Saturday, March 16, 2013

This Should be a Happy Day, But...

Hope you get a chance to quilt today.  It's International Quilting Day!

I made this little quilt a few days ago in order to test my machine.  It still wasn't working right the last time I got it back from the repair guy.  I had trouble with the bottom thread when I was machine appliqueing, quilting and sewing on bindings.   It just wouldn't pick up the bottom thread, so I tested it and double tested it and it seems okay now.


This little quilt is based on a wall hanging called, "Celebrate Each Day' and it is part of the 'Backdoor Quilt Series' by Cottage Creek Quilts.  I bought it about 7 years ago in order to contribute to breast cancer research.  I didn't make the whole wall hanging as the pattern stated.  Mine is sort of a Journal Quilt, only a bit longer.  It measures 8.5 by 13.5 inches.  I guess it is sort of fitting that this was a breast cancer quilt since my DH has just been diagnosed with the male equivalent, prostate cancer.  He goes for radiation treatments next week.  Perhaps you can send prayers and healing thoughts his way.  Thanks!

10 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

Sorry to hear about your husband Hetty. I’m sending lots of hugs and healing thoughts your way.
Your little quilt is adorable!

Terry said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news about your DH. Sending all kinds of good thoughts and prayers his way.

Exuberant Color said...

I hear really good results from the radiation seeding for the prostate. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way.

W. Latane Barton said...

Just thought I'd check in and see how things were going. Life sure is scary at times. Thinking about you and hubby.

Wacky Woman said...

Oh dear Hetty, Sending huge hugs and many prayers your way!

em's scrapbag said...

Hetty, I am so sorry. I wish you peace through this trying time and healing for your hubby.

Barb said...

Glad your machine is working and such a lovely wall hanging, great reminder when you are going through such a hard time. Much love and prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

Sending love and good thoughts to you and your DH.
Keep strong.

Makke.

Rose Marie said...

Oh dear .... prayers and thoughts are winging your way. Stay strong!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Love the little wall hanging. This post is a couple of weeks old now- how is the hubby? I'm sending my positive vibes and prayers your way.
Hugs,
Carolyn