Saturday we had 70+ people over to celebrate DH's 70th. It was a perfect weather day.... plenty of food and sunshine and fellowship. All of my family was there. Feeling blessed. Thought you'd enjoy an updated pic. It is our four kids, two in-laws, and Miss Bailey (8) along with DH and me.
Either later this week or the first of the following DH will start 6 weeks of 5 days a week chemo and radiation. Another new chapter begins....…Continue
We have been going to the same doctor for 35 years. I stitched these pictures for our son's baby room 40 years ago, but they were in separate frames. I gave them to the staff when he out grew them for the infant room. Someone through the years made them into a wallhanging. I think they did a great job! I was so surprised to see…Continue
I have been gone for such a long time. I was dealing with a brother who had terminal cancer for about 3 years before he passed. I don't want to get in to a long story.
But need to now focus on my blog. If anyone is still out there, drop in and say hello.
I can't remember if I did an update from the Aug. 11 post or not, so bear with me if I repeat stuff.
What we thought was rapid onset dementia (DH) is actually Glioblastoma brain tumors (the same as what Sen. McCain had). DH had surgery Aug. 16. We are home now (he was in the hospital for 12 days) and getting ready to start outpatient PT as well and chemo and radiation. The outpouring of love and support and help is so amazing. God's goodness has no…Continue
All good things come to an end. We said goodbye to more stuff, including our mattress.
I have had these tops in storage for years...it was time to get them finished. The one set on point will be added to the youngest grandson's wedding box. The other is for friends house warming gift when we visit on Thanksgiving.…Continue
Hi all. Life has taken quite a turn. What we thought was dementia turned out to be GBM (glioblastoma) tumors I. His brain. If you can choose what type of a tumor to have, this is NOT it. He has surgery on Thursday. They could get 70% of the front lobal tumor, the other was inoperable. He will get chemo and radiation which will give us more, and better time, for several months.
It has been quite a rollercoaster taking it all in, but God has given us such comfort and peace. We are…Continue
Vintage Stitchers had a party to say goodbye to me.
Hi all -- it's been way too long since I last posted here. It's so nice to see so many 'faces' I know as I scan the posts.
Honestly, I can't remember when I last posted, so some of this may be old stuff but other will be new. I have managed to do some quilting/fiber art over the last several months, but my time is mostly filled with other things of life these days.
Last November my husband and I moved from working for the Retreat (which is no more) to full time volunteer staff…Continue
This wallhanging is based on a larger one I found in a magazine. I made this to hang in my 7 year old granddaughter's bedroom, at our house. It is a tribute to her mom, our daughter-in-law, who just passed away much too young after her 7 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She truly knew how to live life in full bloom, and made making memories a priority. We never heard her complain as she fought bravely until she had nothing left to fight with. (Sorry, didn't plan to add the…Continue
Even though I should have been spending my time basting an older UFO, I saw this embroidery design & just couldn't resist making it. It is the freeform tablerunner by Sweet Pea Designs. I did the center part on my embroidery machine & then added the borders as I wanted it to be wider than the pattern is. It only took a few hours to make. If you click on the picture, I think it will enlarge it enough so you can see the quilting better. That is all done using my emb machine except…Continue
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Added by Becky Ray on August 6, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments
We've moved on from buttonholes and buttons to decorative stitching with my new Eversewn Sparrow 15. Here's a look at the latest.
Seems like my life is always throwing me curves. I finally got my broken arrow quilt top finished with the extra borders. Sorry I don't have a picture of it as it is now packed and going into storage. Almost a year ago My other half injured his back at work. He would work, couldn't work for a few months and L and I of course paid wouldn't pay for his time off. He's been off work now sense April and we are going through the getting paid not getting paid by L and I. So this has forced us…Continue
Our house is under contract, and I made buttonholes with my Sparrow 15. I call that progress!…
A few months ago I machine embroidered the blocks for this little snowman quilt. Then, as usual, I got distracted & never finished it. Even though it has been hotter than a cat on a hot tin roof for the past several weeks, I decided to go ahead and get it finished. I layered the 3 layers & then quilted it on my embroidery machine by adding the snowflakes. Then I added my quilting using my Pfaff. My grandson's girlfriend saw it the other day & asked if she could buy it to…Continue
In 2011 I started making blocks from the book "Four Seasons at Minglewood" by Debbie Roberts. As I am prone to do, I made a few blocks & then went on to other projects. In the interest of finishing some of these older projects I got out the blocks a few weeks ago & put them up on my design wall & then made a couple more. Then after giving it more thought I decided to make a bed runner instead of a large wallhanging. It is 20" x 92" so there are 2 blocks hanging off the side…Continue