Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Walking. Bible Study. Crafty Stuff.

Physical Issues
I have been battling my second cold in one month.  So, in an effort to rest, my posts may slow down for a bit....but maybe not...I so enjoy them.....but they may be more....simple....for now.

Fatigue is again my companion - 
from what I hear fatigue will be around for a while - 
maybe even years.

It's an "after chemotherapy, radiation and too many surgeries" effect.

Or so they tell me.

It's very frustrating.  
I really hate it.
And I don't hate many things - 
not even boiled okra.  
I have heard that exercise helps.
So, tonight I'm gonna try 5 minutes on the elliptical again.
Tomorrow I'll walk for 10.  
There's something about the great outdoors....that's healing.

Bible Study
Being that energy is in short supply around here, I'm simply sharing a couple of encouraging songs.  Be blessed!

I first heard this song when I was living in another city driving to my radiation appointment.  It's so true, especially that first line.

Just Be Held was written a year before his own cancer diagnosis.  Here's the story. 

All you 
cancer patients and survivors,
people with other illnesses,
hurting people
out there, 
we don't have to be strong - 
this is our time 
I know it's hard.  
Let's do this together, yes?

Crafty Stuff
Isn't crafting the best?  It's so healing!
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 Here's is Baby M2's baby afghan with the first border on it!
  Here's is my go to book of patterns for choosing crocheted borders!  
Here's the border I chose!
OMG Pink and Brown Baby Quilt: 
Ray’s pjs

Baby M2’s crochet afghan

Embroider and attach label

Design and begin border
I met all my goals for last week - even the pajama pants!  Funny thing is, when my husband tried them on for me to hem......they were already hemmed! 

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To Do List for 9/26/16
1) Hand Sewing – binding ABC quilt
2) Quilting - Secret Project
3) Regular Sewing - Frankenstein sew           batting scraps
4) Crochet - Baby M2’s crochet afghan,         crochet ½ of the 42 Blue Dots for             border 
5) Quilt Labels - Michael’s Dallas Cowboy       Afghan Label

6) BOM’s & QAL’s – make squares for             Drunkards Path – Blue and Quilty 365

I'm linking up to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and To Do Tuesday at Stitch All Things.  

Dear Friends, this is my truth!


  1. So sorry about the fatigue - My moms finally got better, but she had to be nice to herself ;-) Hard to do when there is so much you want to do.... but it's okay - take it easy. hope the walk outside was helpful - I LOVE being outside - my favorite time!

    1. Oh Alycia! Thank you for your encouragement and understanding! I did take a 10 minute walk today. It was so much fun that I wanted to continue. But, when I got home, I was beat. Yes, I will be nice to myself. I'm learning. It's a process. :)

  2. Sorry to hear about the cold and fatigue. There is nothing wrong with rest and slowing down when needed. That said, it sure looks like a long list to me, maybe you rest while doing all that hand work? Feel better soon.

    1. Hi Sharon, Thank you for your comments! It is a long list and you're right, I do rest as I do handwork. I probably won't finish, but there's always next month! :) That's what I love about linky parites: As with your comments, we encourage each other with love! Blessings to you! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I hope you heal quickly! I do think getting outdoors really does help, but it's the getting outdoors part that can be a struggle for me! Love the afghan... It's so bright and cheery! And that border in the book is fantastic! Love it!! I hope you have a restful week!

    1. Thank you! I am healing - and realizing that healing continues long after treatment ends! Yes, I can be indoors for days! But, I did get out tonight. It was lovely! Thank you! The afghan colors are a blend of my daughter and I. Thank you for your kind comments!

  4. Hope the exercise helps with the tiredness. Spending time in my sewing room (if I can convince myself there's energy to climb the stairs) always energizes me. The baby afgan turned out beautifully!

    1. Yes! I know what you mean! I love being in my sewing room! Aches, pains, illness, problems, tiredness seem to melt away! Take good care!