And that was just the first day!
While waiting I did some hand piecing.
I had 76 of these rectangles with a half-square triangle to piece. Seventy-six... and only one was stitched incorrectly (with the wrong side of fabric up). I think that was pretty good, given the various distractions and interruptions that occurred.
I had numerous comments on my choice of activity... One lady seemed envious that she hadn't been able to do any quilt for about 6 weeks because of complications with her husband's knee replacement. She spoke longingly of the quilting group that had a project that was to be donated for a benefit dinner. She hoped that she would be able to be part of the project and contribute her two blocks.
There is just something soothing and calming about piecing and quilting. It helped me to pass the time, sure. But I have always spent my time making quilts in prayer... so what better activity to do as I waited?
I am happy to report that, so far, my Mom is doing well. There were some issues with nausea, but that is under control, as well as the pain, and she will soon be making a transfer to the rehabilitation hospital.
If you feel so inclined, I would welcome your prayers as she continues on her journey.
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