Monday, June 20, 2011

When life gives you lemons…

Make lemonade!

lemons 2

It’s a good thing that I like lemons because it would appear that a truckload has been dumped on our doorstep.

My worst fears were realized this morning when I found out that the results of my biopsy were positive.  As a result, I will be taking a hiatus from my blog for the next little while Mr. Painted Quilt and I take care of business to get me well again.  I don’t exactly know what’s in store for me as yet but I expect I’ll be finding that out in the next little while.

I’m positive and upbeat and I’m in it for the long haul.  After all, I have all this fabric and wool just waiting to be transformed into quilts, rugs and other goodies!

Kaarenheartname

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BubzRugz said...

Hi Kaaren, .... will be thinking of you lots .... take care and all the best for a full recovery....
Hugz

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Kaaren, Take care my friend. I will miss your blog but totally understand. We will be waiting for your return. Prayers are being said for you from Washington State! Hugs, Karen

Colleen said...

Prayers! Stay strong! And from a survivor stay positive and as creatively active as possible. I started making jewelry because I could do it lying in bed! Prayers!

JessicaSews said...

I will be thinking of you, Kaaren. Sending healing prayers and well wishes your way.

Marian said...

I will miss reading your blog but wish you all the best, and a speedy recovery. I am a volunteer driver for cancer patients in Halton Hills (near Toronto) and I am happy to say that we have a lot of happy endings. Remember that there are so many readers of your blog that are cheering you on! Hugs, Marian

Marie said...

Karen as I work on my Raggedy Anne each night I will say an extra prayer for you and your hubby too. God bless you both and keep you in the palm of His hand. Many hugs, Marie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A prayer will be said with each stitch I take. As much as I enjoy your blog and patterns, your health and wellbeing if foremost. Gentle Hugs.

marina said...

I wish you all the best for your recovery. I will be thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts.

Monica said...

Take care of yourself and know that we'll all be praying for your speedy recovery. May it be fastest recovery EVER!

Tudy said...

You will be in my prayers. I sure hope everything works out for the best.

Miriam said...

Wishing you a swift and complete recovery Kaaren.
Take care.

Trish said...

Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. Take care and we will be thinking of you.

Charmed Life said...

Sending wishes and blessings your way for a speedy recovery.

WoolenSails said...

Kaaren,
I am so sorry to hear that things didn't go well and you will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take time for yourself and I hope you will say hi when you can, to let us know how you are doing.

Debbie

Lori said...

Ah shoot! When I saw trhe title of the post my heart sunk. You have a lot of people praying for you. I'll be praying for wisdom and strength.
((((((((((hugs)))))))))

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Kaaren,you will be in my thoughts and prayers. We will certainly miss you and your blogging, but your health is so much more important. I hope that you will be able to do an occasional update. We have grown to love you and only desire the best for you as you walk on this new path. Take care my friend.

Betty said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you for the long haul. I want you to know that I have finished stitching mey Raggedy and Friends blocks. I will be finishing the last setting blocks soon. I will be remembering you as I work on the great and generous gift from you. Please keep us posted as best you can.

Diane said...

Dear Kaaren,
wanted you to know that I am praying for you.... to a God who loves you dearly. Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God". Please speak to Him and really listen. He offers a peace that surpasses all understanding. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus". Phillippians 4:6 I am hoping that you will be blessed with caring people, warm and compassionate care and faithful friends........God's speed to a full recovery and many years of joy.

anneke said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope for the best.

Kathy said...

Take care! I am praying and proclaiming a complete recovery! I am a cancer survivor of 7.5 years and I will honestly say I believe that it was the Grace of God and all the prayers said in my name that got me thru this experience. Please know that you, too, will be covered in prayer!

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry, Kaaren. Please know that you have my prayers and we will all look forward to having you back and healthy again. Hugs.

Janet said...

Prayers and healing energy being sent your way. We'll be here when you're ready to return.

