Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas tree

We had a couple of great helpers when we put up the tree.

And Hayden even helped by crawling to the back of the tree.

I spent the other day wrapping the gifts and we're almost ready for the big day!

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

For Curt

The day after Thanksgiving Craig's best friend, Curtis, was in a serious motorcycle accident.  Craig & Curt have been friends since high school and Curt has been an important part of our lives since.

Curt was life flighted to the Medical University where he has received fabulous treatment.  He has lost the sight in his right eye. Most of the bones in his face were shattered and both wrists required pins and plates.  In spite of the injuries they seem to think he'll be going home this week.  Ronna, Curt's wife is a nurse which may have contributed to him being released so quickly.

In all the helplessness of wanting to DO something right after the accident I started a quilt for Curt.  I estimate that I spent about 30 hours over the course of 3 days cutting and piecing the top.  I found someone with an opening in her Longarm schedule to do the quilting and a week after I started the quilt it was complete - label and all.   Tonight we were able to go up to the hospital to see Curt and deliver the quilt.  I think he liked it, but the meds he's taking are making him too hot so it didn't stay on his bed very long.

I named the quilt "Hugs for Curt" and hope he feels my hugs every time he uses it.