Friday, July 27, 2007

Lone Star

This is a picture of a top I started just 3 nights ago. I used the Quiltsmart method with their printed fusible interfacing. It was really quite easy. The points that don't match up are the ones I didn't match when sewing the squares together. I still need to add 3" borders then I'll quilt it and hang it at the shop. I'm sure everyone is ready to see a new wallhanging.

I spent the better part of the day in the ER with my dad. I went to work and fixed two heads of hair then I had a cancellation so I decided to take Dad some tamales I'd just bought and to check in on him. The homemaker was there so I wasn't too concerned. But, once I got there and took one look at this face, I knew I had to call an ambulance. His eyelids were so puffy they nearly closed his eyes! And, he just LOOKED different. Ya know what I mean? His entire countenance was so unlike him, that I knew it was time to see what was going on. We felt that he was really needing some dialysis. Well, after 8 hours of tests and more tests, it was decided that he needed a diuretic to relieve some of the fluid building up in his body. They catheterized him and gave him Lasix through the IV and he put out quite a bit in just an hour. It made a huge difference in how he felt and how he was able to move! He had been having so much trouble walking the last few days. Oh, and his back was totally out yesterday and the day before, but I think that my son has been helping with massage because he stands much straighter today! Thank You, Lord and Joe!

On top of all that, we had a phone call in the middle of the night letting us know that my husband's oldest daughter (39) was found dead in a hotel room. We have not been in touch with her for quite a few years, but she is my husband's daughter and the mother of four of his grandchildren. It's a sad situation. We don't know details yet. I hope Jim can go be with his younger daughter during this trying time for her.


Mary said...

You certainly have your challenges now. I am so sorry to hear about your father and the death of your husband's daughter. I'm sure the quilting helps - I know it's therapeutic for me. I love the lonestar.

Linda_J said...

ohmigod, Veronica. What horrid news. My deepest sympathies on your loss. I hope your dad has turned the corner and will not have to be in the hospital long.

I love the Lonestar--the colors are wonderful together. Quiltsmart you said? I have a big giant one started around here somewhere using traditional methods but I have yet to try to sew on the setting triangles and squares. Mostly I am afraid that the thing will not lay down and it will be the proverbial "coolie hat" thing.

Susan said...

The quilt is just wonderful! I love the way it looks. I'm glad you went home for lunch - I wish I had some of those tamales!

How sad for Jim. It doesn't matter if there was contact or not, it's still his daughter, and now there never will be anything that can be done. I hope he was able to go be with his younger daughter.

Vicky said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. And continuing prayers for Dad, too. (Hugs)

Meredith said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen the quilt smart interfacing but never used it. Your lone star turned out lovely. I hope the quilting helps soothe you.

Debi said...

Very pretty, I love your color choices.