HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

It’s HQAL update time for progress on my project. You may or may not remember that I missed the last check in because my daughter and grandchildren were here visiting after living in Okinawa for 5 years. In addition another daughter, granddaughter and great grandson were up from Oregon for a wonderful family reunion.

As for Jane’s Quilt I have gotten very little done in these past 6 weeks. This is my photo from last time. I am now working on the white blocks there on the left side corner with 9 logs finished.

I don’t usually share to much personal information on my blog but 6 weeks seems like quite some time for so little accomplished. My BH has very advanced COPD. Taking a bit of a downward turn he underwent a bronchoscopy to take a look the day before family arrived. He didn’t really bounce back and a few other things began to crop up, all that to say this past week he landed in the hospital. To both our surprise and his pulmonologist, he had internal bleeding and had lost quite a bit of blood requiring 8 units and a bunch of procedures to discover the source. There’s so much more I could say about what is going on for him but you get the point – its been a very hectic this past month with little time to think about the quilt. They (hospital) were unable to determine or find any significant bleed spot so we are still in the process of trying to find out where he is bleeding from. He is home now and will be swallowing a pill with a camera in it to take a look at his small intestines. There are lots of follow up appts.

Oh how I would have loved to have taken Jane’s Quilt to the hospital. Couldn’t you just imagine the amount I could have gotten done?

Now it’s off to check in with the others and catch up on all they have gotten done. Please join me 🙂 by clicking on the links below.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy, and  Cathie 


19 thoughts on “HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

  1. kathyreeves September 26, 2022 / 12:07 am

    Oh my goodness Sharon! Praying that the doctors find the source of the bleed, and can get it stopped and your BH stabilized. What a difficult time for you!

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 1:01 am

      Thank you Kathy – the prayers are totally appreciated. Its been a tough last month but we are smiling and thankful 🙂

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  2. jalmw September 26, 2022 / 12:51 am

    So sorry to hear about the challenges you and your BH are facing right now. I will be thinking of the two of you until we “meet” again. Courage!

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 1:03 am

      Thank you so much – courage is a great word for this on so many levels 🙂


  3. claire93 September 26, 2022 / 7:06 am

    sending positive vibes to you and your BH. Sounds like you’ll be sitting and worrying in hospital waiting rooms a while longer – stick something crafty in your bag for when you go, and you’ll have something to keep hands busy and mind slightly engaged. My husband has regular check-ups and before Covid days, I used to go along and sit waiting & crocheti. Now, I let him go on his own because hospital staff don’t encourage extra people and it’s not very comfortable waiting in the car.

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 9:50 pm

      TY – I actually have him home now but with so many follow up appts I can hardly keep them straight. I most definitely will start a crochet project for this next part of the journey 🙂 our hospitals and Dr offices are allowing one visitor when the patient needs assistance ( he is in a wheelchair)


  4. Cathie J September 26, 2022 / 10:55 am

    I am so very sorry to hear about the illness that your BH is dealing with. It is scary when that much blood has been lost and the source not easily found. I am sure that affected the reunion with your daughter and grandchildren. Yes, I am sure that pretty quilt would be finished by now if you could bring it with you through all the waiting. I am praying for you and your family. Hugs.

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 9:53 pm

      Thank you Cathie – He was not well for the visit but was very stoic and didn’t share how badly he was feeling. He is basically home bound and sedentary to begin with so I didn’t pick up on it till we were really in trouble.

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  5. Laura September 26, 2022 / 5:16 pm

    May God bless with a full recovery for your BH and relief from so much stress and worry! 🙂

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you – that stress and worry is awful but things are going much better now so I am feeling more relaxed 🙂

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  6. raeleenjane September 26, 2022 / 8:47 pm

    I hope things have gotten better and the doctors have solved the mystery my prayers go out to you and yours. Grandmas quilt is looking good thanks for keeping her work alive!!!

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 9:55 pm

      Hi Raeleen – things are a bit better but the mystery is not solved yet with plenty of follow up and hands in the pot to figure this out 🙂


  7. Deb September 27, 2022 / 12:04 am

    Praying for healing for BH and strength for you!🙏 prays for the doc to find the problem.🙏 yes crocheting is great to have to keep hands busy during though appointments. Worked on baby blankets when I was stuck in the hospital with Leona.

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    • Sharon September 27, 2022 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you for the prayers Deb. We’ve got lots of follow up appts and procedures in the works so crochet baby blanket is a must not only that but sneak announcement … I am going to be a great grandma again 🙂

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  8. Texas Quilter September 27, 2022 / 5:23 pm

    Sharon what a time you have had! And hubby! So sad to hear that you are having a difficult time. I will say a prayer that things are found and that you are getting some rest and hubby is on the road to finding out the issue and that it can be fixed easily. Hugs and Love!

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    • Sharon September 28, 2022 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you Nanette. Actually we had a bit of good news yesterday so we are feeling more positive and on the right road to recovery. Keep the prayers coming 🙂


  9. Susan Nixon September 28, 2022 / 6:32 pm

    Prayers for your DH, and his doctors, and a good treatment plan forthcoming. That’s still a beautiful quilt, definitely, and if it progresses slowly, that’s okay, too. Congratulations on new baby to look forward to loving!

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    • Sharon September 28, 2022 / 11:37 pm

      Thank you Susan for the prayers and thoughts. Things are beginning to resolve and move forward more positively. I do love this quilt, it has so much sentimental meaning for me. And we are getting pretty excited about baby to be 🙂


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