Sunday, 17 December 2017

Hello out there

   


  Hello out there.  Are any of you left?  It's been so long since I've posted.  It's been a very challenging Fall and I've had a hard time squeezing in quilting let alone blogging, or even reading blogs.  My family has been dealing with health challenges with my daughter in law, and with my aunt.

    My daughter in law is on the road to recovery, however my dear sweet aunt passed away in her sleep in the early hours this morning.  My daughter was the last member of our family to spend time with her and was able to make sure that she was comfortable before she left the hospital.  Gloria was happy to know that Dwight and I were going to visit her today.
My last visit with her was on Friday I read her a few chapters of a book and sang her lullabies because she asked me to sing to her and they were the only songs I could remember the words to.  I planned to bring a song book in with me for today's visit.
    
     Gloria was a very strong and courageous woman.  She was an editor and writer by profession. She spent many volunteer hours writing letters for Amnesty International and volunteering with Chilean Refuges in the 1970s.  In her later years she did volunteer work for the Older Woman's Network. She had no children of her own but considered my sisters family and my family to be her family.  We are really sad to see her go and will miss her terribly.

     Gloria was supportive of my quilting and came to my local guild's quilt show.  She showed off my placemats that I made for her and really loved the quilt that I made for her which you can read about here.

     Most of the quilting I have done over the summer and fall has been done on behalf of the Outreach Committee of my local guild.  I've done mega amounts of cutting, planning, organizing and attending meetings.  The quilts in the photo above are some of the quilts that will be donated  to the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence unit at our local hospital in early January.

     I will be joining the Goal Planning Party hosted by Quilting Jet Girl and I'm hoping to resume more regular bloggin in the new year.
     
     

18 comments:

Chantal said...

Happy to see you in Blogland again. So, so sad to hear about your sweet aunt. My deepest condolences. Sending prayers your way. Blessings to you and your family. Chantal.

Pamela said...

Sorry to hear about your recent challenges. I look forward to reading more from you in the new year!

Stitchin At Home said...

Sorry to read about your aunt. Wishing you some joy this holiday season.

Quilting Tangent said...

Merry Christmas!

Shasta Matova said...

My condolences on the loss of your aunt. It is never good to lose someone, but I would imagine that it is even harder around the holidays. That is a big stack of quilts - you are very generous with your time and energy. I hope your daughter in law's recovery continues to progress quickly.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am so sorry to hear that your Aunt Gloria passed away, Lisa. I know it has been a challenging year for many of us and I wish you a more peaceful 2018.

C Cowan said...

Sorry to learn of your recent loss -- know it's been a lot of stress, with so much going on. As always, if you need some help, you know how to find me! Hope good memories will support you and the family over the holidays ... enjoy your precious grand-babies!

Stephanie @Quilt'n Party said...

So sorry to hear about your dear aunt passing. It is nice to see you back here. I hope you continue to blog. Happy Holidays!

Raewyn said...

HI Lisa, I wondered how you were doing...sorry to hear about the health issues your family has been dealing with and also about the passing of your dear aunt. It's nice to see you back. What a fabulous pile of quilts and a great cause - it does look like you have been very busy and generous with the time you have had. Season's Greetings.

Gail Sheppard said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. HUGS ...

Louise said...

My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear aunt. I'm glad to hear that your daughter is doing better. Your guild has done some really good work for such a good cause. I'm glad that you're back to blogging and look forward to seeing what you stitch up in the new year. I hope your family finds peace in the holiday season.

Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt Lisa and glad that your daughter in law is making a recovery. It sounds like a very hard year for you guys and I hope next year is way better.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

So very sorry for the loss of your aunt, Lisa. Praying for peace and comfort during this time. The end of the year always seems especially hard to keep up with blogging, I completely understand! It's nice to have you back! 😊

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Lisa, it sounds like your aunt was a great lady. I'm sorry for your loss. I really wish you the best for the holiday season and 2018.

Tish Stemple said...

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your aunt. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family. But good to hear your daughter in law is on the mend.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

So sorry you lost your Aunt Lisa, it always seems hardest at this time of year. I am happy to hear your daughter in law is recovering though. I wish you a peaceful festive season, enjoy your precious time with your family. Looking forward to reading your planning post, it will be good to see you blogging again.

Nicole said...

Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. Glad that she had people who loved her and cared for her.
And yay for your DIL's improvement as well. Take care.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt. I'm sure she appreciated all the time you and your family spent with her. Thinking of you.