Friday, February 27, 2009

Hmmm, next step

I had a message on the answering machine from my gynocologist's office. I was to call regarding the outcome of my mammogram from last week. From the way the nurse spoke, I knew I should call right away.

"Test results show a shadow on the mammogram of the left breast", the nurse tells me. I need to have a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound. I felt strange. What to do...nothing to do. I wanted to tell someone, but didn't want to scare the girls and I knew I would cry if I talked to them. Rick was at work, I didn't want to tell him while he was at work.

After meandering around the house for a while, I called my sister. She knew something was wrong and I started to cry and blurted my worry to her. She was supportive and understanding. We discussed that it is probably nothing, but it's scarey when something looks wrong. She's had friends who have had this and it's turned out just fine. My brain knows that, but the emotional part of me is a bit uneasy. Rick came home after work and I told him. We talked and hugged...he's been there and knew exactly how I was feeling. I want this test over with as quickly as possible so that I know what needs to be done next, if anything.

Instead of waiting for the lab to call me, I called them to get the first appointment they had available. Next Friday. I hate waiting till then because I want answers NOW. Patience.

Rick called the girls to tell them as it's hard for me not to get emotional about it. I know things will be fine, but I want confirmation of that fact.

Rick and I have agreed...things will be fine. One way or another, things will be fine.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Grandbaby quilts

The following pictures are of the three
non-traditional quilts I made for the granchildren who were born in 2007 and 2008.

This one is Annabelle's (we call her Anna)

This one is Nathaniel's (we call him Nathan)

The pretty woman behind the quilts is Kelly, my daughter and the twins' mama.
I'll add a picture of big sister Evelyn's quilt (she is 5 and a half) when I find the picture.

This one belongs to Hadley Rose (and we call her Hadley Rose!)

The cute feet behind the quilt belong to my daughter Jennifer, Hadley's mama. She's beautiful, too, but didn't want to be in the picture!

Now for some excitement...I need to get busy and begin plans for another grandbaby quilt. No more news for now, updates to come!


Monday, February 23, 2009


This is me
These are my girls
These are my grandchildren
I love this picture
I love these kids
I love my girls
I'm loved

Saturday, February 21, 2009

25 things

I laughed when someone sent this to me. It's what every man wants! ----------------------->
If you click on it you can read the buttons.

Some time ago, my daughter Kelly asked me to write down 25 things. She had done it on Facebook and "tagged" me. I didn't know just how to do it on Facebook, but I know how to do it here. I'll share with you.

1. I'm a very sensitive woman.

2. I used to cook everything from scratch when my children were little and I was a stay-at-home mom.

3. My happiest times were when my children thought I was the bestest, greatest and smartest.

4. I found Mr. Right the first time and we are still together and as happy (or happier) than when we were first married over 40 years ago.

5. I am so looking forward to retirement.

6. My favorite color is RED.

7. My second favorite color is PINK.

8. I have wonderful children.

9. My wonderful daughters have wonderful husbands.

10. I think MY grandchildren are the best grandchildren!

11. I wish I were a better housekeeper.

12. I pray for my family each and every day.

13. I buy my girls the latest "gadget" almost every year for Christmas and they laugh!

14. I bought my husband woman's shoes for Christmas this year! (Without his knowledge)

15. Those shoes went back to the store...dammit! :)

16. I love garage sales.

17. I spend way too much time on the computer, browsing quilting sites and playing games.

18. I wish my children lived closer to me so I could be more involved in their lives. I should add that I would like them to want me to be more in their lives.

19. I stick my head in the sand. I hate confrontation.

20. I love to quilt and sew.

21. I also like to craft.

22. I'm very proud of my daughters.

23. I am very blessed.

24. I am a clutterer and I hate it.

25. I am nearly crying...observing one's self is harder than it seems.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Two posts in one day? What's going on here??

Ok, ok...I've got the bug now and new batteries in my digital camera! I'm not the greatest photographer on earth, but I'm okay enough to share these pics with you.

I made this quilt just to hang in my sewing heaven. My sewing heaven is the entire upstairs of my cape cod style home. As a child, I always wanted this room to be MY room, but being the youngest of three kids, my time never came to make it my bedroom. Now that I'm grown and we purchased the home for our family, it is MY SEWING HEAVEN. These crazy ladies now keep me company.

These are the "girls". I really think they need to be named, but I'll have to ponder that. Would you like to help? I'd appreciate your comments.

Lastly, I did my first paper pieced block ever!

I'll not bore you with more of my babble today, but being home and having the time, I love blogging.


When I got up this morning, our birdies were snowed out of their feeder. We got a little lake effect snow overnight and it was just beautiful. I was going to get a picture of one of my bushes all covered in clumpy-chunky beautiful snow. Alas, I was too late with my camera as the bush was in the sun and the snow melted. :)

I'm going to try to post some pictures of quilts that I have ready to load.

A very special friend of mine asked for a quilt for her daughter-in-law who was graduating from nursing school. (I had done a similar quilt for this friend for Christmas a year ago.)

The fabric is Loralie's Nine Nifty Nurses (even though I didn't use all 9!). Word is that the daughter-in law loves it and all is well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Ooooh, my! This setting up a new blog is time consuming! I had a devil of a time setting things the way I want them, but I think I have it now.

Tomorrow I'll post a picture of a quilt I just finished for my sewing sanctuary. It's a messy sanctuary at this time, but I'm a messy-creative girl!!

I'm excited about doing the Geese in the Forest quilt from my scrap bin. I'll post pics as I get some blocks done.

Also, there is a new grandchild in the future, so there needs to be a new quilt design forming in my mind. It's all so exciting. I'm growing my grandbaby numbers to 5, yep, I said FIVE. I'm soooo extremely blessed. I pray God protects my daughter to keep her from harm, the baby to be healthy, and her family all be well and happy.

Today Karen (friend from work) brought me two gifts! One from the prayer group, lots of sweet things that will be fun...a book, a journal, some teas, some bath thingies, dish towels, a pot holder, etc. Then there was a huge box full of things from the secretaries. The box held tons of stuff...a spring pen holder with a place for a note pad, quilting magazine, word puzzle books, a massage book (for Rick to give me a massage), candy, fruit, popcorn, a candle, lotion, note cards, 3 containers of frozen soups, wheat bread from Great Harvest Bread Company and a bag of fabric scraps! (And more that I can't even recall at this time.) It was so sweet of everyone to do such a nice thing. It made me feel very special.

Goodnight, time for nighty night.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 1...

Today is the day I decided to start a quilting blog.

I'm new at this, so be patient as I share my ideas, accomplishments, disappointments and trials in my favorite pastime.