Friday, October 16The quilt is finished! When I initially designed it, I'd planned to add thin sashings between sections and a wide border all around. As you can see, the design evolved and instead I ended up adding wide "frames" around each section, which made the quilt longer than normal. But Tina is okay with it, which is all that counts.
Sunday, October 18Mother's Day in Argentina! It was especially lovely to have two ladies attend who haven't been there in quite a while. Adela suffered a stroke several months ago and still has trouble getting around, even with a three-legged cane and help.
You may remember Desirée from the baby shower photos in the P365 post of June 20th. Their little Thiego was born not long afterward with some health issues which have kept them home. But this Sunday her husband stayed with Thiego so Desi could attend church with their daughter Delfina.
This had to be a difficult holiday for Alicia, her first Mother's Day since her son died. Her mother passed away this year, too. Despite the sadness she's endured, Alicia is faithful. She's honest about how she's hurting, but she gives thanks for God's goodness in the midst of her suffering.
Monday, October 19Loooooooooong day! Started with an 8 a.m. appointment with the physiotherapist who's helping me with back pain. Today she showed me some more exercises to do each day that will stretch the lower back and neck muscles. Then it was off to Cordoba where I had another appointment, this time with the ear specialist. This was my view while we waited to be called back.
While we were in Cordoba we ran some other errands, too. Ivan was able to get the heating elements he needed to fix our toaster oven, we did some grocery shopping and stopped for lunch at our favorite restaurant, Viejo Lobo. It's one of the few places I feel comfortable eating out. I snapped this shot of Ivan while we waited for it to open.
Tuesday, October 20Ivan met Javier for coffee this morning. He took this picture, because the store in the background has the same name as Javi's wife, Carina.
Earlier Ivan had received a text from one of the stores in town that carries gluten free products. They make and sell empanadas, pizzas and other goodies and just started offering at-home delivery. Pablo sends Ivan photos of what's available, so I put together a collage with two of the photos: