Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Fun Quilt Guild Program

Lucky me - part of my work is visiting guilds, promoting my books and showing my quilts to others. Last night I got to put on a show for the Village Quilters in Wheaton, IL.


Getting ready. Looks like I'm saying a little prayer but I'm just obsessing about the order of my quilts in preparation for my Show & Tell after the meeting . . . .



Susan brought some of the quilts she had made from my books. Doesn't the little signature quilt look great with a blue border?

You doll fans will love this - Darlene from the guild makes Gail Wilson dolls and brought one to show me. It matches the one that Gail made and which appears in my first book - American Doll Quilts. Isn't she sweet? I should  have photographed her on the same quilt that was in the book but didn't actually think of it until now . . . .


 

Speaking of  Wheatens in Illinois . . . weren't we?? (You knew I had to figure out a way to get in a picture of one of my dogs, didn't you?) Rigby the Wheaten Terrier seems to be doing really well. Thank you all so much for your comments and concerns about his health. He seems happy and healthy and just about normal so I can't believe he is really sick. The medication he's on is helping him to feel better and we will repeat the biopsy test and see if the results were skewed because of some inflammation from the infection. I know I may be grasping at straws here and hoping against hope but sometimes doctors make mistakes and I will make sure he is rechecked.

Last year when I was in the hospital for such a long time they told me that I might have uterine cancer. Or possibly  ovarian cancer. Then one day they thought it could be colon cancer. You can imagine the  roller coaster ride that I was on for days until all of the proper tests were done and the results came in. Turned out I had a very, very serious infection and none of those diagnoses was accurate. I had a colonoscopy last week in preparation for the final surgery I have to have in May. I needed to wait at least six months for the infection to heal before  they could complete it and the doctor says I am now clean as a whistle. I'm not looking forward to more surgery as you can imagine but I am looking forward to moving forward and putting illness behind me and just getting on with things already. Maybe take that yoga class . . .


Around here we are calling the dog "poodle leg" since he looks so silly because they had to shave his leg for the IV when they gave him anesthesia for his biopsy. The neighbors think we are just grooming him funny. I love this photo of him and sat here and waited until he was panting a bit to take it so you could see his cute teeth. He comes from a long line of pedigreed Wheaten Terrier show dogs (or so the breeder told us right before she took our check . . . ) but  cannot be considered one himself because he has a double row of teeth on the bottom! Disqualified from the AKC show ring as soon as his baby teeth fell out and the new ones came in, just like that! That's okay, we love him exactly the way he is. Please keep keeping those good thoughts for both of us.

15 comments:

  1. Love the doll quilts and fun to have dolls to go with them.
    I hope your surgery goes well and you can start feeling better.

    Debbie

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  2. Hi, Love your little dog and the quilts their wonderful.I hope you both recover quickly so you can get back to enjoying your Life.Sending good thoughts your way.Cheri

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  3. Love the doll and the quilts..you should put a bow on Rigby's leg...or maybe not...

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  4. Kathleen,
    I'm so glad that you are feeling well and on your way to a full recovery and excellent health in the future. Your pup is adorable. Quilt guilds are a wonderful way to share all of the things that we love doing.....the doll is darling!
    Wendy

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  5. Kathy and Rigby,
    You are both in my prayers and keeping all good thoughts your way. Gail Wilson dolls just seem a natural complement to your classic designs. Both of you take care, Mary

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  6. I will remenber you all in my prayers. Nice quilts!

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  7. My thoughts and prayers continue for you and your delightful little furry friend. I hope there is a good outcome for Rigby with the latest Biopsy. How funny to have two rows of front teeth, I bet he's not in the least bit bothered!!! Take care.

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  8. Glad to hear your health is on the up (right now)! I hope your surger will go well when the time comes, no complications and further infections as before. The doll is sarling and I am still totally in love with Gail's patterns and designs... I'll get mine made eventually. Glad your pooch is well. It is always so traumatic when a loved one is under the weather (furry friend or not). Have a great week!

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  9. Hi Kathy first of all good luck with your surgery. Secondly, thank you for posting about Mr R. I keep thinking about him and wondering how he is doing, that is good if he is showing no signs of being ill, as you know Sam never showed any signs either, and "touch wood" he is fine now. No, you aren't grasping at straws, it's positive thinking and we are doing that for you too! Good luck to both of you and please keep us informed of both your progress. Hugs Linda x

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  10. I like the quilt show, but I am thrilled to hear Rigby is feeling better. I wish you much success with your surgery!! Both of you are in all of our prayers.

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  11. Kathy, I'm praying everything goes well with your surgery. Rigby is a beautiful friend and I know the joy in having my friend with me for 15 years.

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  12. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. love those sweet little quilts and that little doll's adorable!
    As for Rigby he certainly looks a picture of health.
    Kathy, it's so good to hear that your infection is all cleared up too, i'm sure you're surgery will go very smoothly. You are in my thoughts & prayers..cheers, Marian x

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