It’s always nice to talk about the positives rather than or before the negatives, so here I go.
Have a look at what arrived in my mail box today!
The most stunning doll quilt from Julie.
Isn’t it amazing? This is the second doll quilt that Julie has made for me and I love it just as much as the first one. We did a one-on-one swap a while back where I sent her a pair of my hand knitted socks and she sent me a gorgeous mini quilt.
Here’s the first one she sent me, hanging in my studio on the wall to the right. Gorgeous, huh?
I now have to find the perfect place for this one. Thank you so much Julie. Your gift arrived just at the right time and really brightened my day!
Because of what is going on in my life at the moment health-wise, I think that I will make only mini or doll sized quilts for the next little while. That is about where my level of concentration is at the moment, so whenever I get the urge to piece a quilt, a mini is indeed what it’s going to be!
In my last post I talked about this amazing new solid cheddar fabric but I neglected to tell you where I purchased it. I received several emails asking that exact question and I’m happy to say that I ordered it online from Sew Unique Creations. Their service is excellent and so are the products they carry. This cheddar fabric is from the new line called Centennial Solids.
Perhaps you have read about the new BOM that has been popping up around blogland. Just click on the button below and you will be magically transported to Canton Village Quilt Works where you can read all about it.
Sherri at A Quilting Life designed September’s block and here is my version made from Civil War and reproduction fabrics. Needs a little more ironing, wouldn’t you say?
Also, many of you asked where I purchased the acorn pillow pictured below that is on the love seat in our den. I found this at a country/prim shop about 8 or 10 years ago in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on one of my travel teaching assignments.
I’m certain it was made off-shore and I doubt that there’s a pattern available. It is made from wool felt and measures about 10” square. If you’d like to try your hand at making one for your own personal use from the photo, feel free to copy it to your files. Just remember that you can’t claim it as your own design though.
And now for the lemons.
I received the pathology report from the surgeon who performed my last surgery and the results came back positive again…and they still cannot locate the primary source of the cancer. I spoke with the chief medical oncologist yesterday and he has scheduled another PET scan for the 12th of December…so you can see why I’m having difficulty concentrating on anything these days. It was his suggestion to wait 3 months to see if the cancer manifests itself somewhere else in my body. Until such time as it does, they cannot treat the unknown. We also have to allow the two incisions to heal properly before the next scan.
Let me tell you that I can certainly redefine the meaning of STRESS!
Thanks so much for caring. Giant hugs to all of you.