Friday, October 26, 2012

Patchwork Days

My apologies for my lack of posting this past month. My attention has been diverted by a somewhat familiar yet always unnerving roller coaster ride that I know many of you are equally familiar with...

It begins with those lovely words, "We are seeing some areas of concern on your mammogram and ultra sound", (I am screened by both every year).

Those words are then followed up by whichever next step in the diagnosis process they feel best suits the situation. Lots of waiting, wondering and insurance approvals lie in between.

So, as of now I am still in that diagnosis process, with one MRI behind me and another one in 2 weeks, along with a couple of biopsies. Fun, fun, fun! And that is why I haven't been sewing much or posting much... I have just been pre-occupied with other matters. I know you all understand.

But hey! Happily in the past the outcomes for me have always been good news. Here's hoping it's the same this time around! We do take it seriously though, as my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40. So, as we wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let me contribute my 2 cents and remind you all to go get your annual screening if you haven't already done so this year.

Now, I did manage to stitch up two new pieces... another Cross Quilt, which is made from some assorted muslin fabrics along with a few flowered print patches added for good measure. I like that this piece would work in a minimalist modern city apartment or a rustic farmhouse.

I also stitched up this pretty Patchwork Table Runner, made from some lovely Indian prints that I recently acquired. (Be ready to see more items from these prints... that is once I get my mo-jo back, as I adore them!)

Okie-dokie... so that's all for now. Think good thoughts and have a great weekend! xo