Monday, November 19, 2012

I am Thankful for you, My Many Blessings and Story Quilts...plus update edit.

I just had professional photos taken of three quilts. It is so much better when you have someone take them with proper light etc., and Bruce Andre does an excellent job. I am lucky because he is close to where I live. So I have shown photos of this quilt before but it is better to show professional ones. This is a story of when my Father pointed to a kid one day who had a whirleygig hat on. He said "see that kids over there?" "They motorized those things and next summer, you, your Mom and your Brother Danny and I will fly to South Dakota and Wyoming to visit the relatives. Now I never forgot that and I used to think it was going to happen. Instead we were prisoners in a car for two days and hours of my brother and I trying to get more room in the back seat. But in the end there were lots of memories and I have some of them in the quilt. I actually have stitched in new things too and will keep doing that as I remember more. I had great memories with cousins and aunts and uncles and Grandma Donahue. This is such a nice way to remember things you did as a kid and to include those memories you love.
This small image is of my Brother Danny and his teddy bear....
I mentioned my Asilomar quilt earlier and I think this photo that Bruce did is so much better than I could have done. Here you see all of the delightful things I LOVE about Pacific Grove California where Empty Spools takes place. I have put many restaurants and shops that are a MUST see when you go there. I have "Lotto House" on one of the houses because I would love to win the lottos and be able to move there. Who wouldn't? The smells, the sights, the things to do, the ocean, the tastes, the plants, the animals and the people who are wonderful, all in one place! If you haven't had the chance to visit there, I suggest you visit...you will love it. On another note, my husband Mark goes into the hospital for cancer surgery tomorrow. I would like anyone who prays or sends good thoughts to please think of us this week. We are hoping to go home on Thanksgiving. I have my TV dinner (turkey) all ready. :0) Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I am hoping that you have a great day with people you are about and count your many blessings that have been sent your way and you can think of that day. We are blessed to have a home, food, warmth, loved ones, clothing and many things that others in the world do not have. I am thankful for YOU and thank you for coming to my blog sight today. Thank you sincerely---------------------------------------------------------------------- The surgery is over and my husband is alert and happy to be alive---he had a robotoic surgery (see info on Google "Divinchi robot")- my little fhour year old Grandson asked the name of the robot (you can imagine what he pictures in his mind. When the anastesiologist was in the room his phone rang and he said "Hi Shawn" and my Grandson looked at me and said that must be the robot calling him." Made me laugh I thought it was so cute. I never thought I would ever see my husband in the hospital ever and this made him look much more fragile. I miss him here tonight and am so happy he is feeling so good. We go in next week to see what gives with his lymph nodes and we will keep having them checked to make sure the cancer did not spread. My kids and two of my Grandkids were there when he woke up....very sweet. This Thanksgiving we have even more to be thankful for and I am very thankful for those of you who prayed for us....Hope you Thanksgiving in the US is great and if you aren't here, that your weekend blesses you and that all of us can count our many blessings. Much Love, Mary Lou

5 comments:

DianeP said...

Thank you for the happy quilt pictures today Mary Lou! We are thankful to you for sharing your many gifts and beautiful quilts with all of us!

I will pray for you and your husband as he begins his cancer journey today. I hope and pray that he will join you at home tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Even a humble turkey tv dinner will be a blessing when you both can share it.

Sandi said...

Mary Lou,

I've been thinking of your husband on and off all day. I hope the surgery went well.

Great photos of your quilts, they just sparkle!

Deborah Horwitz said...

I stumbled on your site and LOVE your quilts. My husband also had cancer and surgery - 9 years ago! I will pray for him. Sit in bed when he is resting and keep quilting! I bought our quilt from our bed and put it on him at the hospital. The doctor thought I was a nut, but who cares! Maybe you can make a quilt "overcoming cancer" Stay positive and fill him with positive energy.

DianeP said...

Thank you for the update MaryLou! I am so happy for you and your family that all is going well for your husband. Prayers are powerful miracles, aren't they?

How cute that your grandson thought the robot was calling - Shawn is a good name for a robot!

Sandi said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well, he will be home with you and the family soon.