Friday, February 12, 2010

Ireland I forgot Ireland

In yesterdays post when I was listing the countries I had received siggies from, I forgot Ireland
How could I forget Ireland ? My very first siggy came from there Sorry Micki
Thought I would show you what Iam working on
My Grandsons have set me quite a challenge
When Brendan turned 16 last year, he asked me to paint him a saw with draft horses
I said that was to difficult and did him one with motor bikes
He recently got a new bed and I asked what sort of quilt he would like
You guessed it Draft horses
Harder than the painting I fear I had hoped to find some draft horse material but so far haven't found any
Still thinking about that one
Younger Grandson said he would like chevies Talked him out of that
He is addicted to the old cowboy movies, so Iam appliqueing a cowboy
Don't know where I will go with this quilt from here Will get the applique done then decide
It will look better once I get it finished
Remember it is a work in progress

Lorraine has had a bad week
Started vomiting again and had to have the lung drained again today
I feel so helpless and it is so hard to watch one's child suffer so
My sewing and Blogging have been my saviours during this difficult time
I have to stay strong

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Anonymous said...

With sewing, as with life . . . one stitch at a time, one breath at a time.

Take care Illene.

Regards, Sue

Jules said...

From every bad thing comes good. Your concerns and pain over Lorraine certainly are not only helping you to focus on your work and visa versa, but are bringing forth good and lovely work.
I know you would swap all your gifts for Lorraine's health, but that can't be, - so what better way than to concentrate as much as you can on these projects? They are lovely. Your grandchildren too will appreciate all this.
Continued love and thoughts. J.

Micki said...

No problem with forgetting about Ireland and my siggy...LOL...I love the rider on the horse...How pretty!
Lovely reading your post!

Shiree said...

I am sure Micki will forgive you, she is very kind hearted also, you make me laugh with your grandson's requests, and I love what you have done with the draft horses
my thoughts and prayers with you and your family, this is a really tough time for you all. Hopefully your sewing will give you some respite time for you. Hang in there, and know that your blogging buddies are here

Anita said...

Hi girl, I wonder if your grandson has been put onto Bonanza or High Chaparel? They were always kinda sweet cowdy sorts of shows. I put my boys onto those two shows and you should've seen what they started to make with their lego - the Ponderosa ranch. lol Kind regards, Anita.

Jill said...

Hi Illene,
Yes I've just finished your siggy - it will be in the mail in a day or so. Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. I am thinking of you! Jill xx

Vickie said...

oh your siggie blocks are loooking great-I have mine here just looking for my fabric marker and then it will be on it's way to you..Hugs to Lorraine and your family.Cowboy on horse looks super,cheers Vickie

Sue-Anne said...

i love how the kids think you can whip up anything with a theme. When mine were little, they were always wanting pictures on quilts that were impossible to make! I hope your daughter will start to feel better very soon and I am glad that blogging is giving you a distraction to the trauma you are all going through. I will be thinking of you.

Loralynn said...

Love your quilt for your grandson. Sorry to hear Lorraine is so bad again.