Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What a Wonderful Weekend!

I began this post on Sunday morning and had to save it...I had to leave for church...I'm finally posting it....
This has been a great weekend and well last week was not so bad either.
For the past several months I have felt like I could no longer design, just could not focus. I did not feel normal either. So I went to the doctor. Long story short: my body is producing 1000+antibodies than it needs...kind of sorta attacking my thyroid....I have Hoshimotos. I think I discussed this in a recent post.
Well, this past Thursday, my endocrinologist performed a needle biopsy and he drained 1 nodule. Actually, he drained the nodule and then did the needle biopsy. As my husband said, "he poked you 9x total" I bruised a little, but it was nothing to worry about. Not a big deal at all, just a little pressure.
 My results will be back Monday or Tuesday. Praying for good news!!
Now, designing. I feel like I have the design bug back. I designed several quilts this week and submitted them for publication. I will know in about 2 weeks if any are accepted. I do feel good about a couple of them!
On Friday I had a wonderful phone call!!! The big project I worked on April...well, I get to do another one!!!! In August!! I'm so excited!! Can't reveal, but I will just as soon as I can!
Friday night we had the Potluck sit and sew at the Village Quilt Shoppe, in Lake Orion. We had a wonderful time and the ladies want to continue this through the summer, I will have to convince Carroll that this is a good thing!
Saturday morning: around 10am I decided to call Kurtis Kitchen and Bath. This is where we are getting our new kitchen cabinets from. Our salesperson, Adrian, had told me that they were getting rid of an old display cabinet that looks like a giant entertainment center. I loved it!! They sold it to us for cheap!! We went up there and loaded it up!!! While we were there, I noticed some kitchen cabinets, older ones, just over in the corner. But they had been there for a while. I asked the other salesperson, "why the cabinets had been there for so long did a customer decide they did not want them?" She said, "Oh those are from an old display, make me an offer" No way! I talked with Joe and he said if I want them they are mine!! New cabinets for my sewing room!!!
Saturday afternoon:
This is my son Chris!! He graduated from Oakland Community College with his 2 yr degree in Science.
Now, I wanted to attend International Quilt Market (Spring Quilt Market) in Portland, Oregon, but could not this year....actually, I've never been able to attend. Anyway, a friend of mine was there. She sent a message to me through facebook asking if the black and white drunkard's path quilt was mine? YES!!!! Oh my gosh!! I had no idea the quilt was going to be there, how cool?!!!
I was on cloud 9 all day!!
Also, I have several projects out in several magazines that are on news stands now: Quilty, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol 7, and Quiltmaker's newest summer issue. Oh I can't forget Quilter's World magazine!!
Well everyone, I have to get off the computer, I have my quilt that I am working on for Quiltmaker's "Quilts from 100 Blocks" fall issue and then I will be working on one for Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting. F&P issue that I will have a project in will not be on newsstands until the winter of this year.
Happy Sewing everyone!!


  1. Happy sewing to you, too! What fun to see a pic of your quilt at market. I've never been able to attend either, due to family issues, but maybe someday....Have a super day!

  2. WOOHOO! For you!!!!! Congratulations, dear one. You have worked hard for what you are getting now. Kudos to you, and keep it up. I will be anxiously awaiting your results. Love you already!

  3. Congratulations on your good health news! The quilt is fabulous, too!