Tomorrow, Mr. Painted Quilt will drop me off in Halifax where I will be spending the next six weeks from Monday to Friday undergoing both chemo and radiation treatments. I get to come home on weekends which will be something to look forward to during the long five days in a strange city and unfamiliar lodgings.
While waiting for January 23rd to arrive, I’ve been busy working on some small projects to take with me to wile away the hours between treatments.
This block from The Civil War Bride Quilt was prepped ages ago but I never got around to stitching the wool pieces onto the cotton background. Frankie is making sure that I have all the threads necessary to complete the stitching and he tells me that everything looks good to go.
My Pink Lemonade flimsy from Lori’s quilt-along is sandwiched and ready for hand quilting…
as is the Temecula Quilt Company’s 12 Days of Christmas.
Yesterday I went to our local library and borrowed a not-too-heavy, easy reading ‘chick’ book, just in case I become bored with stitching.
Although the last week has been a difficult one for various reasons, I still remain positive and consider myself fortunate to have been given the opportunity to fight this dreaded disease, unlike my Mom who passed away six short months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Because everyone reacts differently to these treatments, I don’t know how much time I’ll be able to spend on the computer. Having said that, I’m going to bid you all a fond adieu for the next six weeks while I take a bloggie break in order to be able to focus on confronting the cancer monsters head on.
March 2nd, the projected last day of my treatments, cannot come quickly enough. I’ll miss you all.
With much affection,