Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finished my glass block

Wooohoooo!! I worked last night until about midnight but finally finished my glass block. As you can see, there was a little piecing that went along with this one so even though the glass was done a week ago, there was some sewing to do this time around.

I went ahead and added it to last months block to the top. I only have one more to go.......

I know my friend Angela LOVES when I use blue painters tape to hold up my blocks and quilts. Adds a touch of class, don't you think? :o) I just pinned the new row next to my existing top and oh, it's so pretty. And it's going to be a pretty good size too. I already have the border fabric. It came with the last kit and it's so sweet AND PINK!! This quilt is so outside my color wheel. :o)

I got my fabric ready for the last block last night. All I have to do now is trace it and I'll be good to go. I will take it with me when I go sit with my mom this weekend. I have been trying to stay busy to not think too much.

We got some bad news about my mom. They started Hospice on Friday and gave her two weeks to two months to live. It has hit us girls pretty hard but it is not so much of a surprise. If you are a regular reader, you probably know she has been battling with a few medical issues since early this year, congestive heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver which have both caused a lot of fluid in her body. Her body is no longer responding to her medications and she is getting very tired. We will cry a LOT and miss her an awful lot but the life she has been living is not much of a life. It is hard to see her like this so we will have to deal with our grief and let her go.

8 comments:

Terry said...

Your quilt is looking good! So sorry to hear about your mom. Just make the most of the time you have left with her. Sending hugs for you all.

The Other Barb said...

love the blocks ,especially the glass one just finished. It's oging to be quite the quilt!

Keeping your family in my prayers.

Conni said...

Beautiful quilt. And you will have beautiful memories of your Mom as you have worked on this quilt during your visits with her. You're in my prayers.

Vickie said...

I think the best thing is that you can share memories and laugh about your mom. Their will be so many tears that the crazy things and the laughs will get you through. Your blocks are beautiful.

greetingarts said...

Oh, Liz, the blocks are beautiful, beautiful, and I'm so sorry about the news. It's never easy, even if you know it's coming. Let me know if I can do anything. Please take care.

Michelle said...

So sorry about your mom, Liz. You and your family will be in my prayers. <<<>>>>

mommi said...

I absolutely love your quilt...lots of love going into that one.. I just lost my mom with almost the same thing as you. She had a leak in her heart valve and was never able to have surgery because she was so fragile, they affected her kidneys and she filled with fluid and she was very tired and wouldnt open her eyes towards the end. She passed in January and i miss her so much. Just know that she is smiling on you, she knows what you are doing everyday.....God bless you and her.

mommi said...

I forgot to tell you, just talk to her right now. she hears you, she really really does...I talked to her everyday before she passed and my brother was out of town and we put the phone up to her and he talked to her and 2 days later she passed. She, we think, was waiting to hear from him....keep talking to her and telling her what you are doing daily....she hears you....take care.