Stephanie said...

The power of positive thinking is strong. I hope you can feel the energy coming your way. Take good care and we'll be waiting for you when you can come back.

Candace said...

Mr. Squash and I are so sorry to hear of the results, Kaaren. There is great medicine out there nowadays and your positive attitude is the best medicine. We'll think of you each and every day. Take care!

BJ said...

Definitely not the news you, or any of us, wanted to hear. But at least you know and can move forward and get on top of it. With the positive attitude you have you are well on your way in this battle. You will be greatly missed, but you are doing the right thing. Just know that whenever you want to pop in there will be lots of us waiting. We're praying for you and cheering you on.

Muddling Through said...

Kaaren, I'll be believing with you for a quick recovery. Nothing is too hard for our God! Hugs, Elaine

By Hoki Quilts said...

Don't you think you are going to get rid of me and my virtual hugs for you that easy Miss Kaaren - I have your e-mail address and there is no way on this earth that I am going to let you retreat to heal without me popping in from time to time to top up the hugs for you.
mwah
Miche'le

tink's mom said...

Kaaren, I will say prayers from here in NJ, as will your other followers from around the globe.

Selina

Darlene said...

Oh my dear friend, Kaaren, I wish I could physically give you lots of healing hugs but I hope you can feel them. I will be praying very hard - take good care.

Patty said...

Kaaren, best to you will be sending prayers and positive thoughts God bless you on your journey.

Annie said...

Lemonade, lemon curd, lemon meringue pie......plenty of options! Take care Karen and Mr PWQ - in the midst of the long haul there will be blessings...sometimes you'll just need to search a little harder to find them. Can't wait for you to share them with us when it's time for you to return to Blogland xoxoxox

MARY PERNULA said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, hope all goes well, take care of you. HUGS MARY

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

my thoughts are with you. Stay strong!

Amy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for your recovery.

Lizzie said...

Take care Kaaren and let Mr PQ spoil you a little. See you at the other end when you're on the way to being healthy and fit again...
Lizzie
xxx

Gayle said...

Oh Dear! You will be greatly missed in blogland Kaaren, but we certainly understand that you have more important things to deal with right now. Here's hoping for the best!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you lots of love and good wishes from USA...New Hampshire...

~Laurie~ said...

Oh sweetie - I'm sorry for the news about the biopsy. I will be thinking of you and praying for you in the coming days. Sometimes these things can turn out to be blessings - all the hard work you've put into your new home and the new wool fun that you've found may be a comfort to you as you heal. You are so loved here in blogland - by people like me that don't really know you - but love the person we do know. If that makes sense. We learn so much about each other with these blogs - it does feel like we know each other. I think you could teach Mr. PQ how to post now and then to let us know how you are doing - we will all be worried and thinking of your progress. Take care sweet pea!!! And remember you are NEVER alone!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kaaren, I read your blog, and I love it. Too shy to comment before. When my youngest child had cancer 10 years ago, my lovely brother-in-law told me that he hoped that it would be a tiny blip in her history. It helped us a lot. I hope the same for you. Best, best wishes for a speedy recovery. From a fan in Ontario.

Sheila said...

Take care Kaaren, my thoughts will be with you in this new journey to health .hugs Sheila

Doniene said...

I'll be praying!!!

Blessings

Anonymous said...

Kaaren wishing you lots of luck and good wishes from NH....

Farm Girl said...

I will be putting you on my prayer list and will keep you in my prayers.

sunny said...

So sorry to hear your news. I'll be another prayer warrior for you. Take good care of yourself.

Ariane said...

Kaaren, I will be saying a prayer for you. Take care of yourself, and get better. Hugs Ariane

julieQ said...

Kaaren, I am so sorry for the positive biopsy. Hope this is just a bump in the road for you...many hugs and many positive thoughts and prayers are headed to you...did you feel them just smack you?

Charlsey said...

