Monday, July 11, 2011



Colleen from Lucky Duck Dreams emailed me about my snoods and she gave me this pdf for some bandanas, you can find it here. They look small but they are folded up. I started out with a 30 inch square. You can check the link for the instructions and sizes. I chose the biggest size just to make sure my little friend had enough head coverage. I was able to talk to her mom this morning for quite a long time. Seems that her daughters cancer is in her hip as well.....not the kind of news I wanted to hear. The owls are for her kids. I spent a good portion of my morning on the phone....I am really not a phone person. I had a good friend from Samoa call and we chatted...I guess I was on the phone a good 3 hours today.

Caroll from Attic Window Quilt Shop sent me this scissor fob or scissor keeper, she has a wonderful tutorial on her blog for this and you can find it here.
I was so thrilled when she said she was going to send me one....it is just simply gorgeous....I love it Caroll, thanks so much!




When I was at my mother's I saw this fabric, I told my mother that that would go wonderful with my newest design. She said to take some but I didn't want to take her fabric and so...today in the mail my sister sent this. My mother and sister have a joint fabric stash....Thanks Beverly and Faye (mother)....they do the Quilters Corner blog.



I am looking at my post and it seems lifeless, I guess the news of my friend's daughters cancer has my husband and I a little on the "I can't believe this is happening" side of life. I do hope to go and visit my friend this week, maybe while her daughter is in chemo.

15 comments:

wackywoman said...

Life can toss us lemons from time to time. Looks like you are sending her some lemonade to cheer her up some. Good for you Barb.

hetty said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's daughter. That would certainly make me feel lifeless. I loved the little owls you made. And thanks for all the links. I have to check out your Mom's blog. It looks great from what I had a chance to see when I clicked on it. Thanks also for all the other links. They're great!

Needled Mom said...

Oh, Barb. I am so saddened by that news. It is so difficult to process and it really makes everyhting that we do seem so insignificant. I am sure the children will love the sweet owls.

JustCindy said...

The snoodies and scarves will brighten your friend's day. Cancer is so nasty and puts a damper on everyone's mood. I pray your friend responds well to treatment.

I love the fabric your mom and sister sent you.

LynCC said...

Oh, no. :( I really hate cancer. There's still hope, though. Much better to hear that it's in the hip than in the liver or the pancreas. I will keep praying for this young mother.

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

It is so hard when you have to watch this kind of hardship happening with your friends... you are being there for her and that is so important....
Hugz

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's daughter's cancer. We feel so helpless when we hear things like this. I'm sure, you being there for her is a great comfort. My heart goes out to you and your friends. Those owls are darling. Glad you like the scissors fob. Hang in there.

QuiltSue said...

I'm sorry you're feeling down at the moment. It's always so difficult when a friend is going through a bad time.

Crispy said...

I know what you are feeling. A dear friend's son is battling Leukimia. I was so excited to see him yesterday. He is in such great spirits but a "bit tired" as he puts it. He really misses playing golf this year. If this kid ever went pro....watch out Tiger Woods!!

Hugs,

Crispy

Barbara said...

You are a good friend, Barb. The owls are adorable! Stay well yourself.
The scissor fob also got my attention, 'The Other Barb' and I have wanted to make one together for a long time. I'll send her the link. Thanks for that.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

That's rotten about your friend's Daughter. Cancer takes so much out of the patient and their friends and family. It's sweet that you made the owls for her kids. Love the diamond fabric. Anything bright with black is always a good thing.

Barb said...

those owls are zoo cute - how nice of you!
lovely fob too

Heather said...

I am sending the best of wishes to your friend's daughter.

Deanna said...

Best wishes and prayers for your friends, and for you, too.

Willow said...

The owls are soooo cute. Just love them.