The quilts and I are tossing and turning, might as well blog!

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,


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Comment by Vickie Smith on November 26, 2013 at 5:32pm

Ginnie, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  Will be thinking of you for safe travels and time with your dad.  

Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 26, 2013 at 4:43pm

Thank you Lemmah, for all your kind words and support.  Dad will not be at the big family dinner but we are planning to visit him throughout the day and evening in shifts. There are 18 of us all gathered at my sister's house for the holiday event.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Comment by Lemmah on November 26, 2013 at 4:23pm

Ginnie, you've done such a marvelous thing for your family that will be remembered (and used) for generations! Enjoy the day - and I hope and pray your dad pulls through with a great deal of strength!

Comment by Ethelda Hillsman on November 26, 2013 at 7:00am
Sorry to hear that your father is not doing well. I hope he is doing better and can join you for dinner. Drive safely. Have a great Thansgiving.
Comment by Debbee Carlson on November 26, 2013 at 2:02am

What an awesome project.  

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