Admittedly it's been quite a while since I have checked in here. Much longer than I care to admit.
My life has once again taken some turns, but I must say that part of what keeps me sane through it all (in addition to the prayers and love of dear friends and family) is my hand work. And you all know that consists mostly of my knitting and quilting.
I have finally finished the University of Tennessee quilt that is made of fabric from a dear friend who passed away last year. I will not be able to bundle up with this during this fall's ball games without thinking of dear Jan. I will feel her loving arms around me.
Many of you know that I was diagnosed with non Hodgkins lymphoma a few years back. Well, I have had yet another relapse. I have spent the better part of the last few weeks in Nashville as my medical care has been transferred to Vanderbilt University Hospital. Luckily our daughter lives in Nashville so I have been able to stay with her while I undergo radiation treatments.
The second week that I was in Nashville, my sister and niece came to visit me there. It was a wonderful visit. She brought some old photographs that we poured over with much delight.
Amazingly she also brought this sweater for me that my mom had knit for herself. My sister told me whenever I need a hug, I can just wrap up in it and feel our mother's arms around me. What a precious gift!
I'm sure I will do just that many times this fall as I await the next step in my treatment plan -- whatever that may be.
I do not intend for this blog to be a format for my medical issues -- just wanted to explain why I had been away for a while. AND share the photo of that awesome sweater! You can follow my lymphoma journey at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/marylynndemacopoulos if you want.
Here you will be following my knitting and quilting. And yes, I have my grandson's sweater almost finished and have purchased the fabrics for my goddaughter's new baby's quilt. So there's much more to come. Oh, and I just received yarn in the mail yesterday for another January birthday sweater. I guess I'd better get busy!
I'll keep you posted on the progress.