Hi quilting buddies, I hope you are all well. It has been a long time since I posted. My husband got sick just after Thanksgiving and it just kept getting worse and worse. The fist diagnosis was pneumonia and after almost a month of antibiotics and shots with no improvement, he was sent to a lung specialist. A week in the hospital and a couple thousand tests give or take a few hundred, they found out he has "Blastomycosis". A fungus disease in his lungs. He will be on treatment for a year. Doctors said it is a slow growing disease and a slow healing one. We are finally seeing a little improvement though and are very grateful for that. We joke and say that God gave him pneumonia so the doctors could find the fungal infection! He does work in mysterious ways! I am glad Rick is doing better, I was so scared I was going to lose him for a while there.
I have been working on my sister's Angel quilt and finally finished the last of the blocks. Now dear friends I am at a loss as to how I want to quilt the outer boarders. Unfortunately I can not post a picture to show you so that I can draw on your wisdom and experience because my sister Jackie is also on the site! She knows I am
working on her quilt and that it is based on Angels but she doesn't know anything about what the design is and I want to keep it a surprise. I have really had fun with this one and can not wait to finish it so I can give it to her. I have a couple more waiting in the wings, I was going to start piecing together my brother's "Fishing" quilt but my poor little sister in law found out she has breast cancer. They were able to surgically remove all the cancer leaving her breast intact and now she is almost finished with her chemo treatments and will soon begin radiation. she is a trooper and I am so proud of her. Any way, Allen can wait, Becky's will come next! I will figure it out soon and will post the picture as soon as it is finished. God Bless You and Happy Quilting!