Friday, March 13, 2009

More swap blocks...the US blocks

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.


Nancy said...

I am talking to you on Skype right now and ohhhhhhhh so happy you are up to blogging again. Just be sure to take time to rest. Sitting and stitching will be good for you.
I love these blocks. What a good thing for all of the ladies who did this on both sides of the pond.
I think everyone will treasure the quilts and hope we get to see all the finishes.
Love you, Your Mom (who is now relieved a little)

balasundaramk said...

Well, nice Heidy madam!

I love this women enterpreneur.

Stasia said...

I hope you will return to good health very, very soon. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for posting such lovely pictures.

Elizabethd said...

I'm glad to hear you are out of hospital now.

mainely stitching said...

I'm glad you're home and I will keep all my fingers crossed that the treatment is successful!!

hazel c UK said...

Welcome back Heidi and sincerely hope the treatment is successful. The blocks are lovely also the names they have been given. In my thoughts, Love Hazel (UK)

Anonymous said...

Heidi I will pray that all will go very well and you will get much good news in the upcoming weeks and months.

The quilt blocks you received are very, very nice. I love their design choices.

Debra Roberts said...

Dear Heidi ~ I hope you recover quickly with much success. I love the blocks - they are beautiful. Very talented ladies.

I sent you an email earlier in the week about the "Welkom bij ons" x-stitch, I hope you received it.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie (Ogden, UT)

Jeanne said...

Lovely quilt block exchanges Karen. I'm hoping your recovery progresses well from the treatment and you start to feel better real soon! Lots of warm wishes headed your way!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're back in your own home, the best place there is!
Now you can stitch as much as is possible in your condition. I hope it will all go as everyone wishes for.

Love the quiltblocks, I think they're stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi
Fijn dat je weer zo snel naar huis mocht,in je eigen omgeving voel je je toch veel beter,en mocht je toch aan de medicijnen moeten alles went ik gebruik ze al jaren,alles beter dan een operatie toch?knap lekker op en een dikke knuffel .

Tammy said...

Hello Heidi!
What pretty blocks.
I am so glad you are home and will continue to send you prayers and well wishes.

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

I hope you are resting and relaxing a lot these days!
Are these real American themes? I wondered ... the Dutch ones were typical Dutch, but I don't know about the American ones since I am not a native! :)

Have a nice day & hugs, Carolien

Pondside said...

I'm happy to read that you're home and recovering from the treatment. I hope that you'll continue to recover fully and no longer be troubled by the breathing difficulties.
What gorgeous blocks those are - each one so interesting. I love the idea of these international exchanges!

Sonja said...

Fijn dat je er weer bent! Bloggen en handwerken, daar gaat het toch om!

Julie said...

These are so lovely!

Lynne said...

Glad that you are back home now, and able to stitch again. All the best for the future. I hope it all goes well for you.

Brigitte said...

I do hope that the treatment was successful and will help you to regain your health.
The blocks of the American ladies look beautiful, I particularly love the various fabrics and fabric colours they chose.