Thursday, October 07, 2010

Hello Friends

I've had such an outpouring of prayers,love, and care from my blog friends--for which I am so very grateful and humbled!!!! Thanks so very much--I love you gals!!

I feel pretty bad that I haven't kept in better touch. The thing is that when you get sick with something like cancer, sadly, it has a way of pretty much taking over your life. I just didn't feel like having blog posts that are full of my treatments and being sick and tired, and so forth, but really didn't have much else going on to talk about. After radiation, I ended up with a weird head thing and it put me out of commission for almost 2 months! BUT--I have been feeling better and have been able to get back to my studio a bit lately---which makes me happy!

I recently finished up an order for 200 of my little birds for a wedding out in WA state, they are using them as placecards at the reception--isn't that a cute idea?!! Let me tell you, though, all my birds are cut by hand, so cutting out 200 birds and 200 little wings was quite an undertaking! They turned out wonderful and the bride was tickled pink with them!

I found a really pretty and colorful little yellow tea towel with lovely hand embroidered pink flowers (the embroidery is exquisite!) and ended up using it to add a splash of color to a new cover for a composition notebook...I think it turned out gorgeous!  What a great journal for gardening or for keeping all your Etsy info or a project idea book! 

I've also made one with these fun florals and dots.  Sadly, there is an "OOPSIE" in the dots fabric, so I ended up deciding to lower  the price by $10 and list it anyways!  The cover is fully functional, so if you don't mind a little flaw, here's a good deal for ya!!

Sending out congrats to our friend Ginny from .    Her and hubby have a brand new little girl!!  Yeah!

Well, that's it for now.  I'll try and do better with my blogging -- I miss you guys!!  ♥♥♥


The Catnap Cottage said...

Am so glad you are able to get back into your happy place. Prayers to you for a speedy recovery! :-)

Rosemary said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!!
Thanks for your visit!!

Jennie said...

Well, I guess I'm just a bad friend who is sorely out of the loop. I had no idea you were battling cancer, and I send you many, many belated hugs and special thoughts. It is so good to see that you are back to being able to create- your work is fantastic, and it is so generous of you to give us so many smiles during this most difficult time in your life. {{{{Karen}}}} xoxo


Welcome back, Karen. I have missed you and am so happy that you are feeling so much better!


Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Karen, I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better, and congratulations - 200 birdies!?! Wonderful!

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

So happy you are back, yay :)
Sending lots of love and prayers all the way from England!
Big hugs and thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

Cutting 200 birds, oh my word Karen! AmaZING!

Always love your work!

Tiedupmemories said...

Thinking of you and so glad to hear your feeling a bit better! Congrats on the birdies for the wedding How sweet is that!!! Love that idea..Love those birds! The little bid percher I got awhile back is always around the house here!
Sending Air Hugs!

Lallee said...

Karen, welcome back. I pray the worst is behind you now. It's nice to see you crafting again too.

Amy said...

So glad to see you back on the blog. Great news about your big birdie order. Are your fingers back to normal after all that cutting?? Hope you have a great Autumn.

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