Wendy sent me a note this morning asking if I'd seen the Christmas Sparkler quilt pattern from Marcie offered as this year's gift to us bloggers. Yes, indeed I had and I also had the pages printed out. I'm proud to say that I've started it and have proof in the photo! Today I needed a diversion of sorts. My father hasn't been well for a very long time and his quality of life dimenishing daily. I'd been waiting to hear from my mom on the latest details; he went back into the hospital again yesterday. This pattern was just what I needed to work on today; it was easy so I was able to think about dad and times spent together. My wish, my prayer is for my father not to suffer anymore.