Friday, June 15, 2012

Hey, y'all...

Remember me?!? I used to blog here.

Well, I'm back after more than 2 weeks visiting my Mom -- waaaay too long. I don't think she really benefited by it & I was really tired & home-sick. FYI, she continues to fail mentally & physically & is in the fussy 2-year-old surrealist stage. Example: she gets her watch & her glasses mixed up, I set them both out so she could see them & said "this is your watch & these are your glasses", she says, "why are they the same?"' I say, "they aren't the same; one tells time, one helps you see; they are different", she says "that's what I said, why are they different?" {sigh}

Another week getting a caught up at home & at work. Then, here I am!

I took a sewing machine & projects along with me so that after a day at the nursing home I could relax with patchwork in the evenings -- it really helped my state of mind. And I got quite a bit done. I sewed together some strings for a scrappy diamond quilt, made a big stack of HST squares & -- TA DA -- finished my Swoon blocks!

 swoons

I started thinking about what you would call a bunch of Swoon blocks. You know, like a charm of finches, an exultation of larks, a murmuration of starlings (it's a real thing, look it up). I came up with a Swirl of Swoon! What do you think?

11 comments:

safieh said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, you are such a great, patient daughter.

I love your swoon blocks, especially how you arranged them for the photo! If I ever make 9 swoon blocks again (SNORT), I will copy you!

cauchy09 said...

gosh, some gorgeous swoons. sorry that things are rough for your mom.

capitolaquilter said...

Love the swirl - so pretty. You are such a good daughter. I hope you get a little "me" time.

O'Quilts said...

I am impressed with your HST's...motivating! That kind of time away from home is like having a big heavy stone on your heart, too long. But, I do not think it was all in vain..sometimes we just do not know. I hate that part too. Glad to see you are carrying on...

Rachaeldaisy said...

Big love and hugs to you and your mum!! It must be so hard. I'm glad your sewing was keeping you company. Your Swirl of Swoons are Swell!! I did a double take at first and thought you'd combined the blocks and created a Swoon Spiral.

Tonya Ricucci said...

glad you had your patchwork to keep you happily occupied during a trying time. beautiful Swoons! They'd be wonderful constructed in this fashion.

Karamat said...

Swirl of Swoon... I love it! Your blocks are so beautiful.

Watching loved ones struggle is so very hard. Big hugs to you ((HUGS))

Nifty Quilts said...

Where would we be without our fabric projects in times like these?! Your "swirl of swoons" is fabulous. Best wishes to you and your mom.

Claudia said...

Beautiful blocks, Beth. I'm sorry about your Mom's decline, it must be so difficult to see.

Becca said...

You are a good daughter, a blessing! That is so tough. *hugs*

Carla said...

Sorry about your mom that is rough.
I remember my grandmother when she really started going down hill mentally. My heart goes out to you. On a happier note love the Swirl of Swoon.