Friday, October 14, 2011

One Day at a Time

Well, its been a topsy turvy week!

Update on Mama: Her Nephrologist made the decision that she does need to go on dialysis and so today the surgery to insert the Portacath will be done. I'm not sure how much longer she will be in the hospital, but I suspect at least 2 or 3 more days. As much as I dread this new burden for her, I realize that it is a blessing that dialysis exists to help her live a much longer life. So, "it is what it is!".

Last weekend I started 3 mug rugs for gifts. My thoughts were that these would be small portable projects for sewing down the back of the binding, while waiting at the hospital this week. After quilting them and sewing on the binding, these 3 fit into a gallon zipper bag along with a spool of thread, small scissors and a couple of pins. So far I haven't done any of the sewing on the back, but I may today while Mama is in surgery.



I couldn't resist showing you just a couple more pictures of "Razzle Dazzle". I was finally able to download pictures to my computer. Sometimes I think I should have named this quilt "Troublemaker". When trying to take pictures of it, we broke one clothesline due to the wind and here I am fighting with it.



Miraculously, the wind completely stopped for about 2 seconds and I got one picture of it being still!



Ok, I promise that I won't show you any more pictures of this quilt! In my defense, I just don't finish that many bed size quilts, so I need to make the most of it.

6 comments:

Kiera said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the red and white. Prayers will be with you and your mom. Blessings to you.

Impera_Magna said...

You can make your Razzle Dazzle quilt your blog background and I wouldn't get tired of seeing it... so beautiful!

What a good idea to take some handwork with you to the hospital to help you pass the time... I hate the wait...

Thinking of you and your mom today...

Pen Pen said...

You silly girl... I could look at that quilt over and over and over again. I just noticed the corner blocks today... so pretty. So you see, each time you post it, I see something new. Have you put it on your bed yet? Your mug rugs are cute and a good portable project. Once in a 'great' while, I will see someone sewing or working on something quilty while sitting with someone in the nursing home. I automatically bond with that person! :o) I hope things go well with your mom!

Denise :) said...

Razzle Dazzle is marvelous! I hope your mom's surgery goes well today -- I'm saying a prayer for you both! :)

Rhonda said...

I pray your mother will get along alright. And that's O.K. to share your quilt some more! Battling the wind is "fun." :)

Kathryn D. Duke said...

sorry your mama has to use dialysis but you have a good way of looking at it!!
Is that a cotton filed in the background of that lovely quilt blowing in the wind?