Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Quilting

I finished the last quilt in the nick of time for Christmas, sewing the last bit of binding to the quilt around 9:30 on Christmas Eve...talk about cutting it close!  Below is a photo of my Dad with the quilt.  To say he loved it was an understatement.
 
 
There is a grey ribbon appliqued to the corner of each of the quilts that I made for my family.  We are all in this battle called brain cancer together.  For those that don't know, my Dad was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in March 2013...to say this year has been rough is an understatement.  Our world as we know it was forever changed with the diagnosis.  My life is lived in 8 week increments, from one brain scan to the next.  I love my Dad so much and it makes my heart hurt so much that he (and the rest of us) have to go through this, but we are in this together; hence the matching quilts with the ribbons.  



Below is a photo of my Mom and Dad, my brother, my sister and I.  I have started my version of the quilt but didn't get it finished in time for Christmas.  I am hoping to finish it on New Years Day while my hubby watches football and my girls are with my parents.  My sister was very excited to "make the blog."


This is my Dad and my youngest N.  They are buddies...always have been and always will be. 


I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? and Finish it Friday.

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10 comments:

Lisa C said...

What a beautiful write-up. Thank you for sharing.

Georgi said...

Your quilts are beautiful! what an awesome gift to your family ~ sending up prayers for your dad!

Diana and Rosie said...

The quilts are great. What a wonderful idea to make them for the family. I hope you and your family have a healthy and peaceful year.

A Nudge said...

What a wonderful thing you have done for your family.

Michele said...

Very precious and will be so treasured.

happygoluckyquilter said...

Fantastic quilts and a great gift.

Cathy said...

What a lovely gift!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

what a touching story. I know your dad must feel very blessed to be surrounded by such a loving, supportive family. Your quilts are sure to be cherished!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

CJ Tinkle said...

What lovely quilts! They must have made your family very happy.

Dee said...

We are living one week to the nest with chemo treatments for my mom's Ovarian Cancer. You are so right....families are in it together. Your dad (and you) is an amazing and blessed man! Love the quilt and it's almost as beautiful as the heart that made it!