Saturday, July 05, 2008

Relay for Life 2008

Late in posting this event that I do every year. However, I have not been good posting to my blog this past year. Relay for Life took place April 24th and 25th. Our team goal was $2000.00 which we made and then some. We raised $2747.00 Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe next year there will be a cure and I will not have to do this again, but if not My goal will be $3000.00.

Our booth at the event, Pie in the Face Fundraiser, My sister Kat (in the middle)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Long Road to Recovery

Well it has been several months since I have posted. Time just slips by. The Road to recovery for my sister has been a real toll on both of us. Depression and delays. Kat went through Chemo therapy with some difficulty which caused a delay in the time frame of treatment. On her second chemo therapy she had allergic reaction, believe me, I was so scared that I was losing her from the treatment not the cancer. Standing there was one of my worse fears watching as they worked on her. Thank goodness she came out of it and was okay. After that we had no more problems with Chemo. Losing her hair was devastating for her, but she had two beautiful wigs that lot of people did not know she was going through chemo. Lots of times I forgot that she had no hair. On to the radiation treatment, five treatments per week for seven weeks. Again she had a few problems with the treatment and delay the time frame when she will be done. We called them speed bumps and just moved on. She Finished on January 9th and now we are waiting for the followed up to see if she is cancer free. I would like to thank every one who was very supportive during this time. Most of all to my two dearest friends Cay and Mary. They were always there for me when I had a break down of fear, depression and tears. Since the first of the year I have been working on Relay for Life campaign. We had two garage sales and working on our third one. Lasagna dinner and a pie in the face event, which was held at the Destin Elks Lodge #2688.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Well the weeks have gone by again it has been a whirl wind for me and my sister. For a couple years I have done the Relay for Life for American Cancer Society. I have done this in the memory of past victims and survivors of this disease that has touched my life. Well, it has now touched me in a personal way, for my sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of June. This news has just hit us hard. She was handed literature on this matter and what will be happening in weeks to come. Of course she has not pick up the books to read. She had surgery to remove the lump July 11th and that the lymph nodes were not involved. Hooray! We were told that she would only need radiation treatment for it was in its early stages. Again she was handed literature on what will be happening on the next phase of her treatment. Yes, she has not read them. We have been to so many clinics doctors and test for a month and we were happy of this news. Well off we went to the radiology's to get her started with her radiation treatment. went through some of the routines and what is going to happen with her and then we saw the doctor. After a few minutes she asked if we went to a chemo oncologist first before seeing her. Of course we told her no for we were told that she didn't need it. The doctor said she did not want to start radiation until my sister went to see the chemo doctor first. Once again off we went to see another doctor. Well the out come was not in our favor. We were told that she will be needing chemotherapy. once again she was handed more literature to read and given instruction. That hit us hard knowing what she was going to have to do. The good news is that she will be needing only three treatments in a three to four weeks apart. Wow!! However she is very upset that she will be losing her hair. I told her that is minor bump in the road for her life is more important and hair will grow back. This past week went to shop for a wig and she was able to find one that really look like her hair and the way she wears it. she will have her first treatment August 14th and is some what in good spirits. But that when the real reality will set in for both of us.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Relay for Life 2007

Just one more thing

While I was in California my friend and her room mate went to entry their fair pieces at the Contra Costa County fair. Penny, Cay's roommate has never enter a fair before and was just so negative about her cross stitch. Well guess what they both did very well, Cay won a few 1st places for her Afghan and Doliy and division winner for the Doliy. Penny won a 1st place on her cross stitch. here is a pic of it.

May trip to California

Bruce and Wife designed
above Afghan. Pic does no
justice. Group hard at work.

Peter teaching group a new stitch.

On May 17th I took a trip to California to see my Friend Cay. Just to have girl time on catching up on our lives and crocheting . We did not do any tourist things just sat, crochet and talk. She also helped me in getting my Blog up and running and got me back into CrochetParterns club. It just so happen that weekend there was a Crochet Soriee hosted by Peter Franzi at the Oakland Telegraph Community Center(they do great work there on a volunteer bases). So the pics here are from that meeting. I met some wonderful people and hope to see them again when I go back for the CGOA conference in September. I am really looking for to this never been to one that dealt with crocheting and knitting. I have done a lot of craft fairs.

May is gone June is here!

May went by fast, did have a few moments to crochet. On May 4th and 5th My sister and I did the Relay for Life here in Okaloosa County. We represented the Destin Elks Lodge #2688. We did have fun but fell short of our $2000.00 goal. We did raise $1828.00. I want to Thank every one that supported us here is a big THANK YOU!!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Here comes May where does time go ?????

Once again I have not been faithful to my blog. I am always off doing something and never take the time to post anymore. I have been very busy even ought I am a retired person (lol). In this past few months I have only crocheted edgings on a few baby blankets and a baby hat. Which the mom said it may be to big, well baby weight 8 lbs I don't think is to big. After I finish up with the Relay for Life May 4th and 5th I do believe I will be able to sit down and maybe crochet one of my pigs that I want to make for the dinning room table. Need to have a few project going for I will be visiting my freind, Cay in California. She is a great help to me on my problems in crocheting and of course in my life, she has been the best Friend in my life.

This an Afghan that I crochet over 10 years ago and won a Blue Ribbon at the Orange County Fair

Here is a hat a neck scarf that I made for a friend that was moving to Kentucky this past winter also gave her the purse i learned to do back in December

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My First

This is my first purse and sweater. I crocheted the sweater for my younger grandson for Christmas. The purse was for me to try to use the Fancy Fur and suede yarn that I kept eyeing at the store. I guess they call it eyecandy. I am now working on my second purse like the one above but have found another pattern I want to try.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Been a long time.

Well it has been a long time since I last post in my blog. Mid August my sister and I decided to move back to Florida, so I was very busy packing the household for the move. We cross the country again with the car packed to the roof, stopped by my friend in Texas. Everyone was so happy that we came back. I really lijke being here in Destin. Well we have been back now for a few months and we have been busy just getting back in the groove of things. Once again I am slowly getting back into crochet. I made my first sweater for my younger grandson and made my first purse. Will post pics later since I was having a hard time just to get into my blog.