Monday, April 14, 2014

Curly Top BOM for November and December--Late Again, the Story of My Life

As you might imagine from my lack of postings, recovery is a bit slower than I thought it would be, but baby steps are still progress!  

You can find the applique pattern for November and December at Ewes Quilting
November:  Curly Top Counts Her Blessings
December:  Curly Top Trimming the Tree
***If you sent me a picture of a block you created and it didn't get posted, I apologize.  I tried to post the ones that were sent to me, but they wouldn't stick--my blog server was having issues.  When I went back to try again, the pictures disappeared.  I would love to post pictures of all the Curly Top blocks you made.  Would anyone be willing to send them again?  Pretty please?***

For those of you who are reading my blog for the first time, Curly Top came to be because I diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer and was going to lose all my hair during chemotherapy...and I did! At first, chemotherapy was my only treatment plan.  As I continued treatments, it became clear that the cancer was far more advanced than they originally thought, so I had a double mastectomy and radiation.  After that, there were more complications than even the doctors anticipated, but it could have been so much worse!  In August, my dad passed away suddenly--if you remember, I had dedicated Curly Top's August block to him. For all that happened in 2013, I know that God held me close to Himself and protected me--it really could have been so much worse!

Well, my hair grew back, with a vengeance and hundreds of curls, just like it was when I was little.  I now look just like Curly Top!!  (If I am feeling brave one day, I will post a picture of my new long locks--I look like a redheaded Rapunzel!!)

I would like to give my sincerest appreciation for those of you who have been so patient with me, especially for my tardiness in posting the last few blocks.  My email was filled with warm wishes and words of encouragement--each one warmed my heart! 

Big quilty hugs!!


Lois (AKA Onnie) said...

I was thrilled to see Nov and Dec. up today. But my quilting mojo left. I have had DCIS and I bet you know all about that, too. Not near to the level you have had, but it is a pain. I'm glad you are over the worst and ready to meet the world again. I will have to get busy on ole' Curly. I'm going to give her a dye job and new hairstyle and do another quilt for another granddaughter. She'll be a blonde! Are you going to put finishing instructions up one of these days. I'm too slow to figure much out on my own. Take care of yourself!!!

Tuffimom said...

Oh, Lois!! I am so sorry to hear about your DCIS--keeping you in my prayers! Please take each day at a time and allow yourself the time you need to heal. Would love to see your finished quilts and I am glad you are adding your own style! Big quilty hugs!!

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

So glad to hear that you are on the mend. Thank you for a lovely pattern and the story behind it makes it that much more precious. We will keep you in our prayers that your recovery continues and that you have beaten this dreaded disease. My family has been touched by it as well as my best friend.

May you and yours enjoy all the very best that life has to offer and may God keep you close and heal you. Looking forward to seeing more postings from you.

Terri at the Drake's Nest in Palm Bay, FL