Apr 27, 2020

Stars and Stripes

This is the second and last quilt I made at the beginning of quarantine, I have wanted to make this quilt since it came out, maybe four years ago?

I love the process of going through my stash 
to find fabric to make a quilt :)
Luckily, I had enough navy blues, 
and now my red fat quarters are running low.
I had lots of Kona white for the background too.

The flags are coming together, 
this is such a fast and simple quilt to sew together.

I chose a Kona solid for the sashing which I think looks pretty.
I would have preferred an aqua with a subtle print but just didn't have any and was still happy with the Kona solid.

 Thanks for following along :)

Apr 20, 2020

Snowflake quilt

One of my quilt groups, which I haven't attended for very long, wanted to make this "Snowflake" quilt together.
I looked at all the different color combos that people were making, some were scrappy, there were so many creative options.
I just kept going back to the color option on the pattern.
I love the bright colors, and it's really modern looking.

I went to the store and found a great choice of solids.
I would have preferred if the aqua was a little lighter.

I made this quilt at the beginning of the virus quarantine.

I love it, and am thinking of backing it with some soft minky!

Apr 13, 2020

Unexpected Health issue, caught offguard!

Hello all my dear blog readers!
This post should have been about something I've been making, 
but instead it took a twist.
I went to the doctor complaining of shortness of breath, 
although I knew I didn't have the virus!
Turns out my left lung was completely full of fluid, 
they didn't know how I could breathe.
They sent me straight the the ER with CT scan results in hand, 
this was last Monday.
Tuesday morning, I had the fluid removed from my lung 
(over 2 l/2 liters!) and some biopsies taken.
All this without my husband or anyone else besides the health care professionals because of the Covid virus.
Later in the day I got the news...my breast cancer which I reovered from 17 years ago returned.
It's Stage 4 breast cancer in the chest wall.
Whenever there's cancer in the chest wall, it's immediately Stage 4.
Here's a cute photo of me, lol, going for a walk.

I've had so many kind acts since then...
flowers, notes in the mail, emails, facebook messenger messages, Instagram messges, chocolate, and many acts of kindness.

One of two facemasks that were made for me :)

A beautiful mug rug embroidered on a fellow quilter/friend's machine.  Judy said they are Gladiola Tulips and they are known as the flower of strength :)

 I was heart attacked, don't think you're ever too old for that :)

Chocolate and flowers and notes.

 This is my grand daughter Kennedy, she's 12.
Those who follow my blog know her :)
Kennedy's been wearing this necklace I gave her every day since she found out I have cancer, in solidarity!
It has a little quote on it, something about the love between a 
grandmother and her grand daughter :)

As you can see, I'm very blessed with family and friends.
I know that God lives and that he loves me and knows me by name.
I know I can beat this.
It won't be fun, but I have the strength and determination to do it.
I can't let my family and friends down.
I'll try and do some sewing, but still have some things to show you.
I don't mind if you share this, if it can bring hope to someone.

Apr 6, 2020

Fabric baskets for any occasion

We broke protocol at our Farm Girl Chick's quilt meeting a while back and made something that wasn't Lori Holt!
These cute little baskets are made from two 10" squares of fabric,
and a layer of quilt batting.
I made 3 for Valentine's Day and 14 of them for Easter, 
one for each of my grandchildren.
They are pretty quick to whip up.

Here's me with my friend Nedra, at Farm Girl Chick's,
making the baskets.

Here are two families of my sweet grandchildren,
not including the photo bomber!!!
(That's my son Addison who has been photo bombing for years!)

 Three more cute little grandchildren.

Four more cuties, but I forgot to get a photo of them 
holding their baskets.

Isn't living this part of our world's history,
aka the Covid - 19 pandemic crazy?
Hope you're all keeping safe and sewing through your stash :)