Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Company and Quilting

My brother and Sister-in-law from Ohio came for a visit and to bring me some more little trees. I really don't have enough. These will take the place of some that have left us.This is the best one and first he planted right close to the one that fell over during the big storm we had last year. It is about a 3 ft. blue spruce. This is him doing some of the final work.

We had a good time, He also brought a couple more pines , a Oak tree, which he also planted. The red bud he didn't get done as he didn't know where I wanted it. Here a week later and it still isn't planted but hope to do it today.



They stayed till Friday and we went in every day to see DH. On Friday they were giving him a chest X-ray and come to find out he had pneumonia, Congestive heart failure and another infection. I hadn't notice his legs the last few days but his feet were swollen again. This isn't the first time this has happened. They were taking care of it and then yesterday he really swelled up. More pills to get rid of that fluid and now his coming home is questionable. Time will tell.



My daughter came up yesterday for overnight. She had a meeting of the group of her His School graduating class that are going on a cruise. She is stopping to see her Dad now.



At least I got some sewing done. It always helps to relax when you are stressed.

Here is all the completed 9 patches for Double Delight. I think now I can get on to putting those two bigger blocks together.
Here are the first few that I had done by the end of last week. Isn't that going to look neat? They are so easy now to put together. Right now I have a lot of the board covered. I know I won't have room for all of them. Need 5 of the fancy block across the top and six of them down. There will be a plain color for the setting blocks.



We have been having a whole lot of rain which means the grass and weeds are growing faster than I can get them pulled out. After leaving at 7 AM to get to swimming and getting home about 9, I am ready for a nap. So what do I do? Check my mail of course. Then today since I had plenty of time and it was raining and who wants to go out in the rain to plant trees. I figured it was time for blogging a bit. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully this next week will be better. At least I have a lot more blocks to get together. Also still need to square up a lot of 9 patches.

10 comments:

jmquilts said...

I love your pink 9 patches! :)

I was hoping you had a picture of your brother to share. He sure loves planting and playing with trees. :)

quiltmom said...

Eileen,
Your nine patches look wonderful.
You sure are keeping busy trying to get all your quilting and tending done.
So nice that your daughter and your brother came to visit. Sorry that your hubby is struggling so much these days - I hope that he is resting as comfortable as possible given the circumstances.
I hope you are keeping well too.
Loved seeing the photos of the quilt patches and your little trees.
Take care dear lady,
Regards,
Anna

Shasta said...

Your double delight is coming along quite nicely. I'm sorry your husband isn't doing well; hope he gets better soon. So nice that your family members are gathering around to support.

Quilter Kathy said...

It is wonderful! Keep going...you have a great quilt in the making there!

Kim said...

What a pile of 9-patches! It's looking good, though! This will be a great quilt! Do you think you'll hand quilt it or machine quilt it? Or is it too early to decide?

Mary said...

Those pink nine patches are an optical illusion. When you see them in the photo by themselves they look quite substantial but on your design wall, they are tiny. Sorry to hear about your Husband. That daughter sure is good to her dad and that brother sure is good to his sis. How do you do it all, wonder woman?

Gran said...

Rain, rain go away or maybe not because of the quilting you are getting done.
Water Aerobics is wonderful for you. I have done it off and on for years.
Your nine patches look very, very good! Your quilt on the board looks very, very nice. WELL DONE!

Linda said...

South Mountain....right up the road (270, that is)! Yep, it's been raining so much that I don't know where I'm going to put all that grass that keeps growing. Your quilt looks like it's going to be a stunner! A little prayer for your hubby and one for you, too! Hang in there and keep quilting!

julieQ said...

Love the colors you chose! Ours will be quite a bit alike it looks like. Sorry to hear about dear husband, I know you have a constant battle there.

Mrs Quilty said...

That nine patch quilt is really going to be beautiful! There is so much you can do with nine patch, it's amazing! Enjoy your blog. Come visit mine too!