Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Home Sweet Home

After 3 weeks and 1 day in the hospital

my mother was able to go home.
We are thankful - I am not sure she could have stood another day.

I ask - why do they make hospital rooms such depressing colors?
Her room was a cool gray on the bottom with a gray and mauve print on the top.
I myself found it depressing, just the short amount of time I spent in the room.
On Sunday I took her one of my Fresh Squeezed quilts.

I must say it did help to brighten up the room.
#379 Cutup

I would like to thank all of you for your comments, kind words, emails and cards during these past weeks.

To show my appreciation for your kindness, I put all of the comments, emails and card senders names in a bowl and drew 3 winners - although you are ALL winners.

The winners are:
Crafty Mama - Frolic Layer Cake™
Anne O - Frolic Turnover™
Jenny - Frolic Jelly Roll™

Will the winners please email me your addresses so I can send you your prize.

Be thankful for your home sweet home.

From my heart,


  1. happy homecoming to your mom. That's a long time to be away from the comforts of one's home. I hope she will feel better and stronger each day - and that all of you get well-deserved rest!

  2. What wonderful news about your Mom, Sandy. She must be so happy to be back within the loving walls of her home. Take good care. xokate

  3. I am so glad your mom is home. That quilt made me smile, I'm sure she felt that too.

  4. So happy to hear the good news. I hope she continues to heal and be well.

  5. I came to check on you and your Mom. Do you mean me? Jenny, me?

  6. Geez, I got distracted there. I'm so glad she's home. It's so hard as our parents get older...I'm glad you could give her a little comfort and color during those long, long days.

    Please let her know she's been on my prayer list.

  7. Praying your mom gets stronger each day! So glad she is home, there really is no place like home!
    Take care

  8. So glad your mom is home. Hospitals are depressing....I wonder why the color schemes are what they are??? Glad she's home and her recovery will speed up even more now!!

  9. Happy to hear your mom got to come home, healing in your own place makes a difference.

    Your taking that quilt to the hospital really strikes a note that not only the people who receive quilts for comfort are in need but the spaces people are in need comfort and cheer as well. I need to put myself into that somehow.

  10. Glad to hear of your mom's homecoming. That quilt would brighten up any room:)

  11. So glad that your mom is back home. I am a firm believer that the real healing begins at home. Bless you for being such a good daughter.

  12. Sandy,
    So glad that your mom is home. That quilt must have been what made her better. I hope you can take some time for yourself now.

    Sharon W.

  13. Hi
    Tell Bruce I think of him each and every day!! He was showing me some scissors he purchased when we were at market - and how much he liked them - he then directed me to the booth where I also purchased. I am nuts about them, they are great - so thanks to Bruce.
    Be seeing you
    So glad to hear your Mom is making progress and is home!!

  14. I'm so glad your mom is home. She's still in my prayers. I took one of my quilts to the hospital with me when I had colon surgery. It helped the 9 days go by a little better.

  15. your quilt pattern looks very difficult, i like the result!
    work helps are minds through these difficult times..i am looking for your fabric, came across the site, not sure where it can be purchased...my parents came from fairmont, mn.

  16. My husband spent 40 days in the hospital a few years ago; I should have taken him a quilt. Glad your mom is on the road to health.

  17. I am glad your mom is home...and you are so right, the hospital gray is depressing. Why do they do that, we as staff hate it too!! Still praying for your mom and you too. Hugs.

  18. I know of what you speak. Most hospital rooms were decorated in 1979 or 1982. Mauve is no longer an option. Glad your Mom is home and recovering. Your fresh squeezed quilt must have done the trick-it's so refreshing! Sherry

  19. Thank you so much for the Frolic Turnover, you are so sweet and thoughtful to think of others at this time. I posted about your mom and your blog on my blog, here: http://anniesquiltorts.blogspot.com/2010/04/thoughtful-designer.html

    I hope you and yours are enjoying time spent with your mom and that she is feeling better.