One Year

PlaquePlaqueHappy one year!

This is the one year anniversary of my first surgery for Ovarian Cancer.  Two surgeries and one year later....I'm doing great.  I still get tired more easily than I used to but I think that is slowly getting better too!  I have wonderful family and friends who helped me through this scary and difficult time. 

I also believe quilting aided my recovery. At first I could only look at quilting magazines and dream of the projects I would like to make.  I started over at the beginning and read through all of the Elm Creek Quilts Novels. Since I couldn't do stairs yet, my husband brought one of my sewing machines upstairs and put it on the diningroom table and I started sewing for a few minutes each day.  Before long, a few minutes turned into a half hour.....then an hour...then an afternoon. When my wonderful quilting friends called and I had to tell them I wasn't able to work on my longarm machine yet, they said they'd wait for me and wished me a speedy recovery.  It helped tremendously to know I had projects waiting for me and people who value my work.  I also  appreciate the patience of my readers, as my blogging was inconsistant.  I returned to school in the fall and take naps in the afternoon!  I am able to spend a little more time on my longarm machine each week and it feels good to be getting back to normal.

The plaque pictured above was created and given to me by one of my second grader's mom from last year's class.  Every cancer has a color. Teal is the color for ovarian cancer. 

Thank you to all of you for your support, however you gave it.  I am looking forward to all of the projects on my to-do list!!!

Happy Quilting,
Laurel