Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's All Good

First I want to say HI to all my new readers.  Hello ladies from my Mom's Sunday school class and others that I have heard from recently.  Hello Elizabeth and Kelly and Sherri. 
My Mom, youngest Daughter, Granddaughters and me, taken Saturday in Fort Worth TX

 I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers.  And I feel like prayers have been answered already.  Today I had a CT Scan that shows I do not have cancer anywhere except in my breast...praise the Lord.  I was also cleared by the cardiologist so I have a GOOD heart....but then we all knew that right?  LOL 

Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday August 3 at 8:30am.  I will have a double mastectomy with reconstruction.  The surgery will last 4-6 hours.  It will be a long wait for the family, a blink of an eye for me. 

I took the opportunity to snap this picture of our local weather man on the TV.  July 2011 will go down in my book as the worst month ever, both health wise and weather wise.  But I plan on being "HOT HOT HOT" soon (with the help from a plastic surgeon!!) 

Please continue to pray for me and my family.  Next week will be the first step in a long process of recovery.  I will keep you updated. 
Until next time,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

And My Life Changes

Hello Blogging Friends

I wanted to update you about what is happening in my life.  I have found out I have breast cancer.  It's weird because I feel great.

I still feel as beautiful and as energetic as this butterfly.  But things are getting ready to change.

First let me tell you about this cancer.  It is called Invasive Lobular Carcinoma and it is not detectable on a mammogram.  I have been faithful to get a mammogram every year since 1998.  I found this through self breast exam, a huge lump.  I should have noticed it sooner but I kept telling myself "you had a clear mammogram"....whatever!!

Please women, keep getting mammograms because it catches most cancer BUT you must do self breast exams.  Sometimes we are our own best doctor. 

Because my "lump" is so large I will be having a modified radical mastectomy next week.  Later I will have chemotherapy and I will lose all of my hair (all over my body, as in everywhere).  I am really going to miss my eyelashes!!

In several months I will have breast reconstruction. 

There I said it, I have told my story.

Now, please keep me in your prayers.  If I don't comment on your blog for a while you will know why.  I am still here just silent.  And actually I may be blogging more than ever because it may be the only thing I can do from a recliner!!

 In about a year I should be as bright and beautiful as this daylily.

Until next time,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pictures of the garden

Until next time

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Angels all around

This cloud formation looked like an angel to me.  Does it look like anything to you?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I Heart Froggys....NOT

I like taking photos of frogs but I don't "heart" them.

Until next time,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

A few pictures I took last night at the fireworks display in Yukon, Oklahoma.   I took these with my IPhone so the quality isn't the best but it's the spirit that counts....right?

This one is for you Mom...xoxo.

This one is for Janell.  We had many discussions about what this looked like. 

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th.

Until next time,

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What's blooming in my garden


Summer Phlox


Yellow Straightneck Squash blossoms



Until next time,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Quilt Helpers

This is Beau and Brutus.  If I am quilting one of them is helping me.  This day they both decided to help.  They like to sit on my ironing board which means they get cat fur all over my ironing board.  As you can see I layed a piece of Chicago Cub fleece over the board and now they like to sleep here.  At least it keeps them away from the sewing machine needle.

Until next time,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Quilty Goodness

We are in the middle of a dry, heat wave with daily temperatures in the 100's F.  When it is this hot I work in the yard early in the morning then try to get a little quilting done during the extreme heat of the day.

A few weeks ago I took a paper piecing class at my local quilt shop.  I just loved this christmas tree wall hanging and couldn't wait to take the class.  This is a Alex Anderson pattern.  The pattern has an appliqued border.  I am thinking about using a pieced border.  I have to think about this. 

I am machine quilting this quilt that I made using a jelly roll.  The fabric is Neptune by Tula Pink.  This is half of the quilt.  I machine quilt in sections since the harp of my sewing machine is so small.

I hope to share a few more of the quilt projects that I am working on soon. 
Until next time,