Saturday, April 23, 2011

Miss Ru's Quilt

I finished this quilt for our Miss Ru last week.  I didn't want to blog about it because she hadn't seen it yet.  Miss Ru has been cat-sitting while her boyfriend has been out of town on business, so she wasn't here. 

I also never did quite get around to getting this quilt outside to get good pictures of it, so please just bear with me on this one.

Miss Ru has her quilt now, but unfortunately it is on her bed in the hospital.  Very early Thursday morning she suddenly couldn't breathe and was in a LOT of pain.  After a rush trip from boyfriend's apartment to the hospital it was determined that her right lung had collapsed.  She's had a couple of procedures done and the lung has been re-inflated.  There is a rather nasty tube in her chest which is maintaining that until the lung heals.

I like to "write" words in the quilts I make and this is one that I want to see totally applied to our Miss Ru. 

She's had a lot of trials and a lot of pain, but she's strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, and she's coming out of this one, too.

I've made a start on another circle quilt.  I really  like this quilt and it is so easy to make.  (What you can see behind this first row of the circle quilt is leftover blocks from Mary's quilt.  Playing with those.)  I've got a couple more rows put together, just don't have a picture of them.

On my quilt frame right now is the quilt I started for our bed over a year ago.  I had quilted the middle portion of it and couldn't quite figure out how to load it on the frame.  My good neighbor encouraged me to just go for it, so I did. Thanks, Sandy!  XOXO

I like to remember all the good times and forget the bad.  Or as the Apostle Paul said to the Philippians, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:  but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
I was ironing and cutting into strips and squares some fabric I'd been given when I made the mistake of walking away and leaving the basket unattended.  I guess it looked like a good spot for a nap. LOL

So, there have been good things and bad.  And yes, I am still muddling.....

Here in the States, tomorrow is Easter, or as we like to say, Resurrection Day.  I hope you have a really nice one, whatever you choose to call it!

My love to you all.

Hugs and kisses,


Margaret said...

Your whole family where in my thoughts this morning during prayers of intersession, didn't know that Ruth was in hospital. Your quilting is coming along ,just like a seasoned professional I would say.

Melanie said...

Great 'Scripts' in the machine quilting. I need to keep practicing. Happy Easter.

Exuberant Color said...

I hope Miss Ru has a fast recovery! Your quilting looks good. you are getting lots done.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh No! Poor Miss Ru! I hope she's feeling better soon -- I'm betting that pretty new quilt is helping a bit!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aww love the quilt. Love the words. Fantastic idea.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just bright, cheery and beautiful! Love that kitty in the basket! blessings,Kathleen

Susan said...

I hope Miss Ru is feeling better! And how are you Elaine? Your quilting is beautiful, I love how you add words. Take care.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure hope Miss Ru is feeling better and on the road to recovery. Her quilt sure is beautiful. I love the colors you use in your quilts and it's real nice your stitching names on the quilts.

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Oiyi said...

I love how you stitched words into the quilting. Wonderful.