Saturday, April 24, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Why has our life has been busy the past six weeks? Well, blame it on my hubby! Early March he told me he had a "lump" in his groin and, also, that he's had it for over a year! Oh, and it was the size of a golf ball! No kidding! It was that big!
WHAT! Needless to say, I freaked out, did my normal "why wouldn't you tell me or the doctor(s)", etc. So I finally got him to go to the doctor and after many scans, biopsy, etc. we got the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. That was a scary time for sure...so about a week ago, after meeting with the Oncologist, Bob had a PET scan to rule out whether the cancer had spread to other organs. We got the results today that his cancer is in Stage 1 and he just needs radiation! I'm not using the word "just" lightly..he still has to go through radiation but it could be more treatment(s), including chemo, radiation and other immuno type therapy. We are so thankful for this diagnosis as in many cases it can be so much worse!
We're meeting with the radiologist and their group the 1st week in May so we'll know how many weeks/treatments Bob will need. We'll get through this journey together and are so lucky to have had so many prayers from family and friends! Keep 'em coming!!!
Saturday, April 17, 2021
So this was my latest idea! Yep...add a 2" black strip in between each T shirt block. Looks good and I already know that I'm adding a 2" sashing in between each strip since I'll be doing the QAYG method.
So I cut some 2" strips from black fabric and sewed those to the blocks but then guess what!!!! I forgot 3 strips have 6 blocks and two strips have 5 blocks...well, adding 2" strips inbetween gives me rows that don't match up length wise, again...so, I unripped 4 seams of the black fabric...ugh....
Sunday, April 11, 2021
I am making progress on....slowly! Holy smoke...I forgot how much math and effort it takes to make these buggers! But I have to say, I'm enjoying myself. It's been so long since I made a large quilt I forgot it is fun! Well, the math part of this quilt isn't all that much fun but otherwise I am having a good time! Of course, I'm making it more complicated than it needed to be but for my last T-shirt quilt, I wanted to do something different...so I'm adding the window pane or attic window design to each block. This is what each block will look like.
Sunday I worked on squaring up each block so I can decide how much to cut off each block so the rows are the same size! Sounds easy, right! First off I had to decide on the layout I wanted for the blocks...you know color does matter, right!
Actually, I've changed some of the blocks from when I took this picture.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Yep..it's that time again. Our grandson, Nick, is graduating this year so grandma needs to get busy on his T-shirt quilt! This will be my last one for grand kids! They'll have all graduated from high school...thank goodness and I'm not making any for when they graduate from college! Enough for me.
Between football, Lacrosse and different events Nick has been in or attended, I think he'll have a good mix of T's. Now to determine the layout...I'm thinking of something similar to attic window just to be different for a t shirt quilt.
And I get to go fabric shopping for the border and backing!