Good Monday Morning! I'm so glad that you've stopped by, but let me warn you....it's a MESS in Podunk today. So step over the sorted dirty laundry, don't look at the dishes in the kitchen sink, and if you don't mind drinking from a styrofoam cup grab yourself a cuppa whatever you can find. If your hungry there's some left over chicken in the fridge and a half eaten slice of watermelon with a fork still sticking out of it on the counter, help yourself while I go brush my teeth and try to get a brush through my grass entangled bedhead. And if you want to sit down just toss that quilt and pillow off the couch, I'll fold it....eventually.
Now that I'm halfway presentable I'll share with you what little progress has been made on my quilt. To be honest I've not stepped foot in here since Thursday afternoon. It feels good to be home and in my happy place even though I don't have time for quilting right now.... maybe tomorrow....we'll see.
I know some of you are wondering where I'm going with these blocks. Here's the EQ drawing. Hopefully I'll get time to finish up the appliqued blocks tomorrow before I leave again. I hadn't planned on hand appliqueing them but I think there will be plenty of time while I'm gone from Podunk.
Where am I going? (sigh) Well let me say this first. I try to keep things upbeat and pleasant around Podunk Pretties. Occasionally sharing the unpleasant behind the scenes is necessary. So....Dad is having triple(maybe five) bypass heart surgery on Wednesday. Mom and I have been running back and forth from the hospital since last Thursday. I'll be living with her and dad for as long as they need me. It could be a week or months, it all depends on how well he bounces back. He's home right now and doing fine, but isn't allowed to do anything but sit, eat and breathe. That's why I've grass in my hair. Me and my boys, their girlfriends and some aunt and uncles did mom and dads yard work yesterday. They've not been able to keep it up as well this year and refused to let anyone help. Well he has no choice now! Over 6 acres to mow, it took 4 riding lawn mowers, 2 chain saws and about 8 hrs total to get everything done. I was totally exhausted last night, physically and emotionally.
Since mom doesn't drive well or handle stress very well I'll be her chauffeur and emotional support until dad is released to drive again. I don't have to tell you what the last few days have been like or what the next few months might bring. I might become a little MIA from blogland. But honestly I'm the type of person that likes to keep my mind and hands busy, it's my therapy. I may not post as often or be able to respond to all emails but I'm sure gonna give it my best shot. Also I had originally planned on sharing the pattern for this quilt with you before the Fourth of July. As you can see from the picture above the borders and insets triangles are a little complex. I've not had time to make test pieces. As soon as I can get those made I'll post them, but it could a few weeks.
Well that's it, thanks for listening and caring enough to read through all my ramblings.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It