Friday, September 18, 2009

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It is terrible to say, but I have had a lovely few days, yesterday I drove 50 kms one way to a quilting show, it was not very big - the town was smller - ha - but it was lovely to get out and drive mainly on the highway on my own.

I did spend a little money. One thread, two half meters of fabric and a fat quarter.

Today I have been sewing a quilt top for Ian's mom. I believe we are seeing her on the 3rd (I think). So slight panic stations - it is nearly done! This was not the plan, my plan was to not spend money and use my 'works in progress' to continue quilting - but I had to break out new material! Things never go to plan.

Courtney is having her 21st birthday on that weekend, so we are flying down.

Apparently Ian's ex, Melanie, has between 6 to 12 months to live - a reduction on her last estimate from the Dr. I can see Ian is shocked, well I am too, but he is very quiet. She is not yet 40 - so it is pretty bad, and as her youngest daughter is about 12, this is not good, nor expected.

Tim is driving his parents crazy - they are not getting enough sleep and last time I spoke to Coralie she was beside herself. Henk took him to the hospital the last time on his own - I never thought he could do it. So he is a lot tougher than I thought!

love to you all



mainely stitching said...

I'm glad you've had some good times these past days in spite of all the turmoil obviously going on around you. Very sorry to hear that Coralie's so tired - I hope Tim's doing well and that's why he's keeping everyone up. Does Ian's ex have a guardian who will bring her daughter up? That's really so tragic.

Anna van Schurman said...

People have a way of surprising us. Glad you got out to the quilt show--always inspiring.