Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Update and Giveaway Alert!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! All my blog friends who were so kind to leave sweet comments on previous post and to my blog friends who gifted me with cards and gifts. My July has been spent recovering and very little quilting or much time spent on the computer. I went to my Dr. again yesterday and he says I'm looking good and to give myself another two weeks before truly feeling like myself again. Yeah!! I've contacted those of you who have quilts here to be quilted and want to thank you for your patience and insisting I'm the one who quilts your quilt. You guys are the best!!!

Before I became ill I had been working on my "Let it Snow" quilt. I just had to make this quilt when Karen told me she was using Moda's Fruitcake fabric. You can see Karen's quilt here. I've quilted mine with snowflakes and was just needing the snaps for eyes and mouth. I was able find these yesterday after the Dr. appt. I'll show my quilt after I get the wool noses and snaps on. It will look pretty much like Karen's though. I'm such a copy cat!


Long overdue thank you to Stephanie at Loft Creations for thinking of me as soon as she saw another copy of this coloring book. Stephanie posted a picture of it here. I think it is an awesome coloring book to use as stitchery ornaments.

Shelley of Red Quilts has been going through such a tough time yet she is so sweet to take time out to send me the panel fabric, clothespins and antique spools of thread as a just because gift. It truly brightened one of my icky days. Thank you!!!

Kathy Brown had a blog book tour giveaway in June. I was lucky to have won both book and ruler. It just arrived today so I haven't had a chance to play yet but wanted to show you it. Looks like a good one!

Also arriving today is a copy of Sue Abrey's NEW book just released! I'll be settling in with feet propped up later today to review her book. I can tell you that a blog book tour will be coming to my blog next month! Woo Hoo! Scurry on over to Sue's blog to get your name in a fantastic giveaway that she is having at the moment!

36 comments:

AnnieO said...

Glad to hear you are mending well, Mary! Being stuck in pain and not able to do your regular activities is surely demoralizing and maddening. Have fun with your stitching and book reading while you finish healing!

Sinta Renee said...

I have been thinking about you and wishing you well! You are going to have to be so careful now about what you eat!!! and for the back, I live in Epson salts baths.
Lots of fun gifties... love the coloring book:)

QuiltSue said...

I'm so glad you're recovering Just keep off the nuts in future.

Enjoy your colouring in and reading.

Gerri said...

Whew, Mary! A big sigh of relief! I am glad you got a good report from your doctor. The quilts can wait. Your health takes priority. Hang in there. :)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I am so happy to read you are feeling better! I have had you in my thoughts for days! Love your fun gifts and wins! Take it easy now and don't over do! :-) {{hugs}}

Rebecca P said...

Mary, I am so glad to hear you are felling better. Rest & relax & enjoy your new goodies.

Winona said...

Mary, glad you are feeling better. Hope you are completely back to normal very soon.

Stephanie said...

Looks like you have some things to keep you occupied. Glad you're on the mend.

Loris said...

It is so good to hear you are feeling better! And happy to see you have some rest time diversions to enjoy while trying to get your strength back up. Love the treats you got in the mail and your snowman quilt is sweet :-)

Maureen said...

I've been wanting to try a totally solid quilt, so I would use Bella solids in purple, lavender, yellow and green.

Valerie Z said...

So happy to hear you did well at the doctors! Get well goodies are the best - read, relax, and looking forward to seeing your Let It Snow quilt! Continue mending slowly and don't overdue! Enjoy reading your new quilt book - looking forward to the blog book tour! Stay cool!

sunny said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! Continue to rest and recover.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Mary, Mary Mary - just got back from Canada last night- been gone since June 25th and not able to really get into blogland and what do I see on the first blog I head to - your's :o) - that you have been going through "stuff"! So, sorry - sending a hug and a wish for you not to do too much too soon! (Well, try not anyways!)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Here's wishing you a restful recovery time and happy healing. Take it easy and stay cool, we'll all still be here when you're back to speed... no worries.

Rita said...

Mary, I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. The "Let It Snow" quilt is going to be adorable. Take care of yourself and worry about quilting later.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad that you are feeling better Mary. All the quilts can wait, just take care of yourself.

Rosa said...

Glad to hear from you and wishing you are very well.

JCnNC said...

Thanks for the heads up on the blog giveaway and for directing over to Sue's blog to see her wonderful books. Sure hope you will be good as new very soon and back to your lovely self. Judy C sends her warmest (literally) wishes. Judy C in NC

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Glad to hear you are healing well. It's wonderful to hear how supportive your customers are.

Carol said...

Mary, I'm so happy that your feeling better, I've been worried about you but I'm so bad because I didn't mail a get well card, I should have. I have that snowman pattern, I'm anxious to make it. Take it easy, get lots of rest the quilting will wait.

Michele said...

Mary! I'm so glad you are feeling better :-) I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing. It sounds like you are in good spirits, with not much longer until you are 100%. Great news!

Needled Mom said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better, Mary. It is a lousy way to spend your summer vacation.

I love the snowman quilt. It will be super cute when it is finished.

I am sure that no one is disappointed to have to wait for some beautiful quilting done by YOU, Mary.

Take care and continue to feel better.

Wendy said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling much better. Soon you'll be back to normal. Relax and enjoy your new books.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Mary, Oh my goodness, I haven't been visiting everyone and I'm so sorry to hear about you being sick. So glad you are on the mend and prayers sent for a fast recovery. Great goodies!

Fiesta said...

Mary so good to hear from you again. I am glad you are mending. Diverticulitis is very painful but I have found that the antibiotics do help. Take good care my friend.

Pat said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better, Mary. I've been so tied up with family stuff that I rarely get to blogs lately but I hope things will settle down after the summer. Don't over-do things..give yourself the time the doctor suggests so you don't have any relapse, okay?

Cheryl said...

Great news! Keep on improving.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so glad you're better - keep it up. :) blessings, marlene

andsewon said...

Wonderful news Mary! Take care and do as DR says!
Hugs!

Lori said...

I'm so glad you are on the mend!! Take care.

Linda said...

Welcome back, Mary! So glad to hear that you are on the mend!!

Carrie P. said...

Glad to hear you are getting better but 2 more weeks to feel normal is a long time. Take it easy.
I didn't realize that the snowmen had snaps for teeth and eyes. That is a great idea. Some very nice gifts to cheer you up.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I actually just bought Kathy Brown's book today! I"ve been looking for it everywhere! And today I found it! I can't wait to play now!

Janet said...

I think you have some much appreciated lovelies there. I was sorry to hear you'd suffered. My poor Dh has diverticulitis every now and again but they've never spoken of an op for it. Keep getting better.

Carol said...

Glad to hear you're doing better...take it slow!

Jo said...

I've been gone in and out for so many days now. I am finally getting over to check up on you. I hope you're doing better and that you continue to heal.