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The days may seem long but the weeks and months fly by. So many changes have happened in my life. My dear hubby needs more and more care. Keeps me busy. Not as much time for quilting these days but I still get some things done. Working on quilting a string quilt. I love picking out fabric, deciding on a pattern and piecing however the quilting part is not my favourite part. I even enjoy the quiet sitting down and hand stitching the binding down, more. It is taking three times as long to get that silly quilt quilted, between welcome company and other interruptions. But it's getting closer to finish. 3 more areas to quilt and then I think it will be done. Can't wait to curl up under it. We are in Florida right now but I have had to put my little sewing area away for a while as more space was needed in the bedroom to accommodate DH's motorized wheelchair. The dinning room table has been put to good use for quilting, when I can get to it. The sunny days are lovely and I have been enjoying my morning coffee on the pool deck. Now time to get things tidied up and on with the day.

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Comment by Gae on March 3, 2018 at 7:19pm

Glad to read that you can enjoy your morning coffee on the pool deck and have some quilting time during your day. Being a care-taker isn't easy!   My Mom is 89 and our family is busy taking care of her needs.  I am so thankful when I can spend time in my sewing room to unwind.  Yes, time moves quickly and life seems to change in a blink!  Prayers are with you.

Comment by Ally Bryant on February 19, 2018 at 7:46am

Being a caregiver is time consuming but so worthwhile but know what you mean not enough hours in the day. We were caregiver to DH aunt, while we had colledge student kids, so we were running in all directions. Take that time when you can for you as one can get burnt out. Sewing on the binding while visiting with your DH can be very soothing. I always love doing the binding while watching TV I feel that time isn't wasted, and also the quilt is complete.

Comment by Pam/NY on February 18, 2018 at 1:16pm

You definitely have a full plate. Isn't it nice to have coffee out on deck! Just starts the day off right. We have 6 more weeks of heaven before trekking back north. One thing about quilting...it will wait.

Comment by Barbara Graham on February 18, 2018 at 12:03pm

Being a caregiver is a tremendous job--physically and mentally. Working on a hand project, whether embroidery or knitting or whatever, can help relax you and bring a bit of peace into your world. Hang in there.

Comment by Cheryl A on February 17, 2018 at 4:30am

It's nice to hear back from all of you. Irene I'm sorry for your loss. I guess we all just do the best we can under the circumstances. I'm thankful to have the strength to be able to look after my hubby. I have help which is a real blessing a although he is in a wheel chair now he is able to do some things with just a bit of help. Quilting will wait but time with him is limited. Just taking it one day at a time as each day has its own worries, and trying not to worry about the next. 

Comment by Barb/WI on February 16, 2018 at 5:18pm

Sounds like you are being kept busy being a loving caretaker.  I hope you continue to find time to do the things you love whenever you can.  It's much needed therapy for the mind and soul.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 15, 2018 at 7:20pm

Good to hear from you.  Being a caregiver is taxing on many levels, but also a labor of love.  Hopefully you can find a little time to work on the quilt.  Sometimes that helps recharge the batteries.  

Comment by Irene Gallway on February 15, 2018 at 6:33pm

I agree with you on how time flies. The older I get the faster the months go. I'm sorry your hubby is sick. It's a full time job being a caretaker.  Bud had a stroke in 2015 and was in and out of the nursing home three times.  While he was home it was really hard on me. So I understand you not being able to spend time sewing. He passed away last June. 

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