Monday, August 27, 2007

Home again, home again!

Only eight days in the hospital this time and now we are home, again! Actually, I brought Dad home Friday afternoon. I am so behind in posting, mostly 'cause I've been more tired than I can ever remember. But, after sleeping some yesterday and taking my time this morning, I am feeling much better. I think Dad is feeling even better than I am! LOL While with him this afternoon, I couldn't wait for him to say he was ready for a nap, and he never did! He walked and ate a late lunch then sat and played the guitar for me. I was crocheting and all I wanted to do was sleep! lol His blood work came back looking very, very good this afternoon. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
In the meantime, I've been working on this green Simply Shell Afghan. I like the pink one so much that I just had to do it in this luscious green yarn. I'm afraid the picture doesn't do it justice. I don't know if I posted that the pink afghan won a blue ribbon at the county fair and was seriously considered for Best of Show. A cross stitch picture beat it out of that, though. That's ok. I'm just excited one of my projects was even considered!

This pink ribbon quilt top was made last year when Deborah and I went to Oklahoma for an all day retreat at a LQS. I made a mistake in placing the colors, so I have not wanted to do anything with it. But, now that I look at it, I really like how it looks. So, I'm going to finish it and give it to a gal that used to clean house for me. We found out this week that she is going to have a double mastectomy due to breast cancer. I want her to know I'm thinking of her.

I picked up my Bernina today but haven't had a chance to try it out. I'm going to situate it on my dining room table so I can do some "serious" quilting, I told my husband! LOL "Uh oh," he said. Yup, that means the dining room will be trashed for a while but that's ok. It's the only place I have right now with room for a big quilt to "flow" while I quilt it.

Time to get dinner on the table. Sorry for not checking in sooner. Please pray that Dad continues to do well.


Mary said...

Glad you got home again and that your dad is doing better.

Love the afghan, don't you hate how hard it is to get a good photo of them? I haven't crocheted one in over a year. I go in spells and right now, I'm completely obsessed with quilting.

I'm sorry to hear about your housekeeper, I'm sure she'll love the quilt and be comforted by the gift.

Linda_J said...

Congrats on your ribbon, Veronica but even better news is to know your dad has been released from the hospital and you are both home.

I love the quilt top especially how the chains form with the on point setting. Have to admit that and am looking at it wondering if that might work for a challenge project that I have coming up. It needs a large square of the focus fabric to do it justice. HMMMMMM.

Laurie Ann said...

Glad to hear your father is doing better. Your friend will love the pink quilt. And pink is the breast cancer color, so I guess it was mean to be given to her!

Passionate Quilter said...

Prayers for your Dad and glad to hear he's doing a little better. I like that Quilt pink quilt--and your friend will love it and more important that you thought of her during this hard time.