and ONLY four more to go! Woo hoo!
I’m home for the weekend and never has home looked so good!
I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but I can assure you that no matter how badly one feels after chemo and radiation, I count my blessings each and every day because there are too, too many people who are so much worse off than I am.
How can I possibly thank you all for your support while I travel this bumpy road? A simple thank you just doesn’t seem to cut it but please know that I read each and every one of your comments…and more than once.
Whenever I’m feeling down, I turn on the computer and read through them again because your words provide me with the encouragement that I know will help see me through to the end of my treatments.
Unfortunately, I was not in the greatest of shape when Mr. Painted Quilt came to pick me up last Friday. I am hoping that this weekend will be better because so far this week, the nausea has been kept at bay for the most part.
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And just look what was waiting for me on our dining room table when I arrived home!
Mr. PQ never mentioned a word about there being packages and envelopes waiting for me and I can’t wait to see what they are and who they’re from. My excitement knows no bounds!
Frankie hasn’t left my side from the moment I walked in the door. He just about broke my heart with his outpouring of affection. Mac is never too far away either.
I tried some hand quilting and stitching last week but my heart just wasn’t in it. Since then, I’ve read three books and just started on my fourth. If that is what it takes to ‘fill the hole’, then I’ll just accept it and enjoy the written word.
As strange as it might seem, the creative juices haven’t stopped flowing.
Since Monday night…attributed perhaps to the ‘chemo fog’ which they keep on warning me about…*wink*… I’ve had a few design ideas floating around in my head which I committed to paper on Wednesday morning. If I didn’t do it right then, I knew the images would disappear as quickly as they surfaced. I didn’t think that I would be able to offer a new First Friday Freebie design until I was finished with my treatments, but I’m happy to say that I did come up with a design that I’d like to share with you.
Unfortunately I can only provide you with the line drawing and a few suggestions as to how to incorporate the design into a project but I’m sure that you’ll all be able to figure something out. And because I didn’t arrive home until just a short time ago after my 7:30 a.m. treatment and a two and a half hour drive, I’m a little late in getting it out to you this month. *wink*
So without further ado, my 25th FFF is entitled, Easter All Around.
Although Easter is not until the first weekend of April, perhaps this ‘extra’ time will allow us all enough time to complete our projects in time to enjoy them this year.
To download the PDF file which includes the line drawing and some general instructions only, please click HERE.
I can’t promise you anything for next month but if another design emerges, you know that you’ll be able to find it here.
In closing, please understand that my computer time is very limited and that as much as I would like to visit and leave a comment on all of your blogs and to reply as I usually do to your individual comments, it is just too physically demanding for me to do so at this time. What I will tell you is that I miss you all more than you’ll ever know and the strength that I take from your words is immeasurable.