Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm Still Here!

I know it's been a long time since I've blogged, and I apologize. I had some tough times, and went through the worst two months of my life. I want to thank everyone who emailed, called, and prayed for me, as I wouldn't have made it through if not for my friends. Thank you all so much. I hope you will be patient with me while I get caught up with the going-ons in Blogland. :)

I didn't sew the whole time, so there's not a lot to tell, but I was entered into the second round of Christine from Once Upon a Quilt's Doll Quilt Swap, and my partner was Carolyn from Lee Prairie Designs. She has been waiting patiently for me to get caught up, so here is her sneek peak. I'll post a full pic after she gets it. Some of you may be able to guess what quilt it is. :)





And here is what I got in the mail from her. I just love it, so many fabrics and blocks in it. And she included a little needle case and book. I hope she likes the one I sent her as much as I like mine!






I also got a care package from Margaret from Quilt Station. She sent some fabulous antique lace, a piece of Smithsonian fabric, and an Aussie kitchen towel. I loved her note card so much I'm going to have to buy some!






I went to a local Antique Market last month with a friend, and bought a couple of books for my sister for Christmas. On the way home, I was looking through one of the books, and the pages fell open and I found this ~







I think my luck has changed. :)

19 comments:

Christine said...

I am sorry to hear that and hope all is well or getting there.

quilting hugs to you
Christine

Vivian said...

Best wishes for a return to the way you want life to be -- with enthusiasm and energy and time to do the things you want.
The clover is surely a sign of better times ahead.
Life comes first. Blogging is down the list. Welcome back.

Dorothy said...

Glad to see you back. Missed your posts.All the best for a brighter future.

Miriam said...

Great to see you back, Lisa. I hope everything improves for you now.
Gorgeous lace in your care package!
That 4 leaf clover is surely a sign for times ahead.

*Stitches* said...

you could not have been paired with a better partner! Carolyn is a real gem. Her doll quilt is wonderful and by the sneak peak of your quilt... looks to be wonderful as well.
...4 leaf clover, lucky you!
God's Blessings,
Karen

Judy Dietrich said...

Dear Lisa, you are the first blog that I have "lurked on" in my new blogging adventure this spring. I have read so many wonderful tips and ideas from you and your followers. I finally figured out how to comment so I could say THANK YOU!! I am so glad you are back. I was beginning to think I was bad luck lurking on your site. But, now that you have a 4 leaf clover--I feel so much better!! I am making the FOB quilt & joined the yahoo group there. I am so technically challenged, but willing to learn. Glad you are back--have missed your comments. Judy

Cheryl said...

So glad to see you back and sorry the last two monnths have been so awful for you. Hope that 4 leaf clover changes everything for you!

Can't wait to see the rest of the doll quilt!

Beth said...

Hey, hey, Lisa! Great to see you back in blogland :-) What a delightful little quilt you received in your swap, and the 'sneak peak' of your side of it is great.

A lucky four leaf clover - frame it!

Beth

Me and My Stitches said...

I think the 4 leaf clover has to be a sign! Love your little quilt you got in the mail.

Lori said...

Ah yes, I hope your luck has changed too!!
I can't wait to see your little quilt. The one you rec'd is lovely!!

Nancy said...

Glad you are back, and hope the difficult times are behind you now. That little clover was meant for you!

Frances Leate said...

Welcome back and I hope the bad times are behind you. You had a great swap partner and I love your quilt and goodies. Be kind to yourself!

Kathie said...

glad to see you back blogging
have been thinking about you alot.
oh my your right it was meant to be, your luck is changing and everything is getting back to normal...thats great
can't wait to see the little quilt you are sending
Kathie

Susie said...

Welcome back!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Welcome back, Lisa. I'm sorry to hear about your rough patch. Glad you encountered that encouraging sign in the book! I hope the rest of the year treats you well!

Sheila said...

Welcome Back!
Don't know where you were or what you were doing, but glad you are blogging again.

Sandra said...

Lisa,
I've been thinking of you as a southern quilter wanted to use pictures of my elephant and donkey quilts for a lecture and I need to let her know that the gingham donkey shown is yours.
Your blog wasn't working and no posts so I was getting worried. Glad things are looking up--please take it easy.
Hugs

Merilyn said...

Wow! what an amazing find in the second-hand book!!!! A great omen!!! Just take your time and you will get back into the swing of things in no time!!!

Quilt Station said...

Glad to see you got your mojo back, woohoo...really missed you :-)
Margaret