Friday, April 23, 2010

Yang - just in time.

Dad had his post-surgery follow-up bloodwork last week, and yesterday he and Mum went to the urologist for his results....100% cancer-free! No further treatments needed.

I could use this news, for sure.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Sad Love Song

My friend Sandy has had more bad news...her cancer is now in her liver. She's in a lot of pain and will be starting palliative chemotherapy this week. This time around she will lose her hair, so I will be knitting more chemo caps.

This morning my uncle wrote this to me: "...we have a thousand words to use when talking about root beer floats or skinny jeans but when bumping up against the big mysteries we are left floundering around trying to find something to say.

So I won't try."

And neither will I.

Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes for her, and for those of us who love her.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Springtime Kitchen

I spent the weekend making - embellishing? - a pair of tea towels. It's my first time embroidering (cross stitch doesn't count) so I was not at all sure how they'd turn out, but I think they've ended up quite pretty.

An eggcup, and a Bialetti...slightly esoteric items, and two of the things I like having in my kitchen. Their specificity is very cheering.

One must be able to hang one's tea towels.

Tea towelling fabric from Fabricland. 45/55 cotton/linen
Quilting cotton edging: Red Barn.

Motifs: Alicia Paulson, backstitched with DMC 3771 (Black brown).

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Yea and Amen, Sister!

A brief and wonderful post from Sarah at Handmade Homeschool...I felt like cheering when she said "Luckily, I make things."

Speaking of which, I have started another crib quilt. Sneak peak: