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Saturday, September 29, 2018

What a Week

Not the best of weeks at all – with news we would rather not have.  Bad health news for my daughter, but now she has a diagnosis, she will be starting chemo  within a week or two, so that is good to know.   Her little family is devastated, as we are, and she is finding it hard to talk about.  I understand completely – after my own cancer scare several years ago, I felt I just wanted to hide away from everyone. 

With all this swirling around in my head, I didn’t “roll the dice” till Friday, much later in the week than usual.  And I have decided that starting so late, I will carry over Number 5 to the following week as well.  Don’t tell the Quilt Police I’m changing my rules to suit myself. 

Number 5 on my list is my Christmas Stitchery quilt.  Gemma decided to help while I was putting the layers together.

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She is more of a hindrance than a help

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Finally it was all pinned together

The first job is to “stitch in the ditch” around the blocks to stabilise the quilt.  That will take a while, with my preference to pin, pin, pin.  So that is what I’m up to at the moment.

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It will be good to carry on with this project next week, as I may not get too much done over the weekend.  Once the stitch in the ditch is done, I’ll have to consider how I want to quilt it.


17 comments:

Helen Cole said...

I'm so sorry to read about your daughter's health scare & I'm sure you will be great support to her since you have had same experience. I love your Xmas alphabet quilt.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am so sorry to hear this news.....I do unfortunately understand how you feel. I am sending you and your dear Daughter the best of wishes for positive outcomes for her journey ahead.
Your Christmas Alphabet quilt is looking wonderful! I always think the Quilting Police are over rated. Sending you and your family heartfelt prayers xx

Julierose said...

So sorry to hear that devastating news--am sending my prayers for speedy recovery out for your daughter and for you guys, too. Hard to just stand by and watch....
I love how your quilt is coming along...it will be beautiful happy to hear you have a "helper" on hand hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

I imagine your entire family is reeling from your daughter's diagnosis. I pray that her treatment goes well.

Connie said...

I love this quilt. There is nothing quite and as pretty as a quilt that combines embroidery and piece work. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter and will put her in my prayers.
God bless you.
Connie :)

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your embroidery skills and seeing the flimsy...just lovely.

Sincerely hoping your family medical concerns work out for the best with no bumps along the way.

Joanne in Massachusetts

Maria said...

So sorry to read of your daughter's diagnosis. Best wishes with her treatment. XXX
The sewing and Gemma will keep your mind busy.Hugs

Janice said...

My thought guts are with your daughter as she faces this hurdle. I’m sure you will be a great support to her. It will be good to make some progress on your Christmas quilt. Hopefully you will have it ready to hang this Christmas.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I’m very sorry to hear about your daughter’s health issues and will pray for strength for all of you and positive outcomes from her treatments. Your quilt is lovely and I look forward to seeing it as you work away on it.

Little Penpen said...

I'm so sorry about your daughter's diagnosis. I pray the treatment will be the answer for her. I love your Christmas embroidery!! Beautiful!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh my such a hard diagnosis to hear. My prayers go out to her and the family. I love your alphabet quilt! Gemma looks like she loves to help!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Christmas Stitchery is just beautiful! I hope it gives you something to keep your hands and mind busy while you help your daughter navigate the road ahead. Sending you positive thoughts!

Karen said...

I love alphabet quilts of all types.

Sarah said...

Thinking about you and your family. Your Christmas quilt is so beautiful!

Deb said...

Love the Christmas quilt, the fabric between the letters is lovely. SO sorry to hear about your daughter and wish her all the best.

Jenny said...

THank you all for your kind thoughts and messages. Guess most of you know that I have been down this road myself, and that was certainly a challenge to face. But it seems so much harder when it is your own child who has to go through this, and I feel so upset. Grown-up she may be, but cancer is such a scary prospect to deal with.

Karen S said...

I am sorry to hear about your daughter, but pleased you have a diagnosis and know what is going on and what sort of treatment will follow. Very best wishes to you and your family.
It will be lovely to get your gorgeous Christmas quilt finished. Have fun with that.