Monday, September 15, 2014

The Counted Wishes Festival

is now open:

I hope you will come have a look at all the goodies and join the fun.  It runs from the 15th (today) through the 21st (Sunday).  :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Worthy Cause

Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs has created a beautiful design for you in thanks for a donation to the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk she is participating in.  You can see the details here on her site.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Delilah's numbers good

Thank you all for your prayers.  She was able to receive her regular chemo treatment this past Monday.  I've posted the picture of her below right.  :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 8, 2014

Delilah Update

Thursday (yesterday) Lyllah went to the hospital for tests.  Here is the update from her mom:

Ok, so the blood work is back and the number that tests her kidney function has gone from 2.6 to 5.6 which means her kidney function is low.  What that means for us is that she may not be able to flush out the chemo fast enough and that would in turn make it toxic.  So we have to return on Monday and try again. - Becca

We would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.  Thanks for all of your support it means a great deal to all of us.


Friday, August 1, 2014

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

is out!  Did you get yours?  To subscribe click on my website link above and look for instructions for newsletter.  :)  Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014


About all I can think of right now is Delilah.  She had a chemo treatment on Monday and has been throwing up all night.  Becca (her mom-my daughter) is snoozing when she can because she's exhausted.  Michael (her dad) feels helpless to do anything.  Plus a few nights ago someone raced down their street at midnight and totalled their car.  They are feeling a lot overwhelmed.  As helpless as they feel, I do too because there is nothing I am capable and/or are able to do for them.

I just keep praying.  Thank you for your prayers and/or good thoughts.  They are much appreciated.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Reminder Regarding BLD SAL

There's only 11 more days to submit a picture of your entry for the JULY Blueladie Designs SAL to me.  Rules are here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has gone out.  See my website (link above) on information on how to receive yours, if you already aren't receiving it.

The winner of the June 2014 SAL is Beaj.  Please email me your addy so I can send your prize.  Thank you to all who entered.  I hope you will consider entering July's SAL.  See rules here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just One More Week - Entries Due by Saturday

for the Blueladie Designs SAL Contest.  Rules are here.

Good Luck!  :)


Friday, June 20, 2014


Well, let's see who am I updating?  My poor daughter's family are going through quite a few struggles recently.  I hope you have time for a prayer and/or good thoughts.  Thank you.

Michael (Lyllah's dad):

Early Friday (13th) morning he was taken to the ER with heart related concerns.  The doctors were able to rule out a heart attack but we don't have any further explanation regarding his heart's distress.  Michael's oxygen levels are a low 30 at times and his heart rate falls to the 30's as well.  His chest remains extremely tight and when he attempts to stand up, he gets dizzy and both his blood pressure and heart rate sky rocket.

History:  He suffers from Congential Heart Diseas resulting in 3 open heart surgeries beginning at birth.  He also underwent a successful Mustard Valve procedure.  He is basically a legend at the local hospital.

Anyhow, his specialist was never notified of his hospitalization and came to see Michael after his office hours, bless him.  Michael was released from the hospital the following Tuesday after inconclusive results and had an appointment on Thursday with the specialist.

At the doctor's office, doc came in and told them that he did not find anything new from the last time he saw Michael a year ago.  He is still going to look over the MRI taken from the hospital.  Doc believes that the symptoms that he is having are stemmed from his migraine and wrote him an Rx for it.  He also wrote Michael an excuse for work Friday just incase it lingers through then.  If the migraine continues through Monday, he is to contact his primary care for a sick appointment.  If the migraine goes away but he continues to have symptoms of low blood pressure when he stands (dizziness), he is supposed to call the hospital cardiology back on Monday (6/23).

That's all we know for now.

Lyllah meanwhile is about the same and due for another clinic appointment on Wednesday (6/25).

Thank you for your support.  We sure do appreciate everything.
Cathryn (who is one worried mother/grandmother)

Monday, June 16, 2014


Delilah's father is in the ER having tests done after being sick and having some paralyzation.  EKG's, blood work, etc.  They have so much to deal with.  Please pray.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Delilah Update

Delilah is home from the hospital just in time for Father's Day and in Delilah's words "God's day".  Out of the mouth of babes.  She also believes that Father's Day is God's day.  Bless her.

Thank you all so very much for your continued prayers and support as we keep walking this journey.

Love, hugs & prayers,

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Monthly BLD SAL with Prize (second notice)

There will be a monthly SAL contest with a PRIZE.  :)  The rules are:

1.      Pictures of your completed stitching must be sent directly to me at my  email (keeping in mind your piece must be complete at least in stitching  – framing, ornaments etc. is optional)  However, I would LOVE to have a completed, finished picture.
2.     This SAL will be combined with my stitching group members too.
3.     The pictures will be featured in my newsletter and possibly on my website (credit going to your first name and last initial, i.e. Cathryn M.).
4.    Pictures will be due 3 days before the end of the month (in order to get them in the newsletter before it’s sent out).
5.     Qualifying charts MUST be a Blueladie Designs chart (i.e. newsletter freebie or newly released monthly chart).
6.    Winners will be chosen by LUCK OF THE DRAW.  Everyone has an equal chance to win as long as the rules are followed.

Starting NOW!  GO!  :D

Good Luck!  I hope this will be fun and you will participate.  :)