You have such a wonderful upbeat attitude, I know you will do well. Will be praying for you and the wisdom of the doctors and treatment providers.

Hugs

What Comes Next? said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm so sorry to hear that, but know we are all sending you the warmest and most positive of vibes. Your attitude goes a long way too!
Hugs!

Brenda said...

I would send you a truckload of sugar for your lemonade if it would help! My MIL has been C free for 11 years now, you can do it.

Susannah said...

You are so sweet, Kaaren. You (and Mr. PQ) will be added to my prayers everyday and I will continue for as long as needed. This is just a bump in the road and soon all will be well.

Hugs,Susannah

Ps - I will really miss you!

Chris said...

Hi Kaaren,
Will think of you often. It's a time you need to put all your energies into getting yourself healthy. Take care......

Jeanne said...

You will sort this out and make a plan in a few days. My prayers go out for you and your family until then. I'm glad to read you are in a healing mode.

Anonymous said...

Of course you don't know me and I don't "know" you personally. Your blog makes me feel as if I do though, and I most definately will be thinking of you and praying for a good outcome to this bump in the road. You take care and keep on thinking of the end of the treatment and back to normal! It happens every day! Hugs from Linda L. in Texas

Gra said...

Extra positive thoughts are on their way to you!!!!! Stay strong and keep thinking of all the stuff you will soon be making with your fabric and wool. I will stay around here, even if it is reading old posts until you recover and come back.
Hugs, dear friend!!

Terry said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way Kaaren! I can't wait to see what you create during your time away from blogland! :0)

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Prayers and healing wishes from Minnesota to you. Take care of yourself!

Kathy said...

Kaaren, My prayers are offered for you for healing and courage. Your move to the new home was meant for good things...you'll have beautiful views and a wool hobby to help and heal you. My prayers, too, for Mr. PQ. It won't be easy for either of you...and I just lift you up to God's care and healing. I wish I could be with you to run for things, to listen, to help... Keep in touch when you can. With love from PA. I

Pat said...

Kaarn, so sorry to hear this news. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.

Janet said...

Oh, Kaaren, I am so sorry to hear of your news. You will be in my prayers. Attitude is half the battle!! Take care. Hugs Janet

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Kaaren, Hugs and good thoughts and prayers are going your way from California. Cheri

PatchworkRose said...

Kaaren, I agree with your philosophy. Only I'd make Lemon Curd. Will miss you but please keep that positive outlook it is so important.Besides like you say there is too much fabric that needs to be created into quilts :-)
Please take care and fight,
Biggest Hug
Lynne

Julia said...

Wishing you a swift and complete recovery Kaaren...hope to see you back here soon.
Take care and time to heal.
Julia ♥

Rita said...

Kaaren, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourself.

Diane H said...

Dear dear Kaaren, God is really going to know your name! Will stayed tuned for your triumphant return and keep you in my prayers.

Sheila said...

Hello Kaaren, Take care of yourself. I will be sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Joan said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kaaren. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery! Hugs, Joan

Barb said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God bless you with renewed health.

Annette said...

You are in my prayers and in my heart. Take care and come back to us soon...all well and sound.

Ronda said...

Kaaren, I will miss your blog very much and look forward to seeing you up and smiling again soon! praying for a speedy recovery by blogging friend.

María Cristina said...

Que su tratamiento y recuperación sea breve y favorable!!
Abrazos!!

Kathleen said...

Kaaren, I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers...God Bless You....

Quiltingdaisy said...

We Love You!!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Sending light and love your way.
xx, shell

Kathy said...

We will all be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way. We'll miss your blog, so get well soon and hurry back!

Quilt n Queen said...

Kaaren, your #1 priority now is taking care of yourself....and getting healthy again. We will miss you, that goes without saying....stay strong...stay positive. Laughter is great medicine. Looking forward to hearing from you after you win this battle. Take care...prayers and well wishes are coming your way from Michigan.....!!

