Monday, June 15, 2009

I got tired of making the same purse over and over just in different material. When we were in Wilmington there was a lady selling purses made out of baskets. So I took the idea and made one for myself. The Basket is made of grape vines so I found some material with grapes on it for the lining. I think it turned out pretty cute.

My next project is to make a dog bed for Abby. I finished cutting it out yesterday and will work on it today.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Last September a friend gave me a plaque that says, "Friends are the Family you Choose for Yourself."  This is so true.  Today I had a party to both celebrate the end of chemo and to Thank all the friends that have supported me the last 6 months.  What an awesome party it was. This was my family.  These are the poeple that love me and have been there for me when I needed a ride, someone to listen to me whine, someone to cry with or just someone to be there for me when I didn't want to be alone.  What an awesome party this was.  My "family" was here.  I could not have gotten to this point without them.  They have totted me around, givien me a shoulder to cry on, and just been there to support me. 

These people have shown me what it means to love your neighbor as yourself.  These people love me. This is the love of Christ.  They show me every day what that means.  I don't deserve this love.  But then I don't deserve God's love either.  It just is.  And because of people that love me like this I have learned to accept the love God has for me too.  No, I don't deserve it.  It just is.  That's what God's love is about. 

Thank you to all of my "family" for showing me what real love is.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Day!!!!

I just got home from having my chemo pump removed for the last time.  I can't begin to tell you the joy I feel today.  How awesome to know the chemo is over!!!!  Now I'll spend six weeks healing from all this poison then they can do surgery to remove whatever is left.  I have a CT scan the 6th, see the onc on the 8th and the surgeon the 9th.   The chemo is done!  Woohoo.  Feeling good today.  A bit tired, so I'll go take a nap and rest.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Valentine purse

My friend in Asheville loved my Valentine's purse so I gave it to her and made myself a new one. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Valentine purse

Time for a new purse. My niece Lauren helped me pick out the fabric for it when I was in Florida at Christmas. She really enjoyed picking everything out, so of course I had to make her one too!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

computer bag

I needed a bag to carry my laptop to my chemo appointments so I modified a purse pattern and made this.  The top pocket is actually 2 pockets for my mouse and headphones.  The bottom is one big pocket for the power cord.  I think it turned out well.  Beats paying $40 or $50 for one that doesn't look nearly as nice.