Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cleaning out the drawers...scrappy style!

Just cleaning out the drawers, folks...since the drawers won't close, it is a good thing! I am just playing with the stars...I will make the background much more scrappy, and the star colors will fall as they may. I did not realize I had so many taupe 3.5 inch squares, so they are going to be gone, gone, gone with this quilt. I think a scrappy border is a must for this one...



*********************Some very sad news************************


My dear brother-in-law, Keaton, has passed away this weekend. He was the brightest of all of us...a brilliant electrical engineer, who had Alzheimer's at the end. His mind was gone for a long time, and his body passed away this weekend. I am going to be with my sister the next few days...He was a wonderful man, a shining light of goodness for these many years I have known him. They had been married 45 years...



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Julie

39 comments:

Denise in PA said...

Julie, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I'm sure you will be a great comfort to your sister. Hugs!

Nicky said...

Another inspirational quilt Julie but I am really sorry to hear about your brother-in-law - I hope you can help your sister through this difficult time. God bless!

ria vogelzang said...

So sorry to hear your brother in law passed away! So good to be with your sister.
Big hugs, Ria.
And your starry quilt is really great!

Amy said...

Julie,
I am sorry for your loss.

Loris said...

Thoughts and prayers for your family saying good bye to one so loved. It is so good that you can go to be with your sister. God's comfort to each of you.

AnnieO said...

Love your scrappy stars as always.

So sorry to hear of your family's loss--my grandma had vascular/senile dementia and like your BIL, her body lasted a lot longer than her mind. So difficult to mourn a person before they are truly gone from the world. Now your sister does not have to worry about her dearly beloved any longer. Hugs!

~Joan said...

Sorry for your loss. Glad you can look back with happy memories!

Jan said...

How sad to lose your brother-in-law to such a disease. My dad has it, too.
You have a wonderful new project started to help take your mind off of things for a bit. Love how you are using different lights the way that you are. A great idea that I will keep in mind.

Terry said...

So sorry about your BIL. But it seems like it was a blessing as he hadn't been himself for some time. And I love your scrappy stars! Makes me want to just start cutting squares from my scraps!! :0)

Jane said...

That is so sad. What an awful disease. Condolences to you & your family.

pcflamingo said...

What a sad time. My 92 year old mom has Alzheimer's disease. She taught me to sew, she was my Camp Fire Leader, she lead hikes for the Seattle Mountaineers, all that gone now. What a cruel disease. I'm glad your sister has you to spend time with her and comfort her. Hugs to you and your family.

Angie said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry for all of you. Will hold you close in my heart and thoughts.

Another delightful scrap quilt, girl!!

ytsmom said...

I am so sorry about your brother-in-law. My BIL, a brilliant attorney, too has Alzheimer's. It is just so horrible to see them slip away. My deepest condolences to you sister, and all of your family.

Lori said...

Your quilt will be another winner!!

So sorry to hear of your BIL. I'm sure you'll be a good support right now.

*karendianne. said...

Wow! What a fun quilt you have coming together.

I'm sorry to read about the loss your family is going thru. Warmly, *karendianne.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh sorry to hear the news. But I am loving your scrappy stars. Take care - I'm thinking of you and your family.

Christine M said...

Thinking of you and your family. Sending you hugs.

Kaaren said...

I'm so sad for your family's loss, Julie. My Dad passed from Alzheimer's as well. What a horrible disease.

Love your newest quilting endeavor. And yess...the scrappier the better.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Heartfelt sympathy to your family.

Wanna trade drawers? ;)

Janet O. said...

You certainly have a way with scraps! Great scrappy, starry quilt!
So sorry about the loss your family has had to experience twice--the passing of the mind and now the body.
Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie

You have my sympathy at this time. I am sure your prescence will give your sister great comfort.
Take care, Crystal

Merilyn said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law. I'm sure your sister will appreciate having you near at this time!
Your scrappy stars quilt is looking good!!!

Mad about Craft said...

Very sad!!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh dear - I'm sorry for this sadness.

Rosa said...

So sorry to hear that. Hope you and you sister go ahead and warm wishes.

regan said...

Julie....I'm so sorry for your loss. And how good for you to be with your sister right now.....nothing helps more than family.

Quilter Kathy said...

So sorry to hear about your BIL. My heart goes out to your sister and your whole family.

Shannon said...

I am sorry for your families loss!

Leeanne said...

Warm fuzzie thoughts for you scrap quilter!

Libby said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts *hugs*

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, Sorry for the loss of your brother-in-law. Those are hard times to live through.
Your scrappy stars will be a lovely quilt.

Floss said...

Sorry for your family loss.

It's nice at a sad time that you can work on such a nice scrapy quilt.

Debi said...

My condolances to your family. Our family has also been touched by this disease. Your star blocks are so pretty can't wait to see it finished.

Finn said...

So very sorry to hear of your brother in laws passing. Death is never an easy piece to handle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your scrappy beginnings are wonderful, lots of fun and spontaneous as well! It will be fun to see where this journey takes you, my friend. Be well, come back soon. Hugs, Finnie XXX

Donna K from N.TX said...

My sincere condolences for your family's loss. Best wishes to you all.

Quilting Bear Gal

Jeanne said...

I'm sorry to hear of your brother-in-law's passing. Sending hugs to you and your sister.

Anonymous said...

Sympathy but it's a blessing to go on. My father walked around for 10 yrs. without his mind and personality. We just had his body. Gratefully a stroke finally took him. This is an incidious disease worse than any I know of...thing on the good things in his life.

Becky said...

Sorry to read about the loss of your brother-in-law. Have you and your family in my prayers.

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.....you will be a great support to all...Hugs Lyn