Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Random thoughts and one completion

Today would have been my Dad's 92nd birthday. He was taken from us much too young, at the age of 58. He was a very patient, good man, and I miss him to this day. I once asked him if he regretted not having a boy (my sister and I are the only children), and his reply always has stuck with me. "Of course not," he said. "I'm very content with my two daughters."

Now on to the main thing that has had me busy, but unmotivated to do hardly any sewing or anything creative. I have posted about our daughter-in-law learning that there was a tumor in her brain stem. It had metastisized there from her breast cancer. She has undergone radiation for the tumor and had some pretty severe complications. Yesterday she underwent a final pinpoint radiation treatment, and that went well, and hopefully she will be free of complications from that. Hubby and I have helped quite a bit with keeping our grandchildren, and we are very grateful that we live so close so that we can help.

Some time ago I mentioned that I had taken a Hawaiian Quilting class from quiltuniversity.com. I had completed the applique portion of it, but the hand quilting part was one thing I just had set aside and ignored. I finally finished it a week or so ago, and then made it into a pillow yesterday. My hand quilting needs serious improvement, and while I enjoyed it, I'm glad to have it completed.


  1. I love the pillow. I was just in Hawaii, and got another Hawaiian pattern to work on. I love the hand applique and quilting. I think you did a great job.

  2. I think it looks wonderful, Donna. And I keep your whole family in my prayers. Glad you are able to be close to help too.

  3. It's good to hear from you and that you were able to lend a hand when so needed. Hope that all will go well. I love your pillow, that green fabric is great for this pattern. Your quilting looks just fine to me.

  4. Hey nice quilting! And I really like the pattern. Still keeping you all in my daily prayers and sending ((((HUGS))))


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