Julia Wood said...

Blessings and prayers are with you.
Julia

Sue said...

Kaaren, I know you can win this battle with your positive outlook, good care and the support of Mr PQ.
All these people are praying for you and sending you good wishes including me. Looking forward to your healthy return to blogging. Hugs Sue xx

Sandi said...

Kaaren,

Healing thoughts of support to you, may your journey be straight and true and short.

Take care, enjoy your garden during your treatments and know we are thinking of you always

Paula and Mel said...

I got goose bumps and chills as I read your blog. Oh, you will be missed,but, Take the time you need to heal. I will pray for you and you will be my thoughts every day.
We will all be here waiting for you and cheering you on. Now go take care of yourself.
Hugs
Paula

lulu said...

I'mm so sorry to hear this news Kaaren but you are taking the right stance in focusing mainly on your health. My prayers are with you and your husband in this struggle.
hugs
Nan

Doodlebug Gail said...

You don't know me but I feel like I know you through your blog - I've been a reader for a long time. So sorry to hear that your health isn't what you'd like it to be. My prayers and best wishes for a full recovery. Gail in Toronto

Diane said...

I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts-
Diane

Michele Hester said...

I will be praying that your lemonade turns out nice and sweet!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I'll be thinking of you - happy thoughts and positive prayers coming your way!

STUDIO CRAFTS BY KAREN said...

Kaaren. My dad got his results last week from his biopsy and yes our worst fears were also realized. His treatment started yesterday. I will have you in my prayers with him and wish you both a speedy recovery. Will miss your blog until you resume it again. Stay positive. Karen from Victoria Australia...

tpott said...

Please try to stay positive. Make plans for future quilting trips and family get togethers. Let friends and family help you and even spoil you occasionally. It will help both of you cope. I've been thru breast cancer, my sick sense of humor helped me cope and even laugh at the strangest times. Everyone deals differently, I wish you well on this journey. Be strong, knowing all our love, faith and prayers are being sent your way. Hugs, Toni Anne ;>

paulette said...

Oh Kaaren!!! I'm so sorry to hear this!! You have got the right attitude...lean on that man of yours and kick this out of your sand box!! You got too much playtime ahead of you!! Take as much time off as you need...we will be here waiting! My thoughts are with you...and I'm sending a big HUG your way!!
You take care and get better!
Paulettexo

Mimi said...

Oh Kaaren, my heart goes out to you. I will say lots of prayers for you and if there is anything you need, please let me (us) know. Don't stay away too long. Keep us updated so that we can give you encouragement when you need it. Prayers are coming your way.

James-Linda said...

BLESS YOU WITH ALL THE VERY BEST!

Cathi said...

Kaaren, I'll be thinking of you and waiting for your return. Lots of gentle hugs from Toronto.Cathi

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Kaaren. So sorry to see the news. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to help or keep your spirits up. Your in my prayers.

grandmarockton said...

Please from one survivor to another (YOU) please keep the Faith we're here for you, PRAYERS

LibbiesHome said...

I won't stop praying for you and your husband!

Alice I. said...

I'll admit, Kaaren, that I wasn't sure I wanted to read your post today. However, you have many good, caring folks praying for your complete recovery and that's a great first step on this leg of your journey. I will miss your blog posts but your health comes first. I will continue to pray for you and Mr. PQ too.

ferne said...

So sorry to read this post. My prayers are with you along with all the amazing support of your other blog friends. If down the road you decide that blogging will help your healing process you know we will all be ready and eager to read your words!

Judy C said...

Karen, sending you positive thoughts and many prayers, will think of you often until you return.

Kris said...

Kaaren - You will be missed but I am so glad you have Mr. Painted Quilt to help you and support you through this newest journey!! I pray for a very happy ending for you!! Care good, good care of YOU!! Warmly, Kris

Jackie said...

Stay positive, and remember that a lot of people are praying for you. We will all be waiting to hear from you when you get ready!
Hugs, Jackie

GerryART said...

