Waiting In The Wings

Friday, September 17, 2021

Difficult times

 Just a short post today, reasons at the end of the post.

I had decided I really wanted to make a 16 patch quilt, this had always
been on my wish list. Warm colours was my first choice but then I also began a cool colour
one as well. 
Just after my last post I was able to sew up a few blocks for the two proposed quilts,
here they are along with colour combinations auditioned on the wall., I then came to a to stop.

Cool colours

Warm colours

There are of  course lot more fabrics to add to the ones already here. 

Inspiration for my decision to work on these came from two areas,
one was the quilt below

Red Sea Sunset
made in 2014 and still not quilted

and a sunset from a few weeks ago

I had a visit to my doctor Friday last week with disturbing symptoms over a few
weeks which I ignored until my limbs were unable to function as they should,
especially my legs but my hand and arms are also a problem, they will be shaking like mad
by the time I have written this.

I have an urgent brain CT scan on Wednesday morning coming and then an urgent
appointment with a neurologist. He want so rule out anything in my brain before
going down the path of the possibility of Parkinsons. My primary care doctor had this in 
mind after carrying out a thorough neurological assessment. I have no balance and no co-ordination
in my legs, plus tremors and more. Concentration and diffictuly findint
the words I want to say.
I may not be able to leave comments on your posts at the moment but I do hope
to catch jup with reading them.

As soon as I am able I will post, meanwhile I was able to get able to get into the
garden to look at my flowers and take a few photographs, this cheered me up immensely.

Do take good care of yourselves and enjoy your quilting.

My best wishes to you all.




Julierose said...

Wishing you the best outcome from your test...take care--
I love your 16 patch in the cooler colors--really nice work
hugs, Julierose

Nancy J said...

Clivia and bluebells, just what the Dr ordered.XXXX

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loving your blocks. Thinking of you, x

Rosec said...

Hoping for the best outcome. Your blocks are beautiful.

Louise said...

Oh, that Red Sea Sunset is such a beauty! I'm glad to hear that your flowers cheered you up. It sounds like things are rough for you right now, and you're in my thoughts for peace and improvement. Hang in there, my friend.

Melody A. said...

Such beautiful flowers and great quilt blocks! I am praying for you that all will be all right. Hugs From Iowa

Juliana said...

Wishing you the very best with your diagnosis. Thank you for sharing your situation--I hope it helps to hear back from your readers who are wishing you the very best from around the world. I'm responding from Detroit, Michigan, USA. Your flowers and quilt blocks are lovely.

cityquilter grace said...

simple squares with stunning fabric make beautiful quilts...good wishes for tests outcome

Barb N said...

Oh, I want to make 16 patch blocks after seeing your beautiful array of fabrics. I have a couple of other projects to finish first, but how fun to pull out the scraps/stash and start. I'm glad you got in to see your doctors and pray for a great outcome for you! Sending good vibes and wishes from Idaho, known for our potatoes but our best kept secret is the glorious mountains and wilderness that make up 2/3 of the state. You would love it - your quilting fabric choices echo the colors of our sunrises, sunsets, mountain valleys and blazing skies!

Nikki said...

Sending healing thoughts your way.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Beautiful blooms, and especially ones we grow ourselves, really do put our minds in a better place. I hope you will get a diagnosis that is easy to live with. It's no fun having all of the tests but knowing what you are facing is important.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the bright colorfulness of your fabric and flowers can bring you joy.

Ann said...

I am praying for a good outcome and wish you all the best. Hopefully, your beautiful quilts, garden, and scenery will help center you during this time.

MissPat said...

Oh, Maureen, it saddens me to read that your medical woes seem to be worsening. Hopefully an accurate diagnosis will put you on a path of treatment to improve your quality of life. Wanda Hanson is also working on a 16 patch and your sunset inspiration is remarkably close to her coneflower inspiration. And how I envy that you can grow clivia outside in your garden. I have a pot inside that didn't bloom this spring and seems to be in decline. No need to respond. It's more important to reserve your strength and energy for your immediate needs.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I am so sorry to read about your worsening condition. I will be keeping you close in thought and prayer. Thankful for your stash's colors and your glorious flowers and that they offer you flashes of joy. Take care my friend.

O'Quilts said...

Well, now Maureen...I do not like to hear scary news!! Hoping for you it is just a bit of caution and nothing else. sending love your way as I enjoy your flowers and your stunning use of color!!! xoxox

audrey said...

Aww, difficult news indeed. Really hope things get sorted out soon. Take care!:)

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I'm glad you are able to find joy i the garden, it does soothe ones mind I believe. The 16 patch is also on my list, but lacking the right fabrics for now. I hope tests find a tiny wee culprit that can be handled with little further worries for you.

Marie said...

Hoping that they can get to the root of your problems quickly and get you on a healthy course. Love your 16 patch blocks - so rich!

Vicki W said...

Your 16 patch blocks are so pretty. I hope you get a diagnosis soon so you can move forward with a treatment plan.

Kaja said...

Dear Maureen, I hope that you get a diagnosis soon, so that they can begin to treat your problems and hopefully stabilise your symptoms for you. Your garden must be a real treat, since all the pictures of it that you share are wonderful.

FlourishingPalms said...

Such fearful news for you! I am so very sorry. From experience, I know that waiting for news - a definitive diagnosis - is the worst part, and my heart hurts for you. It's tough to get through, but with determination and distraction - sewing, appreciating flowers - I am sure you will handle it. Enjoy the lovely colors in your 16-patch blocks, and keep a positive spirit.

QuiltGranma said...

Beautiful quilt starts, and beautiful flowers! Hope they find what is wrong and can fix it for you! Praying for you!

Sue said...

Your blocks and garden are lovely Maureen. I was so sorry to hear your news and I sincerely hope everything goes well for you. Fingers crossed they can work out the problem and you are able to get the treatment need. Waiting for the diagnoses must be the hardest part. Take care Maureen, and enjoy your sewing when you can.

Julie said...

Very scary for you, wishing you all teh best with the results of your scans and consultations. Your garden has some real treasures in it.

Janie said...

Dear Maureen God bless you! I'm sorry for all the difficulties you're going through, I pray you would feel better soon.
Your garden flowers are amazing and your projects are lovely!
Red Sea Sunset Quilt top is gorgeous. You have beauty around you.

Judy Cloe said...

I have been thinking of you and hoping for the best. Your quilts have been an inspiration to me over the years. Thank you.

Juliana said...

I have been thinking of you and hoping you have a diagnosis and a plan for treatment. Health issues are so scary as we get older. I so enjoy your blog and seeing your quilts and flowers. I hope you will feel able to continue to do the things that give you pleasure and contentment. Best wishes.