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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Blueladie Designs

March newsletter is out!  Did you get yours?  I like the freebie chart in it this month.  :)  If you would like to receive the newsletters, click on my website link above to find out how.

March is "coming in like a lion" here.  Hope it settles down to be a lamb really soon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Friday!

The newsletter will be out in a couple of days.  Curious?  Want to be on the mailing list?  Click on my website link above to see how.

How are you all doing?  Any of the new designs coming out catching your eye?  Surviving winter?  Wow!  What a winter!  ;)

Cathryn
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Congratulations Winners

Joyce and Linda you both won!  Congratulations!  Email me when you've chosen what additional chart you would like to have from my website.  You have until the end of the month to choose.  When I receive your email, I will send you the chart you have chosen and the newest BLD chart to your right on this page.

Thanks for entering.  I appreciate your interest.

Cathryn

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Giveaway

I've noticed that a lot of my friendly bloggers are having a giveaway.  Well, I can't be left out of this.  I would like to giveaway a PDF copy of my newest design (pictured in the column to the right).  Also would like to include any other 1 (one) chart of your choice from my website (link to the top of this page).

1.  You must be a follower of this blog.
2.  For another entry, you must post notification with a link to my giveaway on your blog and email me (blueladie at hotmail dot com) that you did this with a link to your blog.  :)
3.  For a third entry, post this on facebook with a link to my giveaway and email me that you did this (blueladie at hotmail dot com).

Have fun for all the giveaways for Valentines day.  A winner will be drawn on Valentine's Day.

May your life be filled with love and lots of blessings!
Cathryn

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What an ER couple of days!

Delilah was finally released from the hospital with better blood counts and no fever.  Her sister Destiny, however, went to the ER and they found she had a fractured wrist.  They put a splint on it and she is due to see a bone specialist for a cast.  What a stressful few days for my youngest daughter and her family.

Prayers and positive thoughts are much appreciated!

Cathryn

Monday, February 9, 2015

Granddaughter still in Hospital

Update from mom:

Numbers are going in the wrong direction. Her ANC is now down to 20. So that's another day, stuck here. Lyllah's very crabby and demanding but I can't say I wouldn't be the same way if I were her. It's just no fun being here. 
The other night we got some face time in with our family and Lyllah heard her sister, Destiny, saying hi and Lyllah smiled and went, "Awe!" She misses playing with her brother and sister. 
Well, here's to praying for better numbers tomorrow!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Granddaughter in hospital

Posting from her mother:

2/6

So we were back in the ER last night. This time Lyllah had a fever of 102.2. With her ANC so low that's an automatic 48 hour stay. Just now waking up from a long night of throwing up, crying and sleeplessness. Good news is the fever's gone. Delilah's going to get some blood today to bring her hemoglobin up and help her feel better. Hopefully her ANC will continue an upward trend. We need her to be fever-free for 24 hours, antibiotics for 48 hours and her ANC above 200 to go home. Praying to be home Sunday evening.

2/8

So the numbers are in:
ANC is 80 so we're staying overnight again.Hemoglobin is up to 11.3 and Delilah is in a better mood (Except it's hard to wait for pancakes). And as for Mom and Dad, we're exhausted, as usual. Money and food are tight right now so if anyone's looking to help, a good, home-cooked meal for Delilah's siblings, Dominic and Destiny, and their grandparents, Sharon and Mike, would be greatly appreciated. You may also contact Best Upon Request at 513-803-4871 or concierge@cchmc.org to purchase meal cards for us at the hospital. We're in A South, room 5-42. Hopefully our stay won't be a long one but we never know. It's a day by day process. We'll keep you updated as we get info. Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Granddaughter Update from her mother

Good morning folks!
Delilah had a home care visit last night in preparation of her appointment today and bloodwork came back really low.  ANC was 10 and needs to be at least 500 to be out in public safely so her immune system is compromised right now.  Along with that, her hemoglobin has dropped to 8.4 so the doctors may consider giving her blood today.  Delilah's platelets have also dropped to only 37,000 as opposed to the hundreds of thousands it should be so she's also at risk of bleeding a lot if she gets a scrape or cut.  With all this being said, this is not surpirsing due to the oral chemo she's been on and this just means that doses need to be adjusted.  Headed down to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for her appointment now and will update everyone as we can.

* * * * *

All went well at the clinic visit today.  Vincristine is in the steroids this week but no oral chemo.  The doc says the steroids should bump up her numbers Home Care visit in 2 weeks to check blood counts.  At home and exhausted, poor thing, but otherwise ok.

(from her mom)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Granddaughter and her FAVORITE Cover

My dear sweet granddaughter sleeping under her 'favorite' quilt.  She loves it!

I know, I know

Another month gone by, but I missed 2 weeks of the last one with a very bad cold - given lovingly to me by my grandchildren?   ;)   I'm barely out of the fog and my latest newsletter (that just went out a couple of days ago) proves that.  I sound like I'm in a fog.

Anyhoo, there's a cute free February Doodle in it.  :)  See my website on how to sign up for the newsletter.

Have a terrific day!

Cathryn

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has gone out.  Did you receive yours?  What?  You aren't subscribed????  Go to my website (link above) and read directions to subscribe.

Happy New Year
I wish you and yours an abundance

Hugs & Prayers,
Cathryn

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Delilah's Quilt

I have the most wonderful group of online stitchers I belong to and they did the most AWESOME thing!  They made a 'comfort' quilt for my beautiful granddaughter who was diagnosed with leukemia.  The following are some pictures I took:  [PICTURE HEAVY]

The following two photos show the front of the quilt with some wonderful stitchy pieces laying against the back of the quilt.


The following are some individual pictures including the stitchy pieces.  My dear stitching sisters I hope you can find yours.






















God Bless you all ladies.  What a wonderful thing you have done and have touched my heart so deeply.

Love, hugs & prayers,
Cathryn

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night!
Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine;
Christmas where snow-peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where corn-fields lie sunny and bright;
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in its flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all,
No place too great and no cottage too small;
The Angels who welcome Him sing from the height,
"In the city of David, a King in His might."
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Then let every heart keep its Christmas within
Christ's pity for sorrow, Christ's hatred for sin.
Christ's care for the weakest, Christ's courage for right,
Christ's dread of the darkness, Christ's love of the light.
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

So the stars of the midnight which compass us round
Shall see a strange glory, and hear a sweet sound,
And cry, "Look! the earth is aflame with delight,
O sons of the morning, rejoice at the sight."
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

-Sheet Music from 
Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, 
Carols Old and Carols New 
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), 
Carol 368

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

As the holy season approaches may God richly bless you and yours with an abundance.

Love, hugs & prayers,
Cathryn