Monday, January 14, 2013

So This Happened This Weekend

I spent some time cutting lots of strips

Then I started sewing said strips

Then I sewed a whole bunch more

Then I started cutting those strips again

Until they were all cut apart

Then I started ripping some seams

Until they were all ripped apart into new strip sets

Then a bit more sewing was to be had

Ok, a lot more sewing

Now before you start pointing fingers and laughing and calling me a sucker, you must know that I didn't exactly cave on this one. I was staying strong, fighting the good fight. I still kept this one way off of my radar. Then I found out that my Grandpa was in the hospital. Remember back in July when I asked for prayers for my Grandpa? Well, long story short is that he was actually not as bad off as the doctors thought he was. See, his has this blood condition that can lead to cancer. We thought it had back then and that it was so bad that we were going to lose him. Then his numbers changed and it turns out he didn't have it after all. Then they changed again and he does. The good news is that they believe it's treatable. So he is currently in the hospital, undergoing a very aggressive chemotherapy treatment. It's so aggressive that he has to stay in the hospital because his immune system will be pretty much non-existent. Well, all I hear about is how chemo patients are always cold, I don't want him to be cold. 

My hope is to make this and ship it off quickly so that he can be warm while he's undergoing treatment. And well, if I can't be there to hug him then I can at least send my hugs to him this way. I knew, from reading all of the other blog posts out there about this quilt, that it goes together fast. So that's what happened. And you know what? My Grandpa is quite the world traveler, so how fitting is it that the pattern for his quilt is called Trip Around the World? Kismet :)


Gemini Jen NZ said...

I look forward to seeing the finished quilt sometime! All the best to your Grandad with his treatment and recovery - it can all be quite a rollercoaster ride I know, best wishes!

Lynne said...

Lovely quilt in progress. Wishing your grandad all the best.

Charlotte said...

It's going to be beautiful, and I am sure it will keep him cosy. Thinking of you x

Leanne said...

I will send best wishes for his speedy recovery, and that quilt is perfect. And they are fun to make too.

Rebecca said...

Can't wait to see it finished. I'm sure he will love it. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Lindsey said...

Such pretty fabric!! I can believe you knocked out 30, it seemed to take forever for my 9 blocks! And you are so organized.

Elisabeth said...

I'm sending prayers out for your grandpa and for your family. <33

Becky said...

Aw... So sorry about your grandpa. I'm sure he'll love it!

Cascade Quilts said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa, but what a wonderful present - hopefully you'll back it with flannel or something snuggly :) I haven't started sewing a new TATW quilt, but I did work on an old TATW project and cut strips for a new one and just joined a strip swap :) So, I caved too! :D

Amy said...

Many HUGS and prayers to your Grandpa and your family! What a perfect quilt to send to wrap him in hugs and warmth!

Karen said...

What a wonderful idea Julie! Great pattern for a more masculine quilt too :). I hope your Grandpa's treatment goes well.

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