Thursday, 26 July 2018


Unfortunately last week my FIL passed away. Only 2 weeks after finding out he was ill again.
He was moved into palliative care in a home days before his passing. Luckily my MIL was moved into a room into the home too. At least now she won't be alone. She will have people to talk to, no cooking or cleaning to do and hopefully will go on some outings and participate in activities.
We know she will be looked after.
It is a 10-11 hour drive to see her but we will do it from time to time.

Now for some happier news.

I cut up all these pieces and put them in an envelope for my friends birthday.
I am sharing a SAL with our group and thought she would like to join in. 
When I was cutting mine out I did hers as well.
Have fun..

Here is the link if you want to SAL too. I made this last year and thought it was so cute. I am making another one this year. Sarah has some wonderful designs so go and take a look.


Jindi's Cottage said...

Condolences on the passing of your FIL. Great idea for your friend's birthday present..enjoy the SAL.

Maria said...

Sorry to read of your FIL's passing. Good to know your Mil is settled in the home and well cared for.
Nice Christmassy SAL..

Julierose said...

I am so sorry to hear of your FIL's passing--I hope your memories of good times with him will warm your heart; and good to hear that your MIL is in care now.
Lovely Christmas adorable -- hugs, Julierose

dq said...

I hope that you and your husband as well as your MIL find comfort.

I think the recipient of the beautiful red and white quilt pieces is a lucky person.

Vireya said...

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your FIL.

Jen said...

Hello Jo, Sorry to hear about your FIL passing .It is a sad time .Take comfort that your loved one will always be near.
Love your Christmas mini. I will take a look at your link. Lucky girl getting her Xmas project cut it is pretty.

kiwikid said...

Very sorry to hear about your FIL, but good your MIL is settled, hopefully she will enjoy her new home. The Christmas mini is lovely, nice of you to prepare one for your friend. said...

Very sorry to hear about your FIL. It is lovely that your MIL will have company and it sounds like an organised place she has moved into. It is tough being so far away from family but gives peace of mind to know she is in a good place. I love the stitch along fabric and I am sure your friend will be really pleased with all that cutting out done for her. Take care and happy stitching :) x