Saturday, August 5, 2017

Health Update. Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching + a Finish. Stash Report.

Health Update

Can you tell that all my exams went well?
Mammo: "normal and benign"
Bone Density:  "normal" - even after spending 2015 and most of 2016 in bed/a wheelchair!
Colonoscopy: I'm on the 10 year plan!
Survivors' Guilt:  Thanks to the encouragement from my friends in my Cancer Care Group (most who are dealing with incurable cancer, metastasis, recurrences or new diagnosis) , my family and friends, I am living life to the fullest!  

I see my oncologist this month and have a full physical next month.  For some reason, the imaging center I went to gave me the reports and CDs early!  :)

Saturday's Song
This song lists the basics I try to utilize.  If you're going through a hard time, you may want to consider them.....

Here is the list:

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
- The Words I Would Say by Sidewalk Prophets

Please know, God's got you. You will come forth as gold.
Trust Him.  (Job 23:10)

Slow Stitching + a Finish
I've been doing quite a bit of slow stitching in the form of binding the Panel Baby Quilt! The recipient was so grateful that he almost made me cry!
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt!  

Here it is with the borders:
I machine quilted the borders and hand quilted the bears.  

I'm hoping to make even more progress on Prayer Shawl #2.  It's already about 48" long!

By the way, I saw this pattern on Fiber Flux.  Her directions are fabulous!  It's really interesting to see how different it looks with a bulkier yarn!  

High Quality Smiling Puppy Blank Meme Template
And here I thought I was so original!  

I'm also hoping I can make some progress on this Oldie But Goodie - the Around the House Stitching Club mini by Wild Olive!

Stash Report
Still in the black!
Fiber Stash Report:  August 5, 2017
(started 6/11/17)
Fabric used this week
4 ½  yds
Fabric used to date
16 3/8 yds
Fabric Added this week
0 yds
Fabric Added this year
13 1/8yds

Net Fabric
3 ¼ yds

Yarn used this week
0 oz  
Yarn used to date
71 oz
Yarn Added this week
0 oz
Yarn Added to date
41 oz
Net Yarn
30 oz

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  1. Yay for the good reports! Woohoo!!

    1. Thank you, Wendy! Praising God! Thank you for stopping by and celebrating with me!

  2. Great exam reports! I'm encouraged by that song, too. Keep on stitching!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! I'm glad you liked the song! I love keeping an eye out for songs to feature each week! I'm enjoying your blog! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I especially like forgive and forget but don't forget why you are here. Thank you once again.

    1. Hi Miriam! Right - move on with our calling in spite of hurts and challenges! Keep on moving on toward the goal! Thank you for your sweet comments!

  4. I'm very happy for you! Adorable baby quilt.

    1. Thank you so much! We are celebrating! Thank you for visiting and commenting!

  5. I am so very happy for your good results!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your encouragement!

  6. Congrats on the medical good news. No guilt....I am a 23 year have some great things to do!

    1. Aw Suzanne! Thank you! It's so wonderful to hear from other survivors! I'm working on it! Thank you for your encouraging comments and for sharing a bit of your story!

  7. So nice to hear you passed all those test, the baby quilt is so adorable. Love the color of the prayer shawl. Have a great day.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments! I really enjoyed working on the baby quilt. You know, I realized I like to hand quilt. Thank you for stopping by and visiting!

  8. Excellent on your good health report! Stopping by from Sunday Stash! Nice hand quilting!

    1. Thank you! I'm so excited about my health and the hand quilting....I'm hooked! Thank you for visiting!

  9. Hooray for good test results. Nice, even hand stitches too! Glad the recipient was so grateful. ☺

    1. Thank you - on both counts! I feel like I can breathe again - at least for the next 5 months! ;) I really tried on the hand quilting! It's only the second time that I've hand quilted! The recipient was so grateful.......he said it would be a family heirloom! Wow, what an honor! Thank you for visiting and commenting!

  10. Congrats on the wonderful results! That bear quilt is so adorable. It is wonderful when your work is appreciated. I really like that prayer shawl too. What a pretty color.

  11. Congrats on the great test results, that has to feel good. Hope you got in lots of relaxing stitching last weekend.

  12. Praise God for such wonderful news!!

    1. Thank you, Jennie! I see my new oncologist on the 22nd (the previous one relocated). She appears to have a special interest triple negative breast cancer, so I'm hopeful about her and our new relationship! Thank you for visiting and commenting!