Hello Gals! I just got in the door from work.
This email from Amy was waiting for me ..
Thought you would want to see it ASAP.
Mary, I did have a reaction to one of the medications and I have never seen doctors and nurses come running so fast in my life 3 doctors and 4 nurses WOW....BOB WAS EVEN IMPRESSED....they stopped my IV and started shooting all these shots into my IV to get me better....worked like a charm and I will just have to have it all the time now when I go in to chemo. I couldn't swallow...it was scary to me and I just couldn't swallow....I felt like I was choking. But they knew exactly what to do so that was great!!!!Starting tonight and over the next 3 days will be my nausea and vomiting stage.....and I got 4 of the RED Hair Cut Treatment Cocktail SHOTS so my hair will be gone in 2 days to 2 weeks......WOW...I never saw so much stuff shot into my veins in a day as I did today.I am going to go to bed....I feel like I am getting the flu and the veins in my arms are cold.....almost like I can feel the chemo moving thru my blood stream...it's weird.....hard to explain....I am weak and very tired....If you get a chance, can you post on my blog that I am doing great and the fear of the chemo is completely gone from me and every one's THOUGHTS and PRAYERS WORKED!!!! Please tell them THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and I will blog as soon as I can.(Mary, feel free to cut and paste anything I said out of this email to make it easier for you.....LOVE YOU!!!! Amy)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Hello Gals! I just got in the door from work.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
"Yes happiness is a friend like Carole" Scoundrels And Rogues. She sent me these treasures! 2 books and fabric.. Plus some other goodies..The Five little peppers book was really for my Granddaughter Isabella.. But I love the book so much I can not part with it. So what I will do is Isabella & I will read it together here at my cottage.. Hope that's OK Carole. I will give it to her someday, its a delicate old antique that needs to be watched over..... And that fun little book "happiness is a sad song" made me smile & I needed that.. Yesterday was such a sad day due to the death of Jessie Davis. It upset me so bad my heart hurt.. So today I'm not watching the news.. Ok and the Victorian child fabric is darling!! Can anyone please give me some ideas as what to make this this adorable fabric? I thought about making pockets & putting antique sheet music made into stars or hearts trimmed with with Grandmothers antique glass glitter and some vintage buttons and trims maybe an "altered art" piece? What do you think?? Thanks again Carole you are such a sweetie!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
What a great book this is.. If you love aprons it is a must!
Thanks again Mary :-}
In the back of the book is a full size apron pattern.
With that pattern I made the apron above.
I used vintage & new cotton fabrics.
Added a large pocket to the bottom, it's divided into three.
And I fully lined the apron.
This is a very easy pattern to use.
I love wearing aprons! Especially full ones with pockets.
I use my aprons everyday when I clean,
do dishes (I've no dishwasher) oh yes I do I'm the dishwasher...
when I garden, when I paint, even when I sew..
The pockets come in so handy to hold everything I need.
I enjoy collecting vintage aprons and have a couple hundred of them..
I find that most vintage aprons are a bit to delicate
to wear for everyday use.
So when I make my aprons I try and find strong vintage cotton fabrics to use.
I use new fabrics on the ties and pockets for extra strength.
So have some fun get busy and make yourself an apron.
If only to hang on a peg rack to make your room look pretty..
Thursday, June 21, 2007
This beautiful 9 month local pregnant
woman Jessie Davis is still missing..
It's now been a week since she was last seen.
Today just a few miles away from here
1800 people gathered to search for Jessie.
Today a freshly dug area was found by the searchers
and is now being checked out.
How my heart goes out to Jessie family!
Lets all continue to keep Jessie in our prayers.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Oh my gosh.. look what I got for my birthday!! These goodies are from my friend Mary Crash-n-Smash . See how the card matches my "Mary Rose" picture..how sweet!
Her very talented Daughter Bee made the picture & card.. I LOVE them!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Ohio police are searching for a missing pregnant woman Sunday after her mother found the woman's 2-year-old son alone last week in her Lake Township, Ohio, home.
Jessie Marie Davis 26, of North Canton, Ohio, was last heard from Wednesday, when she spoke to her mother, Patty Porter, by cell phone, Stark County Sheriff Tim Swanson said. Davis is nine-months pregnant.
Authorities planned to canvas the neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
"At this point it's just very frightening because they don't have any actual suspects," said Jane Davis, the missing woman's sister. "They're just looking for any possible clues at this point."
Porter discovered her daughter missing Friday morning, when she found her 2-year-old grandson home alone.
"I said ... 'Where's Mommy?'" Porter said. "And he just said 'Mommy broke the table, and Mommy's in the rug.'"
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Here are a few photos of my Father. He has passed away, how I think about him and miss him this day.. He was a good, strong, caring, father who worked very hard to provide for his family. He was born in Italy, came to the United States when he was 16. He met my Mother (also born in Italy) here and they were married. He was 22 she was 21.. They loving raised 4 children.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Well yesterday was just the best birthday ever for me!
