Thursday, April 30, 2009

Walking On Air

"I feel like I am Walking on Air!" is what I said to my oncologist as I left the examination room late this afternoon.  (Breast Cancer - second mastectomy was three years ago.)  He has the ability to watch carefully over my body and lift my spirits.  He said that I am looking real good.  How about that!  He gives me every reason to have hope.  A quilting friend was sharing what her doctor told her during one of her visits, he said, "If you promise me not to worry, I promise you I will tell you when to worry."  Isn't that profound!  My doc does the same for me and we have had very frank open discussions.  So, skipidy-do-da I'm walking on air.

To celebrate DH ordered Chinese Take Out from Green Jade.  The best Chinese food, ever.  Lemon Chicken is my favorite and he ordered that.  What a guy!  Neither one of us had to make dinner tonight and that is a nice treat.

Now I have a new dilemma in my life.  Sew/embroider or work on figuring out all the tabs on the blog.  I would love to figure out how to share pictures.  BUT I need to gather the things I take with me to Kim's Hat Party class on Saturday and then I have to sew this months Saturday Sampler so I can take it in on Saturday and not have to pay for the next kit.  It is a fantastic deal at BP&HH each 1st Saturday.  I have had a whole month and kept putting it off.  I guess I had better sew.  

So, adios.

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet support.

A joy shared, is a joy doubled. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quilt Shop Heaven

About three years ago I tripped across a small quilt sign on a post near the school that I worked at.  It sure caught my attention while I was out doing errands on my 30 minute lunch "hour."  Wow, I never noticed it before and I promised myself that I would investigate where the shop was after work.  

After work that same day, I grabbed my purse, charged to the car, and drove the short distance back to the sign I saw.  Tucked away, in a quaint little shopping stripe mall was Bearpaws and Hollyhocks Quilt shop.  I parked the car, walked in and found myself in quilters heaven. I will share the web site address and you can check it out for yourself.   Lindy Munday, the owner, was cheerful and made me feel like I was welcome to explore the shop and available to help me or answer any questions I might have.  To this day she is still the same giving person and since I hang out there so much, I have seen her treat all who come to her shop in the same helpful manner.  If I remember correctly there was a new mall owner at the time I discovered the "small" quilt sign.  Today there is a nice big sign with all the businesses in the mall. 

Bearpaws and Hollyhocks (BP&HH) is such a part of my life now I am sure I will mention it often.  In fact Kim Powers, who blogs at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure, teaches at BP&HH.  She is the one who introduced me to the world of "quilt" blogging, and I NEVER thought that I would be venturing into my own blog.  We will see how this goes - if you and I, enjoy this process....  

Perhaps you have a favorite quilt shop.  If you do I would love to hear about it.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting Started

Knot-y Embroidery Lady here - first time post on my new blog.

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