Sunday, March 30, 2008

Angels among us

In this loooong overdue post I would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to everyone that has sent chemo caps for Dona.

Here are the pictures of the beautiful hats and links to the angels that sent them:

This one came from Tone

A beautiful cap crocheted out of cotton and a felted candy bag with yummy Norwegian chocolates.

Kristina knitted these beauties:

And from the amazing and talented Marianne came this cozy little number:

I received the most gorgeous Amanda Hat from Julie. It is made out of dark red Malabrigo and is heavenly. I have to apologize to Julie because Blogger won't let me upload the only picture I have of the actual hat.

I finally finished the hat I was making out of the Alchemy Silk Purse, I'm sad that I am done, that stuff is just stupid soft.

On Friday evening I went to Ft. Smith, AR to watch Leslie (my oldest niece) play the part of Princess Winnifred in her High School's production of Once Upon a Mattress. She did such a great job. I am so proud of her.

While I was in Ft. Smith, I saw Dona and was able to deliver all of the hats to her. She was so excited and thankful for them. She and I both are overwhelmed by the kindness. Her surgery went very well and she is recovering at home. She will begin her chemo therapy in a few weeks.

I forget sometimes to be thankful, I need to work on that. Here is the current list:
1. I am thankful for rainy Saturday evenings at home.
2. I am thankful for Marshmallow Peeps.
3. I am thankful that I have a husband that genuinely loves me.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Chemo caps and goodies for Dona have been rolling in steadily. I will get some pictures together soon. Dona was so thrilled when she got them. Thanks to everyone!

I am still working on the cap that I am making out of the Alchemy Silk Purse. I had to frog the whole thing this morning. sigh. It's not a difficult pattern and I have even done it before. I don't know what my problem is this time. Maybe I just love that Silk Purse so much that I don't want to be done with it.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Satan thy name is Alchemy

If you have never had any Alchemy Silk Purse, you must stop what you are doing right now and go out and get some. Whataya waiting for...GO ON!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Calling all knitters

This is a picture taken last summer of my sister Beth (left) and her best friend Dona. In this picture they are showing off their very first felted bags. They get together at a coffee shop every Monday to knit.

In November 2006, Dona was diagnosed with colon cancer. She did everything that the doctors suggested, including chemotherapy and was cancer free. A couple of weeks ago they found two spots on one of her lungs. She is going to Dallas this week to meet with an Oncologist who seems confident that they can remove these spots, unfortunately she will have to have chemotherapy again.

That's where you guys come in. I would be thrilled if anyone reading this would join me in making some chemo caps, or comfy socks, or anything else that might offer some comfort to someone having to endure chemotherapy...again.

Now for my thankfuls:
1. I am thankful for chemotherapy, even though the process is dreadful.
2. I am thankful for hazelnut flavored coffee.
3. I am thankful for sunny, warm Saturdays in March. (the high today in Tulsa is 73F/23C)