Mar 12, 2017

MOVING & LANDSCAPE

Spring is here and March is its usual flip flop month choosing to be winter one day and spring the next.  Today we are going to get a possible 6 inches of snow just when the tulips were peaking out on the southside of the house.

In the meantime I have gotten down to the studio to work on my newest piece which I will let you watch develop.  Above you can see the background that if fully quilted.  I have ideas for what is coming to transform it but will have to wait a while because I am going to be moving this month and that means packing up my studio in the next few weeks.   

Yes, I know, I promised to be back here with continued quilting news for all of you to see, but sometimes life interferes.  I am so excited to move to a new studio because it will once again look out at the woods and have plenty of natural light.  It will be exciting too and Mike and I are looking forward to the move.  The work, not so much, but it all will be worth it.  I hope to post pictures of the process and the new studio coming together and should the possibility of working on this piece be possible, I will also post that.

The last few weeks have been very hard because my mother had to go into a nursing home due to her advanced dementia.  We kept her at home for as long as was possible with my sister moving in with her to watch over her.  But now it was impossible for her to do and the move was made.  She lived in our family home for 50 years.  It was a big country house and she loved it dearly.  My dad has been gone over 20 years now and she continued to live there alone.   Now she is in her one room nursing home facility.   A sharp contrast to what she had, yet great care and safer for her with no steps to climb or all the other obstacles that become obstacles with dementia.

So a very sad time yet a relief as well.    Hopefully time will help her to adjust to it and feel some happiness there.
 

5 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I hope you share photos of your new studio and it will be nice to have your own space again.
I am happy to hear that things are going well for you and you deserve the happiness.
Sorry about your mom, that is the hardest decision to make, but she will be safer.

Debbie

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love, love landscape quilts that are pieced and not fused. I have been unable to start on one due to fear of how to make it. Stuck there for a while. I have it in my head, but it has not happened. Yours is just superb!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

So sorry about your mom. It sounds like she will get good care so which is so good. Your new quilt looks like a freshly plowed field............can't wait to see what you end up adding. Hopefully your move goes quickly so you can start enjoying your new place soon.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Thank you all for the kind words about my Mom. It is hard but for the best.

Linda....just jump in with two feet and it will happen!

Knatolee said...

Catching up on blogging... I missed the news about your mother. I'm sorry your Mom has had to go to a nursing home but it sounds like it was time. I hope she is adjusting to everything as smoothly as possible. What a big change for everyone! xox

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