Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The View from the Edge

I thought I had better get my post up..  I do not want worry folks as I am worried.
This quilt has been basted forever..maybe 3 years.  Every time I ask my dear what can I do...in this hopeless situation, he whispers..."go sew"...He protects me even now and I think he likes the comfort of hearing the hum of the sewing machine so close by. 
 So, I do...I sew.  Finally free-motioned this quilt.  I am terrible at freemotion sewing.
But, as practice makes acceptable..Practice I am doing!!! The quilt still needs a binding..but here we are...a finish of some sort!
 The backing is IKEA and the show off...is Zoe..
Things are dreadful here..The intestinal muscles are shot..so he cannot have food into his peg tube.  His voice in unintelligible, his coughing is weak.  His mind is clear...but what is the use of that when you are paralyzed and have the rest of these issues..  Trying to be brave...Louise tells me that just being is a gift.  She may be right.  I think I will focus on that part.
I am going now to sit in the recliner by his bedside and take a snooze myself!!!
Thank you all for loving us.
xxoo

11 comments:

Peggy Boltes said...

Diane, you being there next to him is a great gift for him. The hum of the sewing machine is such a familiar sound, its his Mommas heartbeat. Love you and Bic & I pray for bothof you each day. We only God to give both a little serenity.

elsy said...

xxxxxx

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I love that quilt, the colours especially. being with your man is such a comfort for him.
Hugs

ES said...

the quilt is an absolute beauty! Your husbands failing muscles is just awful, heartbreaking. x

Rachaeldaisy said...

Phil says he knows all is right in the world when he can hear my machine, so I know that for Mr O hearing your machine would be soothing. Seeing your quilts grow and finished is colour added to your days for all of you.Take care, lots of love to all of you.

Michele Bilyeu said...

God Bless that dear and wonderful man if yours. Oh how he loves you! His last and only dignity is his ability to bear this and keep as much worry abdvpain from you. Give him this gift back and if he needs you to sew for him to know that you are ok...sew sew sew! Don't let anything go unsaid Diane. Tell him you can be and do anything because of his love and the support of family and friends. He needs to know you can survive his loss. And you can. You will always hate this disease but you will always love him and his bravery.

smazoochie said...

Michele is a wise & wonderful woman. I can't add to what she has said. Sending you love & support, my dear.

Mary said...

Take care, my brave friend, one stitch at a time.

Maureen said...

You have a beautiful quilt there and how wonderful to know that he takes comfort in knowing that you are doing something which you love. The words from Michele say everything. Thinking of you all.

Karaquilts said...

Ditto to everything mentioned already. You and Mr O give such beautiful love back and forth. Hold it in your heart and you can bear the rest ~ ~ one moment at a time. big hugs!

earthwalker quilts said...

A stunning quilt....What more can I add....just this, love, light and peace from the land of Aus.