I am out of the hospital and back to trying to pick up my handwork once again. I am very tired but the treatments went well. They gave me three days of isolation at home. That is very short compared to normal as my body is releasing all the excess radioactivity very well. I now have to play the waiting game. It will be a year before they know if the treatment is a success. With lots of luck, I may find a 15% reduction in the swelling by about 4 months. I do have to have everything tested once again in 6 weeks as it is almost certain that the treatment will result in my thyroid no longer functioning properly and I will have to take medication. I just pray the treatments are successful so I can breath and eat well again.
These are the quilt blocks that my quilt group received from the ladies in the US. They all live in and around Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Karen led the group on that side. She and I have been visiting each other's blogs for some time now. She asked me if we could maybe organize a swap. It has been great fun!
Here is Karen's block - wool pennies made from cotton fabrics...
Paulette's block - Pinwheel made of MN State fabrics by Moda
Jolene's block - Old Maid Puzzle
Kari's block - Northern Lights
Carolyn's block - Stripes and Star
Joyce's block - Lady of the Lake
Mary Ellen's block - Kaleidoscope
Carri Jane's block - Hole In The Barndoor
Marcia's block - Friendship Star
Ruthie's block - Fall Strip Piecing
Gail's block - Card Trick
Liz's block - Buggy Barn Star
If you missed the entry about the Dutch blocks sent over to the US, you can still see them here. I will be back sometime over the weekend with an update on some things I am working on. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.