Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Had Some Sunshine in My Mailbox!

Cathy has been a very busy gal there in Minnesota!!! Here is my birthday gift this year. Oh my goodness.

(Sorry for the awful picture taking....)The stitching on the book says "A token of friendship and remembrance", when I opened it, well you can see from the pic, how lovely is that and Cathy personalized it with my intials "wjb", and then here are the patterns...cute little motifs. All of it beautifully stitched and beautifully put together. Very much a treasured gift from a treasured friend.

Cathy also sent a lovely stitchery necklace with my initial, "W", of course, that she got at The Attic when she was there. Love it! I will wear that out and about tomorrow, in fact!

Thanks so much Cathy. I love my birthday gifts very much.

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Please leave comments, I would love to hear from you.

Wendy Jo

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Very little stitch…more reading and sewing!

My stitching has been hit or miss over the last several months. I tend to go in spurts. I have found reading or sewing to be holding my concentration more these days, with good reason.

I had my annual mammogram last fall and heard cancer. Luckily it was caught super early and I had a surgery to remove what was there and a 2nd surgery to make sure there wasn’t any more and now I am in radiation for 7 weeks (35 treatments). I started the radiation this week. I have good days and not so good days. Mostly I like to say I have “okay” days. I just take it one day at a time.

I was pretty down on Wednesday. A friend I worked with and knew from high school passed away from breast cancer and she was my age, 46. She had gone to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago and I knew that was pretty much the place a lot of people go for difficult or complexed cancer(s) and I was pretty scared for Donna and she just couldn’t beat it.

You really do make every day count and matter that is for sure.

So to stay occupied I have been reading and when that doesn’t work I have been making good use of all those fat quarters that I have! I have been sewing bookmarks! If anyone is inclined to buy one, let me know! They are $3.50 and that includes postage in the US. I will gladly ship internationally. Right now I have 2 different types, ones with buttons and ones with a loop. I have a lot more styles that I haven’t made yet, so if there is something you’d like (color, pattern, etc.) just let me know. The bookmarks are washable and just air dry and press with a warm iron. They have some interfacing in them so they are not very flimsy.

I will close for now. Take care and thanks for stopping by.

Wendy Jo