Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A week gone by..

Here it is, a week since I posted. Everyone is fine, I've just been a little slow in getting things done since Judy and I have given it a really good shot at getting back to the gym. Obviously, I can't do everything! lol I have been working on some quilty stuff. One project I'm quilting on right now cannot be shown until after Rob and April's wedding, whether I'm done with it or not. At the rate I'm going, I'm not sure it will be finished. In the meantime, I have been working up these string blocks. As you can see, I still need the corner blocks.
I've also been playing with more Christmas panels since I've got another order for a tablerunner. I got a little carried away sewing strips on the sides of this little santa globe block but I was hoping to make it a reversible runner. I'm not liking the fabric I used on the back, so this may become just a little wallhanging.

Dad's doing well. He and I went to Muleshoe yesterday to visit one of his co-workers who is now retired. She lives in an assisted living complex. I came away from that visit feeling very helpless in that I can't figure out how to help this lady without stepping on toes, mainly, her family's. She only has one son and he and his family seem to be too busy to even help her get settled into her little apartment. Which, I might add, she's been in now since April and boxes are still piled high and she has almost no furniture except for a rickety old recliner and a not-so-comfortable cot in the bedroom. I could go on, but like I said, I'm not sure how to help her.

On our way home, we stopped by the little "casino" (for lack of a better term) and spent about an hour. By the time we got home, Dad was pretty tired. Heck, I was, too! lol It was all I could do to come home, fix dinner and get to the gym. No sewing last night, except for one string block.

Time to get ready for work.


Judy S. said...

Good for you for going to the gym! What fun to have a pal to go with, too.

Your projects look like fun and the pink strings is almost done! I love seeing these finished.

I'm glad you could take your dad on a bit of an outing. I feel so sorry for that woman! Why isn't the asst. living place contacting her son about this, I wonder. It sounds like elder abuse, to me.

Susan said...

Ooops! I was helping someone and forgot to sign out of their blog! That was my comment. Sorry!

cher said...

I am getting ready to work with 70 blocks of strings-retreat coming up.
looks great. sad when you see elderly folks and the family isn't helping them. I don't know what to suggest other than spending your own precious time lending a hand.