Monday, 13 May 2013

Block A Day Challenge has come to a halt

Well, I'm afraid my Block A Day Challenge came to a grinding halt with the completion of my big rainbow blocks. I was going to make some smaller blocks as part of the quilt, but I don't think it needs them.  I had been pondering on what to make to continue the challenge but have decided that given the pressures and stresses of family life at the moment I will concentrate on completing the quilt and working on some other smaller projects as I can do them when I have time. 
It's only May and so far this year has been very difficult with two members of our close family being very sick.  One being my Stepfather who sadly passed away on Saturday evening after spending nearly 3 months in  hospital after a fall at home in early February.  He fought a long hard battle trying to get home to his beloved antiques and comforts but it was not to be.   My focus now is on supporting Mum but as she is 7 hours drive away I am going to be traveling a lot.
I would like to especially thank Robyn of Daisy Quilts for hosting the Block A Day Challenge, it really got me motivated to make the blocks for my Rainbow Quilt.  It would still be in the idea stage if I hadn't joined the challenge!  I will be stopping by to visit your blogs to admire your progress in the challenge and I will of course post my progress with the Rainbow Quilt too.


  1. So sorry to read about your stepfathers passing. You should be very proud of finishing your project. I have been lagging behind since my trip. Hope to see you with another project when life calms down a bit for you. Have a blessed day.

  2. Helen,
    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Stepdad.
    Please take care of you and your Mum..and your family.
    Most of our challenge girls seems to have something going on presently and lots of it is time consuming and with some health issues...
    These challenges are fun but not our first priorities... Having said that HUGE congrats on getting so many rainbow blocks done.
    Do take care.
    Hugs, Robyn xox

  3. Helen, I too am sorry to hear about the passing of your Stepfather. Thinking of you ...

    With regards the challenge, I think you have done well to have come as far as you have...I didn't even get started.

  4. Thinking of you Helen :) xx


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