Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bird Blocks for Block Lotto

These are the blocks I made for this month's Block Lotto. Aren't they cute! I'm crossing my fingers that I am one of the winners this month, as these little birds would make a really cute little quilt.
On the home front, we are facing the difficult decision of whether we can continue to look after my mother-in-law here at home. Her dementia has increased dramatically in the last few months, and she has also been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Right now we are awaiting an assessment by a gerontologist, to determine what level care she really needs. These pictures of her were taken on her 90th birthday, almost 2 years ago.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Starburst is finally finished!

I finally finished my Starburst quilt. All I had left to do was the binding, but I never seemed to take the time to get it done. Since hubby is home this week with a sore back, I took the plunge and got it done. The fabric is 1930's prints, and the back is pieced with 1930's fat quarters. The tutorial for this quilt is available HERE

Friday, April 12, 2013

Family updates, some knitting, and a few quilts

Things have been a little hectic around here lately. Mum (mother-in-law) has been diagnosed with heart failure, and her dementia has increased dramatically, to the point where we probably won't be able to care for her at home much longer. We are waiting for some more testing and needs assessments to be done, but for sure she is going to need some nursing care from now on.

Hubby is laid up with a bad back, so much so that he called work today and told his boss he couldn't leave to go to work tomorrow (he's a truck driver). He has to be hurting pretty bad to not go to work.

Last night we learned that my brother-in-law had a very bad accident while working in the woods. A very large tree branch came down and hit him on the face, shattering the left side of his face. He is facing some major surgery and reconstruction.

I haven't done too much in the sewing department, but I did get some knitting accomplished. My daughter Amanda came over today and did some modelling for me.
 ZuZu's Petal, pattern is available HERE

Pimpelliese, free pattern is available HERE
I don't have any quilting to show you, but Amanda has been very busy making quilts, so here are a few pictures of her accomplishments.