Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall flowers and life.

It has been a long time since I blogged. My mother has had a setback and we are dealing with it. She is having trouble with her speech. It is difficult to see her struggle. We are working toward getting her into the Hospice program. I have heard good things about Hospice. If you have any information please let me know.

My husband and I are walking as many days as we can. We love seeing the fall flowers. The first picture is actually the flowers in my yard!

We often walk down a road near us that has a field on one side. For some reason the farmer did not plant the field this year. Look at the beautiful flowers that came up on their own. How can you not be inspired by nature!

This is the quilt I am making for my youngest grandson. Poor guy! Nana hasn't made him anything yet. I deviated from the pattern by putting half square triangles in the border. I am going to put his name in liberated letters at the top and maybe finish it off with more hsts.

I have always wanted to do a zig zag quilt. This is for my son and daughter in law to give as a gift. This has been soothing to work on. After a stressful day it is so relaxing to go upstairs and just sew! I am going to put a row of red and then last a row of purple.

I am still reading blogs and trying to comment when I can. I love our blogging community.


nanaofnc said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely flowers from your walk. Hope the best for your mother. Haven't been blogging either, but still reading other's blogs. I'm in a creative stalemate it seems.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hugs and blessings to you during this challenging time.

Hospice is a godsend. Those who work with hospice are indeed angels on earth (I'm sure there are a few who aren't quite that good, but those we've encountered through the needs of several family members in different areas of the country have been wonderful).

All best wishes to you and your family.

Gari said...

I really like your grandson's quilt. So colorful and yet not girly.

Susan said...

I am sorry to hear about your mother. We are going through similar with my mother-in-law and it is very difficult.
My grandmother lived in my parents' home for her last three years. They both cared for her, and also had an aide to help with the care. At the end, they signed up with Hospice, and were very pleased that they did. My grandmother was able to pass away at home, in the most peaceful fashion. The Hospice program provided nursing care, a hospital bed, a visiting doctor, and even a rabbi who came to the house. We were thankful for such a gentle ending. My grandmother spent her life doing for her family, never thinking about herself, and it was a blessing that such a selfless lady could die peacefully in her bed. I think you will be very pleased with a decision to go with hospice. Their sensitivity and consideration are wonderful, especially at such an emotional time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barb said...

What a lovely walk you must have each day to be able to see such beauty.

Love both quilts.

Tonya said...

oh I love those scrappy stars....NICE