Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog-Lovin' Not So Much!

Hi There, Little World!

Been a long, L. O. N. G. time since I was here! I didn't love the 'chemo brain' excuse when I was having chemo this March-April-May, but hey! I the 'real world,' I'm gonna use it FOREVER!!

I'm so much stronger and better now!
I was able to make my first quilt for Greenbaum's as a sample, back in June-- including the quilting! That felt overwhelming, exciting, and exhausting-- all at the same time.

I discovered in July, after my treatments were complete, that my boss had replaced me at work. 

What utter discouragement.

At present, I am looking, anew; keeping quilting, and blogging new merchandise each week for the quilt shop. I LOVE MARKETING!! So much fun sharing enthusiasm for merchandise you believe in!

I have a couple new quilting/ quilty girlfriends who've stitched their way into my weekly schedule and my heart! I've tried out some new ideas and patterns, attempting to grow my skills and just savor the fun of crafting quilts.

I am so thankful for how far I've come... Nearly 1 year ago, I got my breast cancer diagnosis. My world turned upside down-- but not for long!

God was there! Family, Friends, and even Facebook was there (great support and encouragement!!), comfort food, outstanding medical teams, Odwalla Juices, Pop-Tarts! (Lol-only a couple!), and PRAYER ALL OVER THE PLACE!!

These are the things which save you. And a kitty.

And a sense of humor.

Laugh about losing a boob (one less politician in this world!)

Laugh about losing hair (don't have to worry about having 'Hat Hair'!)

Laugh about losing your memory to chemo ("what was your name AGAIN?"!  Or- "Someone else has to drive, make the brownies, take me for a manicure...!!! I just CAN't remember how to: get there, bake!, or Find the Salon!")

The best medicine is laughter, and Faith!

If you believe in God and His Promise of Heaven when we die, we have not a thing to worry about. Even if my cancer returns, I don't worry! I tackled it once; I can do it again! And-- if I'm not here in this world-- I go straight into the next!

(Blog-Lovin' the blog-reading site-- has me stumped in a 'Catch-22' mode with a forgotten password, today!) ... Deleted the app off my phone! Lol!)

If all else fails- LAUGH!

Dear Friend:

You've just seen the inside of my survival kit!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Thank You, God!

Today I was able to use my sewing skills to make quilt blocks for the 'First Saturday' Block-of-the-Month program at Greenbaum's.  The fun part is seeing the completed block before any of the 'club' participants! I also get to help plan the colors and fabrics which will be used in the blocks each month.

So- photos of the block? Nope! It's a secret for now! I can share a photo of my close compadré and 'secret-keeper, Maggie...

She tucked herself into my scrap-box to take a little nap while I was away helping finish kit-folding at the store.

It's gonna be a fun 'B.O.M' quilt for people to make, and today- I'm thankful to be ALIVE!

Much joy can come from simple things:
A warm kitty, and a well-pieced quilt block!

Bye for now!