Sunday, September 27, 2009

Be Prayerful

My Be Prayerful block is still a little rough as I have the pieces basted down ready for blanket stitch applique, but I wanted to share it with you anyway. You see, the blocks have talked to me throughout the making of this quilt. I have not worked on this one in quite awhile, but after admitting my mom to the hospital on Thursday, we have dealt with some serious health issues. She is doing better and will probably be coming home on Tuesday. The doctors are all impressed with how well she is doing for being 88 and having pulmonary fibrosis. Unfortunately they will not be able to surgically fix her heart condition, but she will be on meds and hopefully that will help it from getting any worse. I have been spending the nights with her and most of the days, and needed some hand work. I finished up my Noah's Ark project the first day - and thought about my Be Attitudes. So, when I went home to shower and gather up some things she needed, I hurried to see what the next block was and to get the fabrics I needed to do the applique. Wouldn't you know - it was Be Prayerful. The perfect block for this week. If you ever decide to make this quilt by Nancy Halvorsen, I bet it will talk to you as well....you just have to listen. Lots of good advise in these cute quilt blocks.

And here are my final two Noah's Ark blocks.
Thank you all for your compliments on my blog reading schedule. This was my first full week of following the schedule and it has worked great for me. I follow 120 blogs and I used to have between 40 to 60 to read in a days time. They would pile up and I would feel bad about not visiting everyone. Using this schedule, I had 12 at the most to read each day and found myself dipping into other days readings on some days. Some had several posts to read, but even that went quicker as I was able to read them all at the same time.
So if you are overwhelmed by trying to keep up with the blogs, but you don't want to drop anyone from your list, I recommend a schedule. I simply divided the number of blogs by 6 and that told me how many each day. Then rounded out the letters to that schedule saving a few for Sunday, and making Sunday my post day.
Happy Stitching (and reading),
Teresa

12 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Teresa I am lifting you and your mother in prayer tonight. I also have the Be Attitudes book but haven't started it. Maybe soon. blessings, marlene

kjquilts said...

Teresa, I hope the medicine works for your Mom and that she can return home soon. I love the little quilt blocks you are doing. It certainly was a coincidence that Be Prayerful was up next!

Carol said...

I'm sending tons and tons of good thoughts your way...you take care. Love your Be Attitudes block.

Carin said...

Teresa you have done a great job on your blocks, I am keeping you and your mother in my thoughts and prayers. HUGS!

Thimbleanna said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom Teresa -- I'm glad she's able to come home from the hospital. Your blocks sure are cute -- isn't it wonderful to have a hobby to help through some of the rough times?

Angela said...

So sorry about your momma. From the child to the caregiver. It is happening with our's also. Hugs to you!!

Granny Lyn said...

I love your prayerful block! we could all use one, couldn't we? I'll send up prayers for you and your Mom, blessings...

Purple Pam said...

Your prayerful block is wonderful, and it talks to me as well. I will add you and your mother to my prayers, too. Please take care of yourself as well as your mother.

Candace said...

I hope that your mother is doing well. I followed your link and do love the quilt, but I love the colors in yours best, so soft and pretty. A perfect block to be working on.

em's scrapbag said...

I hope your mom can come home soon. I love your block. Glad you have some hand work to help you relax through this trying time.

Leanne said...

I hope your mum continues to improve. I like your idea of blog scheduling I seem to constantly chase my tail in that regard. I keep thinking I will start Noahs ark after seeing so many good ones out in blog land but perhaps next year toooo many things on the go at the moment.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I see I'm not the only one who is still working on the Noah's Ark stitchery. Congrats on finishing the last two. Hope you are doing alright Teresa and I'm wishing your mum all the best.