Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Look at this stack of lovelies....I bought this quilt kit about 2 years ago and cut the fabric out, made the blue and green stacks and there it sat in my fabric closet.  With all the gloominess that has been in my life recently, I needed to sew something bright and fun.  I finished sewing all the strips together and cutting them out.  The first two rows are all sewn together and my youngest daughter has already staked her claim to this quilt once it is all finished up.

The fabric is Dilly Dally by Me and My Sister Designs and the pattern is Easy as 9, also by Me and My Sister Designs.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I did it!

I sat down and sewed and sewed. It doesn't look like much but holy piecing on both of these blocks and lots of pressing (seams open). I also made all my flying geese to go in the last row. It felt good. Cancer will not win.

**Updated with "real" camera photos**


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday

It may not look like a lot, but for my current place in life this is a lot and it means progress/coping with the challenges that my family is facing. I cut out the fabric for the March and April Mystery Block of Month blocks. I will setup my machine again and sew tonight.

My Dad is my biggest fan regarding my quilting and has always encouraged me and shown off my work to friends and coworkers. By not sewing right now I am letting him down and letting cancer win...he isn't letting cancer win so why should I?

I am still struggling with all of this....struggling a lot. I have good days and some really bad days. He was just ruled ineligible for a trial he had enrolled in because he got a stupid blood clot in his leg. No one knows why because he was up and walking less than 24 hours post op and had those inflatable boots on before that. I just want him to catch a break...I want him to respond to the chemo and radiation and I want him to be part of the 3%!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

No sewing here

I would love to have something to show but I don't. I have had a hard time sitting and sewing since my Dad's diagnosis. The only sewing I have done in the last 4 weeks is his quilt.

I want to sew and the quietness is normally much needed and enjoyed with my crazy-hectic life as a working Momma/volunteer/mentor/ Girl Scouts Leader...but since my Dad's diagnosis, the peace and quiet leaves me too much time time to let my mind wander to places that it shouldn't.

I wish I could turn back time and be in a place where my Dad didn't have brain cancer, to a time when sewing was a stress buster and when I longed for peace and quiet. My heart is too heavy right now...