Friday, October 7, 2011

The Cog and Wheel: Complete!

And just to show that there's no need for concern from my last post, here's the Cog and Wheel.
Did I sound depressed or something in my last post?  My dad called this morning to make sure I was okay after reading it so maybe I did?  Unintentional I assure you.  The truth is I'm 7 weeks pregnant and feeling a serious case of the blahs.  This happened with my last two pregnancies.  The first trimester it seems all my creative energy gets poured into my uterus instead of my sewing machine.

Never fear, it passes along with the first trimester.


 Here she is!  Complete and all quilted up and ready for snuggling sweet little ones in.

I love how bright and cheery it turned out.  The yellow felt a little risky but in the end, I really like it.

And while we're here, let me take a moment to draw your attention to the book on my nightstand

This one.  Its called 31 Dates in 31 Days and it was written by a friend of mine from my NYC days.

Check it out here on Amazon.  Its fantastic, a true story and will leave you feeling like you just spent time with your best girlfriend in some great girl talk.

And here she sits in her new official spot in the playroom.  She's the snuggle with mama on the rocker and read quilt.

We're all quite glad she's finally done!

Today I'm linking up with:
  Ladybird Ln  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oh hold...

Hey there my friends,

So lately it seems blogging and really sewing for that matter just seem to be far from my mind.  I thought it was just the summer, maybe it started out that way but now, well, we just seem to have other things going on.  You all know how that goes.  My sewing ferver seems to ebb and flow sometimes and lately, its been ebbing.  So rather than be wracked with guilt Saturday mornings when I realize I forgot Finished It Up Friday, I'm just going to say, until further notice, we'll just be doing the random regular blog post as I finish up little projects here and there if I have the energy to get the picture taken:)  For heaven's sake I've had my Cog and Wheel quilt done for a week and a half and just don't seem to ever get the umph to get some pictures taken!


So for now, the boys and I are busying ourselves with homework pages and worm hunting and napping but we'll check in here and there.



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A cause near and dear to my heart...

Two years ago my mom was diagnosed with a very early stage of breast cancer. She assured me that she would be fine, they'd caught it very soon and they would be able to treat her fully and there was really very VERY little risk of all our worst fear, losing her to this disease, yet I still found myself terrified.  New treatments were available that allowed her to experience very few side effects and to rest assured that her risk was pretty minimal. A time like that makes you grateful and also very aware of the many women who are not as fortunate in their diagnosis as my mom.  It makes me grateful for the many people who made donations so that the research could be done that led to the discoveries of the treatments that benefited my mom.

There's still such a long way to go and this month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month today we've got a guest post from Nanahood, to whom breast cancer awareness is particularly important.  See her regular posts at


Every where you go you see pink ribbons, reminding us to get a mammogram but I am not convinced that everyone who needs one-has had one.
A few weeks ago I spoke to a group of ladies at a church and I asked them how many of them had had a mammogram this year. Hands were raised. Then I asked how many should have had one this year but had not done so. They didn’t want to raise their hands, but some did. Later at lunch a lady explained to me why she hadn’t. She had an appointment then someone in her family had a crisis and she had to cancel it. So far she hadn’t found the time to reschedule.
That’s the way we are…
We take care of others and forget our own needs.
I asked the women there to please remind their friends, sisters, and moms to have a mammogram and they promised they would. Now I’m asking you? Have you had your mammogram? If you haven’t go make your appointment NOW!
Then call every important woman in your life and make sure they have had theirs. You never know. You might just save a life.
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