so, i decided to pack up my sewing machine and bring it with me to my parents' house. i have worked a little bit on lucy's quilt. these are strips that need to be cut into blocks. i couldn't quite get the picture just right this morning. it is so windy outside! you can see it in the strip on the right because it is being blown to the right. i could have gone out and tried again, but my hair is wet, and the wind was just a little too cold. plus, i wanted to post while the kids are occupied. they are helping their papa clean the yard by picking up pine cones (don't worry, they don't have wet hair).
i don't know if i will post again this week (i hope too). my grandma is not doing well. the leukemia is taking its toll on her body and it appears that she had a stroke over the weekend. so, now she is not able to really talk to us. she gets a word out here and there, but that is about it. losing her seems to be getting harder. the thought of never having a conversation with her again is so hard to imagine, especially considering how much she loves to talk. there are times through this when my heart aches so much. but, there are also times when it is filled with happiness, like when lucy gets up in the bed with her and my grandma manages to smile. she even blew lucy a kiss yesterday, which was great because she hasn't been able to move her arm. i am so thankful that i get to spend this time with her. i know it is precious.