Monday, February 28, 2011

Feb Baltimare Xmas Block Done

I did finish this block near the end of last week. I love the happy gingerbread men.
If I were to do it again, I would have chosen a brighter fabric for the ribbon that intertwines the candy canes because they are not very visible. I'm NOT redoing them. I'm hoping some creative quilting will help them to stand out a bit more.

I received my Sue Spargo February kit on Friday. Apparently they were late getting the wool thread from their distributer, hence the delay. I plan to start stitching on it this afternoon.

Dad news:
Everything flip flopped yet again over the weekend. I was having allergy issues Saturday morning, so hubby dropped Mom off at the nursing home for a visit. When I picked her up later, it was obvious she had flipped again. She'd made up her mind to get him out of there. I was not good for much the rest of Saturday or Sunday.

She knows I don't agree with the decision. I'm not helping with the move. She found a friend to take her to visit today, and I guess the same friend will take her tomorrow when the move will take place. As for me, I'm going to move forward.


Suzie said...

Oh you poor, poor dear.

You need to remember that you can only do what you can do. You have done your best. You need to let the rest go...easy for me to say but you can't force her to change her mind.

Deep breaths, and let the rest go.

It may be that soon you need to go into the legal side of his care, removing your mother's option to be able to remove him from the hospital. But I'm sure that you're totally aware of that.

I read your blog daily and I am so sad for you right now.


Lynn said...


The gingerbread men look so cute though!

Karen said...

The Gingerbread Men block is cute as can be. It will make a wonderful addition to your quilt.

Z Any Mouse said...

I understand your frustration with your dad's care and mom's flip flopping. It's such a difficult time for everyone involved. There's only so much you can do, and try to have faith that it will all work out. That's what I keep telling myself anyway. Quilt, quilt, quilt, go for a jog, quilt!