Sunday, February 12, 2006

Update about my Dad...


Last days I was very busy with my dad.He has been to hospital for three days.He got two kidney catheters because they don't function anymore for 100% . One kidney is blocked by the tumor :c( . On 20 februari he get a big surgery. They will remove the tumor by his kidney and one in his intestine. We know already that the surgery is not for healing. After that he also need chemotherapy. Hope that that will do something . It is hard to see him like this .

Whyle waiting I start with the little tiny hexagons. I took a grab from my left over pieces with me in a plastic bag . This is what I have for so far.

I also start a new lead and ender project form my tiny squares. I don't know how big this quilt is becomming . For the pink I have half a yard and from the green and brown a yard. I will see how far I can come. But you all already know that I love little quilts :c)
Lucy

22 comments:

Bonnie said...

My thoughts and prayers are so much with your family during this difficult time with your Dad's health! The hexagons are the perfect project for taking with you while you sit and wait and spend time with your parents. And the leader/ender squares are so darling! Love that pink on the green!

Bonnie

Dawn said...

Oh Lucy, I feel so bad that there is nothing I can do or say to help. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember how hard it was when my dad was dying from a brain tumor.

I love your little hexagons. I have to find mine. Maybe you'll finally push me to get them out and start thenm! Yours are adorable.

And your little 9-patch with the 4-patches is adorable! I love the pink in it! Oh I wish I could see those up close!

Patti said...

Lucy, sending lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers your way. Like Dawn, I watched a love one die from a brain tumor - my sister - and it is so very hard. Hug your dad as often as you can and cherish the time you have left together.

I love the little hexagons! I have several packages of little hexagon papers for English piecing, and one of these days I'll start that project. Yours are so darn cute and very antique looking. And the little four patch nine patch is turning out wonderfully.

Holly said...

Thanks for the update on your dad, Lucy. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know it isn't easy. Your hexagon quilt will hold special memories of this time. It's looking very pretty.

Alena said...

Lucy, thank you for your comment on my blog, I am really sorry for your dad, him and your whole family are in my prayers...

I love your little quilts and your hexagon flowers are just gorgeous... You are an inspiration...

Well, as for the fabric in my country, I would not say there is something really typical, probably
cottons and linen all types, the only thing they are not always really good quality for quilting, so you have to be careful when buying... but on the other hand they are really cheap around 3 euros per meter, which is really good, in Belgium I find fabric for 14 euros as a minimum and usually even more expensive...
Take care.

cindyquilts said...

Lucy ...
At a difficult time, it is hard to think. Accept the love from those around you and share it.
Prayers that your father's health will at least be in comfort and that you will be able to see him often.
Cindy

Patty said...

Hello Lucy,
I have marked the 20th of February on my calendar to be sure to pray for your father during surgery. I will keep all of you in my daily prayers. I like your little quilt. The pink is perfect !

Cathi said...

Lucy,

I'm so sorry that things aren't going well with your dad. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family too. Keep your spirits up as best you can. I hope everything goes well!

Cathi in Ireland

Sandra said...

I love your little quilts! My favourite colours are pink and green and the chocolate border is perfect! I'm sorry about your dad - our prayers are with your family at this time. The hexagon project is perfect for waiting rooms. Take care :-)

Barb Vedder said...

your little doll quilt is delicious! I'm a big doll quilt maker too, can't get enough of them. Best wishes for you Dad, sorry to hear.

Barb Vedder said...

your little doll quilt is delicious! I'm a big doll quilt maker too, can't get enough of them. Best wishes for you Dad, sorry to hear.

Darcie said...

I'm so sorry Lucy, that news regarding your Dad couldn't be better for you to share. Do know that you have many outstretched arms giving you hugs...and prayers being sent as well.

I'm glad that you can find some small comforts in working with your *Littles.* They are delightful-looking!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Lucy
So sad to hear about your dad's condition. My father has had two surgeries in the past few months. I agree, it's had to see our parents suffer with bad health. You must be a great support to him. I'm sure he feels your love.
Kairle

Laura said...

Lucy so sorry to hear about your dad, quilting is great therapy. Your little quilts are looking great.

The Calico Cat said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, but your littel projects look nice. (We will say a prayer for your dad while getting ready for the wedding. - I don't know if everyone does that, but we take a bit of time to remember those who are not well enough to attend and those who have already passed away.)

YankeeQuilter said...

Lucy I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. It is hard seeing your parents get older and ill.

Keeping your hands busy does help. I finished several small projects when taking care of my own Dad.

take care,

Siobhan

Carolyn said...

I'm so sorry your father is going through this. I've added him to my prayer list. I do love that you are finding ways to keep occupied...your hexagons look wonderful and I love the little quilt you are making. Please remember to take care of yourself at this time...

JudyL said...

Lucy: I'm sorry your dad is having such a hard time. I'll continue to pray for him. I'm glad you have your little hand working project to keep you busy. It is going to be really pretty. And, your leaders and enders project is going to be gorgeous! How tiny are those little squares? (Do I really want to know??) :)

Judy L.

Finn said...

Hello Lucy, sending love, hugs and prayers your way during this difficult time. Take care of you too, my friend. The little hexs are wonderful and good to keep your fingers busy. I think stitching can be a form of prayer..*S* Love your little 4/9 patches. Great colors.

Favorite Apron said...

Beautiful work Lucy, I also have four children and am 40 yrs old.
It is hard to see your dad suffer. Prayers for peace and healing.

Inga Helene said...

I will keep your father in my thoughts the coming days. I can relate to your your affection for miniatures. The smaller the better is my opinion

Inga

Sharon said...

It is always so difficult to see our parents in failing health. It sounds like he has good care, and hopefully the surgery and the chemotherapy will give him some more good years. My mother has been getting chemotherapy treatments for the last 15 months, one treatment every 6 weeks. She is 84, and they told us they thought this would give her another 6 mos or so. But here she is, still happy and going through life like nothing is wrong.

So I'll pray for your dad, too, that he gets some happy days back into his life.