pictures. Like these...

She always has fun playing with filters and apps.

This is a picture of my mom and her two sisters--sometimes called the Golden Girls.

They (Aunt Betty on the left and Aunt Grace on the right) came to town from Washington to visit and spend time with my mom. (She's the one in the middle). Her health has been declining these last couple of months so they came to cook some meals and give my dad a break. My mom really loved having them there but she told me she felt bad that she slept a lot. We also made a decision this weekend to put my mom in a rest home. Maybe for just a little while. I hope she'll be able to get some strength back. She is so weak she couldn't walk to the bathroom from her recliner without having to stop to rest a few times. She's also fallen and its harder and harder for my dad to get her up, especially without hurting her and worse without hurting himself. The last couple of days have been full of emotions and tears. It's going to be quite an adjustment for both of my parents. My heart aches for both.

Thanks for looking. My next project is another baby quilt and I have to get my stuff ready for the Cindy Needham retreat I'm going to in a few weeks.

 

4 comments:

Quiltedtime said...

Sending prayers for your mom and family. Such a difficult decision.

AfterMath Quilting said...

I've seen most of the quilting on the Christmas quilt and can say the quilting is, as usual, fantastic.
My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this next step with your mom.

sewmuchfun said...

Love the quilt barb, am also contemplating the shabby fall BOM!!

Suzanne Kistler said...

Love the Hello Kitty Tweety Bird Inn idea. :) Glad you had time to spend with family. As the days pass they become more precious. Hold them close!