Since I made Dad a quilt for his birthday I decided to make mom a quilt for her birthday. I whipped up this quilt a week before her birthday. My brothers, dad and I went together and bought her a stove for her birthday, but I wanted to make her quilt. I used the Gentle Breeze pattern by Gathering Friends and it went together fast. She wasn't so fond of the fabric since she didn't want to admit which birthday it was. I gave it to her at a sewing class we had that Thurs. night. I had brought cookies and we celebrated. We'd planned to take her out to supper Sat. night as a family, but our plans were severely changed.
Mom called me on Sat. while I was shopping at Wal-mart. Her dad had taken a turn for the worst in the hospital and she was leaving to be with him. She picked up up and I went with her. My grandpa died on Sat. and we were able to be with him that day in the hospital. I went home Sunday to get clothes, pack for the funeral, and went to work on Mon. I was planning to leave and pick up Grandpa's sister when her plane flew in Mon. Instead mom called to say my grandma (dad's mom) had just passed away. I ended up leaving work and met my brothers so we could go home. We had the funerals on Thurs. and Fri, so it was a very stressful week. We snuggled under this quilt in the hospital while we waited, so I'll always remember making it.