Sunday, July 13, 2014

Some Semblance of Normal

Although we returned from WV almost a week ago, things at home are just now returning to normal.

I haven't mentioned that while Alex and I were vacationing, the Queen Mother (MIL) got sick and had to be hospitalized here at home.  SIL did a masterful job of getting her to the hospital and handling all the minute details so that we did not have to rush home.  We had been so looking forward to this trip because the 24/7/365 care of his mom its taking a toll on Alex.  We do have full-time sitters with her here at home; however, it takes two to transfer her from bed to chair, and just the pressure of being available if needed when you still have a home business to maintain is taxing.

QM was released with instructions for a liquid diet, so we have spent much of the week learning how much to thicken liquids and how much to liquefy solids.  After a visit from a home health specialist Friday we have determined we can pretty much return to a normal diet with a few modifications.  Can you hear the sigh of relief from this chief cook?

As a result, I have not even touched my machine this week.  But I did cut a back for French Braid and took it to my LAQ yesterday.  Five yards of that recently-purchased wide fabric is now back out!

French Braid
I chose a gold thread for everything except the blue cornerstones which will have aqua thread.  There will be loose feathers up the braid, loopy figure-8s in the separating strips, and curly-ques up the blue squares.  I don't remember what I asked for in the borders but I'm sure it will be lovely.  My LAQ always does a nice job.

Stash report this week:
     In this Week:            0.0 yards
     In year to Date:        165 yards
     Out this Week:          5.0 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:     135 yards
     Net Used 2014         -30 yards

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for the Sunday Stash Report.


  1. Glad that your MIL is doing better. Love your Frenchh Braid quilt, that touch of blue really makes it sparkle.

    1. All that "heat" needed something to cool it down. I was so fortunate to find a border fabric that included both the oranges and the blue.

  2. So glad to hear your QM is doing better and your job is easier as the cook!!! I can't imagine if I had to do that with my limited cooking skills :) Your French Braid is gorgeous and can't wait to see it quilted!!!

    1. You have NO idea! Whirring everything to soup, then thickening to pudding -- not my idea of fun. Now all we have to do is make sure to "prime the pump" with a few sips of water, keep bites small (and soft), and cut out sharp things and soft bread. I think I can manage this.....

      You can see French Braid quilted in our guild show first weekend in Oct.

  3. I have missed you the last week. Glad to hear that things are getting under control with a more normal routine for you. God bless you.


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