Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Gift for MIL

I can't believe I am here two days in a row. Fall is good for me. LOL

I am about fed up with updating things on my computer. Every time I do it, I regret it. First I updated my yahoo email. Well, I hate the new version. It has been over a month and I still hate it. I even emailed yahoo and told them how much I hated it, but of course, got no response from them. (eye roll here) Yesterday I updated Firefox. They just kept sending me little popups telling me I needed to update. Well, now my toolbar (I think that is what it is called) across the top is gone. It is from Yahoo. Evidently Yahoo's toolbar is not compatible with Firefox's newest version. What do I do now. I am lost without my toolbar, yet have no idea how to get it back. Just when I start getting comfortable with the computer they mess it all up for me. Once it is working, please just leave it alone. I think I need to just stop updating. Oh, another thing. I just sort of figured out Facebook. Well, guess what. They are changing everything around. (big sigh) Well, enough ranting and raving.

Kevin's mom recently entered the nursing home. She is crippled and very feeble. She finally accepted the fact that she could not take care of herself any more. When visiting her on Sunday, I noticed the nursing home had provided her with a lap quilt. Goodness, it has seen better days. She can no longer walk, so is in either her lift chair or her electric wheel chair all day. She needs something to cover her knees. Her 82nd birthday is this Sunday. I actually have a gift for her that I think she will love. I pulled two lap quilt size quilts from my finished tote bin. Kevin prefers this one, so I will probably give it to her. It is about 40" by 49". I think she will love it. The coins (colorful strips) are from leftovers from a strip pieced quilt. The sashing is from fabric I had in my stash for many years. The little sashing stones are leftover from a jumper I had made myself. I just love the border fabric.
Here it is hanging behind our door.
A quick peak at the back.
I also pulled this quilt out, but Kevin didn't like it as well. If I remember correctly, this one is called Savannah Stars. It was made from fabric I bought at Walmart when the South Belt store clearanced fabric. The pattern was found in an old quilting magazine. It is about 45" square.
Hanging on the back of our door...
I pieced the back from leftover fabric from the front.
I will probably go with the first, since Kevin prefers it. I need to make a label. Everything in the nursing home has to be labeled. I just thought I'd share pictures of these with you, although I am sure I have shared them on here before. I need to get with it, so I will get this posted. Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Everyone have a wonderful day!

11 comments:

Denise :) said...

Oh! They are both darling little quilts, but I really love the colors in the second! The oranges, blues, and greens just call to me! I'm sure your m-i-l will be delighted with your gift. Have a great day yourself!!! :)

Bren said...

Nothing like a quilt to make a new place feel like "home". Praying for your sweet MIL and her transistion.

Sharon said...

I know your MIL will love the lap quilt. It is beautiful. Having a parent in nursing home is sad. My mom is in rehab right now after breaking her hip Sept. 21. It's so sad to see her a wheelchair, but it's only temporary. She will hopefully be up and around very soon. I will be praying for your MIL.

Pat said...

How nice that your MIL will have her very own nice-looking AND in good shape lap quilt!!! I'm sure that will cheer her up a lot.

Duck Out of Water said...

This is my first visit to your blog :)

I love the rooster header you have and wonder if there's a pattern/book in which you found it. I've been searching for one like this without success, for a hand-applique quilt - it would have to fit within a 12" finished block (I could resize). Nice to 'meet' you. :)

Briarside Lane said...

Both quilts are lovely. How nice that she will have her very own... and labeling is VERY important for personal items in an assisted living/nursing home atmosphere.
...Karen

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm with you on the yahoo changes, awful! Why do they keep fixing things that ain't broke! I don't do foxfire but facebook is also always making stupid changes. Blogger had changes too but at least it was only "try". One minute later I changed back.(maybe it didn't take that long).
Love both of those quilts. Maybe you should let MIL pick her choice?

Just Ramblin' said...

I love the coin quilt! I'm sure your MIL would love either one especially since it came from you! I'm with you on updating. It is never simple! Good luck with getting things working right for you! Nola

Terry said...

They're both so pretty! I'm sure she'd be thrilled with either one! :0)

cookie said...

I like the coin quilt also. Im sure youre MIL will love the quilt. It will brighten her room.

Kerstin

tiffibug said...

You know I just love your quilts.

I can tell you how to get your yahoo tool bar back. Go to the top left corner in Firefox. There should be a small orange rectangle that says Firefox with a drop down arrow. Click that. On the right hand side is a menu that says Options-mouse over it. Another menu should appear with your toolbars listed. Click on Yahoo and it should come back.

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