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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Why is this woman smiling? (Photo taken by June Underwood at Terry’s last week.)

She is five years out from her last breast cancer diagnosis.


Woo hoo!

We are almost ready to leave in the morning. Steph and family are moving in so that they can demo their kitchen in preparation for a remodel. Maggie is so happy because she does not have to be boarded and the kids will be here. She probably won’t enjoy Chester the three legged cat.

I will be checking in from the road!

Thursday This and That

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

I am so proud of my daughters. Stephanie flew off to San Francisco to spend the week-end with Lisa. They will be hanging and setting up their joint show at Doe. They have put together an amazing show of art and craft, titled Lovely, Dark and Deep. You can see Steph’s work here and Lisa’s work here. A few of the pieces are a collaboration. Tomorrow night is their opening from 7 – 10. If you are in or around San Francisco, stop by and say hi! I love you, Steph and Lili!!

Last night, I finished Viola’s Garden so that Stephanie could take it with her. She will be seeing Viola and her mom and dad on Sunday. Here it is:


In the borders, I quilted some garden critters and flora.


Today, I had an appointment at Nordstrom to be fitted for new bras and a new prosthesis. I was two inches smaller around my chest than I was two years ago – that was surprising! I feel so perky with my new boob and bras.

I did some shopping for M & M. I bought Mia a shirt and skirt to go with the vest that I knitted her. I picked them both up from school and I wanted to take a photo of her in the outfit, but before I knew it, her Dad was here to pick them up. If she wears the outfit to school tomorrow, I can get a photo. I hope.

I have an art show and sale at the Cathedral and a fiber show at a gallery with Columbia Stitchery Guild coming up this month. I have to get busy and finish up some pieces and make some small items for sale in art bins and in the gallery shop. Tomorrow, Miles is out of school at 12:30 so I won’t get much done after lunch. I am going to work on some silk scarves in the morning, do some soy wax batik and some shibori.

VIRTUAL END THE WAR IN IRAQ PROTEST: endthiswar.jpg Thank you to everyone who sent me their address for a bumper sticker. I do not want any postage for this. I just want you to send me a photo for my virtual protest on Flickr. I have more bumper stickers so don’t be shy! I need many more photos if this is going to be a successful protest!! Use the contact form at the top of the page. The contact form goes only to my e-mail. No one else has access to your addresses. So please, please join us!

A Pregnant Pause

Monday, February 28th, 2005

I am taking a medication, Femara, to prevent future cancer. It makes me feel as if I am pregnant – some nausea and dizziness, plus I feel as if I want to curl up and go to sleep. I hope that these symptoms become less agravating over time as I am supposed to take it for 5 years.

Today I got a call from the breast cancer aftermath coordinator (my title for her). You know – the syrupy sweet, I feel your pain, type. I have been in serious denial. Had a meltdown when I had to think about bras and prostheses and such.

I just want to do some creating and don’t seem to have the energy for it. I spent 6 hours doing quarterly updates on the SDA website yesterday and today. Now I am struggling to get the church newsletter formatted – but I have until next Monday so I shouldn’t be stressing.

I need to get to work on my Pointless Sisters’ Challenge. We made blocks for each other. It took almost a year! We each chose an object and two colors and made blocks for each other. I chose any digit from 1 – 9 and turquoise and lime green. Here are my blocks:

Last week while on the town with the fab five minus one, I bought this batik to use as a background:

Decided it was too boring! Too much turquoise! So I bought this assortment of fabrics which I am going to fashion into a background:

Stay tuned!

An Eclectic Day

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

This morning I had to see my oncologist. He is having me take Femera, the drug that has replaced Timoxifin, to inhibit any future cancer. I also had to have several tubes of blood drawn – a really joyful occasion. This afternoon Stevie and I took a ride down to Petaluma to the Silver Penny Ranch so that I could retrieve a favorite Chico’s jacket that I had left over the week-end. Then we went to a lighting store to pick up new trac lighting for my studio. Here is the pathetic lights I have now – they are mismatched and keep burning out.

So tomorrow while I am presiding at the guild board meeting, Steve will install them.

Here is a photo of Maggie who hangs out in the studio with me. She is very quiet except when she hears a UPS or Fed Ex truck! She loves to get packages as much as I do!! She is 10 years old. We acquired her when we lived in North Carolina. She is a Jack Russell Terrier named after Margaret Thatcher because she is a British female who can stand up to the good ole boys.

Now I am going to work on the guild newsletter and watch the Project Runway finale.

Sew and Tell Time!!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

I’m hoping to have this title as a recurring theme! I want this blog thing to keep me in the studio making things to share with my daughters and who ever else happens by. Today The Pointless Sisters had their regularly scheduled meeting. They surprised me with a gift certificate to one of my favorite fabric stores – Fabrications in Healdsburg. Then at the end of the meeting I was presented with this Love Pillow with beautiful messages written by my artsy friends.

I was able to find time this afternoon to make this little quiltlet that is going to a special person. I can’t say who yet because he/she might be checking in here. This is made from antique Kimono fabrics and dupioni silk. It is 8.5 X 11 inches.