Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas!

... Or perhaps a better title to this blog post would be,
"What have I been doing instead of blogging for nearly a month?"

Life seemed to get a little busy just before Thanksgiving. My husband was quite unexpectedly hospitalized with Atrial Fibrillation, no past history of heart issues. He's now on medication and doing much better. The day after he came home from the hospital, I received a letter from my doctor telling me I needed a repeat mammogram. Thank you to all of you who were praying for me, the second mammogram was clear! Since then there have been several more routine end of the year appointments to keep us busy.

Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to sew/quilt. In fact, yesterday was the first time I'd been able to sew in over 3 weeks. With the help of my family, I finally finished decorating for Christmas today. The picture above was taken in our entryway. I purchased the Drunkard's Path quilt but did make the table runner. I'm in the process of writing notes for Christmas cards, have done a little baking and the shopping is almost done so perhaps I'm making progress!

I'll blog again soon about the snail's pace progress I'm making on the clamshells and the selvage quilt. And, I'd like to share some special Christmas decorations and memories. Be back soon!


  1. It's good to hear life is looking up for you. Advent will do that, all the way to Christmas! Today's Advent remembrance is joy, and I wish you much of it.

  2. Good to hear from you. I was thinking about you today and wondering if things were OK. Happy to hear your 2nd test came back with good news. I hope your husband continues to improve. Hopefully you will find time to get back to those clam shells soon. Have a Merry Christmas.

  3. Oh dear Mayleen - I knew something was wrong when I didn't hear from you for awhile. You were in my thoughts during that absence. I am so happy to hear that hubby is doing better and you are okay. What a terrible way to spend a few weeks though.

    Hugs - Marie

  4. Gosh, so sorry to hear. I hope your hubby is doing well now.
    I had a repeat mamagram this year too - no fun!
    Mine was clear to, thank goodness.
    The red and white quilt is lovely.