Monday, September 12, 2011

Slowly but surely...

I am getting back into sewing after a 2 week lull. Thanks to all who have expressed concern for my mom. She is recovering from her hip fracture and subsequent surgery and is doing well. We made a decision to have her recuperate for 60 days of respite care at a nursing home where she can have 24 hour assistance. This will give me (and my husband, family, brother and sister) peace of mind, for a while, especially while we are away for a few days in October. Hopefully, she will make a good recovery and will be able to return to our home in November.
I have managed to do a little sewing here and there, working on my Across the Seas QAL and my Goodie Swap mug rugs. No pictures to post for the QAL just yet, but here are the two mug rugs I've completed.
for partner #1

for partner #2
I also made 2 blocks for a very special project. They were made for Amy Lobsiger and her daughter, Anabel. Amy's husband, a prominent journalist who covered the Detroit music scene,  recently passed away. Two of Amy's friends decided to make her and Anabel each a quilt, with  blocks designed by Sarah and made by the online quilting community. After reading about the project on Katy's blog, I knew I wanted to be a part of this. I didn't know Amy or even read her blog but felt compelled to contribute to this project. In my excitement to get the blocks completed and mailed off the same day, I forgot to take photos of them.
This is a wonderful project and one I was proud to contribute.
Thanks for stopping by,

"di"


9 comments:

Elisa Black said...

Glad you're getting your groove back and sending good wishes for a smooth recovery for your mom. I'm sort of in a "slowly but surely" kind of mode, too-- and the deadline for the swap is fast appproaching!! Eep! Your mug rugs are both gorgeous and so bright and cheerful! Your blocks sound like they went to a very worthwhile cause. Have a good day!

Dianne Neale said...

Glad to see you're back, and sounds hopeful for a good recovery for your mum. The mug rugs are looking good. Could one of them be mine?

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I am sorry about your mom and hope she recovers quickly.
Love the mug rugs. The little banner is so cute.

Katy Cameron said...

Glad you were able to throw yourself back into things again and everything's back on kilter. Love the mug rugs, and sure the QAL quilt will be fab.

Hope your mum is feeling 100% again soon

Geri Centonze said...

It feels like life is so different now (after Mom's hip break)...glad to see you are making some time to get back to your sewing. Love you!

Cindy said...

What lucky partners you have. Your work is beautiful.

Cindy said...

Your rugs are beautiful! I'm partial to the cutie with the bunting, but they're both great!

Annabella said...

It`s great you are back! Love your mug rugs and will happily receive either! I emailed Sarah the same day Katy asked for help for Amy but sadly never even received a response. Glad you were able to help in such a special project.

susan said...

Good to see you back. Your mum must be improving if you feel able to sew and that is wonderful. As are those mug rugs!