Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wow that was a REALLY long break !

Okay so I haven't added to my blog for a very long time.....for alot of reasons. My Dad's health had been deteriorating for the last few years so I had made a conscious effort to visit him frequently over the last year. I started those trips around this time last year using quilting as a excuse to go home.

In January I went home again to visit for their anniversary and the signs were clear to me ......I knew we were getting close to the end of his journey here on earth. I believe that trip was when I did my disappearing nine patch.

In March when I went for another visit & to quilt ...he was very sick my trip extended from 1 week to 3 weeks....I quilted in a rush a "quilt for my Dad"...I used scraps given to me in plaids that a friend had given me and my sister Nancy gave me the backing and I quilted him "BLOCKS OF LOVE" ...It is definately not my best work but I will REALLY remember this quilt and the many emotions of that trip......I didn't get to quilt anything that I had planned to quilt on that trip.......but a day or so before I left I threw together another unplanned quilt .." Rainy Days and Mondays"....this will also be a quilt long remembered and full of emotions for me.

When I left Arizona in April I knew I would be moving home to care for Dad soon...and that happened in a week or two. I packed up and left Texas within a couple of weeks and started taking care of Dad.

He was a great patient and very easy to care for......he died on May 31st Memorial Day at 5:30 while I was by his side.

I took a break from quilting....still ordered lots of fabric but just couldn't get out of the funk I was in.....Well I am out of that funk and back to quilting....

I will post the pic's of the quilts named in this very long blog and then add what I have done since.

Thanks for reading.


Tonya R said...

Adele, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you got to spend some time with him.

thanks for visiting my blog. Shelly IS fabulous - really enjoyed working with her.

Adele said...

Thanks Tonya ....Shelly is a very dear friend of mine....one of those friends for life ! Can't have to many of them !

I really enjoyed your blog !