Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thinking Back Over 2011

2011 is almost over...I'm not sorry to say goodbye to this year. What a year it has been!! January filled with pre-transplant tests and preparations, the stem cell transplant and hospitalization through all of February and slow recovery through March, April, May and June. There were days when I thought life would never be the same again and many days when I wondered how to make it through but my Sweetheart was there beside me caring for me and encouraging me the entire time. God was watching over us and we felt Him close. Our precious daughters sustained us and so many dear friends prayed unceasingly. If you ever wonder if the person you are praying for knows about your prayers, be assured, they do...I'm living proof of that and the power of that prayer.

The second half of the year was marked by joy! The news of our expected first grandbaby came in June and we were thrilled!! As I regained strength and my immune system recovered we could go to church and I loved rejoining my friends in my Sunday School class. And then came the great news from my doctor that I am in remission. The fall and holidays have been spent enjoying beautiful weather and making preparations for the new baby and my Sweetheart's retirement in 2012!!

We have been so blessed this year and we thank God for all that He has done in our lives. We are ready for a wonderful new year!

I hope you and those dear to you will have many blessings and joys in this New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior, wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas!

In the words of Tiny Tim "God bless us, every one!"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In My Sewing Room

It's been cold and rainy...perfect for sitting in my cozy sewing room and creating. Here are some receiving blankets and burp cloths from last week's work.

 And my personal favorite!

Despite what I said, I couldn't let the season pass without a little Christmas sewing so I made some mug rugs for friends at church and enjoyed every minute of working with the reds and greens and just seeing what developed!

Hope you and yours are enjoying this time leading to Christmas and you are having happy stitching days!