Tuesday, August 27, 2019

It's All Good!

Well, here we are nearing the end of summer.  I, for one, will be happy for the temperatures to cool down a bit.  It is a fact that dry heat is much easier to live with than high temperatures with high humidity.  But, 99 degrees is still darn hot.  And, we have had a rather long spell of those darn hot days.  YAY...sweatshirt season is almost upon us.  I have always loved fall, but in Wisconsin, winter followed too closely behind.  Here, there's not so much winter.  So, I am definitely looking forward to the next several months.  

It is all good.  Truly!

My son, Matthew, had a PET scan last week.  He is completely cancer free!!!  Two surgeries and chemotherapy did it for him.  We are all thankful beyond belief!  We do know that this cancer sometimes recurs, but for now...smiles all around!

After saying that, nothing sounds very exciting.  So, I'm gonna leave you with those happy thoughts.

More to come...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, May 10, 2019

Time Moves On...

Matt still has cancer.  

He is about 2/3 done with his chemotherapy regimen.  He is doing okay, though okay is a relative term when you are dealing with cancer.  He has a few upcoming appointments that may (probably) 
result in more surgery and chemotherapy in the near future.  

In the meantime, I did visit my sons in Wisconsin in February.  
While there, I decided that I really needed to make Matthew a quilt.  So, I did.  Once I got home, that is.  Here it is...  
Those faint curved lines are shadows of clotheslines. 

Quilt Pattern:  Pixelated Heart
(a free pattern from Robert Kaufman Co.) 
Quilting pattern:  Red Hot
Size:  67.5 x 81 inches (before laundering)

That is all I have for now.  But, I do have tons of photos and little bits and pieces of other news to share.  One of these days.


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hey Mom...I have cancer.

How do I even breathe after hearing that? 

What do I say? 


Matthew is my firstborn.  Since I first laid eyes on him and held him close, I have thought that the sun rises and sets on him.  He is special in a way no one else could be.   

Matthew is just 44 years old...and Matthew has stage 4 colon cancer.    

Cancer is so very scary.  But.  I am keeping positive thoughts.  I pray for him.  I worry and cry for him, though.  

I am travelling to Wisconsin to spend time (11 days!) with my sons.  I know...it is not the best time of the year to be in Wisconsin.  But, I need to be there.  


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year!

Here it is, January 7 and I am already writing a post!!

And, I already have a finish to show you!  In January of 2017, I joined a quiltalong on Instagram (my IG name is kelonie).  Following "Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern City Blocks" book, we (a gazillion of us) made 2 blocks per week for 50 weeks.  I must tell you that I was rather impressed with myself...that I did all of them!!  But, once they were made, I put them away and didn't take them out again until after Christmas of 2018...an entire year later!  I was determined to finish it before the end of the year, but I came down with a nasty, horrible and miserable cold that delayed my working on it.  But, it is done now!!!  

I had used all Anna Maria Horner fabrics on the blocks, and the sashing is Grunge Basics by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics in Stone.  The pattern I chose from the book is called Sliding Scale, is sized at 80x93, and uses 70 blocks.  I made my quilt top to measure 72x84 and used only 54 blocks.  I guess I have enough to make another quilt, hey?  Anyway.  Here are a few photos...

You likely won't see this for another year (or so), because it joins a long list of quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

I have a big project that I'll be starting one of these days...the Bakers Dozen quilt by Jen Kingwell.  I'll also be using Anna Maria Horner fabrics for that one.  Very excited about this, but also a bit nervous, as her patterns can be somewhat challenging.

In the meantime, I have already begun another quilt top...a bright floral patchwork one.    

Have a great week!