Really, I haven’t vanished. I am sewing. A little.
I wish it was more.
But, I have been puttering along on this little quilt, a resize of the Three Wishes pattern from the Spring/Summer 2015 Quilt Sampler magazine.
I am making it just for fun. I liked the scraps and wanted a challenge.
I didn’t foundation piece the blocks. The math for traditional piecing wasn’t terrible. But, it did take three tries. 🙂
Maybe soon I’ll have the time and mental energy for a new, large project. But, for now I will keep counting my blessings and enjoying the time I do have available for personal choice.
Because costumes are fun!
And I like surprising the children.
And they don’t need to know it is a sword cane.
On September 20 I received a call from the psych ward of a hospital in Georgia that my sister-in-law was there and had been for a week. It had taken this long to figure out who she was and find relatives.
The entire story is too long and too tragic to tell here, but what happened is she finally reached the end of the line in a life of heavy alcoholic drinking. She has developed alcoholic dementia, Korsakoff syndrome, alcoholic neuropathy and avascular necrosis. All UGLY things.
Last week, October 15, after more than a month in the hospital, she was moved to a long-term care center (nursing home/rehab center). Two days later, October 17, was her 57th birthday.
I flew there on Thursday, October 18 and was there until Sunday, October 21. Lots of paperwork. Cleaning out her old place. Getting the things she needs. Making her as comfortable as possible.
Her fragile mental and physical condition, along with details of health insurance, make a cross-country move (approximately 2100 miles) impossible at this time. Her brother (my husband) and mother (MIL) are both contributing to the effort, but I am best-suited to the fieldwork, so to speak.
Anyway, that is a lot to share, but it helps explain my relative lack of sewing and posts lately. There has just been a lot going on.