Friday, March 2, 2012

So much to share!

First a welcome to new followers! Thanks for the vote of confidence. Hope you will find some fun here, and some inspiration.

Next: You know my daughter has 4th stage breast cancer....
She had a "port" put into her chest today for blood taking and chemo input.  Yes, she has to go for more chemo.  After all she has been through chemo, a double mastectomy, radiation, reconstructive surgery, and now the "port" she is still in great spirits... looking for a "cure" in the coming months.... chemo and liver surgery to remove another tumor metastasized there from the breast cancer.  I admired her before all this. (It's okay for a Mom to admire their child.)  She is a Mom to 4 school agers (and assorted pets) and was a volunteer at their schools, at a local nursing home and at the local food bank. (All while keeping a home immaculate and doing all that laundry, shopping, etc.) Now all this and demonstrating a cheery disposition - at least for her friends and followers.  I can't begin to tell you how proud I am of her.  Please, please keep Chrissy on your list of people to pray for.  She can use all the help she can get.  Thanks to those who have been praying, and helping her in lots of different ways. You all are amazing.

Now to brighten up this place we have a work of quilting art. (No, I did not make it.)  I got a beautiful gift from a Blogger Buddy this week.  Nina Lise Moen, better known by her blog name,  Mrs. Moen sent me a gorgeous mini quilt which I am going to hang as inspiration.  I want it in the livingroom, but the sun comes in so bright there and will fade it over time. I think I'll put it in the hallway where I pass by many times during the day, and the sun won't ruin it.

She has quilted it with sparkling threads, and the roses are added after. There are yarns caught in the quilting, and she did some kind of painting on it, too. Notice the binding is put on with a decorative stitch.... I love it Nina! Thank you so much!

This is the back.... Isn't it lovely, too?

I did finish a block this week.... they just should not take that long, but I spend a good portion of my life reading blogs and getting inspiration from all of you.  This week I got a great recipe from Susan Branch for Banana Fritters;  a new paper piecing pattern called Aperture Science from the Games/Tech file at Fandom in Stitches.  It looks like the iris of a camera....  Then there was the pattern for a movable iris I could use to make a card. I got quotes from Dr. Seuss for cards, and the Irish Blessing for the shamrock cards for my Irish grandkids.... So much I learn and am inspired by on the blogs that I follow... It's just too wonderful, and keeps me occupied and off the streets... You know us old ladies would be running a muck if we didn't have hobbies. Well, here is the block I finished.

It's another HP block from Fandom in Stitches.  Slughorn's Crystalized Pineapple.  I messed up somehow, the circle should be rounder in the center. Maybe I'll figure it out on the next one. I like the piece at the bottom right... it's from a muted rose print. - couldn't tell, could you?

I'm preparing a little game for you all next time... maybe there will be a little prize, too.

Thanks for stopping by. I may not be answering comments much anymore, but that's because of time constraints. I still love to get them, and I do try to answer any questions you might have. See you next time.