I spoke to Matt's mom today. He had the dressing on his arm changed today and it was pretty painful. He has also begun PT for the elbow and it is VERY painful. It is difficult for a mama to watch their child suffer but he is working though it. She is there and helping him with some of the every day stuff he still needs help with. She said the military has taken care of everything and everyone has been so nice to her and her family. I think her other kids and hubby are home and it is just her there. His younger brother was over today and said that Matt's eyesight is not very good in the eye that had the damage, but then he laughed and said it was not very good before, but he is beginning to see shapes and they have high hopes that he will regain the eyesight he had before the incident. Time will tell with that. Please continue to pray for him.
So I receive more blocks in the mail today from Kathy L
And from Yvonne:
As you may be able to see in the corner on Yvonne's block I put her name, city and state so Matt would know who made each of the blocks that came from all of the caring, patriotic people around this great country of ours! So if you have not sent your block(s) yet, please feel free to do the same or I will be happy to do it for you once they arrive.
Now you know I just could not stand it, with so many blocks in my hot little hands and en evening of quilting so...
I layed some of the blocks out on the floor and PTM helped me by handing them to me in order, then pinning them together and bu around 9pm we had this!
That's PTM on the left and me on the right. I look terrible! I was late to the gym. My dad came down to Ann Arbor today and so I went to pick him up and bring him back to the lab. Of course I had tons to do at that time so my friend, Holly, kept him entertained while I finished my DNA extraction, read my gel and cleaned up. Then I brought him back to his friend (that he had driven down to Ann Arbor for an eye appointment) and left to come home. It is always good to see him but it messed with my schedule! He is beginning to look and act so much older now. He is doing the old person shuffle and doesn't hear well. It is difficult to see this about your dad. Then I had to rush to get to the gym after I got home as I was taking photos for the blog and trimming blocks, but I managed 20 minutes on the eliptical. I rushed home, wolfed down some food and changed my clothes and ran out the door to quilting with the Canton Area Quilt Guild (that's our new name, formerly the Cherry Hill Village Quilters)
I have 3 more rows to do and the top will be finished. I am hoping to finish it this weekend. If you have sent your blocks I am waiting to put them in the quilt. If you have blocks and you have not sent them yet, please let me know so I know to expect them. I have space for 30 blocks! PTM is going to make one for a friend of hers who is in the service as well. He was not injured but he is a family friend, American, that married a Canadian (PTM is Canadian). So any leftovers that she and I have made will go towards that quilt.
PTM and I are making a trip to Checker in the morning to pick up some stuff so I am off to bed soon. I just took some muffins out of the oven for breakfast in the morning. PTM gave me a fabulous bran muffin recipe and they smell so good!!