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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lack of concentration

When the new quilt didn't work out yesterday I just sewed some more rows on the zig zag quilt and did laundry.  Last night I just couldn't concentrate on anything so I watched "Castle" which I had taped and made more of my little scrap blocks that will be trimmed to 2" and finish at 1.5"  I have been making them for a few weeks but the box isn't very full yet.  I haven't trimmed any of these yet.

Dad has 8 more days at the nursing home and then he should be able to go back to his apartment at the independent living building.  He is getting physical therapy which he needed after laying in a hospital bed for 4 days.  He did walk the halls at the hospital but they are working on all of his muscles in the therapy sessions.  He looked so old today when I went over there to pick up his laundry.  I guess he should look old at 96 but he has very few wrinkles and most people don't have a clue he is that old.

19 comments:

Linda said...

Your father sounds like a very remarkable and determined man.

Sewing Junkie said...

We have a friend whose Mother is going to turn 100 years old on the 8th. We can be thankful we have known her for as many years as we have. It is sad when they have led such and active life to get to the position your Father is in. Celebrate each day and remember the good days. Chris

Julie Bagamary said...

Prasie God for your Dad's progress! The quilt blocks are so fun.

Jackie said...

Those blocks are a great deviation when you can't concentrate. Good to hear your Dad is walking around and receiving therapy.

Hilton said...

Love the designs, beautiful. Your Dad is an old man now, I never saw my parents as old. My Mum lived into her 80'ies and she was gorgeous in her last years. You can learn lots from people at any age of their life. She was a very strong woman, so strong, mentally and physically.

karenfae said...

it must be nice for him to get compliments from people on thinking he is younger than he is! Glad he is getting about well, it will be less worrisome for you.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Joyce said...

Your Dad must be an amazing man to be able to live on his own at that age. A healthy old age is a real gift.

dianen said...

I'm so glad to hear that your dad is getting therapy and doing so well. I bet he'll be glad to go home.

Love your little scrappy blocks, too.

Marie said...

96 is something to be admired. You are very fortunate to have him still. What a special blessing. Sewing is good therapy and 'mindless' blocks the best of all.

True Blue Nana said...

Good luck with your father. Will he have to have someone with him when he goes home? My mother is 92 and at home with full time care. I find quilting even just sewing strips together like you did is great therapy.

Maria said...

Dad sounds like a tuff guy. So great to still have him with you at 96.

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P.S. Glad you are able to be of help to your dad. What a blessing to him!

Eva said...

It is a strange experience to see the parents grow old. They seem so strong when we are young, and then they are small and need help and you can give back some/a lot of the care you received.

Cathi said...

Your father sounds like an amazing man -- he is so fortunate to be still able to live on his own and move about at that age. I know how tough it is to see a parent aging.
I love having little scrappy blocks to stitch when I don't want to have t oconcentrate. I think that's why I loved the little spool blocks.

HollyM said...

It just amazes me that at 96 your dad can recuperate and go back to his own apartment. I'm still trying to get back on my feet-- at home but doing a part work load via laptop and phone.
As for your scraps, i think it is always my favorite when you start 'throwing' bits together. I don't know why-maybe the randomness, but I love them.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I was just out to see my mother (85) who is still in her country house that we grew up in. She is getting smaller and smaller but still is in good health and wants to stay there.
Each of us brothers and sisters take turns on weekends going out and doing things for her she can not do anymore.
It can be simple things like putting in a light bulb to more complicated things like chopping a tree out or cleaning out her garage.

My Dad died at 70 and she misses him still so much, 17 years later.

I am so happy to hear your Dad is going to his apt. soon.

I love "Castle" too!

Mariella said...

Wanda,

Glad to hear that you dad is on the mend. Bless both your hearts! I love your blog. I visit each day but never have written. You inspire me to not only be a better quilter but a better daughter to my 88 year old mom. Thanks for all you do!

Janet said...

I love your little blocks and am glad to see there is someone else out there as crazy as me. I'm making a quilt that I saw in a magazine. They called it a postage stamp quilt but then I've heard 2" blocks called postage stamp as well. The one I'm making is a 1 7/8 " square with small triangles attached to each side to make a 2 1/2" square trimmed. I think this might be called a square in square pattern. When sewn they will measure 2". I'm going to put sashing in between - 1" wide, to measure 1/2" when finished. I've been working on this for over a year, using only scraps (which I collect from any and everywhere). I need about 550 squares and I have 200 sewn. Phew! Just writing about it is a lot of work!

You're blessed to have your dad around. Enjoy your time with him.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
I'm glad to hear your dad is coming along with his therapy. Hopefully he's looking forward to being on his own again, too.

I love your scrappy squares. Just glowy.

Vicky F