Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!

Is it really Christmas already?  Tanya and I have been overwhelmed and worn out over the last month, burning the candle at both ends.  Tanya's mother had surgery, in which her foot was amputated and she lives a 4 hour drive from where the hospital is, but we live only 30 minute drive and as such we were the only family near her.  We spent more time then we had anticipated visiting and comforting her.  The plan originally was for 3 days at the hospital and 2-3 weeks in rehab and then back to her home.

Well after just a few days at rehab, she decided she was not getting waited on enough and she talked us into staying at our house for a week.  Oh boy did that put a monkey wrench into our family Christmas plans.  Well my mother in law is now back home and doing well. Both Tanya and I are exhausted.  Don't take this wrong, I love my mother in law, but I am so glad she is back home. I am tired, but it was great to let Grandma spend some quality time with our kids, which she is not able to see as often as she would like.

So your wondering what I am making with my cool Architectures bundle from Carolyn Friedlander.  I did not get the full bundle above, but I did get 17 of the 21 prints (its all I could find and I just had to have them).  You might wonder what would I do with such a pile of wonderfulness and well I am glad you asked.


This is the pattern I would use, but not exact order.  Last week I was pointed to a neat program called FabLib that helps to import fabric swatches into my EQ7 app.  You might be saying at this point not fair Richard got all the fun stuff.  I did good this year getting Tanya presents.


I bought Tanya Pieces of Hope a Riley Blake Design.  We have 2 Autistic Children so this one hit home for us I look forward to seeing what Tanya makes with this.  I did not stop there though I also got her another surprise.  She likes Me and My Sister Designs and I bought her a Fat 1/8 bundle of Ticklish.
Me and my family will now just take the rest of the day easy.  I do plan though to try to make a sword from  James pattern as I also got the material for it this last week.  Have a fun and safe day.


As for Julia today she got a walker/baby stroller and is cruising the house.






6 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Family emergencies do put a kink into our plans, but, the time we get with them is still wonderful. I know, I drove to TX twice in 2 weeks to be with my inlaws after FIL had bypass surgery in October. Merry Christmas!

Christine M said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Richard.

Teresa in Music City said...

So glad your MIL is doing better and back home! I know how hard it is to have someone else in your home, no matter how much you love them. It just changes the family dynamics and takes a lot of energy and strain. Looks like you have some wonderful fabrics there to help in your recovery :*) I love the Architecturals and Ticklish is one of my favorites too!

desertskyquilts said...

I'm sorry about your MIL, but glad she is recovering well. Your Christmas looks like it was great. Look forward to seeing all your designs for the new year. I'm sure your made your goal for this year!

Gene Black said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

jeifner said...

Fun presents!

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