Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Third Finish

I finished my third quilt yesterday in record time for my usual snails pace.  As you know, just over a month ago my Grandma A had a stroke that put her in the hospital and on a long road for recovery and I wanted to make her a quilt.  Unfortunately, the day before my Grandma was going to be released from rehab she had another stroke which she hasn't been able to recover from.

I was so disappointed and frustrated because I still needed to hand stitch the binding and since it was a surprise she didn't even know about it.  I am very happy with how it came out and I know she would have loved it.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it yet.  I may have a photo of us put on fabric and turn it into a label for the backing and hang it in my sewing room.

I will probably make another one like this sometime, but I can't decide if I need a break from quilting or not.  I really need to start again on the MSU quilt for my dad for XMas, but I am just so drained I'm not sure if I have the energy.  My Gma is being sent home from the hospital tomorrow or Tuesday and we will be doing hospice like care until her time comes, so until then you may not see or hear too much from me. 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!


  1. The quilt is lovely. Hugs for you and your Grandma...

  2. you can still give it to her, can't you? she may not be aware, but then, again, maybe she will Know ... and it might help you to know that your love is hugging her, even when you aren't there...

    it is a lovely quilt.

  3. I agree with Dianne. Give it to her anyway!! They say people do "know". You can always get it back later when she passes. I think you will BOTH feel better if she has it! Gentle hugs for you and your grandma, and remember I am always here if you need to talk or want some quilty inspiration. Maybe we need a quilt retreat? Just the fun ppl!! Wanna come Dianne??


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