Mon., March 18th
Kelly - I Have A Notion SewCalGalTues, March 19th
Cindy - Sew Cindy Trish - AllThingsCrafty.comWed., March 20th
Marjorie's Quilting Bee Margaret - The Average QuilterThurs., March 21st
Rebecca Grace - Cheeky CognoscentiFri., March 22nd
Are you Hoppin'? I sure hope you are :) I have provided a schedule of blogs that will be posting during this Machine Embroidery Blog hop sponsored by Anita Goodesign.
Changing topics here.....and Update from the Family life of the IHAN® Clan:
A photo montage made by my brother. He took photos of her grandchildren and made this photo of my mother.
As the regular IHAN® blog readers already know, my mother was diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer on Feb. 26, 2013. There were several flower arrangements, cards and hundreds of phone calls received from family and friends. In less than a week, all of her 8 grandchildren had come to town to spend time with their grandmother. Two had to travel from Colorado and one from upper Michigan. Her friend of over 40 years flew in and brought her daughter and spent a week with mom. My 1/2 sister, who is not a blood relative of my mothers, also flew in. Initially there was lots of activity. After everyone has returned to their lives, we stay in touch using a website called : LotsAHelpingHands. If you have never seen this website, it is incredible and I highly recommend checking out their Free services. We are able to keep everyone informed as to her health, procedures, share photos, share important documents and coordinate volunteers is all possible through the LotsaHelpingHands website.
Fandango by Kate Spain for MODA) and I had chosen the pattern (Big Ten by Swirly Girl Designs) but I had not had time to work on the quilt. I did run home and make this pillow case for her bed at the hospital.
A dear friend asked what she could do to help and I asked, do you think you could get some help and possible start my mothers quilt for me.
My mother has been "card bombed" in the last few days. On Monday she received 46 pieces of mail and today she received 22.
Smiles of Immense Gratitude,