Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Stitchy Kind of Day

I started out the day going to Hawaissee, to the Dogwood Patch. It was a steamy, cool, day. The trees are starting to change.
I went through Helen. This is a good bakery. Helen was quite busy for the middle of the week, I guess because of peak Octoberfest season.


The folks behind me in my car probably cursed each time I just stopped in the middle of rode when I wanted to snap a pic..........





I finished block 5 of Heart of America tonight. I'm loving the colors and can't wait to move on to
another block......hmmmm which will it be? well, right now I'm leaning towards the 1st block to the left and then downward with a final finish at the bottom.

That Honor block took me twice as long as I thought it would but so worth it! The colors are gorgeous.

The directions say to put your own initials in this block........I almost put Brandon's there.
The earlier part of my day was a trip to my LNS, the Dogwood Patch, soon to be changed to another location to Buford, Georgia and renamed The Stitch Store. Terrie is such a cool friend. We had Daniel's buffet for lunch and everything they have is wonderful! Then got some goodies for a friend of mine to start stitching and I will post a pic of it when she receives it, it's a surpise.......and also I gathered some special items for a give-a-way.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we all know at least one person who has touched our life with breast cancer. Current evidence shows that 1 out of 8 women in their lifetime will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. My give a way pics and post will be posted most likely Thurs or Fri. so stand by for a chance at some goodies.
Over 40 years of age, mammograms are recommended yearly. I encourage all women reading this blog to stop this week and take a few minutes to call your GYN health care provider for scheduling that routine mammogram. October is a good time to remember yearly as many advertisements and products promote their pink labeling due to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In my own practice, breast cancer has touched the lives of many people, most get an early diagnosis and are doing well. Digital mammography has come a long way now and detects early signs.


In my personal life, I have had one friend I especially remember in October each year. Her name was Dianne. Dianne was one of my first Women's Health Nurse Practitioner clinical instructors and she had a late diagnosis and unfortunately died for the disease. I think of Dianne alot because she taught me so much of the obstetrical background of my graduate program.

Look in your local papers if insurance is an issue because during the month of October, many mobile units offer mammograms at reduced costs.
Of course, I can't go to Terrie's and not come home with another project or two but most of the afternoon we spent on learning some basics and helping her set up a Google Blogger.
So stay tuned for her new stitching blog called Sprinkles!
The goodies and giveaway will be posted at a later time this week.

Tomorrow after work I unfortunately have to attend a viewing. One of my coworkers close friend, died last night of a heart attack. He really was a good man and I'm very saddened to hear this. Margaret, you are in my prayers!
Well, I have to run now type a letter for work and then on to snooze time for that 6am awakening............
Ren has had at least 3 bowls of frosty minwheats, 2 hotdogs, a piecs of fried chicken and a roll.
The dog is living it up! LOL
Things he will not eat include dogfood of any type, green beans, celery, snow peas, bread with it lightly toasted. Ok, I know he is spoiled. I take the blame for it! ;)

4 comments:

  1. Your stitching is beautiful and I love how you personalized the square. I fit my DS' and DH's initials or names in as many things as I can. I hope that by doing that they'll want to keep some of them one day rather than sending them all to Goodwill! LOL!

    Great reminder about BC awareness. Far too many don't take that good advice.

    I'm sorry for your loss. Never a good thing to have to go to a funeral for someone that passed too soon.

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  2. Nice job on your stitching! It's a little intimidating...eek!

    Yes, October is a hard month. Breast Cancer killed my friend. I think of her often.

    Love you pics. I need to go to that bakery! Oh how I love my carbs!!!

    Hugs

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  3. Your stitching looks wonderful. This piece will be done soon.

    And little Ren is so precious. The old man has earned whatever he wants. :)

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  4. I really had a great time yesterday. What a wonderful friend you are. I love the Helen pictures. Thanks for helping me with my blog. I can't tell you how many times I changed it after you left. LOL FUN!!!!

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