Monday, September 16, 2013

Oh, Pat!

A couple of weeks ago, I watched out my window as the traffic on I-40, about a half mile away, came to a stop and stayed that way for a couple of hours. I found out the next morning that my boss, Pat, of the "Oh, Pat!" fame, was in that accident. She was coming back from Flagstaff with a load of plants for the park. It was a minor accident that turned disastrous when her vehicle was hit by a truck after she'd pulled off to the side of the road.

I don't know the particulars which doesn't matter, because nothing can change the fact that she's in the hospital in Phoenix and it appears she will be for some time. 

Being able to do just about nothing else, this past Saturday a few of us got together to stitch a quilt together for her.
Here are the blocks being previewed for placement. We'd already spent a couple of hours putting them together.

Swapping out blocks, turning them this way and that, to make the best arrangement.

The finished top with all the blocks sewed together and pressed flat, waiting for borders.

Route 66 fabric will be used for the outer border of the front and the backing.

And the thing that makes it all come together, Petrified Forest panels scattered across the top.

Someone else will do the quilting and then off it will go to Phoenix. I wish it was so easy to get her put back together. If group effort was all it took, she'd be here already.

If you're of a praying mind, please keep her there. She can use all the help we can give.

Thought of the day:
I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we may be helping to bring about a healing. (Leonard Nimoy)