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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Anonymous said...

Kaaren, everyone has said it all. We will miss your blog everyday. I wish you were near so we could all give you a hug. You know we are as near as an email and if you ever want to talk, just let me know, I will send you my phone number. You are in my prayers.

Mieke said...

Dear Kaaren, After scrolling thru 200 wellwishing comments I can only say I agree with every one of them. I can only add my sympathy and wish you and Mr.PQ all the best. If I were in NS today I would come over and give you a big hug.
Mieke

andsewon said...

Wishing you well on this get well journey.
Godspeed.

Adriana Dinis said...

Have faith, get well soon!

Kathy MacKie said...

Prayers and positive wishes are sent your way.

Shelley said...

Absolutely positive prayers going to you and hubby. We will miss you but you need to get better and come back as soon as you are :) Lots of lemonade being served at my house too...sweet ginger cookies go great with lemonade so try some of those! ((((Hugs))))

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaaren: I will be praying for your speedy recovery, and look forward to your return to blogland. Thinking about you and sending many warm hugs!!!!

Mary said...

Keep up the positive attitude. You will be missed in blogland, but we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Jen said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and sending positive love to you. Stay strong and positive. You are a strong and positive woman and we will miss you while you are healing. But we will see you soon. Hugs, Jen from CA.

Wendyb said...

Oh Kaaren....our thoughts and prayers are with you dearheart! Despite your hiatus, we will be all 'with you' so never feel alone!
Take care lovely lady
XXX Sugary healing hugs
Wendy :O)

Vicki ♥ said...

I truly hope and pray for you Kaaren and wish you every get well wish there is :) Mega hugs to you and take care :) Hugs Vicki

DianneB said...

I hope your recovery and healing are as quick as possible. All the best to you for a strong recovery. Keep family and friends by your side! Hugs from the other end of the country - BC.

MB in MI said...

May God bless you and see you safely through this very rough patch! :)

Debbie Lou said...

Hi, Kaaren!! I haven't kept up with your blog for awhile and was so sad to hear of your health issues. I know you will come through like a trooper. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take time for YOU and get well.

Lesauri said...

Prayers and well wishes are being sent your way. Get well soon!

lynneUSA said...

Thinking of you, let us all know how you are getting on and know that younger loved

Anonymous said...

Kaaren,
Sending you lots of prayers and good thoughts from Iowa. I will put your name on our prayer chain. I love following your blog and I'm happy you are all settled in your new home. Get well soon! Joan

Sue from Cyprus said...

Sending you Hugs from Cyprus. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive.

Sue from Cyprus

Unknown said...

Kaaren, from the southern hemisphere, here in Australia, keep your chin up and God Bless you and your DH at this rough time in your lives. Will be praying for you down here!!!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Will be holding you in prayer, sweetheart. God bless you through every moment, every sunrise, every trial.
You are appreciated and loved, Kaaren - and that fabric and wool really needs you to bring it to life. :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

Grace said...

you are in my thoughts ... it too shall pass and you will be more than fine again ...

Béa said...

All my heart and wishes for you, dear friend. Take care and lot of hugs and kisses from France.

Sew Useful Designs said...

All the best to you Kaaren, you are in my prayers. I'm so glad to hear that your positive upbeat personality is shining through.

Love and best wishes,
Vikki xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

suz said...

We'll be adding you to our prayer list and I know everything will go well. Sending good thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.

Patty C. said...

Prayers to you and your family !!!!!
We will be here when you are ready :)

Bonnie said...

God bless and take care. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Penny said...

Sending healing hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery. ((((hugs))))

Maria said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and hopr to see you back soon.

Jane said...

Kaaren...keep the postive attitude as the mind is a powerful thing. Know that I am sending good energy your way and praying for a full and speedy recover for you from across the country in Northern Alberta. {{{hug}}}

Raymond Homestead said...

Praying for you Kaaren!

Laine said...

Sending you a virtual hug and many prayers your way. Take care of yourself and keep positive thoughts.

Digitalgran said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Kaaren.

Rebecca Merry said...

Prayers to you and your family! Take care and wishing you all the best!

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Wishing you all the best for a full recovery and sending you lots of positive thoughts from little Belgium!

Deb said...

Kaaren I can see you have much support and I am sure with your new friends in your new home you will recover with new horizons ahead.
I will be thinking of you and hope that your recovery is speedy...big bear hugs go your way from Ontario

barcord said...

Hi Kaaren, Lots of love and prayers for you as you journey through this difficult time in your life. May you be aware of God's love and care each day. Prayer knows no barriers. There are three of us here who will hold you in prayer on this journey. Love B x

Karen L. said...

Darn! I had my heart set on negative findings. Well, you go fight your battle and get back to us when the battle is won. In the meantime, you will be in a lot of peoples' prayers. Now go on .... get yourself healed!!!