GREAT HUGE POSITIVE THOUGHTS for
both you and your hubby.
You'll be in my thoughts daily, Kaaren.

All My Love and Hugs,
Gerry

Thanks for all the great music on your playlist. :^)

Darlene B said...

My best to you and your husband during this time of treatment/ recovery....Take care! We'll look forward to hearing from you whenever you are ready to come back.

quiltingcarpenter said...

Karen - sure will miss you and your blog but you and your health are most important. You are in my prayers and we are expecting a full recovery for you. Stay positive and creative.
Hugs and take care my friend - Shirley

Kathryn said...

Best wishes, Kaaren. I'm miss your news from Nova Scotia. I am supporting a friend with cancer and I'll think of you as I'm helping her this year. Take care.

Kim said...

Kaaren,
You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Come back to us soon....

Christine said...

Prayers for you to get thru this well and strong!!
christine

Red Heads said...

Dearest Kaaren, My friend you are in our prayers. As you can see with all these well wishers we want nothing but good health & happiness for you & hubby. Life leads us down many different paths Kaaren & I am sure you will come to the end of this path soon & be stronger & WELL in your spirit & body. Bless you both & I will pray for good things for you. Blessings dear friend. Dianne

Susan said...

Praying for you, Kaaren. Hugs, Susan

Allie said...

Kaaren, you take whatever time you need, you are in my prayers for a full and complete recovery, hon. I'm glad to hear that you're upbeat and staying positive - that will be a huge benefit in your recovery, girl!

onlymehere said...

God bless you Kaaren. I'll be praying for the best possible outcome for you. I'll miss hearing your updates and seeing your beautiful work but I understand that you have to take care of getting better and be with those who matter most (family and loved ones). Hopefully you can update us with a sentence or two when you get a minute but if not we all understand.
Cindy

Lindah said...

Praying for you!

Anne said...

Holy moly Kaaren, I am so behind in my blog reading and read all your posts. Just wanted to send you my best wishes and positive thoughts. I'll be thinking about you. Come back to blogging when you're ready and we'll all be here!

Miss 376 said...

Will be thinking of you both and wishing you all the very best for a full recovery.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Prayers Kaaren from a twenty-four year survivor.

Sherri said...

Take good care of yourself Kaaren. I will be praying for you and sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

Karen said...

All the best. My prays and positive thoughts are with you.

Janet said...

Kaaren, Thinking of you and wrapping you in healing vibes. Take care of yourself.

isa13 said...

Hi Kaaren
I send you all my best friendly thoughts from France.

Dianne said...

Sending prayers and big hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery Kaaren. Kind Regards Dianne.

Yvonne said...

I read your blog with great interest and I can understand that you just want to recover now. Take your time and I will be waiting. Greetings from the Netherlands.

Cattinka said...

Think positive and get well soon.
KATRIN W.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I wish you a full and speedy recovery. Take care.
Blessings and healing,
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Be strong! Best thoughts for you.
Françoise

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

There is life after a cancer diagnosis - been given it twice. Rest when you are tired, decide what you are going to do with the energy you have each day, use it and let the rest of your activities wait for another day.
Get out of doors as often as you can, and feel the grass with your bare feet. Sit and watch the trees in your yard - they are a gift to lift you spirit. You are not alone on this journey and I will hold your hand. Email me when you have a need - there are no dumb questions left (I have asked them all). Hugs to you - The Can Do Woman!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kaaren, My prayer has gone up for you, DH, and medical personnel. That the Lord will provide the right doctors and treatment(s) that you will need. Also, that you will feel His nearness as you face this new lemon in your life.
Cris in western Washington, USA

Stephanie Pettengell said...

So many thoughts will be going in your direction, keep smiling and .......keep stitching and all will be well. X

miek 2 said...

