I have to admit that I have not had a likeable week - my mom has transferred to a rehab facility for her broken hip and we're still just getting the lay of the land there. She has been confused and fearful about everything and that is hard to handle. I've had many moments of wondering what the future holds for her.
I did like getting back into my sewing room on Monday afternoon for a little while. I just needed to play with some fabric! I'm sure you know the feeling. I pulled out this pretty fat quarter and some Kona Grass Green scraps, and cut pieces for a zipper block.
Spring will come one of these days!
I've been enjoying visiting the blogs on the "Dust off a Quilt Book
" blog hop. Cheree at The Morning Latte
showed this book in one of her photos, and I realized I had that one in my bookshelf, so I went and pulled it out.
I'm not sure I actually purchased it - I think a friend gave it to me.
It is copyrighted 1998!
It turns out that it has the directions for many, many (well, 101 to be exact!) quilt blocks and then examples of a quilt made with the block. A lot of them are familiar to me, especially from seeing blocks that many quilters in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge have used over the years. I love this one below - it would be a lifetime achievement for me!
A sweet friend brought us a couple meals - yummy Bierocks and a pot of chili along with homemade focaccia bread. It is delicious! We don't get a lot of homemade bread at our house, so it is a big treat.
On TV we've been enjoying the spinoff from "Death in Paradise" called "Beyond Paradise." These shows are on the streaming service BritBox. We actually haven't watched much of "Death in Paradise," so have gone back and started watching it as well.
The Caribbean island setting is a lot of fun - even if there is a murder mystery to solve!
To end on a positive note, today (Wednesday) my mom was doing pretty well. When I got to the rehab place, my niece, Maya was there with her dog, Winston. That was enjoyable for Mom - she loves it when the dogs come to visit!
I felt encouraged today because we spoke with Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and they have gotten Mom up to walk and move around a bit and that's a big deal at this point!
So maybe the week will end on a more positive note than it began on! Joining in with I Like Thursday, hosted by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color!