Monday, September 14, 2015

Labor Day weekend

Don't you hate it when you forget to click publish -- I've had this blog post ready for just under a week and realized today I never published it. I've decided to share it now even though several of these projects have seen some progress. 
I got a message on Friday that my mother's last living brother had passed away -- he was the youngest sibling and the jokester of the family. He had served his country in Vietnam and lived a challenged life as a result but always loyal to his friends and family. 

He had been battling throat cancer for several years and warded it off 3 times. He always said he was to stubborn for something like cancer to take him out and he was going to beat this thing. I had spoken with him about 2 months ago and he was doing well on the last round of radiation -- another win in the cancer battle. 

When talking with my cousin after getting the news of his passing, doctors had found a mass near his intestine about 6 weeks ago and told him there was nothing that could be done. He was 63. 

Uncle Darrell, you will be greatly missed. 
Aside from the funeral and other obligations I did manage to find some time in my sewing room to work on a variety of things that are in various stages of completion. 

Vintage Mini -- completed 
Kate Spain Jewel box -- top complete
T-shirt Quilt -- top complete
Accuquilt Mini #1 -- top complete
still working on Tula Pink blocks but I'll hold that progress till later this week for the link up. 

I also started pulling some fabric for swap projects -- my Schnitzel and Boo Mini quilt and a project for Mallory.

I am happy to have been able to spend some time back in my sewing room and think that my obligations to the car group will be changing in the next few months -- sewing is what makes me happiest and that is where my energy needs to be focused. 


  1. So sorry to hear about your uncle. Glad you're getting back to your quilting. It does seem to be the thing that energizes you. I *LOVE* how your vintage blocks mini came out. Those were a great score. Love the jewelbox too. Feel better, quickly, Girlfrand!