Sunday, December 29, 2013

Feeling Special

I feel ashamed!  There wasn't a single gift or holiday card that went out.  In fact, given the situation we were in, no gifts were bought and no holiday tree or decor up.  Yet wonderful friends were sure to brighten not only my Christmas but birthday too.
Shirley and Carol gave me beautiful fabrics to play with.

Karen from Log Cabin Quilter posted about this one and I had no clue it was for me.  It's all wool and gorgeous!

Karen also made me this wool piece.  Dang cute!

My sweet friend Debbie of Woolen Sails sent me this darling candle prim!

Then there is this sweet quilt from Wendy Snippets of a Quilter.  I was totally surprised and love, love, love it!

So many emails I'm behind on from so many checking on us that I'm just now trying to answer.  After spending 6 days in the hospital my husband's colon surgery the pathology report came back with Stage 3 cancer.  Most of our time is being spent at doctor appointments these days.  Tomorrow is our 30th wedding anniversary and we have a big date day marked on the calendar with three appointments.  At least there is a plan in place for chemo and looking forward to a better holiday season next year.

Thank you ladies for my pretties and your friendship.

Wishing everybody a wonderful New Year!


Valerie said...

Wishing you and your husband health and happiness in the new year. God Bless.

Anna said...

wrapped in cyber quilts may you feel the love and keeping putting one foot in front of the other.

Janet O. said...

Mary, I am glad people were mindful of you. I wish I had been, but we were dealing with some lesser crises in our family that kept me from seeing the needs of others. So sorry.
You received beautiful gifts to treasure and bring a measure of comfort to your season. What a blessing!
I wish the best for you and your DH as you move forward with treatment. May you have many brighter holidays and anniversaries to spend together!!

Anne said...

Wonderful, sweet gifts for a wonderful, sweet friend. I'm sure you're ready to be done with 2013. Will keep you and your hubs in my thoughts and prayers.

WoolenSails said...

I can remember times when I was done and friends sent me gifts, they do help brighten our day and I am glad I was able to make you smile and I see you got some beautiful things from others too. I hope this year brings you and your husband, happiness and good health.


belarmina said...

Tienes que estar muy esperanzada, ya te conté que mi hermano en febrero del 2013 le detectaron cáncer de colon pasamos cirugía, quimioterapia y ahora estamos tranquilos en febrero le ven los oncologos , después de las sesiones de quimioterapia, que le dejaron muy cansado y muy débil se recupero muy bien ha cogido peso y fuerzas estamos contentos con la recuperación.
Los regalos de tus amigas son preciosos
muchos saludos para la familia

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Wishing you many blessings and all good things for you and your family. Will hold you in my prayers.

Jeanna said...

Mary, it's so nice to see you receiving some wonderful and thoughtful gifts from your friends.

Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I'm wishing your entire family happiness and good health in 2014. I will keep you in my prayers. Sharon Eshlaman

JoAnne said...

I'm keeping you both in my prayers! Happy Anniversary. Thirty years is such an accomplishment!

Aunt 'Reen said...


So wonderful to see these beautiful gifts from special friends! Wishing you and your husband a special day on your 30th Anniversary! Also wishing you both Health & Happiness in 2014! Sending up prayers for your husbands full recovery!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thinking of you and your hubby. May you find peace in the Lord, and may the New Year bring renewed health and healing.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Sending light, love and lots of happy wishes for a perfect 2014. Happy anniversary to you both.

Needled Mom said...

I'm so glad that your days were brightened a bit, Mary. You are deserving of each one of those beautiful gifts.

I'm wishing both of you a much better new year.

Jacqueline said...

I am approaching being a three year survivor of stage 3 colon cancer, it is wonderful what they can do for it now. My best wishes and prayers are with you. If you need someone to talk things over I would be glad to help if I can.

Mary said...

Your presents are lovely. Happy Anniversary as well. This too will pass. I had stage 3 colon cancer 23 years ago. I am still here. You will be too, 30 more wonderful years. You and your husband are in my prayers.

Lynn said...

So many people thinking of you and praying for you, myself included.

paulette said...

I love the comment before mine!! Keep on smiling Mary! There is a brand new Year approaching with lots of positive thoughts and prayers being sent your way!! Here's to a wonderful happy and healthy New Year!!
Big HUG!!

Sharon said...

