October 23, 2008

A Dr. Visit, A Sweet Gift, and Some Stitcheries

Today, I had a visit at my Oncologist. It was a great appointment. The bloodwork looks good and I don't have to go back for ONE YEAR and I don't have to have another colonoscopy for FIVE YEARS! As we say in Texas "YEE HAW". I believe, without a doubt, that this is God working in my life. As the graphic above says "God will make a day." He always does. I'm so grateful and blessed.

Thru quilting, I met the neatest lady, Monica the Button Counter. She is so talented, witty, and just plain fun to be around. She decided to do something with all the old koozies she had stored in a box. She covered a koozie that is perfect for a quilter. The pictures aren't that great, but here they are. It is MUCH cuter in person. See the photo below. It says "Kathy's Cool, Little Padded Can". I appreciate her referring to my "can" as little -- LOL.

Another lady I met thru quilting is Rosie. She is a prolific stitcher. I purchased the following pattern from her and have been working on it off/on the past couple of years. When going out of town last weekend, I took it with me to work on and it renewed my desire to do stitcheries. It is near completion. I have been drooling over the "Nice People Nice Things" blog. The quilt that Helen created the pattern and it is great. I love the lettering and all the little pictures. I ordered the patterns and then, of course, I needed embroidery thread. The thread I have is from long ago cross-stitch days. I ordered Prescenia threads from my friend, Rosie. Everything came today -- YEA! It was like Christmas! Now to get some background fabrics cut and get started. This will be a great "take along" project.


Gina said...

Well done for having the 'All Clear'.
I love the colours on the threads you are going to use for your quilt.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

The Quilting Pirate said...

Great mail days are always wonderful! I love your koozie :) Too cute!

YAH for your doctor's positive info!

QuiltedSimple said...

What a great day you had! That's great news from the doctor visit. And you rec'd. some awesome mail - I love the stitcheries, but have never had the nerve to try one - maybe I ought to give it a shot.
Have a good weekend.

MOLLY said...

What size thread --- 8?

mjnauert said...

I am so happy to hear that your 'inspection' went well! I said a few prayers for you so I guess God is still listening to all of us little people. It is such a relief isn't it? The thing I really love about you Kathy, is that you are not scared of talking about this kind of thing to us all. I think that besides it being theraputic, it is also educational for us all. Take care of yourself as you always do...
Hugs, Monica

Morah said...

Glad you had good news at the doctor. There is nothing that makes a day happier then good news at the doctor!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations on the good report - God is good. Love your koozie - I must do one of those. :) Oh dear, another thing to add to my list! blessings, marlene