Angele:That is more than a valid reason why there are no new quilts. Loosing the person who shared so much in your life is very hard.
Angele-Thanks for the HUG. Actually to quilt or not to quilt is almost a double edged sword. DH was always so supportive of my quilting that I know he is pushing me from afar. The sadness comes that I can not have him beside me to share the progress. Living in a 55plus complex is a real bonus. We have made many friends here and they are a constant support..
Caryl: She doesn't look for a cure, just time to be spent with family and friends.
Caryl and Diana--Cancer is such an unrelenting disease that there comes a point when looking for a cure is no longer reasonable. DH had pancreatic cancer and it was detected early enough that he benefited from surgery in Feb 2011. This was followed by chemo. However, in June upon its return there was only one road to follow and that was for comfort care. My consolation remains that he is no longer suffering.
OH Agnes I can so understand ,MY DH passed from prostrate Cancer we caught it to late and it had already spread to his bones. they did little treatment as there was really not much of a point. his last few months were hard as I know he was in more pain then he let on. I hated that he is gone but at same time I so happy he is no longer suffering. His last few months he did not let it stop him form doing the things he loved. I still miss him every day,but I also sometimes feel him here and watching over me. To me that is comforting .You are going to do just fine . I can feel it ..Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Agnes and all those that have been through this terrible disease with their loved ones,
My prays go out to all of you and I thank you for the concern shown. Palative care is a great way to prepare for the end and they've seen to all the leagalities for my sister and her family. She started this care over 7 years ago and has continued her fight. When I go to visit her it is not a sad trip. We will be rejoicing in her life and enjoying the days given to her. Of my 6 sisters and 2 brothers she has been more of a mentor for me than the others.
Lets move on to topics of rejoicing....Loved the pictures of Martha's family and the baby. It looked like everyone was having fun. And the horse pictures posted...still can see myself taking walks and rides in that area.
Caryl In Buda TX
Well, the picnic is over and we are done in. Had a great time. Too much food, and too much walking. We were at the Dam Area. We were on the point and there is a walk of 1/4 mile around this picnic area. I walked it twice. Yay me!! I got a pic of the lake and a pic of Katie and her orange pumpkin, and my white pumpkin.
What lake were you at Sukochi?
I like the pumpkins you gals made!!!
LaJuan Sukochi Lee:We were on the point and there is a walk of 1/4 mile around this picnic area. I walked it twice. Yay me!!
YES, yay you!!! Great Job! Be sure and send me your times, etc.
Great pumpkins too...very clever...
p.s. I remember blue skies like that...lol! They will come back to my area eventually... Beautiful lake and weather you are having!
Sukochi - beautiful pictures - love the white pumpkin and the scenery - the little young lady is adorable.
As far as cancer goes, we have lost Jay's Mom and my Dad to it in years past. It is a horrible disease and it is a blessing that they are both not in any pain or confusion anymore. I still do feel Jay's Mom here with me and she has been gone now 10 years. My Dad visits me all the time and he has been gone 8 years. I still remember that last visit i had with him just 6 weeks prior to his leaving us and it is so hard - the memories although wonderful are still very painful for me.
I hope and pray that my DH never has to feel the pain of cancer and have so much empathy for those of you that have lost your family members to this terrible disease. it is so so hard. I know my DH watches over me every day - I don't have cancer of any type but have a debilitating disease anyway. and I feel so much empathy for those like me that just live in pain day after day. It is hard but we keep going.
Agnes, My heart goes out to you and I can only say having lost dear members of my family and my very best friend that it does get easier but the pain is still there from there loss - we just have to be brave and know that God has a plan for us and that they are up there in the mansion readying our rooms. I have told them that no matter what I am not ready to join them yet - but when it is my time I know I will be welcomed with open arms. I send warm quilty hugz to you and hope that you find your quilting again and know that your DH is watching you and has his arms around you.
Love the photos, pumpkins so cute. Beautiful weather here. Have a horrible cold.
Marge (AKA Dimples):
What lake were you at Sukochi?
Carters Lake in Murray/Gilmer Counties, off State Road 136.. It is so beautiful there. That picnic area is between two dams on a peninsula. No houses are along the lake shore. there are houses int he mountains above the lake. Some have had their trees topped so they have a lake view. Of course, those are very pricey homes. If you would like to rent a pontoon boat, it is only $350. for half a day. So we just go look at the lake from the top of the dam.
That is certainly a beautiful area. What state is it in?
The pumpkins are wonderful! I may have to make one or two for my bench in the garden.
Caryl in Buda TX
North Georgia Mountains, Caryl. This is sure a beautiful part of the state we live in. We only live about 20 mins from the lake. But, we just never think of going there.
The pumpkins are fun to make. Now that I know the right kind vent hose to use, the next ones will be lot's easier to make. I will be making more that's a given.
I am fairly new to quilting but have accepted a job making a queen size quilt for my doctor's children. I have done much research attempting what size to make this monster. I think I way over-extended my abilities but am determined to complete this project. I have approximently 90x106 figured. Thus far I have joined 12 1/2" blocks in 5 rows across by 6 down that I plan to add 5" sashing strips then another 12 1/2" block with same 5" sashing repeated once more. My question is ....Is this large enough. This is for a 5 and 8 yr old girls who share a queen size bed. Anyone willing to assist me I am trying to post a pic in the Gallery and will call it PINK ANIMAL PRINT QUEEN SIZE. If anyone has nay recommendations, suggestions, critiquing...etc I would so much appreciate this.
Sukochi, the pumpkins are adorable!! Thanks for showing them off.
DH was diagnosed with prostate cancer 3 years ago. We were lucky and caught it very early, but when the Dr comfirmed his diagnosis, it was probably the most terrifying thing we'd experienced. Ironically, in his case, the cancer wasn't so bad - but the post op infection nearly did him in! The docs told him that there would be no more babies for us and we were mighty grateful that he was still alive to enjoy the 3 we already had. ... Now we have Sprout. :D (And let me tell ya, breaking the news that I was pregnant to that dear man was no easy thing!! I wouldn'ta blaimed him a bit if he'd doubted my morals at that point.)
Been a long day, and I am a tuckered out Mommy. I'll see you all in the AM.
Quilters are people who strip so they won't go topless.