Friday, March 30, 2012

Remember to Vote at SewCalGal
I just wanted to put out a little note about making sure our voices are heard.  SewCalGal has put together the Golden Quilters awards for 2012 and this Saturday is the last day to vote.  She has done a wonderful job and it is just a way for us to take notice to those that have truly helped quilters around the world learn and grow.  And everyone could use a little recognition every now and again so please vote.....just click on the above link and it will take you right there.  I haven no affiliation just part of one of the best groups of people in the world known as quilters......

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"thank you" to so many

I just wanted to say how much I  appreciate the cards and notes coming in the mail telling me that you are praying for me and keeping me in your thoughts.  I have them displayed in my living room and when I look at them they help to give me strength and pull me through this ordeal.  It has been 3 weeks since all this has happened and I have had only 1 chemo treatment but there have been a few bumps and ER visits that I have had to make and climb over and I cannot have imagined getting through them without knowing you are all  here praying for me.  Because of the cancer being in my stomach I cannot really sit at my puter very long because it is very uncomfortable but I still do manage to get here long enough to check my messages and send a note here and there.  My husband asked what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said I think I would like something like a "Kindle Fire" so I would be able to go to my blogs that I like to keep up with or my groups that I am in  and check my emails without having to sit up.  I miss not being able to be involved like I use too.
Well I didn't mean to actually go into all that I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone who has been praying for me.  You all mean so very much to me!

I received an awesome gift today

I have received a very pretty gift in the mail today and it was from KathyS...  I wanted to post a pic of it and show you the lovely hat pins , pincushion and buttons that Kathy made.  I have never received such a lovely gift as this.  I have never even saw beautiful hat pins like this let alone have them in my possession.  It was so thoughtful and lovely that it brought tears to my I thank you from the bottom of my heart Kathy you  made me feel very special.

Just the 2 cutest grandbabies

These are my 2 grand babies that are just the cutest.  They are in for a treat as my M-I-L is coming to stay with us while I go thru Chemo and this will be the first time she sees her great grand-daughter, Phalynn.  Have a wonderful Thursday everyone....

Modern Mini Challenge

Michelle is having a small modern mini challenge where we make a 6.5 unfinished block and then it gets sent to a few other people they  add a 1" or 2" border on it and we do not get it back until October.  So I have been piddling with this block and have now decided to use it.  This will be going in the mail shortly.  Basically I just added more fabric and the block grew then I wanted to add like a final frame piece and more yellow so this is what it becomes.....  Have a great day all.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

To all my Dear friends you have become like family

I am going to post this on my blog only because I initially sent out emails and did forget to let a few know and I really felt bad about it so I am only going to post about it now because I know all the details and wanted you all to know to.  You have all become like a second family to me and it has helped knowing that you all are pulling for me.
On Feb. 29th I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin s lymphoma now I know it is Stage 2- A and it is in my upper stomach and lower back.  Not sure what the A stands for yet but I will eventually.  as of today I have went thru 2 days of chemo.  The mass is my stomach is the size of a baseball and the ones in my back are half that size.  The reason it was so long is because I tend to have allergic reactions to chemicals and they were taking it slow to make sure I did not have any reactions and I am happy to say as of now I have had no reactions.  I will have treatments every 3 weeks and then need to have radiation also.  I cannot tell you honestly that I am not scared, cause I am, but with all of you and my own family you have helped me get this far and I cannot thank you enough.  My plan is to take every day as it comes and deal with that day.  I will keep stitching, by machine when I can and then hand when I can't use a machine.  You are all very special to me and I appreciate everyone of you.  Take care and be good to yourself.....Now on to more fun things...

Friday, March 16, 2012

My NYB block

Well it took me longer than it should and I still have 3 more to do to make a full circle but this is my first block for the NYB sew a long that is going on.  If you click on the box on my side bar you will be able to join too...enjoy

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My journal cover

Remember when I was telling you that I needed a journal cover and was hoping my friend read this post because she makes beautiful journal covers, well she did read the post and this is my new journal cover.  Linda did an awesome job on it and I really like it.  I think it is me!  Thank you very  much Linda, I love it.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thank you for your prayers, I am home

I just wanted to post a note of thanks for everyone's prayers and to let you all know that I am home and the rest is left in God's hands now...thanks again for helping me through this it means so very much too me.....
I am starting a journal, which has been recommended for this journey but I have to see if my good friend and she knows who she is would make me one of her awesome journal covers.  I have made a few but she makes the best........have a great day..I think I am going to go back to bed at the moment and will check in later....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Casserole carrier

A friend of mine shared her pattern for this casserole carrier.  I had fun making it and I used a fabric that was given to me oh about 5 years ago.  I love cats but I am allergic to them so she sent me this wonderful colorful fabric.  She is no longer with us but when I was making this carrier I wanted it to be whimsy and bright and this fabric worked wonderful....thanks MaryK!

My grand-daughters 3rd birthday

On Sunday we celebrated my grand-baby, Phalynn's 3rd birthday and what a true treasure she is...I just wanted to share some pics of her with you...

A gift from a friend

I wanted to post a thank you for a gift I received from a friend that made me laugh the whole time I was figuring it out.  OMG I had yarn everywhere and every time I rolled out a little more another little gift y would come out..  Thank you so much it made my day...she even made those lovely earrings..what fun.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

NY Beauty Fabrics

I would like to try my hand at making a New York Beauty quilt and if you look on my side bar there is a group that is starting one on the 3rd.  I have picked out these fabrics having the black as my background but I think I might want all my  points to be one color too.  I have not decided that yet but I guess I will decide shortly, I was thinking of a gold or red.  I will let you know what I decide...thanks for looking.  There is also 2 blacks; one has a little swirl in it almost like a grayish and the other is Kona but I will more than likely go with the Kona.

2 scrappy tops finished & still in shock

Well I did manage to get 2 scrappy tops finished and I will work on getting them complete this week coming up.  So have a wonderful day!  Speaking of, my week did not start out wonderful.  I have been working on finding answers to physical problems I have been  having and boy did I get an answer.  There  was a lesson in all of this and that was never to think you know what it might be when it turns out to be something entirely different, really what  we  need to do  is to sit back and count our blessings....enjoy your day