Sunday, January 4, 2009

UFO's...will this happen to yours?

Have you ever wondered what will happen to your quilts and UFO's? This set of blocks are from Mother in-law's home...which unfortunately she will never finish. There are approximately 60 blocks, with about 25 layered and quilted on individual pieces of muslin. My challenge will be how to finish those...do I try some method of joining the quilted blocks or do I take them apart and set them in a traditional manner. I'm leaning towards taking them apart, as the batting is very thick poly batting and the blocks are a variety of sizes. These blocks along with three other quilts came home with me for safe keeping. The others will appear in a future posting. Since I would like to finish at least a lap quilt out of these blocks for her quickly, they are moving to the top of my project list.


Once again, a wild few weeks in my life... The Saturday before Christmas, my mother in law went into the critical care unit of the hospital, 1,000 miles from my home. My son and I are her only relatives, so soon I took off to drive south, as the airports were closed in the Northwest due to the snow and ice. Due to the bleed on her brain, they discovered a mass on her brain, along with the one on her lung which was discovered this summer. So we now have entered a time of palliative care heading towards hospice, along with the loss of independence and no longer living in her own home. After finding a new foster type care home for her, moving her furniture in, securing her home and lots of other tasks, I am finally back home

So, as I close this short post, as I am on a 15 minute break from homework...I leave you with a few questions:

1) What will happen to your UFO's and quilts?

2) Have you completed your Advance directive or Power of attorney for health care...if not, now is the time to do it so your wishes are clear to everyone.

3) Do you have a financial power of attorney, will or trust in place? Thankfully, my mother-in-law did this several years ago, which has made this transition so much easier.

4) If you were suddenly unable to take care of things at home, would someone know where to find your records, checks, valuables, secret hiding places, etc? I've spent days going through every closet and drawer and know that I am still missing items...oh my the story I could tell...

5) Have you hugged your love ones and told them how much you love them today?

Wishing you all a wonderful new year full of lots of quilt projects!!

3 comments:

Pam said...

After loosing 3 parents (dad, eight months later mother-in-law, ten months later my momma) and having our world shook beyond imagination we have all our necessary papers and etc in order. Thankfully so did our parents. We have encouraged everyone we know to do the same.

Bless you for taking care of your mother-in-laws affairs...it must give her great peace of mind during this stage of her life.

Pam@
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Melody said...

God Bless You for caring for your MIL. Saying a prayer for all of you!

Marsha said...

The paper work is such a hard process to wade through. I lost my Mom, then 11 months later my Dad. They had appointed me the one to take care of everything for them. Mom and I had gone over everything...I thought. When they are gone there are so many questions unanswered. Years later I still have questions I would like to ask.

Thanks for making the points you have in your post, I hope it helps people think about what they need to do when they need to do it.

Peace...