Happy Mother’s Day


I’ve been a bit of a blog slacker, lately.  Lots going on in life.  I have been quilting.  I quilted a Christmas themed friendship star signature quilt for Judy P.  She mentioned putting a snowflake in the blocks, so I used my Circle Lord to make a “snowflake-ish” design in the large plain blocks.  The pieced blocks were from a swap, with the makers signing the blocks they made.  My client had some filler blocks that she added, and requested that I sign one of them with “quilted by”.  I thought that was really neat, and was happy to do so.

Also, I quilted this cute little lap quilt for Betty C.  The quilting is Linda Taylor’s Feather Meandering pantograph.

My heart is a bit troubled this Mother’s Day.  We found out Friday that my sweet Mom has lymphoma.  She had a growth come up on her tongue…quite rapidly…she had a biopsy done and we got the results late Friday afternoon.  All we know, at this point, is that she will have radiation and chemo.  The growth is already so large that it is interfering with her swallowing, and certain foods make her feel like she will choke on them.  The ear, nose and throat specialist, who did the biopsy, will be scheduling her an appt. with an oncologist.  Hopefully, we will find out who and when tomorrow.  I am anxious to know more than we know now, and am praying for a good outcome to this.

18 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Some of that sounds familiar with my parents a several years ago. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sarah

  2. Randi, prayers for your mom and you and family. Keepng a positive attitude is key. I know it can be difficult, but it keeps you going.

  3. Randi,

    So sorry to hear about your mom; keeping you and your family in my prayers. Best wishes…Kathy

  4. so sorry to hear about your mom!!! I’ll keep all of you in my prayers! Your quilts look wonderful. I like how the Christmas one turned out!

  5. Randi,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s diagnosis. Exactly 3 years ago I went through a similar experience with my Father. He is at his Oncologist about to hear the results this week. He had a very large brain tumor that developed out of no where. It turned out is was a primary lymphoma meaing that there were no other tumors elsewhere. Luckily lymphoma is a very beatable cancer. My dad is still here and has been healthy since his treatment.
    You can email me if you need someone to talk to as it is sometimes hard to discuss these matters with the people you are closest to. We like to be strong for our families. You obviously are close with your mom and you must be worried sick. If you can go with her to her appointments or suggest that she tape records her appointments as it is very overwhelming and no one ever remembers even half of what the Doctors say as well some terms the Doctors use can be confusing and that is when people get overwhelmed.
    Keep up a strong belief that she will beat this disease, a positive attitude is so important. And remember to take care of yourself as well.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me for anything,
    Lisa

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