Sunday, January 2, 2011

Civil War Bride Quilt Block #9

Gosh it seems like ages since I last posted.  A lot has happened the past two weeks:  some good and some not so good. 

I finished block #9 of the Civil War Bride quilt. 

For those who are familiar with the pattern you will notice the peacock has hidden her feet behind pesky leaves.  As in a previous block, I wasn't about to wrestle with all those teeny tiny toes.  Amazing how easily hiding behind a leaf makes the block go! 

Here's my progress on the quilt. 

I also finished a top that will become a block of the month for Sager Creek Quilts.  Here's a sneak peak of a few of the blocks.  I will wait to show the entire quilt but will assure you it's fun and happy. 

Sew Graceful Quilting opens their retail location at 14094 Pleasant Ridge Road Jan 4.  They still have a few openings in the Friendship's Gift block of the month. 

I did get a chance to hook a little yesterday with my friend, Anne, but we gabbed so much I'm afraid I have pitifully little to share. 

I have been very busy with my mother.  That's where the good news/bad news comes in.  Good news is her colon cancer is gone and very little chance of recurrence.  The bad news is the lymphoma has spread to 2 parts of her body.  We found that out Christmas Eve Eve (the 23rd) so Christmas was kind of difficult for me.  She had a chemo port "installed" last week and will start chemo this Thursday.  Of course, I'll go with her and bring my applique.  I would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers on our behalf.  Please keep them coming!


  1. Oh Kay,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear mother. It is hard to watch the ones we love struggle. Stay positive for her and you.
    On a lighter note, love, love, love your new BOM. If I was not knee deep in projects, be sure that I would grab a block to start on....hmmmmm....maybe get it now and start it later...we shall see.
    Your newest project looks so cheerful and fun. Can't wait to see it.


  2. Kay,
    I am so glad you posted on your blog. I was getting concerned about you.
    You are really making progress on your Civil War Bride quilt. Your colors are so pretty. With everything coming up, you should make good progres on your basket quilt.
    I have certainly been thinking about you and your Mom over the past several weeks. I know this will be a rough time for both of you. You continue to be in my prayers.

    Take are,