So. Much. Fun! I had a wonderful time finishing the What a World quilt. My son, Cheyenne, helped me pick out binding. I was leaning towards orange poke-a-dots, but he very very sure it should be yellow. He won and I’m glad I took his advice.
Cheyenne & Our Doggy, Kona
The back of the quilt turned out to be an alternative front. The map is simply amazing. You can find fun things to investigate and I’m certain you could never see it all. That goes for the city blocks as well. There will always be something new to learn. I used block lettering to add Leo’s name and a blank space of grey to the left. I thought having that space could work as an airport, car lot, or both. I just imagine lego cars, trucks, and planes all lined up and ready for travel. I should’ve played on it first, just to make sure…*Wink*!
What a World, featuring Leo the Lion
The next day, my son pictured above, was suddenly covered in hives and complaining about pain in his hip. Very shortly, the pain was excruciating and he was bedridden. We had to take an interisland flight to Kaiser Moanalua Hospital, on Oahu, as our island doesn’t have sufficient medical provisions. He spent the next 5 days on morphine and being tested for everything under the sun. Through an MRI they discovered fluid in his hip, which had to be removed. He handled the needle aspiration wonderfully.
Thumbs up from Cheyenne after waking up from the hip aspiration
We spent another 4 days in the hospital recovering, waiting for test results, and receiving physical therapy. To date, they haven’t determined what caused this to happen. They are leaning towards Toxic Synovitis. Again, since they aren’t 100% sure, they continue to monitor him through blood tests, ultrasounds, routine doctors visits, and physical therapy. They continue to rule out more serious causes as a safety precaution.
When we returned home after 9 days, I saw the What a World quilt that was supposed to be mailed to Japan before we flew to Oahu. I thought, wow, it’s a lot cuter than I remember. Thankfully, I have wonderful customers who don’t mind delays that sometimes occur without notice.
The quilt has been mailed and our work in progress is for Cheyenne to get a little bit healthier every day. What an experience these past 2 weeks have been. I’m very grateful for a refreshed perspective. It’s always a treat to remember what really matters in life.