Monday, September 26, 2016

A FINISH AND A BLESSING

About an hour after I hit publish on my last post, I heard my mother very weakly call me from downstairs. She was having a stroke. Thankfully, I knew what was happening and called 911.  Fast forward to today, and Mom is home and doing amazingly well.  She has no lasting effects from the stroke except fatigue. For this I am eternally grateful.  She will slowly build up her strength until she is back to normal. My mother is nearly 83 and very active. She plans to be back to her bowling league sooner than later : )

Sunday afternoon while the house was quiet, I decided to tackle the borders on Metro Area.  I hadn't touched my machine in two weeks and it felt so good to be sewing again. I find it very relaxing.




Borders are on !  Yay!


This quilt is a big one. 90" square. Now I hope to put it in the capable hands of my long arm quilter so she can work her magic on it.

More about that later.
Happy stitching and thanks for reading.

Carla

31 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

What a blessing to know your mom is going to be fine after that scare! And I just love your quilt! It has been fun watching all the blocks come to life, but it is amazing seeing it all together like this. Your longarmer should have fun with it :*)

Ella said...

Such a blessing to be in the earshot of your mother! The quilt is gorgeous. I really should bust mine out and work on it again.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Continued health to your mother! I love this colorful quilt! Beautiful work!

dutchcomfort said...

So good to hear your Mother is doing well and back home again. Such a scary experience!

Mr DC and I often joke about my Mother and say ‘never a dull moment’ as there’s always something going on with her. She’s 95 and still living independently with lots of (our) help. To see her getting aged is sometimes hard. Your Mum sounds like a fun person, being nearly 83 and still bowling!

Love to see your finished quilt-top!

EmileeHope said...

So scary! So glad you took action and she is already home and starting to feel better!

Marie said...

So happy to hear that your Mother is home and on the road to full recovery from a scary situation. It sounds like she has the right attitude as well and I certainly wish her the best in her endeavours.
Good job on the quilt, Carla, as usual, your work is stunning.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt. So glad your mother is doing so well. Early treatment for a stroke can make a huge difference.

puzzled a lot said...

Carla, i am so glad that all turned out well for your mother and yourself as well.

Needled Mom said...

You mom was so fortunate to have you there for here - someone who knew the signs and sought immediate treatment. It makes all the difference in the outcome.

Your finished top is spectacular. I have so enjoyed watching this one come together.

Lynda said...

that is one beautiful quilt - any idea how many hours you have into it already?

Karen said...

So glad your mom is home and your quilt is stunning.

Julie Cefalu said...

I'm glad to hear your mother is recovering nicely. My mom just turned 84 yesterday. She's getting along ok, but she's not as active as she once was. Your Metro City quilt is stunning! Julie@TheCraftyQuilter.com

Sandra said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your mother and I hope she will be back to her bowling league pretty soon! :-) What a great luck that you've been around and could help!
Your quilt is amazing, I love it! What a beautiful finish!

Afton Warrick said...

I am so glad your mom is on the mend. What a scary situation, and how fortunate you recognized what was happening. You quilt is beautiful!

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Happy you mom is home and doing well. Love how this quilt finished up, beautiful.

Karyn said...

Glad your mum is ok, Carla.

mle said...

Grateful to God that your mom is okay! Very frightening!

Sarah said...

I'm glad to hear your mom is doing so well. It's lucky you called 911 so quickly!

Jackie said...

I'm so thankful you were home and knew what was going on. Glad to hear she is doing so well. My dad is 83 and pretty active too. Nothing slowing him down if he can help it!

Kim said...

How wonderful that your mum is on the mend and will soon be back to her lively self. She (and you) have been in my thoughts. Your Metro Area is AMAZING!! Xx

Leanne said...

I hope your mom is bowling soon! Lovely quilt too.

Debbie said...

This is looking SO good. Glad your mom is ok!!

Dolores said...

Glad to hear your mom's OK. That quilt is certainly a busy one.
I've enjoyed seeing all your knitting.

Jayne said...

Most importantly your mom is okay! I hope she is up and bowling and living life to the fullest! Your quilt is just gorgeous! I'm sure the quilting will add the final touch to put it over the top!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Goodness! I am glad you were nearby, recognised the signs and were able to get help for your mum quickly. I have all my fingers and toes crossed for a full and speedy recovery.
I love the colourwash effect you have created on your quilt. I agree that 90 inches square is a candidate for a long-arm quilter!!

NickiJ said...

Your quilt has beautifully come together with the borders, looking very special indeed. So relieved to hear that your mum has bounced back to almost 100% after her stroke. That fast reaction to seek help was a Godsend. Keep up with the glorious work.

The Knitting Nanny said...

Love your bright happy quilt! I've just recently taken to the sewing machine, one project bag under my belt! So I really enjoy seeing your bright colors as inspiration! -Sierra

Nancy at EmbroideryIt.com said...

Will keep your mother lifted in prayer.
Beautiful quilt!

Leanne Parsons said...

I'm so glad your mother has no lasting effects from the stroke other than fatigue, and that that will right itself in time. Your quilt is so beautiful. I love all the colour surrounded by the grey.

Sherrill said...

WOW!! That quilt is gorgeous. And so glad your mom's better..was good you were home, good you have good hearing, so good she recognized what was going on and called you!!

Julie Crawford said...

Oh my goodness, that must have been so frightening, kudos to you for handling it it quickly and getting your mom the help she needed as fast as possible! Glad to hear she is on the mend. That quilt is stunning, by the way!