~ Random Thoughts about Quilts, Life, Good Friends, and Family ~
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Why is it just when I think things are going to settle down, they don't? My father's GF (who is 20 yrs younger and was with him for 11 yrs) decided to call her son and asked to move back to Illinois, without mentioning this to my father, he was devastated! She tried to deny it; however, her son had called while I was at my father's house and I answered the phone and he told me. When I inquired about she told me I was lying and asked "who said that", when I told her "your son" she immediately became quiet as a church-mouse .. my response was "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive" (Sir Walter Scott). I could believe it and my father cried, my question was "why didn't you say something" no response. Since then I've been busy, she left. I had to place my father in a care home, am in the process of cleaning the house to sell, and to top it off my BFFL (50 yrs) and "almost-sister" was diagnosed with CANCER. Here's how I feel right now, as expressed to my dear sweet friend, Susan N. I think that is why I appreciate Susan N so much! She and i have been through thick and thin (both for over a decade) with our parents. I just wish I understood why when things get tough people 'go away' ~ when I know people are going through difficult times I'm always right there (*whether you want me or not) no matter what. Why is that? Are they that afraid (in the back of my mind I think they are), but why? I lost my husband 16 years ago and that same year experienced the deaths of 4 other family members and 2 friends. Since then I've been to hospice another 6 times (12 in 16 yrs), with the last being 2 years ago when my Beloved Sister "Yvonne Mae" passed away at 72 years of age, Lord, I miss her so!
God does put me through his paces and as one woman I know said to me recently "it's a lot but you seem to be able to handle it well". IN reality, I don't want to be able to handle it!!!! Reminds me of the old song "Tracks of my Tears" People say I'm the life of the party, 'Cause I tell a joke or two. Although I may be laughing loud and hearty Deep inside I'm blue. So take a good look at my face You see my smile looks out of place If you look closer it's easy to trace The tracks of my tears. Why do people not see the tears that my friend Susan and I cry?
FINISHED Dec 2011 Nine-patch Black & Batik ('09 Swap)
Elephant Picture Quilt - PROGRESS
Chili Table Runner ('08 class)
2008 OnLine Mystery Quilt (It's ugly and I didn't want to finish it)
Diamond Strings ('07 Swap)
Floating Stars (Swap)
My DH Quilt ('06 "The Shroud")
Reversible Quilt ('08 Class)
OFF TO BE QUILTED :D 1/2012 Turning-Twenty Aunt Grace top/needs sandwich and quilt
Seek & Ye Shall Find ... LOL
While I was searching through my fabrics, a while back, I discovered not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5 .... but many quilt kits I have purchased and neatly tucked away. I have several quilt kits still in boxes and I'm not even sure, at this point, what they are....Oh My!!
KITS I've found: Wizard of OZ - "Whirlwind Quilt Kit (Queen) (2 kits) Wizard of OZ - Not in Kansas Anymore (Queen)
Two Wondercut Mystery Quilt Kits- 2009 26" square Kitchen Memories Coffee Break 25" square Fruit Cocktail
25" square Watercolor Quilt "With All My Heart"
51" x 68" - LQS kit "Star Lit Lilacs" January 14, 2010 - While searching for a specific fabric late last night, hiding in a drawer I found not 1 but 2 more kits..eeek! Honeysuckle Harmony (Fons & Porter) Hungry Caterpillar £££££££££££££££££££££££££££
Antique Quilts This does not fall under kits but....Antique (literally from the 30s-40s) Crazy Patch quilt - blocks are 16" or 18" (short-term memory). I also don't remember how many blocks were finished and how many needed to be finished, but amazingly there is enough extra muslin and material included to make (finish) the blocks, all for $3.00 at a local church yard sale!!
February 8, 2010 - I found another treasure tucked away! Another Antique quilt top I found at a yard sale for $12. The edging is scalloped; sadly the scallops were not finished. The material color and fabric have faded but it was an 'odd' green to begin with. The texture of the fabric is similar to "flour sacks" with a loose weave. I have been unable to match the green fabric, anywhere. I'm going to check my EQ block library and see if I can come up with the block name.
I know I have a couple more Antique quilts just have to find them....HAHAHA