Friday, December 9, 2011

pressing on

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i can say without a doubt in my mind, that i am thankful. thankful for my family who surrounds me with love, for a Heavenly Father who loves me unconditionally. there's a certianty of knowing life itself is a blessing. this road has been long and hard, nobody could have prepared me for what i went through. no amount of words can describe the external and internal pain of having cancer, some things just can't be explained with such ease. now that my journey is at its end, another begins. the path of recovering from this seems to me a strange one to take. from the moment i was told the cancer had completely left my body, i knew a miracle had been preformed. there is no other explanation, God healed me and took my sickness away. and like a solider returning from a war-trodden country, i am settling back into the world of health i once knew. fighting the cancer was truly a physical, emotional, and spiritual battle. and as i heal from the hard times, i know that He will hold my hand, like He has always done and forever will do.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

...ports and important things



Monday: surgery: taking my port out: please pray all to go well! Thank you



more important news...


celebrated Esther's 6th birthday on November 3rd!!

will celebrate Adeline's and Madison's 18th birthday this week!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cancer Free !!!!

...now 'that's' POPPY DIP!

thank you Lord!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

My VERY Best Friend!




So Thankful For My Montie

update: done with chemo: awaiting my PET Scan on the 27th: gray/white/silver/dark hair about 3/8" tall now: sewing again: THANKFUL for life today




Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fabric is in the 'shoppe'!!



take a look on the' fabrics ' page.... custom orders welcome!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

6th one!



Thursday.... my last... 6th chemo treatment

Friday, September 23, 2011

Last SALE for TEAL....sold!






These Two POPPY DIP Dresses are NEW both SOLD!! ~ as these are the last of my TEAL fabric stash ~ called Wild Thyme !! $25 each + $5 shipping ~ I'm busy gathering a few autumn pieces and CHRISTMAS ~ planning to post all of them on my fabrics page after my 6th ~ last~ chemo treatment ~ this is on the 29th of Sept.... so you'll be able to custom order around the first part of October!! Thank you for your many prayers and support... ONE more....

mini sale! all sold! thank you!!






NEW POPPY DIP DRESSES ready to ship to YOU!! ALL SOLD!! THANK YOU!! left to right ~ Frolic Dots 24 mo SOLD ~ Frolic Fall Stripes size 2T SOLD!! ~ Garden Party size 3 SOLD!! ~ London England TEAL Paisley size 5 SOLD!! ~~~$25 each + $5 shipping ~~~Contact button at top!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2 TWIRLS sale!! both SOLD!!

top left LouLouThi Butterberry 13 1/2"SOLD ~ Flolic Flowers n Stripes 10"SOLD!!


NEW SALE: TwirlS $25 each ($5 shipping) .... the length is posted measuring waist to hem... then you send me her waist and I'll make it custom fit! : contact me at top

TEAL wheels n spokes size 6 sale SOLD




NEW POPPY DIP long sleeve dress $25 + $5 shipping... SOLD!! thank you

keep watching...more mini sales this week!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Razzle Dazzle TEAL size 4 size 5 sold!!





NEW POPPY DIP DRESSES ready to ship to YOU!! size 4 Long sleeve SOLD!! size 5 short sleeve SOLD!!$25 each + $5 shipping Contact button at top! THANK YOU... watch for Wednesday's dress!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Circles Circles Circles! n Stripes Auction #10 DONE







September ~ the TEAL month ~ meaning Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer ~ taking bids for whatever you might like : Poppy Dip dress short or long sleeve/ pants/ twirl. take a look at the HOME page for styles... I can see this print in a short sleeve dress with a little brown cardigan and leggings... or in a pair of pants in the stripe with a circles circles circles tunic top and brown cardigan...but you choose and just let me know on the contact button at the top! Bids start at $20 and increase by $5...auction ends this evening at 6 pm central ~separate bid for each piece.


circles circles circles~final bid $60

stripes~final bid $60

THANK YOU!!


this will be the last fabric auction for a while... but I have some sewed up surprises to post each day this week!! keep watching :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Gypsy Scrappy size 5 sold!!




NEW !!~ who wants it? $25 contact me at top! SOLD!! thank you!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Garden Party Auction #9 !! done






September ~ the TEAL month ~ meaning Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer ~ taking bids for whatever you might like : Poppy Dip dress short or long sleeve/ pants/ twirl. take a look at the HOME page for styles... (Esther is wearing this exact print on the HOME page)... and just let me know on the contact button at the top! Bids start at $20 and increase by $5...auction ends this evening at 6 pm central




Garden Party Final Bid ~$35 thank you!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lola's Posey Stripes! Auction #8 DONE!!

big and BOLD LOLA's Posies





September ~ the TEAL month ~ meaning Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer ~ as I'm now waiting my 6th/last chemo treatment. I'm posting this cute fabric and taking bids for whatever you might like : Poppy Dip dress short or long sleeve/ pants/ twirl. take a look at the HOME page for styles... and just let me know on the contact button at the top! Esther has a short sleeve dress in this fabric... it's has a fun 60*'s look to it!! Bids start at $20 and increase by $5...auction ends this evening at 8pm central

BIG and BOLD Lola's Posies ~ final bid $25


Lola's Posey Stripes ~ final bid $45

done!! thank you

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Auction #7 TEAL done!




