Wednesday, March 10, 2010

An errand day

Yesterday was errand day. I also visited Dad twice at the hospital.  Fit my nap in there and there wasn't a lot of time to get creative.  I looked through the new Kaffe book again last night and decided to pull some yellows for one of the quilts.  These are mostly Martha Negley and Philip Jacobs fabrics with just 2 Kaffe fabrics.  In the book there are 2 pictures of the quilt and they look totally different from each other.  One is outside in natural daylight and I'm sure the other is inside.  There are some oranges and pinks in the quilt too so I will pull some more fabrics today.  I will be using a different assortment than he did.

I'm hoping to be at the hospital this morning when the Dr. makes his rounds.  I think I may find out which day Dad will be discharged.  Today would have been my parents 73rd anniversary.  Mother passed away 10 months ago.


Jackie said...

I love the fabrics that you have chosen so far. Bright and summery. We sure could use a little of that. Glad to hear that Dad is doing well. Hoping for a discharge soon.

kimbuktu said...

Sorry about your Mom's passing, and hope your Dad is discharged soon. Really pretty colors so you've picked for your quilt.

Pat said...

Hope your dad is okayed for discharge soon.

Laura said...

Glad to hear that your dad could be discharged soon. I'm so sorry about your mother's passing. I am coming up on the 18th anniversary of my mother's passing at the age of 53. I can't believe she's been gone that long. How great though that your parents were able to spend 72 years of married life together. Wow.

Maria said...

72 years of marriage! What a blessing. Hope your dad is out soon and you're back quilting!!!

Michele Bilyeu said...

"The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;---
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that out of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows.
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
White as the whitest lily on the stream,
These tender memories are;--a Fairy Tale
Of some enchanted land we know not where,
But lovely as a landscape in a dream." Longfellow

Many blessings to you and yours.

karenfae said...

sounds like your dad is doing much better, that is good.
the fabric looks wonderful.

Cathi said...

Hope your dad is discharged -- this has to be stressful for you!
Love the fabrics you've chosen -- now I have to go check out that book!

Needled Mom said...

It will be a rough day for your dad so I hope he gets to be discharged.

Love all the pretty fabric choices there.

Muddling Through said...

Beautiful fabrics like those you've choses just make me smile. Isn't it wonderful to be able to "shop" right in your own home!

That is an extraordinarily long marriage your parents had. Quite an accomplishment in this day and age. Your father is blessed to have you for a daughter.

Julie Bagamary said...

Thanks for the remnder to pray for your dad.

Quiltdivajulie said...

My copy of the KF book arrived yesterday ... I was drawn to the yellow one you mentioned along with a couple others. LOTS to consider!

72 years ... may any of us do so well.

Glad your dad is responding to his hospital care ~ may that healing continue!

HollyM said...

Wow, you really do have a lot of fabric! It looks like it will be a very sunny, happy quilt. Glad your Dad is better. 72 years married; that's unbelievable. We're having our 30th this May and that seems like a lot.

Anonymous said...

72 years together...what a blessing!

As always, anxious to see what you do with your fabric you have picked out. :)

wackywoman said...

Great selection of fabrics there. I'm so glad to hear your dad is on the mend and may be home soon.

quiltmom said...

You do collect the most beautiful fabrics- I am sure you will create another beauty.
My parents will be married 55 years this summer and my in laws would have been married 66 years in December. Not many manage to be married for 73 years like your parents. I loved Michele's poem - it says it so beautifully. Hope your father is able to come home and is feeling better soon.
Warmest regards,