Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
It is a beautiful snowy night in Southwest Pennsylvania and I am still up. I have been tossing quilts and quilt bags on air dry with a damp towel in the dryer all night (I guess you could call me a fluffer) and I am about half way through the 15. I will finish the rest later today after work (it is 1:30 AM right now). I did try going to bed but it just wasn't happening for me so here I am.
A few things have happened in the last few days that will have an impact on the quilt giving on Thursday. First off, we have a big snow storm coming through. It has started tonight and is supposed to keep it up tomorrow but taper off by the time we leave Wednesday. We will take the southern route through Columbus Ohio to avoid the lake effect snow. This takes us about an hour more so I may not be able to show my daughters the quilts on Wednesday night. Becky already knows about them but Jamie will just have to be surprised with the rest of the family on Thursday, I guess.
The other thing, of a more serious nature, is that my Dad is not well. He had a heart procedure earlier this month and recuperated A-ok. Then he had a leg procedure and that did not go as well. Consequently, he did not move around much (he is blind and has congestive heart failure) and so he contracted pneumonia. They caught it early so it was not too severe. Today he left the hospital to go to a rehab facility (not happily, mind you) and we are not sure if he will be able to be at Thanksgiving dinner. Now I know my stepmom will choose their quilt. He can hardly see them but I will be very, very sad if he is not with us for the big day.
I just heard the dryer click off (it plays a jaunty little tune) so I will got fetch that quilt and try to sleep again. Tomorrow will be a long day at work and I will need my rest.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thank you for being my quilt friends this year through this project. I am truly grateful for all of you.
Feeling blessed tonight,