Lovely gifts that surely brightened your day. I wish for your husband what my friend did, she kicked the colon cancer and is still thriving, 10+ years later after being told very bad news. Big hugs to you and wishing your family positive outcomes through 2014!

Rita said...

Mary, I am keeping your husband and your family in my prayers. God Bless.

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary and continued prayers to you and your husband. Wishing you and your hubby health, peace and joy.


Debra Graham said...

Wishing you and your husband a healthy and happy New Year.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Mary, I am so glad to see the wonderful gifts you received and that those wonderful friends helped to brighten your day. I am so sorry for what you and he are going through. Please know that you both are in my prayers and my thoughts. I wish you both a Happy Anniversary and a Happy Belated Birthday, along with a Happy New Year. I know you have a lot going on right now, but I will send you an email with my phone # so if you want to talk.

Please give each other hugs for me.

Leeanne said...

Best wishes for your husband & a speedy recovery.
Lovely wee gifts

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What wonderful goodies! Happy belated birthday! I have had y'all in my T&P's all month, but didn't want to bother you with an email. Thinking all good things for you and DH in the new year! ((hugs))

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Sending big hugs your way. I have you in my prayers. :-)

Esther F. said...

I will light a candle for you today.
I hope that you will find joy and hapiness on your anniversary. Lots of hugs,
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

maxzoe said...

Mary, I've thought about you and Jeff so often in the past few weeks wondering how he was doing, but I figured it was best to wait until we heard from you. Will continue to keep him in my prayers. The gifts you received are beautiful. When I saw the snow angel on Karen's blog, I thought it was wonderful! She'll have a good home with you. Your other gifts are fantastic, too. I hope you're anniversary date is a special one. Keep us updated!

maxzoe said...

Mary, I've thought about you and Jeff so often in the past few weeks wondering how he was doing, but I figured it was best to wait until we heard from you. Will continue to keep him in my prayers. The gifts you received are beautiful. When I saw the snow angel on Karen's blog, I thought it was wonderful! She'll have a good home with you. Your other gifts are fantastic, too. I hope you're anniversary date is a special one. Keep us updated!

QuiltSue said...

I've been thinking of you, and wondering how your husband was. I hope everything gets put in place quickly for any further treatment, so you can then start to look forward again.

Don't worry about replying, just know that you are both in my thoughts.

Thelma said...

Thanks for the update, don't worry about responding to my comment, just know I'm thinking of you both.

andsewon said...

Have kept you both in thoughts and prayers. Knew this was going to be a stressful and busy time for you and your family. How kind of those folks to send you such lovely thoughtful gifts!Hoping 2014 will be a healing and healthier year for your DH. Happy Anniversary!

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy anniversary! Beautiful gifts that you received. Thanks for the update on your hubby - you are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

You cross my mind often. I am praying for your family. Happy Anniversary.

Betsy said...

Mary on my recent trip to NC I thought of you. I wish I had been close enough to visit. My prayers are with you always.

Roberta said...

Wishing you and your husband all the best in the coming year. Lovely handcrafted gifts that I'm sure brightened your day and season! What great friends! ~Roberta

Lori said...

You are special!! What fun gifts to receive for Christmas. It's been a difficult end of the year. Happy Anniversary.Love and prayers.

Loris said...

Such sweet and lovely gifts! And even more, the gift of encouragement from those who have gone down this same path before you! I hope this anniversary is blessed with the peace and hope of 30 more happy years. You both are in my heart and prayers.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Mary. Strong prayers for a healthy and healing 2014 for him as well.

Karleen said...

You and your husband are in my prayers. It is nice to know that you have some wonderful friends and people who are thinking of you every day.

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Sandy D said...

Wishing you and your DH a better 2014 than 2013 ended up being. So nice that you have a great circle of Friends. Happy Anniversary.

KMSC said...

I join others to wish you a healthy new year and to tell you that you and your husband are in my thoughts.

Sue-Anne said...

Wishing you and your husband a much better and positive 2014! Take care, you are in my thoughts xxx

Ranch Wife said...

You truly did receive some lovely gifts and may they bring a smile to your face as you enjoy them. Adding you and your sweet DH to my prayer list as you move forward together through this season.

Rose said...

I love the little Mouse...May I use Him on my Blog?

I will pray for you both. God is good.
He can turn everything around for his glory...Happy New Year and God Bless!
Barbara Texas

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