Monday, May 14, 2007

Tulip Garden Quilt

Many years ago, when my daughter was little, I made this quilt for her. It was a Debbie Mumm pattern for a wallhanging, which I expanded many times over to make this tulip quilt. I used very pastel colors, rotary cut for the first time (I'd only used templates before!) and hand quilted it. I love this quilt, but as she grew older, she didn't want it anymore. I eventually folded it up and got her store bought comforters and put it away. The other day I pulled it out of the closet to take a picture and put it away once again. I'm hoping that some day her child will want it...although she swears she's never having children! But just in case...I'll keep it safe!

Thank you very much for the kind wishes for my youngest daughter. As it turns out, she has mononucleosis! The test showed she's in the convalescent stage, so she was spared the worst symptoms and only has a mild case. This explains her exhaustion lately! She also had an ultrasound today to look for the cause of abdominal pain she's been having, so we're awaiting the results of that test.

As for me, I had a very nice Mother's Day. My two older children had to work so I didn't expect to see my son at all and would only see my daughter in the evening. I headed over to my sister's house, where we celebrated Mother's Day with my parents, my sister and her son and my brother's family. We also celebrated my nephew's college graduation. Andrew, who sent me 2 dozen roses since he knew he was working and wouldn't be home, surprised me with a visit...but I wasn't home! I convinced him to come to my sister's...it was great to see him and spend time with him. After dinner, I headed home to spend the evening with my youngest and my DH. He stayed home with her because we didn't want her around my little nephews, just in case she was contagious!

I hope to get to some quilting this week...I did start to sew the Underground Railroad quilt together but stopped when I made a mistake! Oh well...there's some ripping in my future...

10 comments:

atet said...

Mono -- ouch! Not life threatening, but still. DH had chronic mono last summer, he swore he had never been so tired in his life.

I love the tulip quiit -- and yes, someday she may change her mind. And she will even be surprised at how much that quilt will mean to her then.

Libby said...

Ahhh - she'll soften with age . . . she'll want that quilt again for sure *s* It's a treasure.

Patti said...

Glad you found out what is was your daughter has. I can relate. When our daughter was in junior high school she was home with a low fever, exhaustion and other symptoms for over a week. I took her to the doctor and he thought it was a virus. I insisted they test for mono - guess what! By then she was on her way to getting better.

Vicky said...

The tulips are lovely!

I had mono about five years ago. I just wanted to sleep all the time. I finally went to the doc and was shocked at the diagnosis. I thought only young folks get it. He told me lots of rest and eating food "like Mom used to cook." LOL Hope she's better soon!

YankeeQuilter said...

I missed a few months of my life when I had mono in High School. Don't let her push it too much. I ended up with a relapse because I "had to" go to those graduation parties! Hope she is better soon.

Jeanne said...

Glad you got a diagnosis for your daughter. Hope she is feeling better soon. Save the quilt - you never know.

Judy said...

I think your tulip quilt is beautiful. If your daughter doesn't have children, maybe she won't mind if another grandchild claims it. Someone will love it!

Glad you got the diagnosis and it's a mild case.

Mary said...

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day - I didn't see either of my boys but heard from both of them. I did get to spend the day with MY Mom.

Susan said...

Mono! Do they still call that the kissing disease? =)

Glad you enjoyed Mother's Day - glad you go to see your son afterall!

dot said...

A wonderful quilt. Keep it, she might want it back someday.