Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I finally finished my quilt!!!!

I finally finished my quilt. I did it a few days ago, right before I left for our trip out west. To any readers that I may still have left, I hope that you still love me. I know that ditching my blog for a little bit wasn't a very nice thing to do, but really, something had to go. One thing that I'm certain about is that I cannot piece quilts for Ellie Bellie Baby. My quilt would have been complete a month before if not for the pieced top. Also, sewing for pay isn't nearly as much fun as sewing for my own family or a close friend. I'm going to include pictures of the quilt at the bottom of this post, so feel free to scroll down if you would like.

Right now, I'm out west with my dad, who is for sure dying. The Drs. have given him 3-6 months to live. I'm just grateful that I'm getting to spend this time with him. :) We went to a series of Dr. appointments yesterday, but since they were with my mom and dad, we actually had some fun. They gave him a room to lie down in between visits at the VA hospital, and that was really good for him. My parents and I played 5 Crowns (If you don't know this game, it's a great card game for anywhere between 2-6 players) and just had fun. I also got to talk to my dad quite a bit.

While I was with the Dr., Rob took the kids to a place in Downtown Salt Lake City called Discovery Gateway. They loved it! They had so much fun with the activities that Rob kept saying, "There's still more to see." I'm so glad that we got to come. And on the bright side, we still have until Sunday here in Salt Lake, and then we get to go back to Phoenix and hang out with my cousin and Rob's best friend again for a day before we fly out. :) We also get to stop on our way down there and see my brother. :) YAY!!!!

Stay tuned because my next post is going to entail some meme's that I've been passed along by several of my friends in my absence, and it will be pretty fun. (At least for me.)

5 comments:

Katie said...

Congratulations on finishing! I'm proud of you! I have missed you while you have been "gone":)I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He is a great man, and one who I have always respected. Enjoy your time with him. What a precious opportunity you have to be with him for a few days. My prayers are with your family. Take care.

Anderson's said...

It's good that you could come out our way to see your dad. Please give him my love. He will be greatly missed. I hope you are able to enjoy the rest of you trip.

Melissa said...

I was starting to worry!

Glad you finished the quilt and I'm glad you are having a great visit out west. I'm sorry to hear about your dad, though. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

How's your passenger?

Kim said...

Ellie,
I am so glad you finished your quilt I know it had been hangingover your head. I am so glad you are able to spend time with your dad, what a blessing to be out there with him and your mom. I have never met your Father but I know he is a great man to have such a wonderful Daughter! I just wanted to let you know I have also given you a blog award for your bog! This is my first one I am so glad I get to share it with you too. Take care, have fun, and much love from my family to yours. Kim
PS Lena wants to go to lunch!

Pam said...

congradulations on finishing your quilt. I sorry to hear about your dad. I just found out that my grandpa harris has lukemia. So my prayers go with u and your family as well. I miss you.