Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gratitudes!

Ok! I am off today, so can write a little about what I have been up to. I finished my Orange Crush mystery quilt 4-patches, and made a few extra too...That was fun! Some of the pieces are actually pieced too, because the strips were sewn together and I just cut them whereever the 2 inch mark was...

I also finished my Amish Trip around the world, and it is on our roll top desk. I don't know why, but I like to put little quilts on there, it looks pretty to me. It is quilted in black thread by hand and is about 24 inches square.
And last of all...if you are in good health, as I am in reasonable health, we are soooo lucky! My neighbor, who is a young woman, has breast cancer, spread to her lungs, liver and brain...I feel so bad for her! I was just out walking with her, and have offered to do this anytime she wants. She is so unsteady on her feet and has had two full years of chemo and radiation, the latest radiation to her brain. She is so little and frail... So rejoice and care for your health as best you can, everyone! I intend to...
Julie

28 comments:

Kristie said...

So sorry to hear about your neighbor! Such a terrible thing.

I love your "Trip Around The World" I love the Amish colors and everything about the Amish. My ex-BIL used to live in Millersburg OH and there are alot of Amish there. I loved going there to visit. I just bought the book "Amish Circle Quilt" Do you have that pattern? It has 121-6 inch Amish inspired blocks and alot of wonderful reading of letters between 11 Amish ladies.
Kristie

Kristie said...

Oh, it's me again... I forgot...I love your blocks for the Orange Crush. I am also doing that one, but I don't have all of my 4 patches finished. I probably only have 1/3 of them so far. Hopefully, I can get them done within the next few days.
Kristie

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The Calico Quilter said...

I'm sending off prayers for your neighbor. So sad. It's terrible that the treatments that will hopefully cure you make you so sick. Thanks for the gratitude nudge. Everytime I get a little whiny about our situation, I run into something like this about a poor soul that has it really bad. And I recalculate all my blessings.

Carole said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm sorry to read about your neighbour! Sending positive healing energy! Keep well!

Deb Geyer said...

I love the Amish Trip around the world! What great colors!

Amelia said...

The quilt looks great. The desk top looks like a perfect place to display small quits like this one.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Amelia said...

I am here again...I know the heart ache of breast cancer as I have had it in both breasts. But Praise be to God it was caught in time. I took radiation both times. I said all that to say I will be praying for your neighbor.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Marilyn R said...

Your Amish Trip around the world is beautiful! What a great little quilt! Yes, we need to be thankful for our blessings in life!

Linda said...

Terrific Trip Around The World, Julie, and hand quilted, my gosh.
So sad about your neighbor, we just never know how long we're here for. Each day is a gift.
Oh and I have 1 block just about completed. :)

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful Amish quilt. Your quilting is wonderful!

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful Amish quilt. Your quilting is wonderful!

Ginger Patches said...

That's so sad about your neighbor I have a couple of friends who are waging that war :(

Your little 4 patches are so cute!

anne bebbington said...

What a gorgeous place to display a little quilt

Kathie said...

I love your amish quilt...your hand quilting just makes the quilt perfect!
I love the picture of the antique block .BEAUTIFUL!!!!
oh is it a whole quilt or do you just own that block.
have you reproduced that quilt?
Kathie

KCQuilter said...

So sorry to hear about your neighbor. You're a wonderful friend to be there for her and you may never know how much those little walks mean to her.

Love your Amish Trip--it looks great on your rolltop desk.

Darcie said...

My heart goes out to your neighbor, Julie. I am certain that your being there for her and providing a warm heart and a smile or two must be of great comfort to her. Blessings to you, my friend!

Your Amish Trip looks fabulous! Very well done, Julie!

(I am sending off an orange quilt to you today!!!)

pamina said...

Your little Amish quilt is beautiful! I'm sorry for your neighbour, that's a so terrible illness...

meggie said...

How sad for your neighbour. You are very kind to offer her the support of your company.
Love the Trip around the World.
Your Orange Crush blocks look nice.

Jackie said...

Glad to see your progress, but am so sorry to hear about your friend! Life can be so unfair at times, but I am sure that she is happy to have a friend like you during this time.

May Kristin said...

I am sorry for your neighbour. She will need all the care and support she can get. It is nice that you can be there for her.
Your little Amish-quilt is gorgeous!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love your "On Display." The roll top desk is the perfect place. Very cute.

What a boost to your spirit to sit and sew those 4 patches. I love seeing the picture of "the pile" - feels so productive and good!

And I'm completely moved and speechless. The news of your neighbor and her health takes me immediately into prayer. I can't get her out of my mind.

In the Palm of Gods Hand with Love, *karendianne.

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Finn said...

Hi Julie, love the Amish piece, and yes, it does look wonderful against the wood of the desk.
I'm so pleased you handquilted it *VBS*
You little 4 patches are so cute. Mine only number 30 at this point, I'd better get busy or I'll have a very small quilt!
What pretty applique blocks, you do such nice work. And so very sorry to hear of your neighbors challenges...never an easy piece,sounds like she's waged a good battle tho. It's wonderful that you walk with her *VBS* BIg hugs, Finnie

Eileen said...

What more can I say that hasn't been said about your neighbor. How nice that you can take the time to be with her a little.
Your Amish mini is adorable. Looks so cute on the roll top desk. Keep up the good work, and hand quilting.

amandajean said...

I have lost a few friends to cancer in the past few years. it's so heartbreaking to see them battle that nasty disease.

your quilt is beautiful. and your orange crush colors are great. I love orange! I'll have to check out that quilt.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful Amish quilt on your roll top desk. I think it looks great on there. Your four patches look good, too. I'm sorry about your neighbor.

Nan said...

Your trip around the world quilt is beautiful, Julie!
My heart aches for your young neighbor. I have lost many loved ones to cancer, and it is a terrible disease. I think it is wonderful of you to offer to walk with her. Bless your heart and hers. Life is so precious, isn't it?