Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pizza Box Exchange

Happy Earth Day,

It is a beautiful spring day in Colorado.  It is hard to believe there could still be snow coming.  I can’t wait till I can start planting some tomatoes and herbs.  Not till after Mothers Day they say.

Our Appliqué Club has decided to have a block exchange. “Pizza Box Exchange,” Each person who is participating in the exchange filled their pizza box with fabric that they like. 

          Here is my box filled with different fabrics

Each month each pizza box goes to a different person who make a pieced and appliqué block. All the blocks will finish at 12 inches.  At the end each person will have enough blocks to make a quilt.  So far we have 6 people participating, but more are welcome to join.  We just started, it is not to late to join us.  The appliqué club meets on the second Friday at 10am here at Fabric Expressions

      Here is the Applique Block I made for Yvonne

      Here is the Applique Block Yvonne made for Wendy

This is the Applique Block that Wendy made for Zenith 

        Here is the Applique Block Zenith made for Chris

         Here is the Applique Block Beth made for me.

    These are the peiced blocks everyone also made.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Good Afternoon, It has been a long time since I have written anything.  I have had a lot going on and I am trying to figure things out, but since that may never happen I figured I should get come back and explain. It t has been almost a year since I starting getting sick.  It started out as a cold while I was at a convention in Portland Oregon.  Then it went into a salivary gland infection from there it took months to diagnose that I have an auto-immune disease call “Sjorgren’s.”

 Although the hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, Sjögren’s may also cause dysfunction of other organs such as the kidneys, gastrointestinal system, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, and the central nervous system. Patients may also experience extreme fatigue and joint pain and have a higher risk of developing lymphoma.  
 Currently I have 6 of this symptoms.

I had never heard of this disease before but over 4 million Americans are living with this disease. 9 out of 10 are women.  So now I am living with it and not letting it stop me while I still can.  There may come a time when this disease stops me but maybe not.  I am going to keep fighting and living each day as best I can.

The next post will be more upbeat I promise.

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