Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Spiral is a work in progress

I had an idea of what I wanted to stitch for this challenge.  I have difficulty in transferring what I envision to reality.  I'll finish this start with the thought that this group is a learning process for me.  Being engaged is part of the process.  I made a promise to myself to stretch my right side brain.  I admit that this project has piqued my interest in scrap quilting.  What a surprise!  I actually want to give matching seams of little pieces of fabric another try.  But not in a traditional quilt block sense...in a totally scrappy random sense.

But if I am truthful, I started off beautifully.  Truly dedicated.  Then we got the news that the cancer that Terry's sis who has been battling an aggressive cancer for the past three years is losing the battle.  Cancer has spread to her brain and liver and grown larger in her breast and lung.  More treatments and Gamma Radiation.  This is hard.  She continues to fight, but this is the first time she has said that she is scared.

I have always loved leather purses.  I am NOT that person that would go on Lets Make A Deal and find a random thing in my purse.  Travel light and carry the bare minimum necessary on a given day.  Adding the weight of my phone makes it feel HEAVY on my shoulder.  Then I picked up a cloth purse on the cheap at Walmart.  What A Difference.  So I ordered a pattern with pockets because I MUST be organized (its a Left Brain thing).  No more leather for me. I've made a lot of totes in past years so a genuine purse will be new to me.  I laugh at myself for thinking...Blackhawks, Cubs, Sugar Sculls, Valentine Hearts, Summer Beaches and so much more.  The only limits are in my stash.

And in a closing note, I'll tell you that the most handsome man I have seen in a long time is Harry Kane on the English Soccer Team.  Don't tell Terry.

Grateful: Today I am GRATEFUL that the weather person has PROMISED that tomorrow brings a break in the heat and humidity and I will be able to go outside and pull weeds.  I always have peace of mind when I am pulling weeds.

Have a great day.  What is catching YOUR attention lately.
xx, Carol


19 comments:

  1. Prayers for Terry's Sis
    Weeding has been on my mind as well. Plenty of bug spray!

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  2. The Spiral project looks like it could be a lot of fun. Will be interesting to follow your progress.

    There was a time that I was making purses and totes one after another. They can be so addicting!

    I'm sorry to hear about your SIL. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

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  3. So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I had radiation treatment two years ago. It is something I would never wish to do again but it was necessary. Sending good vibes and hopes from me to you husband's sister :)

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  4. Good question! I need to repot a fuchsia in the back yard as it's getting limp and unhappy looking and Ive been trying my hand at a combined drunkards path and sun array. the middle with the array is english paper piecing which is working but slow and tedious. It would be nice to do this without the paper in the middle but the instructions didn't come that way. poo. there's a bumper crop of bunnie-rats in the neighborhood this year so keeping them from eating my garden bare has been a chore. and because our town is "hot" right now, construction on housing developments has sky-rocketed and they've been busy tearing down all our old overgrown wooded propertise that had 2-3 homes on them and stuffing 30-140 homes on them! In consequence since our neighborhood is across the destruction zone we get all the displaced wildlife. So far this year we've seen bobcats, a cougar and two black bears amongst the more birds, raccoons etc. yikes!

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  5. So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law, Carol. It is a tough battle for the patient and for those who love her.

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  6. Hi Carol sorry to hear the news about Terry's sister i have a BIL going through that at the moment its so hard watching loved ones going through all this. You always do such beautiful work my friend ,well done xx

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  7. So sorry to hear about Terry’s sister. That is so heartbreaking - I hope she finds peace in her end times. I’ve got to look up Harry Kane to see what he looks like, but Aidan Turner (Poldark) is my secret crush!

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  8. So sorry to read that your sister in law's cancer has spread. Two of my cousins have recently been given the same news and their brave fight continues and I'm in awe of them. Good on you for taking on that Spiral challenge...I have been avoiding 'going outside my comfort zone' in crafting lately so you are an inspiration!

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  9. Oh sweetie-I'm so sorry about your sister in law. I will be praying for her too. (I have way too many people on my prayer list for cancer.)
    I LOVE your quilting. We are getting cooler weather too. Had a lovely rain so now I don't need to water the garden today! Weeds-yes, but I agree with you-weeding is a nice thing to do.

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  10. Carol, I am so sorry to hear about your Sister-in-law. Much love and prayers to all of you. I really like the way this quilt is turning out. Really lovely. Oh I am with you on a light weight purse.

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  11. Your spiral looks interesting, hope you will share your results, and your purse making too. Will keep your SIL in my prayers, it sounds pretty bad. I hope she isn't in pain. I'm still painting pets.

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  12. So very sorry to hear about Terry's Sister. That has got to be so hard on the whole family. I will put her in my prayers. I hope you got to pull your weeds! :) Kit

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  13. Peace to your family, Carol.

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  14. I'm very sorry to hear about your sister in law. I had been hoping she was getting better. I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts.
    I love the start of your quilt. My favourite thing about the Endeavourers is that it pushes us to try things we wouldn't otherwise and persevere when it's trickier than we thought (although I don't always feel like that throughout the actual making!).

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  15. Quilting isn't hard enough? you have to make a spiral? LOL..... such a challenge!

    That is a major bummer about the news on your sister in law. Just when you think you got a handle on this thing called "life" it tosses in some major distress just to mess with you. There is power and strength in prayer, I hope your sister in law takes comfort in knowing that... *big sigh*....

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  16. I'm so sorry that your SIL is going through more, entirely so unfair. As for difficulty in transferring a vision into reality - I can definitely identify with that! My barns are a definite case in point - I know what I'm aiming for but the actual translation of it often comes up lacking. I'm interested in seeing where you end up going with your spiral project - looks intriguing now.

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  17. This must be hard on Terry, too. I'm so sorry for that dreaded news. I pray for the best outcome. Your curved piece is looking really interesting! I love scraps. Come to the scrappy side. =) I hope you did get your break in weather!

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  18. I guess I better get blogging again just to keep in touch. Sorry about sister in law. Terrible!
    I gave up sewing machine recently. Had 6 bags of scraps I gave to a quilting lady in town and she loves doing scrappy quilts.

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  19. Not good news for your family, must be hard for you all. PS I'm with you on Harry Kane - good looking lad!

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