Friday, June 27, 2008

A new project of Hope

My friend Jean and I have been partners in crime for over 20 years now. Her daughter calls us her "bonus" set of parents. Recently Beth (Jean's) daughter found out she had a tumor in her stomach. We all were at the hospital when she had the surgery to remove the tumor. Jean and I stayed up most of the night keeping watch over our girl. They sent the nasty tumor out for biopsy and a few days ago came back with "We don't know what it is, we have to send it to a different lab". Well we have all been waiting on pins and needles for the outcome. We found out on Wednesday that is it s high level sarcoma. Not what we wanted to hear. The doctors are baffled as to what to do for Beth, as this tumor was only attached to her abdominal wall,with most high level sarcomas they are attached to other organs, Beth's was not. We are fairly positive she will need some form of Chemo therapy, but they are not sure what that will be yet. Thinking about this yesterday, I decided to make Beth a quilt of angels. This is the beginning of it and I have some darker floral fabric for the top and bottom of the squares. The kids had a vacation planned for this next week, the doctors told them to go, but be careful Beth did not over due it. So today I am working on this, so if Beth has to sit in a chemo chair, she will have love and angels surrounding her and keeping her safe.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Granddaughter's make life good

We have had our Granddaughter Nikki with us for about a week now. She goes home next Sunday. She resides in Colorado with our son and daughter-in-law and wants to become a hair stylist. She is an absolute GEM! She is keeping my husband on his toes...his game leaves a lot to be desired and she is totally taking advantage of him and I love it. Nikki has inherited a wonderful sense of humor from her grandfather and is using it against him every chance she gets. She has made me laugh so many times, I am sure my ribs will be sore until she leaves. I am taking Thursday off to take her shopping and I can't wait. I started a quilt for her and finally finished it on Saturday (picture will be posted tomorrow) I embroidered a label for it and when she saw it, she almost cried. I only did a simple rag quilt, but I used some lady bug fabric and she absolutely loved it. I also gave her a couple of my rings..I have many. I had purchased a garnet ring some years ago because it was my baby's(her father)birthstone. Since she is Daddy's girl, I gave it to her and I also gave her a birthstone ring of mine(peridot). She has big hands like her dad and grandpa, so she is going to have to get them resized.....I told her to hit her dad up for this one. All in all it has been a wonderful visit and I am sure this week is going to go fast and it will be time for her to leave.........I know I will be crying at the airport.

Have a good week all............