Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ready and Waiting

I finished the pin basting on my scrappy Christmas quilt and got some bobbins wound. This is the thread I had decided on...King Tut beige thread (called "Sands fo Time") for the bobbins and Sulky "Antique Christmas" thread for the quilting on the top. I had just started the machine quilting when my husband called to tell me that he found my mother-in-law passed out on her bathroom floor. Her first stroke was 3 weeks ago, and the second one on Thursday night.
At least this time we know she didn't lay there long, because I had just taken her to a DR. appointment in the afternoon. She had the Lifeline necklace on, but couldn't press the button due to her weakness. I guess that getting the Lifeline was a good idea in theory, but didn't work out the way we had hoped. So she is back in hospital, weaker than the last time. Now she will be forced to make some hard decisions about her future because we just can't provide the amount of care she will need to stay in her home anymore.
So I am off to the hospital, with my hand stitching bag, and dreams of getting back to working on my Christmas quilt. Of course the mystery quilt is not a possibility for me now, but maybe you'll have time. Check it out here. I also discovered that Planet Patchwork is hosting a mystery on Sunday, but I had already decided that I wasn't going to do that one, since I couldn't understand the instructions/suggestions for fabric selection.


Sweet P said...

More prayers for you, DH and MIL. I pray that she finds the strength to make the right decisions.

I love those 10 1/2 carpenter's wheel blocks. They are fantastic.

Juliann in WA said...

Kathy - sending prayers for strength and healing to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy: My thoughts and prays go to you, your family and your mother. It is times like this that machine/hand quilting help our mind and body to defocus from our stressors and give "nourishment" to our bodies to deal with the hills and valleys of life. Hey remember it is important to let your family take care of your.
Deb.g. Ontario

CONNIE W said...

I hope that she improves. Take care.

swooze said...

Oh dear...I wish you the best.

Jeanne said...

So sorry to hear about your DMIL having health troubles again. Sending caring thoughts your way.