Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Yes I'm still here

Hello fellow bloggers , it's been a very long time since I have posted and I'm sure many have given up on me long ago but that's okay , I understand fully.
 First off I will give you a quick report on Bill , it was a tough go to say the least and 33 radiation treatments took their toll on him and basically he is still recovering . He lost over 65 lbs which is a lot for a man who wasn't that big to begin with so it's been a challenge to now try to regain some of that weight . His energy level has improved but it isn't what it use to be and he requires a lot of rest . Otherwise he is doing fairly well and his visits for checkups have gone well .
 Since his treatments we have moved which took its toll on both of us and I'm still trying to recover from that , did I ever tell you I hate moving , well let it be known, I do Hate it !
I had not done any sewing from January last year until probably late September or early October,  I just didn't have the desire nor the energy to do so . I did get busy and made a few Christmas gifts and since that time have settled back into my groove of creating when time allows . So what have I created you may ask. Well I did complete the Moda Blockheads quilt from last year or was it the year before . It was being hand quilted until this pandemic arrived and so it sits in the church awaiting our return .
 I also did a QAL of a scrappy block and here is my result . This was hosted by Darlene D'eon of Darlene's Designs 

As you all know the world is in a pandemic , at times it feels like a bad horror movie , one I would definetly turn off , but here we are smack dab in the middle of it and the only thing we can do is do as the health authorities tell us and Stay the blazes home where we are safe and when we do go out which is not often to take all the necessary precautions,  wearing masks and washing our hand frequently and oh ,no touching our face.  It's a scary time for sure but I try to keep busy sewing to maintain my sanity and I hope you too are able to keep busy creating in whatever fashion makes you happy . 
 Stay safe and be well.  Hugs 


  1. great to see yoiu back on the blog and lovely quilts.... well done Bill.... doing so well in spite of all the problems....

  2. You're right, Sheila......it is like being in a movie! Good to hear that Bill is recovering......it's a long slow road, isn't it. I'm with you on moving, when we moved here ten years ago it was from six hours away so was quite a big move. Hang in there, my friend - it can only get better.

  3. Wonderful to see you back blogging and to also see the beautiful quilts you have made. So good to hear your husband is improving, hopefully he will slowly get back to his usual self. Moving is always a difficult thing to do and dealing with health issues the same time makes it harder, give your self time to recover from nthe move and from supporting your husband. Keep safe.

  4. What a harrowing time you have had Sheila....my Heart goes out to you both. I am so glad Bill is doing better and I pray good health continues. Your quilts are both stunner. Take care both of you xxx

  5. It was lovely to see your post come up Sheila. It sounds like you have had a really tough time and I do hope hubby continues to recover well. Yes, we are living in extraordinary times at the moment - If we all heed the authorities' advice, it would be nice to think that life can return to normal - or a somewhat altered version of it perhaps. Lovely to see you have got some sewing done :-)

  6. Lovely to see you back here Sheila and good to know that Bill is making progress. Two lovely quilt tops. Take good care. Hugs. xx

  7. I was off the grid for a while as well Sheila, so I understand. You had some major things going on. I hope 2020 will be peaceful and happy for you. Lovely quilts; they look perfect. Stay safe.

  8. So, not only do I not write blog posts anymore, I seldom read them. I'm so happy to see you, though!!!! These certainly are trying times. I'm glad to hear Bill is doing better. It's certainly not an easy recovery. For him OR for you! My hubby has been sickly, and it's very frightening. Thankfully, I have a room full of fabric, so I just keep stitching away. Take care!!!!!!!!

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