Hard to believe that my last post was in December. But, to say I have been busy would be an understatement. I thank all of you that have stayed folllowers. I thought through all of this that I might lose readers, but in fact have gained quite a few .... so ... welcome!
What have I been up to? School. This semester has been insanely busy for me. I am finishing up a nursing degree, and this semester has been nothing but tests, papers and more tests. I feel as though I never have a moment to just sit down and be. But, I keep telling myself that this is only temporary, and after this semester I will only have 2 left, and then I can finally become an RN!
|Nursing School Embroidery Pattern|
But, I have also been busy for another reason .... I have been helping my mom and step dad out a lot too. Right after Thanksgiving my Mom found a lump in her abdomen, and we later discovered that she has stage IV colon cancer. It was a shock ... my mom is only 53, and very healthy. To be healthy and perfectly fine one day to having stage IV colon cancer the next day, really scared us all, not only for her sake, but our own. Really makes you think about your own mortality. My mom has been having chemo every 2 weeks, and is really hanging in there. She has a large mass in her abdomen with metastasis to the liver and lungs, by all accounts she has been responding really well to the chemo. The masses have all shrunken, and her symptoms have improved along with her energy level. The picture at the top of this post is of me and my mom when I was a baby back in 1980. If you can, will you say a little prayer for my Mom?
Anyhow, between helping my mom, and school the blog has been quite neglected. And when I have had a chance to make anything, I have made stuff for my mom. I just can't stop making her stuff.
Check out these cute slippers ...
I used Anna Maria Horner little folks flannel, and a pattern by winter peach . I also made my mom a quilt, this pillow, a springy table runner, and a mug rug. I did not get pictures of any of those, but my Mom has really been enjoying them all, and when I think of it I really should get some photos to share with you all.
But, one more month of school to go and then I will be on break for 4 months ... yay! I have a whole list of stuff I want to do with the blog, and have been getting excited just thinking about all the crafty goodness. In the meantime though if you are looking for springy projects, don't forget to check out my tutorials & patterns tab -- I have St. Patrick's Day & Easter goodies galore.
And, speaking of St. Patrick's day .... did I mention I am doing a give away? That is right, over on Purely Handmade I am giving away 2 patterns. You can check out Lindsay's post right HERE. If you recall, Lindsay was one of my awesome stitching angels and did a fabulous job stitching up my Irish Icons pattern set.
And that is right ... I am doing a sale too! 20% off of all patterns in my BigCartel shop and Etsy shop with the code "BLOGREADER". Just my way of saying thank you to all of you who have stayed followers despite my lack of posts over the last few months. This offer will expire on 3/25/2012.
What have you all been up to?