Hello Kaaren, i had hoped for better news for you.
i wish you a lot of strength and love for you and mr.paintedquilt for the next following time.
dogs give a lot of love too, so cuddle yuor dog a lot!!
i`ll be thinking of you and mr.paintedquilt and will waith for you here.
greetings

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Hi Kaaren, I hope all goes well for you. Take care and best wishes, Jenny

Chookyblue...... said...

all the best Kaaren..........take care of yourself..........

Siobhan said...

Kaaren, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourself, my friend, and know that you are being thought of and prayed for. xoxo

Sunnybec said...

Kaaren, if thoughts and good wishes could get you through this you would be well in no time. We are all behind you on this giving you all the strength and support you want. You will be in my thoughts until you return. Hurry back. Hugs Linda x

Sheila said...

Kaaren, Take care and know that prayers are being said for you and Mr. Painted Quilt. Stay positive.

Sheila

Karen said...

Thinking of you and very sincerely hope you win the fight.

Janet said...

I'm going to be thinking of you and sending prayers and virtual hugs for a long time and for Mr Painted Quilt too as the both of you face your challenges. Much love for you both.

Kigwit said...

Take good care of yourself and DH. I'll be praying for effective and quick treatment f.or you

ladychiara said...

Kaaren thinking of you and your loved ones as you face this difficult life challenge. Sending peace and healing energies to you. May the warmth and love from your many online friends bring you strength and courage. Gentle hugs

Julie in the Barn said...

I'm sending positive vibes and healing wishes for a quick recovery. I know you will be back soon but meanwhile I'll miss you and think of you every day until you are well again.

Me and My Stitches said...

Take care of you and know that we will all be praying for you.

Sandy said...

Dear Kaaren,
I have been thinking of you so much and sending prayers your way. This is not the news we wanted but I am sure you are in the best hands and hopefully the prayers of your friends from all over the world will give you strength as you continue the journey of regaining good health.We are sending hugs your way. From Pa.Love to you.

Mumbly52 said...

Am sending the very best of warm thoughts your way! Your wonderful attitude is a great start!

Anonymous said...

Kaaren, this is Beth from Alberta. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive and strong. I wish you a speedy recovery. I have finished my Raggedy quilt top and look forward to having it quilted so I can show you photos. I look forward to doing more of your patterns.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Hugs and prayers Kaaren

Maribel said...

My thought s and prayers are with you. Love from Spain

Maxine said...

Kaaren and Mr. PQ, take care of each other and yourselves. Know that many many prayers are being said for you.

JCnNC said...

We will all definitely miss reading your everyday happenings, but know that everyday you will be taking care of yourself first and that is as it should be. You will be a constant in prayers and thoughts and know we send all our strength to you. Judy C in North Carolina sends her best

Natasha said...

I am wishing you a speedy recovery. I have been a reader since last October. My son loves to listen to Shaboom while I read through your latest happenings and projects. I will miss your blog while you are healing but want you to take your time and tackle your current hurdle. Blessings to you!

Anna said...

have what I call the "ugly cry" then baby steps forward...you have a ton of ideas and projects that need to get done!

Janet said...

My very best wishes and wellness thoughts go with you on this part of your life's journey - I look forward to seeing you blogging very soon.

pinsandneedles said...

Oh Kaaren...I will miss you but please take care of yourself. I will keep you in my prayers for a quick and easy recovery!

Anonymous said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers - hoping for a very speedy and full recovery. Keep thinking positive thoughts.

Will miss your posts.

Charlotte

Ulla said...

Kaaren, I'm sending you hugs from my Raggedy Ann and Andy! Our best wishes for your recovery.

Tiffaney said...

Kaaren, Prayers for you and I can't wait for your healthy return.

Quilt Hollow said...

No words can express what I feel in my heart....just know....I'm sending healing wishes and prayers.

Vicki B said...

