Thursday, July 31, 2008

Another Crazy Week

I have been in Calif for the past week. The estate sale was last weekend and did not go as well as we had all hoped. I still have items that are pending sale. There was so much left over, but not enough for me to stay and hold another sale. The carpet got installed. All the items that did not sell got donated and the the house got listed, with an offer already on the table. Sounds good, right? Only one major problem. My sweet little mom fell and broke her foot and her ankle. I was not with her at the time. I was on day 2 of packing up everything in the house, so the carpet installer could come in. When I got the phone call. I had not showered in 2 days, was wearing the same dirty clothes. I don't think I had even brushed my teeth. Off I went to the ER. And wouldn't you know it, the cutest damn DR in the world was attending to my mother. He looked like a soap opera doc. I'm sure he took one look at me and wondered what rock I had crawled out from under. My hands were so dirty I didn't even want to shake his hand. But there lay my poor little mama. She was in so much pain and so upset. Thank God for good meds. They still have not put a hard cast on. The swelling has not gone down. She won't keep her leg elevated, because she doesn't think that is lady like to have her leg up in the air. I just have to laugh. If I don't I will be curled up in the corner crying.

I will leave you with 2 more quilts. Both of these were made by my great grandmother. The first is a double wedding ring quilt. Click on the picture to see all the detail. I love the colors of the old fabric. It is so soft from being washed so many time. I used it on my bed when I was a teenager.
The next is a twin size. Each block is a state flower. Only 48 states. Alaska and Hawaii were not states at the time she made it. The quilts have held up very well over the years.

7 comments:

Nic Hohn said...

They are so much more than quilts....how wonderful that you get to love them again! btw I LOVE your profile photo. Wishing your mum a speedy recovery.

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

Oh dear...wishing your mom healing!
The quilts are both beautiful ~ the state flowers one is so unique ~ what a treasure! xo heather

Paris Cowgirl said...

Oh Becky, here's a hug for you. Your quilts are beautiful. Remember, "this to shall pass".

Connie said...

Oh my, Becky sweet heart, I cried when I read about your mom's letters to her hubby. I could barely read it. That was so sweet of her to do that and I think she wouldn't have wanted anyone to see them either. Well, good luck in selling the house and know that you will see your mom and dad again some day. I am often funny, witty and humorous but this isn't the time for that, my sweet little chick. I'm sure it was difficult for you to do what you did. Visit with me on the blog and try to be uplifted a bit. Humor helps, trust me!
Smoochies,
Connie

cindy said...

These are just lovely. I'm sorry it continues to be so hard on you! My thoughts are with ya. And a little package will be headed your way, one day this week. But Doc Eye Candy...is a treat! LOL. Hang in there my dear. Sending thougts and hugs your way!

c

Tina said...

OH my! Sorry to hear about your mom..prayers for her to heal and prayers for you to keep sane!!
big hugs from Texas!!!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

{{hugs}} I hope your dear mother's swelling goes down quickly.

Beautiful quilts.

*Heidi*
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