Saturday, November 30, 2019

Mary Brown and Mrs. Lincoln

I wonder if they would have been

It's the end of the month and time to reveal the next Celebrating Mary Brown block.  It is the 3rd block in the second row.

This is the 3rd month of sew along.  This particular block took days to finish.  I had to keep taking breaks.

I decided to work on Mrs. Lincoln's quilt with Julie.

I am really enjoying it.  I like each month there is a pieced block and an applique block.

Be sure to check out the other's blogs. KarenJulieNanetteJennieRobinRebecca and Nan's friend Jan.

On the health front.... I started Radiation Therapy.  I have to do a total of 16 treatments.  I have 3 down and 13 to go.  The stress is worse than the treatments.  At least I don't have to go for a long period of time.

On a sad front we lost my brother Steve this week.  He was my baby brother and I will miss him terribly.  He is at peace now and in heaven with my Mom and Dad.  I will miss you baby brother.....

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Few Things

I've gotten a few things done and a few new projects started.

I finished one of the blocks for my Chedddarback quilt.  I still need to make the 5" blocks.

This block looked like it would be hard but was actually an easy block to make.

Next up is a Bluprint kit I purchased a while ago.

It is made from charm squares that are cut into 2 1/2" squares.   I think you could use jelly rolls for this quilt.

I purchased another Bluprint kit.  It was suppose to be blocks made of 16 patch blocks bordered with a contrasting color.  The kit came with 3 jelly rolls.  I decided to make a Scrappy Trip quilt.

I love the colors.  It reminds me of being at the ocean.  Right now I have 6 blocks made.  I'm trying to make a block a day.

That's it for quilting projects.  I have a health update.

I went and saw the surgeon.  It turns out that my tumor was twice the size as they originally thought.  Instead of being 4 cm it was 9 cm.  Still very small.  They told me even though I'm cancer free I'm not done with them.  I go back in 6 months to see her again.

Last week I went for my Radiology consult.  It was a two hour appointment.  We decided that since the tumor was larger I would do Radiation Therapy.  She also checked my Vitamin D levels and they were really low.  So now I am taking Vitamin D.

Yesterday was my Radiology simulation and breathing appointment.  First they checked to see how my films turned out holding my breath compared to breathing shallow.  Thank goodness they were the same so I didn't have to use the machine that stopped you from breathing.  I had to lay on this very uncomfortable table with my left arm in a sling over my head.  I had to stay in that position for 1 1/2 hours.  I hurt all night.  

At this appointment they set up the times for my Radiation treatments.  Since Thanksgiving is next week they are closed Thursday and Friday.  I will be going in on Sunday at 10:20 am for my first appointment.  Then I go everyday at 10:40.  I won't know if I go 3 weeks or 6 weeks until my first appointment.

Wednesday I go and see another Doctor regarding taking the Hormone Reduction pill.  And December 5 I see another doctor regarding Genetic testing.  So I'm going to be a busy girl.  Not sure how the radiation will affect me so I don't know how much quilting I will be getting done.

Well that's it for now.  I'll post again on the 30th to show you my next block for Celebrating Mary Brown.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always love hearing from you.

Hugs, Cathy