Healing can be yours. Read some of Dr. Wayne Dyers books on believing you are well. Say affirmations about being healthy daily and let yourself feel what that would feel like (or may feel like if you feel well now). Eat lots of healthy vegetables and fruit - organic if possible and believe in the love others show you.
Love

Lilian Pilar said...

Kaaren, te envío un graaan abrazo y muchísima fuerza en este momentos.
Las mayores de la vibras positivas para ti..
Besitos

Lily una chilena afincada en Madrid. España

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Kaaren... Best of luck to you and I will keep you in my prayers in Wisconsin... hopes that all will be well....We will look for your return with wonderful news... Good Luck... Hugs Jean :)

Mary C in WA said...

Taking care of yourself is the most IMPORTANT thing for you to do right now. You will be in my prayers!

Wool Crazy said...

Kaaren....Take care of yourself and get well soon! We will all be thinking of you.

Vickie said...

Kaaren, take care, stay positive, and
creative! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
With lots of hope,
Vickie

shawkl said...

Mind over matter! Try to stay positive and take care of yourself. We'll be out here cheering for you!
Kathy

Heartsdesire said...

Keep that positive and upbeat spirit Kaaren. We will all miss your blog, but first things first. Take care of yourself and all the best for a full recovery.

Laura said...

Kaaren - I will miss your blog, but understand that you need to take care of yourself now. You have many prayers and people thinking of you wishing you well and mine are with theirs. I wish the best and a fast recovery.

Karen said...

You have lots of friends, Kaaren, as I can see by the number of comments you have have received already.

I will miss you and I am hoping for the very best outcome. Staying positive is definitely a good thing.

Poppyprint said...

Kaaren, my friend Paulette shared your lemony news and I just wanted to come over and add my well wishes to the growing list of sweet comments from other blogging friends. You're half way there if you have a positive attitude and believe in your wellness. All the best to you for a full recovery.

Laurel from Virginia said...

Dearest Kaaren....
Please....put your right hand on your left shoulder....put your left hand on your right shoulder...now squeeze just a tiny bit so you can feel the hug I can only send you this way.....
God bless you...

SueB said...

Hi Kaaren, I will be thinking of you. I will miss you and your blog. Stay strong. I will think of you every stitch I take on my wool, because you have taught me everything I know about it. I cant wait for your return Prayers from Virginia.

AnnieO said...

Oh, my. Sorry to hear you have some lemons piled up! Glad to know your spirits are positive. Thinking healing thoughts for you and hugs to Mr. Painted Quilt.

conny's quilts said...

Best wishes for you Kaaren! Go for it! I will be thinking of you

grendelskin said...

If anyone can successfully make lemonade it'll be you. Keep strong, we'll be glad to hear from you when you can post and when you can't, we'll just send good wishes your way.

Sheila said...

Sending positive vibes and and praying for you.
Hugs

Anne said...

Kaaren

I've enjoyed your stories and your blogs and I will say a prayer each evening for you and your hubby. I wish you the best

Anne

Marls said...

Kaaren, take care and all the very best wishes for your journey ahead.

MoeWest said...

Take care of yourself and stay positive. We will miss your blog, but we'll all be here when you are recovered. Best wishes for a full recovery. Hugs to you and Mr. PQ.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm sick to hear about that. I'm so sorry. You'll be in for a haul of lemons but your spirit will sweeten the haul. You're a fantastic person and I've so enjoyed our acquaintanceship. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Prayers will help you I know that. Keep us informed. We really care.

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Kaaren... been too long since I've visited and now this news. :-(

Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time for a speedy recovery and strength for this journey ahead.

Take good care... hugs,
Karen

"The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

Doneworkin2 said...

Kaaren, take care and know that there are alot of us in cyberspace who will be thinking of you and speaking your name in our prayers.
I will miss hearing of your gardens and the "new house". I have enjoyed watching the progress. I understand what your mission is now, be strong. Will await your return.

Joy said...