Lola's Posies in TEAL ... for Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer...


this is the cutest fabric in my opinion... so you bid ($5 increments) on what you want...


poppy dip long sleeve..short sleeve..pants..twirl!! bidding starts $20...........................contact me with the button at top! ............


Bid $25... thank you DONE!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Auction #6 TEAL for September DONE!!

September ~ the TEAL month ~ meaning Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer ~ as I'm now waiting my 6th/last chemo treatment. I'm posting this cute fabric and taking bids for whatever you might like : Poppy Dip dress short or long sleeve/ pants/ twirl. take a look at the HOME page for styles... and just let me know on the contact button at the top! Bids start at $20 and increase by $5...auction ends this evening at 8pm central




current bid for Anthology Teal Flowers :Final Bid $45 thank you!

Friday, September 9, 2011

my beautiful bigs ~ adeline and madison!!
off to get my shot...as i remeber that my children are a gift from above...love them!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Praise!!!

Today at my 5th (out six--YES one more!) chemo treatment ~~~ my BRAC 1 and 2 tests came back NEGATIVE!!


NOW stand up and Praise the Lord with us!




this simply means that my genetic test results showed NEGATIVE for the mutation or alteration detected in the gene for ovarian and breast cancer.............

me... nor my daughters... nor my Mom... nor my sisters...

Yes-- I had Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer stage II......... but my doctor explained it as a 'random' type...




WE are PRAISING GOD for this answer to prayer!


now that's POPPY DIP!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TWIRLS !! SOLD!! thank you

NEW SALE: TwirlS $25 each .... the length is posted measuring waist to hem... then you send me her waist and I'll make it custom fit! left to right: contact me at top~~
TEAL Peacock 14 1/2" SOLD!!

top right ~Spring Street Garden 10 1/2" SOLD!!

bottom ~Paradise TEAL Flower 10" SOLD!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rainy Day size 6 ~ who wants it? ! SOLD!



Labor Day ~ RAINY DAY ~ NEW size 6 ORANGE!! $20 ~ first to let me know ~ SOLD!!

I have 3 twirls that I plan to post on Tuesday... keep watch :)


I still have more TEAL fabric to auction... but I'm waiting until I'm back up to sewing after my treatment this Thursday... I spent the night in the emergency room Sat. ... doctor thinking I had a blood clot in my leg... had every classic symtom ~ but thank the Lord, no clot was found. I'm having to take it easy... so more TEAL to come in a few days




Friday, September 2, 2011

Auction #5 ~ Sept. Teal month DONE!!

Currently: I am doing great... moments of crying... but feeling well. Thank you all for your many prayers and encouragement.... I anticipate chemo treatment #5 (of six) this coming Thursday--Sept. 8th --- September being TEAL month in Tell Every Amazing Lady about ovarian cancer... I'd be glad to have any questions you might have... just contact me with button at the top.... and now for the next cute teal fabric....






Auction Fabric #4.... PEACOCK in TEAL.... you choose your size and style (look on home page for styles)............... CONTACT button at top with your bid... starts at $20 (no shipping charge).... ends Saturday at 5pm (central).......FINAL bid $50

Thursday, September 1, 2011

teal day ~ auction #4 DONE!!




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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is encouraging you and me to wear teal this month, but especially this first Friday in September which has been declared National Teal Day.

Teal has become the ovarian cancer community’s color as pink is for breast cancer. The community wants to use the color to serve as a reminder that ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among women.

A simple way to wear teal is to join the campaign “Teal Toes.” Simply paint your toe nails using a teal colored nail polish. Wear sandals, flip flops, or open toed shoes to show off your “teal toes.” When someone comments on your bright toes, use the opportunity to teach them about ovarian cancer.
Read more here.
September 2011
(loving my new hoops from my sweet friend carey!! you can get your own at 147 million orphans)
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Auction Fabric #4.... paradise flowers in TEAL.... you choose your size and style (look on home page for styles)............... CONTACT button at top with your bid... starts at $20 (no shipping charge).... ends Friday evening pm.............. FINAL bid :$55

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TEAL ~ Auction #3 Done!!





