Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Finish amidst the chaos....

 This is my one and only finish in the past few months....and I have done very little sewing otherwise.

Normally I wash a quilt first thing when it is finished.  This has been finished over a month and I just yesterday washed it.  I must say I like it much better after washing it.

As most of you guess a move is in our future, if nothing happens.  We are moving in with one of our daughters.  So we will be there when things happen.  They will not have to miss a whole day of work if they need to help us...or if Roger ends up in ER again.  She had to have contractors in...they are done.  And the girls have been taking loads of things.  Even dug up some things and transferred over there last fall.

I have gotten rid of so much stuff it is not even funny.  And there is so much more to go through.  My mind is in a whirl.  Which it has been that way for a while now anyway.  I used to read at least one book a week, and more than likely two or three.  Now, it takes me a month...for various reasons.  And I do read more in the summer when I can go outside and sit.

More has happened with Roger...I won't bore you with too much of it though.  He fell flat out on his face Feb 3...ended up with a black eye, and I am pretty sure a cracked or broken rib...and skinned a place on his arm that I am still taking care of.  He has only been out of the house twice since then, and that because I wanted the dr. to look at his arm.

I will hush for now...don't know if I will be posting again for a while, but thought I would do a little update.


  1. The quilt is beautiful.
    I can not imagine going through years worth of stuff and downsizing. I feel for ya. Hoping Roger is feeling better now.
    I sure have been thinking about you lately.

  2. So sorry to read all this Rose. A lot going on for sure. I have been thinking about you and Roger, and sending a big hug. That quilt is exquisite.

  3. It is good to see you after such a long time. I am so sorry about Roger! But thank you for letting us know what is going on. Your daughter is such a blessing!

  4. Thanks for showing us your beautiful quilt. I'm sorry that you have beeb through so much lately. Getting rid of a lot of stuff sure is a big job. I'm glad that you are moving in with one of your daughter. Taking care of someone who always need our help can be exhausting at time. Take care of yourself.


  5. It is good to read you again. I wondered about you two. The quilt is beautiful. It is good you will have your daughter nearby soon. I can imagine all the things you will divest yourselves of. Good luck with it. I hope Roger heals from the fall soon. Take care!

  6. Nice to see a post from you but so sorry to hear about Roger. Will be keeping you all in my prayers.
    Your daughter must be such a blessing to you.

  7. The quilt does look very nice.
    I am so sorry about Roger, I hope he heals soon.
    I am thinking of you as you make preparations to move in with one of your daughters.

    All the best Jan

  8. You already know I love the quilt. I'm glad you showed it off here. Moving, downsizing and so many changes are very emotional and stressful. Take care of yourself also. Bella and I are sending you lots of hugs!

  9. I am wondering how you wash the quilts in your washer that is like mine, the water saver type we both hate. the quilt is beautiful and would brighten any room it is in. downsizing is a huge chore for sure as is the coming move, more adjustments. prayers for Roger and for you

  10. Oh no Rose, I am so sorry. It will take a little of the stress off of you having someone else around to help out a bit. I love that quilt, I said "WOW," to myself when I saw the photo. Sending you virtual (((HUGS))) to you........

  11. Hello,
    It is good to see a post Rose! Sending Prayers for Roger, I hope he feels better soon. Best wishes for your move. Take care, have a great day!

  12. ((((Rose)))). You don't know how many times you and Roger have crossed my mind since you no longer visit blogs!! I am happy you took time to update us all.

    Continued being blessed with your move and pray this new way of life eliminates some stress.

  13. It sounds like you have quite a lot on your plate right now. So sorry to hear about Roger. I do hope that once the move is over you can settle in and relax a bit.

  14. Oh and I forgot to say that the quilt is beautiful.

  15. Rose I am so happy to see you but I'm really sorry for all you have been through. I was away from blogging for a few months due to a variety of things going on here. I have thought of you so much. I hope Roger is doing better. My husband Tom has had quite a few problems with falling and is now using a walker.

    I love your quilt! It is so bright and cheery! I have been missing quilting but I have not had time for it due to Tom's health. You did a great job in using up lots of bits and pieces of fabric and it came out great!
    Please take good care of yourself and Roger!

  16. I'm sorry Rose to hear how things have been, but am glad you will soon be with your daughter. So much better having family close by - we did the same when husband was in and out of hospital (moved closer to family). You really need that support when times are difficult.
    Sending you much love and big hugz, Margaret xx

  17. Big hugs and prayers as you go into the next chapter of your lives.

  18. Your quilt is a beauty! We move in with our daughter for the winter and that really helps our situation. It is very hard for her when we need help and live three hours away. Someday we will move permantely...I am trying to get rid of some stuff:)


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