Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My World

Someone reminded me it has been along time since I posted.  Where to begin – shortly after the first of the year my husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  He is over half way with his Chemo treatments and later this Summer he will undergo the Whipple Procedure.
During those first few months I did a lot of handwork.  I stitched this sampler.  Can you see that flower on the bottom right – I ran out of thread for those last few stitches and I am waiting for it to arrive.  I am anxious to get finished and get it to the framer.  I love the Gingham Linen it has such a different look.  This design is from Little House Needleworks  and it is called Mary Ann Myers.
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I also worked some more on this sampler.  I really like it but I have to lay it down and stitch on something else sometimes.
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So I have been gridding the linen and pulling threads for this sampler AW1662 at

As for quilting I am working on a 1/2 inch English Paper Piecing project.  The pattern is in the Spring 2013 issue of “Primitive Quilts and Projects” and I have also seen it on Colonial Crafts website.  It is called Stars in the Garden by Yellow Creek Designs.  When finished it will be about 22 x 29.  I am trying to decide if I want to make it larger.
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I also have made this little top from “Simply Vintage” Winter 2013 issue.  It is a Quiltmania  publication.  Be sure you do your math on this one.
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So that is what is going on in my world.
Until next time (hopefully not so long)


Karen said...

You have had a lot to deal with. Good that you have portable projects that you can do by hand during this time of stress.

Marcy said...

Lovely work! Your finished sampler looks great on that fabric. Best wishes to your husband.

Linda said...

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your DH's health struggles. I wish him, and you, all the best.
Your projects all look wonderful. Nice job, as always.
Take care.

Jennie in GA said...

Continue to keep you and DH in prayer. Love all that you are doing, especially the EPP.

Dawn said...

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Good you have some stitching going on.
LOVE the gingham linen. Beautiful work!
The Hexie project is great! So many tiny pieces :-)
Thanks for sharing, take care!

damaged said...

I am sorry to hear of your husband's medical issue. Wishing you and him comfort and peace as you travel this difficult path. It looks like you have a lot of projects to work on...love the lily rosenberry.

antique quilter said...

I am so sorry to hear this, I am glad you have hand work to keep you busy. beautiful work, wow. I love samplers but have never attempted to make one.
I love that little quilt, I don't have that issue of Quiltmania it was inspired by an antique quilt I bet… its beautiful.
so far I have stayed away from making hexagons but when I see one like yours I am tempted again!
take care of yourself