Friday, June 12, 2009

A finish and a Steve update!

Steve had another MRI on Tuesday and it was clear -- 18 month survivor now!


And I managed to finish a quilt -- albeit a wallhanging and nothing special -- but it's done and hanging!

Not much going on around here -- Bill was sick most of last week, but is feeling much better now. So of course, while he was sick, I ate myself out of house and home -- guess I really am a stress eater! vbg Now he's well and I'm back on track. In fact, Kris and I are walking with the cross country team she coaches 3 mornings a week -- and boy was I sore after the first day and 4-1/2 miles -- and I'd say it was a brisk walk -- not a saunter...and exactly what I need. Even though I was sore that first day I really felt good all day.

I bought a set of dvd's by Patsy Thompson last week on machine quilting and have been studying them. I really like her technique, so will be practicing my own version soon.

Sunday we're having all the kids over for brunch for Father's Day and my birthday. We're doing it a week ahead so the kids can attend the other side of the family's celebrations on Father's Day. I plan on having most of the food made tomorrow so I only need to throw things in the oven on Sunday and can enjoy the day with the kids.

And that's about it at Porchrocker's Place -- relatively quiet but thankful for Steve's test results and that Bill is better.

9 comments :

StitchinByTheLake said...

What wonderful news about Steve - I am so thrilled for you. My husband was diagnosed in December, 2004 so he's almost made the 5 year mark. He's having a prostate biopsy on Monday but I expect it to be fine - he's just at that age where they are watching. blessings, marlene

Carol said...

That is the very best news...I was just thinking about Steve today. A good friend of ours was just diagnosed with a large tumor in her frontal lobe. That's all we know right now.

Mary said...

Great news about Steve...

I like Patsy's DVD's too, I tend to find a couple designs and use incorporate them in my quilting but I need to go back and add some more -- the freehand Baptist Fan quilting is really one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news for Steve & the rest of the family. Thanks for the tip on Patsy Thompson. I am trying to learn this machine quilting thing, but struggling. I guess it is practice, practice, practice. Enjoy the Birthday and Father's Day
celebration.

Linda Z

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great news about Steve! He sounds like such a fighter!

Love the quilt you have shown too..very pretty.

Judy Laquidara said...

Congratulations on Steve's good news! I love Patsy Thompson's work and she's such a nice person!

McIrish Annie said...

good news about steve and just in time for father's day! Enjoy your bday! and don't eat too much cake! LOL

Quilts And Pieces said...

What wonderful news on Steve! I"ll keep praying!

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