Enchie said...

Kaaren, I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Get well and all the best for a full recovery. (((HUGS)))

Enchie said...

Kaaren, you will be in my thouhgts and prayers. Wishing you all the best a a full recovery. (((HUGS)))

marylouweidman said...

Kaaren, God loves you and we are all praying for a great outcome and ideas for lovely things to make when you feel better.
As I say "Give God your problems and go to sleep because He is up all night anyway."
Godspeed to YOU

marian said...

Kaaren, i LOVE your positive attitude and i will be sending a truckload of positive affirmations your way!! you are a loving & generous person and you deserve the very BEST in return!! cheery hugs, Marian in Aus xo

Andrea said...

many positive vibes for your speedy recovery,
Strength!

Marit Johanne said...

I pray for you Kaaren. Take all the time and energy you need to get well.

Elinor said...

Oh Kaaren, I'm so sorry...
I'll miss you and your blog !
But I'll be thinking of you and wainting for your return, very soon I'm sure !
Take care of you !
Best wishes from France,
Sylvie

Anonymous said...

Kaaen,

It has all been said before, but my thoughts and prayers are with you in this next chapter. Positive minds and busy hands when possible should help when you are able. Enjoy your garden and nature and remember you are in our thoughts always.
Dianne

Robin said...

Will miss your postings but more important will be saying prayers and holding warms thoughts and wait for your return to bloggin. Stay strong, stay positive.

Anonymous said...

Kaaren, get well and do what you need to do. I will keep you in my prayers and send positive thoughts as I work on my Raggedy blocks.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kaaren, I am so sorry, prayers are on the way to a speedy recovery. xx

Nancy said...

Hi Karen. Hang in there. I know from my own recent health experience how scarry this time can be. Know that you are being prayed for. We are waiting for your healthy return!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Prayers for you as you continue on this journey may you heal quickly.

edyB said...

Good Thoughts by the bushel are coming your way ~ to both of you.
Stay strong!
Here comes a big hug, too!

deb-bee said...

Kaaren, baskets full of best wishes. Hang in there...

Gail said...

Karen,
Take care of yourself and get well soon. Sending you good thoughts and prayers from New Hampshire. I love your blog and will miss your posts. Hurry back soon!

Gail

Sylvia said...

I just came across your blog. As a cancer survivor I know a little of what you are feeling. What ever the treatment take it one day at a time. One day the treatments will be over. You will start feeling a new normal. I am 8 years out. Even in 8 year treatment has gotten so much better. I will put you on my prayer list. Hope you are back at your blog soon.

Shari said...

Have courage dear Kaaren and take heart that we are all here praying for you.

Elyte said...

If you need to talk or yell or scream or laugh or cry just email any or all of us, we'll be here, with you in our thoughts.

Carrie P. said...

so sorry to read the news but I think a lot of people are praying for you. Take care of yourself.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Kaaren I'm so sorry to read your news. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts that you make a full recovery! (((hugs)))

Melanie said...

Don't you dare give up....Take it ...just take it easy...It's a road block,yes...but road blocks come down and traffic moves on through. I do believe all things work for good for those who believe. You'll stay in my prayers.. Hold tight to your faith, sounds like you got a great guy to lean on....

Kim said...

I am completely stunned by this news and truly sorry to hear it. I am glad that you shared with us so we can offer our support, having been on the receiving end of many prayers and kind words myself, I know this can make all the difference and truly lifts us up. Please know that I am wishing you all the best as you move forward to wellness. Here's one more hug to add to the many that were already sent.

May Britt said...

Big hugs from me. Stay strong!

Yuki said...

Stay positive, take care and put yourself FIRST!! You are in my thoughts. Get better so we all can enjoy your blog

ttfn :) Yuki

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Take good care of yourself. Keeping you in my prayers.

Billie in TX

Francisca R. said...

Dear Kaaren, my thoughts and prayers are with you! You brought us so many happy moments, I hope we can give you some back.
Hugs, Francisca

Mary L. said...

Prayers are with you.

Jantine said...

Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you!

jeanettesquiltin said...

Sending healing prayers your way.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, I have been off the radar for a good long while. I have been reading a my favorite blogs but just mainly lurking. BUT, I just had to let you know that you will be in my thoughts and my constant prayers. Hugs...

Stephanie D said...

Sending lots of prayers to be the "sugar" in your "lemonade". Look for blessings--sometimes they are disguised--but God sends them to help us deal with the heartaches of life.

Cheryl said...

Prayers and healing thoughts your ways...and wishes for a very speedy recovery.

Lynn B said...

Look after yourself Karen, I will certainly be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Hello Kaaren

I'm sending positive thoughts to you. Take good care of yourself.

tarabu said...

I'm late to the hug-fest, but best wishes on your recovery!

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