Monday, May 11, 2009

All is Well

First and foremost, thank you all so much for your continued prayers for my friend Terry. She is doing great - in fact, she should be going back to work tomorrow. We are all truly grateful she is still with us; a few more hours and the end result could very well have been different. No news on the heart yet, though it appears to be ok so far.
My youngest DD had her wisdom teeth removed right after I got back, so it's still been busy. She's just about back to normal and will be heading off to her job for the summer tomorrow. I haven't stitched too much, but I do have a few updates.


Next in the Friendship Sampler RR was for Karen's RR. There's a lull in the next two rotations, as two of the RR's are delayed for the moment. Hopefully, they'll be returning to the fold soon.
Isn't this a beautiful fabric? I believe Karen hand-dyed this herself.

Quilting - LHN/CC is normally one of my Monday night stitching rotations. Hope to go ahead and finish this one up, so I can continue the series.

And lastly, I put some stitches in Mom's Travel Sampler. Didn't get to my HAED this week, but hopefully the next.
I hope everyone had a relaxing Mother's Day. Ours was fun, as my DD and DSIL and youngest DD were here for lunch, along with my mother. She doesn't often get to my house, so it was a nice treat for us all. DS and DDIL were here Sat. night and left to see her mother on Sun. Beautiful weather and everyone else did most of the work, so it was great!
On a more somber note, as we all know, what can bring pleasure to some can bring pain to others. Some mothers are no longer with them or their children aren't, so please keep them in mind and prayer. Hugs to all. :)

28 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Oooh, your travel sampler is looking pretty amazing!!

Kathy said...

Carolyn,
I am so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day. And thank you with all my heart for your caring and prayers.
Love that fabric for the RR. it does look like it is hand dyed. maybe tea dyed?
Your LHN looks great too. Love the colors of this one. And can't wait to see more progress on your Mom's piece.
Thank you again dear friend.

Michele said...

so glad to hear your friend is doing so well!!!

Love Karen's RR :) lovely heart!

Hope you had a nice Mother's Day :)

StitchinKat said...

Hey! Glad to see you back! Your stitching is going well I see! I need to update my blog too...hope to see you soon!

RuthB said...

For someone who didn't stitch much, you seem to have a lot done!

Congrats, everything looks lovely.

Claudia E said...

Your LHN looks fabulous! Actually, everything does. I'm glad to hear that your friend is doing so well!

Claudia

Rene la Frog said...

Glad to hear Terry is doing so well and hope everything is OK with her heart.

All the stitching looks fantastic as usual and a little progress is better than no progess.

Donna said...

I always love seeing your stitching.
I am glad you had a nice mother's day with your family!

Karen said...

Nice job. Love the Travel Sampler.

Von said...

Good news and good stitching - always a delight! :D

Suzie said...

Carolyn, I'm so happy to hear that your friend is doing better. I was thinking of you and your friend this weekend, when I saw on our local news, that a grade school boy died of bacterial menengitis, and like my daughter, he was initially misdiagnosed, but he wasn't as fortunate as my daughter, or your friend, in that they got the proper treatment in time. But like you said, yesterday had to be a sad reminder in that Mother's heart. It makes me extra thankful.

Your stitching is lovely, as usual! You always find such unique patterns, and make them look even prettier!

Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!

Gabi said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that travel sampler of yours. It's so beautiful. The Friendship sampler RR looks great. The LHN piece is gorgeous too. I'm tempted to fall for this serie as well. And so glad to hear that your friend came out of it well. Crossing fingers here that the tests for her heart will all return ok.

Jan said...

Oh your progresses are looking great, Carolyn! Glad that your friend is on the mend and your daughter too!

You are so right, we need to be extra sensitive to others on the special days, and count our blessings to still have those we love still with us.

Meari said...

Glad you had a good mother's day. Your stitching looks great. :)

Karen said...

so glad to hear your friend is doing better!

the RR is looking great! and, yes, i did coffee dye/bake the fabric. try it its alot of fun!

dianemi said...

Yay! That is such good news about your friend. Your WIPs are just gorgeous, but oh my goodness Carolyn your Travel Sampler. Stunning! (I can resist, I can resist...) :)

Mel said...

So glad to her the news about your friend Carolyn!
Lovely progress on your WIP.

Caroline said...

Thanks for your welcome on my new blog! Your stitching updates look great and I'm glad to hear about your friend!

5footrunt said...

Happy to hear all the good news. I still love that travel sampler for your mom.

CJ said...

Glad to hear that your friend is better. Love your stitching.

CJ

CindyMae said...

So very glad to hear that you friend is doing well! That is great news. You stitching progress is looking fantastic!!

Debbie Jo said...

Very lovely stitching. Love the RR, it will be very pretty when finished. The travel sampler is very nice too.

Glad your friend is on the mend now.

Theresa said...

Hi Carolyn
your stitching is gorgeous and I am glad that your friend is feeling better

Theresa said...

Hi Carolyn
your stitching is gorgeous and I am glad that your friend is feeling better

Sherry said...

The Travel Sampler is looking great!

Margie said...

Hi Carolyn! :~)

Thx so much for your lovely comments on my blog! :~) I really appreciate them!

Your stitching is absolutely beautiful! And yes that fabric is so pretty! I have not yet been brave enough to dye any fabric as of yet lol.

Ranae said...

The RR fabric is gorgeous. That is scary for your friend, glad she is doing better.
The WIP's are looking great

Charlene said...

Wonderful news, beautiful stitching, we're blessed with our Mother and children, and thoughtful of those who may not be! Good to 'see' you!