Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Life Challenges ...

Each time I think we're on the "go" path ... another challenge comes in my door.  In my last note I was hot set to go on several projects -- first was a 50 quilts from stash this year ( which just about amounts to one per week!) and then there is the outstanding Shakespeare in the Park quilt parts that I'm so behind on ...

And you know what, when you're facing the life and death of your one true love, it all takes a back seat.

In February my darling husband -- truly the love of my life -- was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer -- with good success rate -- but the cancer spread to his liver and his bones before we had a chance to breathe.

Tomorrow is his second series of blood tests and second round of chemo.  At the best they have given my husband a few months to live ... I want to make it as quality of life as I can.  I cannot bear that he might leave me on this earth alone.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Florida is Joy

As ambivalent as I was about making this move to Florida, it seems to be a good thing!  We are loving the weather -- even though there have been some downright "chilly" days -- overall it's pleasant and we can sit outside most of the time.  We've even been picking oranges from our own trees and I'm squeezing my little heart out keep up with making juice.  It's all a good thing!

Jenny and Sophie came from Texas mid-January and wow did they help me finish organizing the sewing/quilting room!  Everything is labeled; all the toys ... er tools ... are in place and I've actually been sitting at the sewing machine doing something!

One quilt is almost loaded on the longarm and once I get to stitching on that I'll feel like I'm home :)

So ... come on and visit!  Welcome to Florida and Feathered Flamingo Quilting!