Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Day of Carolina Blue

Feeling the gratitude...of Mr. O'Quilts having everything possible for comfort on his journey.  Of, having my sister and daughter around for laughter and fabric loving and care giving. Of knowing that my grandchildren are safe and sound and so loved.  Of watching the colored leaves glimmer in these days of Carolina blue. . Of friends lifting me up out of despair into the light.  For family traveling from Ireland to encourage us on.
 A big thanks to Katie and Muggs for the wonderful gift of taking the children today....a gift worth a million dollars on this teachers' work day.

Here we have Dylan, age 4 helping Aunt Emily prime the pump for Granddaddy's tube feeding.
  Care giving is a family affair.
 The HSTs (half square triangles ) from the other night on the design wall to cheer me up.
 And, one more pillowcase:)...On Black Friday, JoAnn's fabric usually has a huge flannel sale. Two years ago, it was like $1.88 a yard.  Last year, it was $2. 29 a yard.  We usually go in the evening when the crowds are all home exhausted, shopped out, eating dinner.  There is no one in the store.  It makes shopping a pleasure:)
Opiates for my husband; Pillowcases for me; children with friends.....a lovely day.


smazoochie said...

What a beautiful prayer of thanks.

ES said...

It's great to look at the good side of life :) I admire that you manage to take time to 'smell the roses'. X

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wishing you lots of lovely days.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I Love the bright triangles, I'm glad they're making your man more comfortable.

Unknown said...

Sounds like somebody got some rest too. Which is also something to be grateful for love you!

Karaquilts said...

You continue to inspire and amaze ~ ~ extra hugs for you and all!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Your heart is so open and sweet, thank you for sharing so openly with the rest of us.

I love your thoughts and gratitude....it inspires me too.


Sunna Reyr said...

It's been some time since I read your blog, my mother broke her arm (elbow) and I went and stayed with her for a week, there were a few visits to la, la, land while I was there and things are slowly deteriorating. Sigh. Enough of that.

There have been lots going on with you and your family, I hope Evan is doing well and your man drinking tea is wonderful. I will not tell you what flew through my mind when I read about the CNA vino fan, but I will tell you that reading through your posts calmed a horrible anger I was feeling because of things I have no power to change. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And lastly, I love your pillowcases.

ES said...

I'm still thinking of you all today. When my life is feeling a little bit overwhelming I try and remind myself to keep on smiling and be grateful for everything thats good in my life :) today I think that will be chocolate brownie!! haha :)