Finding out that Amy FourSistersInACottage is now
cancer free was wonderful.
I believe the thoughts & prayers from
all you Gals sure made a difference.
God bless you!
Amy thanks for your lovely post on your blog
about my birthday, how sweet you are.
How good it is seeing you back again blogging..
I'm still here if & when you need me.
Thanks to all of you for you wonderful birthday wishes.
What a great day it truly was.
I cried when this precious little guy hugged me & said
"Grammy I did it for you because it is your birthday"..
It was a great ending to a day I will never forget!!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Instead of counting candles,
By Joanna Fuchs
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
My blog friend Betty has tagged me for 'I Dream'...
I hope I'm doing this right :-}
1. I dream of...my precious Granddaughter Isabella being free from the pain & suffering that Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoporosis inflicts on her little body.
2. I dream of...a world free of pain, pollution, war, hunger, child predators, & hatred
3. I dream of...a world free from all disease especially Amy, Solange, & Linda's cancer
4. I dream of...having enough money to help my daughters and friends
5. I dream of...a world that people think less about themselves and more about others!
6. I dream of...all of us becoming more spiritual, believing in God or a higher power.
7. I dream of...holding my Daughter Nikki's sweet hand just one more time..
I need just one more...Please!
*I dream of...the "Yard Fairies" coming each week to mow & trim my lawn so I don't have to..LOL :-}*
Now I tag Amy, when she's up to it..Mary, Carole , MaryB
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Hello! Hello! Hello! Amy FourSistersInACottage just called me.. It's 9:00AM est.. The news is GOOD! Yeah!!!! The bone scan was good, no cancer. The tissue taken from around the lump is cancer free!!! The only other test that needs to come back is from the lymph nodes around the nodes that had cancer in them.. Amy said she cried like a baby when she got the news about the bone scan.. Needless to say she is soooooo happy. She had 2 of her drainage bulbs removed & the tubes. She said she cried when the tube from the left said was removed, it was so painful.. She still has one drainage bulb left. It's on her right side (the cancer side) . She goes to the doctor again on Thurs. She is now able to shower. She is slowly being taken off her pain medication. She has pain. She was able to sleep 8 hours last night. She again thanks everyone. She still is unable to type so she said please understand. So a HUGE thank you to everyone.. Prayers do work!! I truly believe it. God bless all you caring loving supportive people.. Can you tell I am sooooooooooooooooo very happy! What a GREAT day...~Mary~
I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! Thank you God :-}
Monday, June 11, 2007
Amy FourSistersInACottage called me this morning
she asked that you please say extra prayer for her today.
She will be getting the results of her bone scan today.
God bless her.... she is scared.
So please find it in your hearts to say yet another pray for this precious Gal.
She still is not able to type but when she can she will be back on her blog and emails.
Her pain comes & goes...she is resting as much as possible.
Thanks again for the support you are giving Amy.. she sure is well loved!
God bless you all ~Mary~
Sunday, June 10, 2007
She said she's glad to be home
& that "There's No Place Like Home"
She truly is my hero.. what a wonderful attitude she has, we should all take lessons from her!
She says as soon as she is up to it she will be getting to her emails and blogs.
She again thanks everyone for their thoughts, prayers, flowers, and cards..
I too want to thank everyone for all their love and support for Amy..
She is an amazing Gal and so are ALL of you too!
Hope you have a lovely Sunday :-} ~Mary~
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I talked to Amy FourSistersInACottage twice this morning at 6:00AM est. Her voice was stronger and she sounds much better..What a difference a day makes! Her spirits are good. She laughed, I laughed and oh what a great feeling that was!! She said they will know the results of her bone scan on Monday. She is pleased that she will get to come home this afternoon...Thanks again and again to all of you for your emails, comments and prayers. Both Amy and I are so very grateful. Amy truly has such wonderful caring friends!! God bless you all :-} ~Mary~
Friday, June 8, 2007
Hello everyone.... I just got off the phone with Amy FourSistersInACottage at 10:30AM est. She told me she is in so much pain. I feel awful for her and so helpless! We only talked a few minutes. She could hardly speak. They found cancer in 3 of her nodes. Today at 2:00 she goes in for a bone scan. She asked me to please thank everyone for all their thoughts & prayers. If anyone needs to email me please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. My heart goes out to Amy. I am in tears...She is scared and needs our prayers more then ever. God bless all you wonderful Gals & (Guys too) out there for supporting Amy... ~Mary~
Thursday, June 7, 2007
It is 9:00 PM est. I just got off the phone with Bob Amy's husband and Amy too. I was so very shocked to hear Amy's voice! Her voice was very weak and she said she is in a lot of pain. Bob said they will know more tomorrow. It was wonderful hearing Amy's voice. God bless her! What this dear sweet Gal is going through.... Please continue to keep Amy in your prayers! Thanks again for all your concern about Amy.
As I know more I will post it :-} ~Mary~