Ok, so have completely blown off this blog thing for a long, long time. Apparently I am not smart enough to figure out how to write something on the iPad and attach a picture from the device. So I am finally giving up and loading the pictures to Picasa to be able to find and attach them to a post. Apple does a lot of things well, but this is not one of them. Why can't I see the pictures I took on the iPad?
Mom got diagnosed with lung cancer about a month ago. I am very, very fortunate to be able to be here to help take care of her. Next week she will be halfway through her radiation treatments and she seems to be doing very well. The beginning was a little rocky, but she has been chattering like a magpie for the last 4-5 days. It is very heartening to see.
Anyway, in the midst of all of the bad news when this started, I realized that I have never made mom a quilt. Panic! (Dumb, I know, but I did not know I was on a deadline). I have had a pretty complicated little quilt picked out to make for her for years, but it is a hand pieced quilt which is beyond me at this point. There is too much arthritus in my thumb for me to consider it. So after some serious consideration I decided I would try to put this together with an overlaid decorative stitch. I am a little worried about the thickness of the seams, but we will see how it goes.
Here are the purples I have picked out, having raided mom's stash for about 1/3 of them. A couple of these I love. Have you ever had a fabric that you liked so much that you didn't want to risk cutting it?