gratitude, interview, life, quilting

I can hardly believe


it’s been an entire year to the day,  the actual date is Friday, since I had the hysterectomy.  I can not tell you how much better I feel overall.  So many quilters were so amazingly encouraging and supportive through the process.  A few were interviewed or wrote blogs for me including Maggie, Janet-Lee, Jake,  Lisa, Rayna and Jeanie.  And I can not express my gratitude enough to each of these amazing quilters.  I have plans at some point to do a few more interviews.

The following weeks were challenging as I could not sit at the machine and stitch.  I remember posting on facebook at some point between naps that quilting is a full contact sport, and I meant it.   It was an entire 8 weeks before I could get to my sewing room.  As a result I needed something creative to do and drawing/zentangling became a daily event.  I focused for a period of time on creating one of a kind coffee cups.  I love these coffee cups, they are bright and cheery and fun.  Regena of the Distracted Domestic asked me if she might use one of my cups as an embroidery design.  Of course!  How fun would that be?

create caffe 001

Last week Regena posted a photo of the completed hand embroidered design.  It’s gorgeous and then on top of it all she sent it to me!!!  Look what’s now living on the door to my studio!  THANK YOU!!!!

I love this.  I never cease to be surprised by the generosity and support of quilters and people in the creative community.

And now I’m off to finish quilting the quilt that’s due next week.  A couple of hours of quilting, binding, sleeve & label and I’m good to go!

Happy Quilting,


Just a quick reminder I’m teaching at the New England Quilt Festival, Manchester, NH in April.  I’d love to see you there!

4 thoughts on “I can hardly believe”

  1. I had no idea there was a story behind the coffee cups. I was just learning to embroider and the cup looked perfect. I am glad I didn’t get to it until now so it’s kind of an anniversary thing. Happy anniversary!!!
    ps….I don’t miss working girl parts either!! ahhhhhhhh

  2. So glad you are feeling better! And when I saw the coffee mug again, I thought it would be looking good done in redwork! Great minds …..!

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