Four weeks ago, my husband's only brother had a seizure. The next few weeks have seen us bring him home from the hospital, hire sitters, get in home health nurses, call in hospice and plan a funeral. He fought a 6 year battle with prostate cancer. Both the kids and their families were able to come for the service and spend a few days. My DH is now the only one left in his immediate family. Here we are after the service showing the kids where their great grandparents are buried.
The day started with a haircut by dad out on the front porch. :)
Kids have a way of making you smile even on a sad day.
And of course they wanted to climb the monument (hope nobody minded).
A trip for frozen yogurt on Father's Day was fun.
My beautiful girls - they wanted to be matching :).
I did manage to find some spare moments to try and work on this a little. On one of the days when I didn't have to work, and the whole crew headed to Pensacola Beach, in a quiet house, I was able to finish all the stitch in the ditch and the vine and leaves.
I finally got my nerve and quilted the open spaces in the border. In the end, I went with a meandering vine/feather free hand design. It's slowly coming together as I finish each section. I've had to rip out a few times. I think it's what I want until I do some and look at it and then I know for sure it's not what I wanted at all!! I hope to finish this in the next few days. Gotta work tomorrow so maybe Tues. The grands are gone, my house is empty and quiet and I'm trying to find some sort of normal. The last few weeks have been exhausting emotionally and physically and it feels so good to sit and sew for a few hours.
Thanks for reading and sharing in our family's loss.