On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Post this dog

I was goofin' around with my ancient, dinosaur of a sewing machine (Sears Kenmore, circa 1965) and decided to sew a fabric postcard for my young grandson. I make postcards for both boys every week, sometimes more often, so there's a steady stream of Nana's goofiness hitting their mail box. This one was adapted from a pattern in "Quilt Designs for Postcards" published by the American School of Needlework. I sewed right through the card stock so the LOVE is stitched backwards on the reverse side -- and I wrote my message on top of the thread! When I get some fusible webbing I'll be able to follow the directions more precisely because I love the idea and it was a fun break in the day -- and the same booklet has some other great ideas.


  1. What a neat postcard!! No doubt, your grandsons get a real kick out of receiving these wonderful cards from you each week. :)

  2. What a great idea! I'm betting your grandsons have a regular watchful eye on the postman ... such a treat for them to receive. And a wonderful collection to display in their rooms or in an album.


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