Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Moving On

This is the car my husband left me with this morning to go to work. We both decided yesterday it was time to go back to work and move on. We spent the day yesterday taking care of much of the business aspects of death and cleaning in MILs appartment, but decided we needed to get on with normal life as soon as possible. Soooooooooooo he decided to drive my truck to work today with the intent of stopping by the apartment on his way home and bringing a load of stuff home today. Well when he left at 4:15 this was not going on. When I left for work at 6:45 I didn't expect this either. It was a dusting of snow but kept coming down harder and harder as I drove. I made it to work alright, saw one patient, then we canceled the rest of the day. I had a harder time getting home. I spun out quite a few times, drove very very slow and arrived home just fine. I don't think this car was really designed for snow driving, maybe if chains could be put on but I don't think they would fit in the wheel wells. Oh well, the important thing is I am home safe and plan to sew and do house work. I do enjoy looking at the snow.

Here is a picture of the completed Christmas Gratitude's quilt. It turned out quite big, 113 x 96.5. I think this is about the largest quilt I have ever made. I think if I were to do it again, which I probably won't, I would make it 16 blocks(placed 4 across and 4 down) instead of 20 like I did. The measurements would be 96.5x96.5 then which would be more reasonable to me. It will look good on the bed and I will be able to tuck the pillows under the quilt when I make the bed. I do like the outcome, not complaining, just commenting. Have a great day and I pray everyone getting hit but the bad weather on the east of us is safe and sound.
I want to send out a blanket THANK-YOU to each and everyone who prayed for our family during our time of a family death. I could never express in words how heart felt that was to me. Thank-you one and all.

12 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Life does have to go on - but it sure aint easy - thinking of you all as you try and get back to your usual routine

Libby said...

Looks like the perfect kind of weather for staying inside and doing some quilting -- enjoy *s*

Cheryl said...

Your Christmas Gratitudes turned out incredible!! I just love the center blocks. Your snow fall looks beautiful...Hope you can settle in and enjoy being snow bound.

Sweet P said...

I missed the post about your MIL. My prayers are being sent to you and your family during this tough time.

joyce said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Is it already quilted? It would be a nightmare to quilt without a longarm. Sooo huge! Enjoy your wintery weather and keep safe.

Laurie Ann said...

Glad you made it home safely! That xmas gratitude quilt is just awesome. Love it!

Finn said...

Hi Dot, so sorry to hear of your MIL's passing. I guess it's that part of the circle of life that we have a hard time with.
So glad it was peaceful for her at the end. I'm sure it was far harder on your family, both the passing and the aftermath of stuff that needs doing.
Your snow looks lovely, but I was glad to hear you were home safe and sound..*VBS* Big hugs for hard times, Finn

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Just found you, thanks for visiting my blog. So deeply sorry for your loss, I do understand the pain. Yur snow is pretty, NOT if one has to drive in it! So, far we've escaped any of that here in NC but it's in teh forecast for the AM. Your very big gratitude quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Holly said...

Same thing happened to me -- worked for one hour before being sent home. No school a second day now. I could get used to this!

Lois R. said...

Wow! The quilt looks great!

Norma said...

I just love your Christmas Gratitudes quilt! It is gorgeous!

Shelina said...

My sympathies for your loss.

Your quilt is beautiful. Big ones are a bear to make, but once they are finished, you can enjoy the glory. I think its like childbirth, when you are in it, you say you are never doing that again, but somehow people manage to do it again.