Auction for ANY poppy dip style (read previous post for more info):::: short sleeve dress ~tunic ~ long sleeve~ twirl~ pants..........and I just may have enough for the top 2 bids!! Bids start at $20 and by $5 increments... Auction will end on Thursday evening... this Dazzle Teal print is BOLD and BiG!! very fun...please contact me with button at top to bid... FINAL bid $55

THANK YOU!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hoot Hoot ! TEAL Auction #2 done!!




Teal = Tell Every Amazing Lady about ovarian Cancer (read more on previous post) Auction #2 - each starting at $20 by $5 increments- ending Wednesday at noon

Hoot Dress size 4 ~ Final BID $30

Hoot TwirL 13" (you send me her waist measurement) final BID $35








Friday, August 26, 2011

TEAL .... 1st auction ~ done!!

Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer!!






On April 22, 2011 we found out that I had Ovarian Cancer (just a couple months from bringing home our sweet Samson Jude from Ethiopia)... this day has changed our lives... we believe our Father God holds each of us in His hands and we will be held through this difficult journey. As of right now, I am waiting for my 5th chemo treament.



September is National Ovarian Cancer awarness month. The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Alliance and me are encouraging you to wear teal this month, but especially this first Friday in September which has been declared National Teal Day.




Teal has become the ovarian cancer community's color as pink is for breast cancer. The community wants to use the color to serve as a reminder that ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among women.




A simple way to wear teal is to join in the campaign "Teal Toes." Simply paint your toe nails using a teal colored nail polish. Wear sandals or flip flops to show off your 'teal toes'. When someone comments on your bright toes, use the opportunity to teach them about ovarian cancer. You may learn more by visiting OCNA


AND with that said...



Esther and I have been 'shopping' for some cute TEAL fabric to sew up into POPPY DIPS!!


I'm thinking I'll do auctions on the fabric... every few days a new one will appear!



these $$ will help with the every mounting medical bill pile!!



the fabric piece/photo will be posted...





Auction price will always start at $20 (no shipping charge)


by $5 increments


auction ending at bedtime 8pm central time same day as posted


You get to choose from the styles on the HOME page ~ any size...


Hit the 'contact' button at the top




Sweet Nothings Teal ~ FINAL BID $50

keep watching and I'll post another fabric soon

Thank you!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

...school is off to a start.... smiling!


Thank you for your many prayers, encouraging words, gifts ~ my 'shot' is working as my 'counts' are up and I'm feeling pretty well. I'm very tired this time, but would take tired over pain anytime! We all so enjoyed my little sis coming for a visit and to help us out.... 2 more treatments to go...
God is good!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dancin' and GLOW bracelets...

laughing and having fun with my family... as chemo was good ... I'm flying high... knowing I will come down... but enjoying the day as it only ONLY comes from the Lord!!

(sorry no photos, as my Madison (our photographer) said it wouldn't work in the dark ~ sad face)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

4th treatment...

our sweet little boys

please continue praying as I'll have my 4th treatment tomorrow ~ Thursday

then on Friday will have an 'injection' to help boost my immune system

I've heard this 'shot' makes your bones ache...

"Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart" is my promise to hold

Poppy Dip Sale today! ALL SOLD!!

Poppy Dip dresses for sale $25 each + $5 shipping ALL SOLD!!

THANK YOU!!


the sale will only be today as I'm due for my 4th chemo treatment tomorrow




Jeevan/Sashi 24 mo -ruffle a tad longer SOLD!! Sweet Treats Turquoise 2T SOLD!!Barclay Snails 2T SOLD!!Sweet Nothings Scrappy 3 SOLD! Kumari Garden Sanjay 3 SOLD!!Gypsy Scrappy 4 SOLD!!Sweet Treats Turquoise 4 SOLD!!




Gypsy Scrappy 5 SOLD!! Barclay Snails/Pink 5 SOLD!!Sweet Nothings Paisley 6 SOLD!!Piece of Cake Daisies 6 SOLD!! Barclay Flowers 6 SOLD!!Gypsy Bandana 7 SOLD!!Sugar n Spice Argyle 7 SOLD!!









Friday, August 12, 2011

Poppy Dip dress anyone?

So while time passes as my 'counts' continue to rise...




I'm going to do some sewing....




Just wondering if there is an interest in a POPPY DIP sale?




' thinkin first to middle of next week?!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Postponed.... again....



Today was my scheduled #4 treatment........... postponed until next week(again!)........ as my 'counts' are not where they should be. This is hard for me as I love schedules, lists, and checking things off........ so more bloodwork next week to confirm my body can take the 'treatment'. I KNOW without a doubt that God is in control and even rescheduling my life!


therefore:

I will remember...

littles! my sweet new niece and nephew
my crazy family!!



and the sandy get away that was planned over 3 years ago, when I had NO idea this would be my journey in life.



God is faithful and in Him I will trust.