Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A note

With all that I deal with health wise i take comfort in being able to sew craft and bead.  It helps me take my mind off my pain and other issues.  The internet has helped me connect with other great crafters sewers beaders quilters who inspire and encourage me.  It is a blessing in my life that I am so grateful for.

I also like to connect with others who may suffer from some of the same health issues I do.  Many
of my health issues didn't start until after my cancer/chemo.
I had hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4a
I was given a 50% survival rating and went through grueling chemo.  I became
toxic to one of the drugs so had to go longer on the 3 that were left. (ABVD)

I support invisible illness awareness and hope that what I deal with
can somehow help others.

Before cancer

Complex partial seizure disorder with myoclonus
Menieres Disease
hypothyroid 

After Cancer

Lymphedema (legs)
Fibromyalgia
Depression
RSD-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Over Active Bladder
Sleep Apnea
Post inflamatory pulmonary fibrosis (50-60 lung capacity with bad asthma and copd "like" symptoms)
lower back pain with hip and groin pain hip bursitis
insomnia


Being stuck at home and not being able to drive
takes it's toll.  However having the outlet I have for crafting sewing and beading
helps in ways you can't imagine.

I was a musician prior to cancer I played Clarinet and sax and keyboard
and I composed classical music.  Playing Jazz was my favorite.
I miss it something awful.  

Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog
and I look forward to sharing more projects with you
and seeing your wonderful creations.

Happy Creating
Heather


 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas Fabric Scraps to Apron

Trying to make the most out of my Christmas Fabric Scraps
and believe it or not I have more to use up :)

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Christmas Pillows

I always try to use up fabric with limited amount of waste  
I will save fabric down to 1" square if I can because I know I can use it in patchwork.
Patchwork is by far my favorite thing to create.

thank you for looking :)

Heather

 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

halloween runner

Halloween is my favorite holiday

so of course i had to make a runner :)

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

pinwheel runner

i absolutely love the pinwheel block
made a short little runner using up scraps

thanks for looking
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

denim pillows

Denim pillows 18" pillow form inside envelope style closure on back