Yes, I finished the Baby Elephant Afghan.
I have been steadily adding stitches to Santa.
He has both of his eyebrows completed. Now I am adding two different shades of blue and some white to the furry brim of his cap. You can see how the brim of the cap is taking shape.
A few of you have asked how my mother is doing. Well, she was released from hospice last week. Hospice determined that she has a greater than 6 month life expectancy. That means I have been scrambling to find a doctor that does house calls so I can get her medicines renewed and get prescriptions for some other items that she needs. It is sad as all she does is sleep most of the time or call out for long dead relatives. She can really only eat foods that are pureed or puddings and such. She can't really feed herself anymore. She is existing, not living.
When visiting my mother I have been happily quilting this pretty crib size quilt. I may have mentioned that my mother hand pieced this quilt. She never wanted to quilt it, so that is what I have decided to work on as I sit and visit her. The cross-hatch quilting is going fairly quickly.
I recently bought some quilt stencils to use in the borders and cornerstones. I bought more than I need as I know there will be other quilts to use them on in the future.
I also purchased some quilt markers and a small whole cloth piece that I have been wanting to try my hand at. I added a few extra stencils to work on another of my mother's quilt pieces also. My mom had embroidered too small shamrocks on it.
I am removing them....we had discussed this long ago....and I will quilt the center with the large square stencil you can see above. This will be finished as either a table topper or a pillow.
I receive this wonderful belated birthday gift from my son.
Spring has sprung with my daffodils. These are in front of my house.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I will be adding more stitches to Santa. The end is in sight now.
Thanks for stopping by!