Since my last post I've been overwhelmed with random acts of kindness. Where do I begin? I have to say, I cannot believe how kind people have been since this whole thing began. I've been showered with flowers and gifts and I feel so undeserved. It's humbling, but so uplifting at the same time, to think that people would go so far out of their way to show their love and concern, so hopefully when I say "Thank You!!" you'll hear that it comes from the bottom of my heart with great sincerity. You will have no idea how comforting and encouraging you all have been and you keep me going. Thank you!!
I mentioned in my last post that I couldn't wait to get to my LNS (The Stitching Post) to pick out threads and fabric to get started on the violet sampler. I traveled up there on Wednesday. I was able to get most of the Au Ver A Soie silk thread that it called for. I have to say, I've never worked with Soie d'Alger before and it's so NICE! I love silk threads, they just seem to glide through the fabric. I'm getting spoiled here! I love the pattern, but it does call for a lot of counting, so I think I'll only be able to work on this in fits and starts depending on when chemo falls. I'll have to have a clear head or my counting will be off. So here is the fabric (natural linen 40 ct over two) and the threads and my progress so far, not to mention a little stash enhancement!! Thanks again Pat!!
While I was there, one of my former co-workers was at the check-out counter and she said "Oh, I nearly forgot, I made something for you!" She turned to where some models were hanging on the wall, and took down this pair of scissors and the attached fob. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I cannot believe the attention to detail this gift called for and how nicely it is finished. Can you see the pink ribbon in the bird's mouth? I nearly cried. I laughed when I tried to hug her and she said she didn't want to hurt me. I've long since healed from surgery so you can't hurt me to hug me, Wendy, and I didn't know how else to thank you. You really did surprise me and words escaped me how much it meant that you would make this for me. Thank you!!!
Yesterday DH went to get the mail, and there was a package there from Australia. Nutmegg, my cohort in the cheeky girls club, had sent me a package. Nutmegg and I share the same passion for "fit men"....and we have expressed our admiration in one of the yahoo groups we belong to. Nothing wrong with a little "eye candy", right Nutmegg? LOL Especially if we can have them wait on us while we lounge on the beach in our imaginations. Anyway, Nutmegg and I have enjoyed our little escapades as the "cheeky girls" and she has been sending funny and supportive e-mails, visited my blog and left uplifting messages (and some cheeky ones as well) and has quietly gone about surprising me here and there with encouragement in one way or another. I haven't said this before, Nutmegg, but you ALWAYS put a smile on my face, just been such a source of encouragement on days when I needed it, and given me countless giggles. We've never met (I really hope to one day!!) but I feel very close to you in many ways. Thank you for your friendship, and thank you for your gifts! She sent me a package full of really thoughtful gifts. She sent me some Camomile tea, a guardian angel pin, some Avon lotion, a bookmark, and a stitched card. I am overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness of this gift, all are things to bring me comfort, so very like Nutmegg!! Thank you doesn't seem "big" enough for how your gift made me feel. You are a blessing!!
I wrote in my last blog entry about things going on that weren't so pleasant. Thanks for the comments you leave. I'm glad we can laugh at some of the crazy things that have presented themselves during this process. If it weren't for laughter I think I would never survive. My friends have truly carried me along, when my family, who live far away, couldn't. I don't know where I would be without any of you. So thank you!! You have taught me to encourage others. You have taught me, through your example, how we should be blessings to others. I just hope the lessons I learn through this cause me to encourage and be a blessing to others. Another reason to Thank God for cancer. It's not always easy to look for the "silver lining" but when we do, we appreciate His greatness and goodness all the more.
And I'll leave you with this little picture of my crazy cat. It seems no box is too small where he is concerned. I don't know how he squeezed his body into this little box, but the look of triumph on his face says it all!! I wonder if that's how I look when I squeeze into my "skinny" jeans? LOL!! Nah, I think the discomfort I feel would show on my face. If I believed in reincarnation, I think I want to be a cat in my next life. LOL *Hugs*
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