Saturday, January 23, 2016

[Post 1,510} Tumbling Along

It has been a long time since I've posted.  Most of you read my blog for the quilty content, so I'll show that first.  Here is the progress so far on my tumbler quilt.  88" x 90", with another 10 rows (20") to go on the top.  I have enough tumblers cut and sewn into strips of 4 for the rest of the rows.

I have realized that we don't have enough BIG quilts.  We have tons of throws.  I have weaned those down some recently.  I need some quilts for our two guest room beds.  I have all the pieces cut for this, just need some sewing time, which will be rare for the next 3 weeks.

I found this little gem while unpacking a long-neglected box into my sewing room.  A Twister ruler runner, with some of my favorite fabrics.  I will machine quilt and then bind it soon.

Why will it be rare, do you ask?  My son-iin-law (who lives in GA) was badly burned at a work accidet last Friday.  My husband and son drove the 3 hours over to bring these two monkeys back here.

My granddaugter turned one on Christmas Eve.  

This is my soon-to-be-3-year-old grandson.

I am doing this to help my daughter and her family.  She just started working full-time in the afternoons/evenings a short time ago.  Her husband has not been able to use his hands due to their burns since the accident.  He is on strong pain relievers that make him a little loopy.  He has frequent doctor's visits, and she changes his dressings every 3 hours.  It would be hard for the kids to be there, seeing him the way he is right now.  My daughter has expressed her thanks many times.  She has said she could not take care of them right now with her other responsibilities.  Their church has been so helpful.  Meals at least once a day have been delivered, several boxes of groceries have come in, men from the church have called to see if Emily needed any repairs or chores done around the house.  In an email she sent a couple days ago, she said "We have seen God's grace on every side, and I coldn't have a breakdown if I tried."  Yet, it is hard, and the healing will take a very long time.  I am exhausted most of the time, but I have a lot of years of practice doing just what I'm doing with the little nippers. I would appreciate your prayers for my SIL, and my sweet daughter.