Oh Kaaren I'm so sorry you didn't get more positive news. Take all the time you need to heal and know that we'll all be here praying for you while you do.
Sending loads of love and hugs your way ......
Joy xxx

Sandy said...

Prayers and lovely thoughts will be heading your way from NE Ohio. Prayers are powerful and it looks like you will be uplifted by many! Stay positive and fill your "spare" times with sewing....
Hugs, Sandy

Quilting Kim said...

I am very sorry to hear your news, especially as someone who has been there, done that. It's time to get on that warrior gear and "Fight Like A Girl"! My thoughts, prayers and good wishes will be with you on this journey.

Marge said...

Best wishes for a complete recovery. Keep that positive attitude. Stay strong. We will be here when you return.

Blessings, Kaaren, many blessings!

Bertie said...

May you have a very speedy recovery Kaaren, and wishing you strength with your treatment:))

ann said...

Kaaren
We will be here with you and prayers coming with us. Bless you

Tarnyia said...

WOW so many wonderful comments just shows how much you are liked/loved/appreciated/respected... we will all miss you while you are away working on your health... make sure you DO have lots of hand sewing that you can just pick up anytime and do a little bit just to keep the mind a little busy... thats what I did... and if MR PQ can come on every now and then and just let us all know that you are doing ok... biggest hugs from Aussie Land xxxxxx

LesQuilts said...

Wow Kaaren!
So many hugs! I bet if we connected every blogger on a globe with pins and red yard, we would be able to wrap your world with a non-stop hug!
Wishing you all the best. If there is anyone who could let us know how you are doing, and then we could resend our love, I'm sure that would be powerful healing medicine!
Thinking of you, Take care, Leslie

Amy R said...

Dear Kaaren,

Will be thinking about you and praying for you as you and your husband work your way through this bump in the road. Hang in there! We'll be here when you are feeling up to returning~

Maryjo said...

Hugs and prayers are coming your way from Iowa!

Tonya said...

Many of us are praying for you!!

sandra said...

Hi Kaaren , I am a breast cancer surviour for 6 years, put yourself in God's hands. stay positive and take good care of yourself. Love and healing prayers are with you. Sandra

carol fun said...

Sending positive thoughts and heartfelt prayers for a speedy recovery - take good care of yourself -

Sara said...

I am so sorry you are having health problems!! I will be keepin you in my thoughts and prayers!!

Sandy said...

I'll be thinking of you and sending positive "vibes" as you work to beat this load of lemons, Kaaren. Best wishes coming your way.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your news was not good. Will keep you in my prayers. Will miss your blog. Take care. Hugs,
Darlis

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending healing energy and a big virtual hug your way.

AdyQuilts said...

Dear Kaaren, take care of yorself - I'm sending my best wishes for a full recovery. I'll be thinking of you - Ady in Israel

Vivian said...

Kaaren, know that you will have many prayers flying your way.

Hands Sew Full said...

I will add you to my prayer list and hope that you are well cared for and recover quickly. Big hugs and positive thoughts are coming your way from The "No Coast" part of Canada.

Becky R said...

Prayers and good thoughts flowing your way. Will also be waiting for the return to your blog.

Ter'e said...

Kaaren:
Look at all the people who love you and will be your prayer warriors. You have quite a team behind you!!!! Myself included.
We'll be at your beck and call. Just tell us when you want us all back in your life of Blogland.
I'll be offering prayers and long distance hugs from 'afar.
Love you and Mr. PQ,
Ter'e

pinsandgiggles said...

Karen, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Know that there are so many of us out here wishing you the best!

Kate said...

Kaaren, prayers are being said and also being sent from my little corner of the Shetland Isles here. Take care, we're all here waiting for your return and will miss you and your blogging greatly!
Kate

jtquilts said...

Sending all good wishes and heartfelt prayers for God's best for both of you. I will miss you and wait for your return . . . .

Linda H said...

Kaaren, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending positive vibes and best wishes from Fredericton, NB

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