Saturday, February 1, 2020

It's all about timing: a blessing, a biopsy, and a baby, in Seven Quick Takes

FINALLY.   January is over.  That was the longest January in the history of January's.  We've had an unusually crazy month, so I'll share a quick rundown in Seven Quick Takes. . . .
1.  a blessing. . . .

Donovan was able to receive his first holy Communion this month, as well as the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

This was such a beautiful private ceremony, and such a blessing for his sweet soul.  He was able to receive these sacraments the day before his scheduled bone marrow biopsy.  Another blessing.

2.  Donovan's biopsy

We were finally able to get his bone marrow biopsy scheduled AND have Donovan healthy and well enough for the procedure.  

The folks at Cook Children's are some of the nicest, most professional people we've ever worked with.  They made a scary procedure less so for Donovan, with minimal pokes and pain.  He really enjoyed the scale model of the hospital, built completely out of Legos. . . .

3.  biopsy results. . . .

The preliminary results are in, and everything looks normal.  That's good!  But that also means that we don't have a diagnosis yet.  We're still waiting on a few more test results before we'll know anything definitive.

4.  a baby shower. . . .

We celebrated my daughter, Lizz, and Joseph's precious baby the following weekend. 

We decorated in a sweet woodland animal theme.  I wish I had taken more pictures of everything, but this is the only photo I got that shows the décor!

If you look closely, you can see the custom bunting I made for the occasion. . . .

It's eco-friendly -- all fabrics are either reclaimed or thrifted -- and it's headed to baby's nursery next.  It can be used for years to come!

And it was a good thing we scheduled it when we did. . . .

5.  the arrival. . . .

. . . . because the baby was born 48 hours later!  My precious ginger grandson made his grand entrance into this world, and let me just say, our world is changed forever.  We're a tad excited. . . .

6.  in other news. . . .

I posted a quilted trivet tutorial in the midst of all this.  This entire month has been a blur, and I'm not even sure how I found the time to do it, but here it is.  I hope you'll give it a try!  It's fun and easy, and can be made to match any décor.  

7.  organizing. . . .

It's time for my annual organize / purge spree in my sewing room.  It gets so messy, that I don't even want to work in there.  So with every new year, I start cleaning, tossing, organizing, sorting.  And then I promise myself that THIS TIME I'll keep it neat and tidy, and yet, by March, it's a mess again.  So much for good intentions.  Any tips on how to keep it clean?? 

If you need me, I'll be wading through the mounds of fabric, and working on some custom orders.  Oh, and snuggling my precious grandbaby for hours.  

Talk to you soon!
I'm linking up at Kelly's blog, This Ain't the Lyceum, for Seven Quick Takes.  Take a look-see!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS ! so wonderful !

  2. Hello, I was wanting to ask you if it was okay for me to use your felt bird pattern on my blog Living from Glory to Glory? Because I have been using your pattern for years and I have given so many away as gifts! It is one of my favorite little hand sewing I enjoy doing. And I have had many friends ask for the pattern, so it is your design and I wanted to share it from your Blog site.
    But, I have read a few of your last blog posts and I wanted you to know I will be praying for your son and your family! Our daughter has seven children and she is one busy mamma!
    Blessings, and I will put a link on my blog for your bird pattern if it is okay with you! Just pop in on my Blog and leave a yes on any comment post if its okay!! Thanks so much! I am going to try your darling heart very soon as I am still making birds for a tree I keep up all year long in my home!
    Hugs, Roxy

    1. Absolutely! Thank you for your very kind words, and for your prayers. Much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by.


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