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Finished a Cute One

I finished this cute baby quilt, for a new client.  She made the top, I did the quilting. I call this light custom, as there is no SID, and everything is freehand, no marking required.

I enjoyed working on it.

I took my Mom for her PET scan, bone marrow biopsy, and first round of chemo last week.  The PET scan was Tuesday, and we went wig shopping before, as she will lose her hair from the chemo.  We made a fun day of it.  Friday, they told us the scan was clear, except for the tumor on the back of her tongue.  It has grown to the extent that it is choking her some.  Really causing her problems eating.  That breaks my heart.  Anyway, we don’t have the marrow results yet, but I expect them any day.  If it has not spread to the marrow, then it is stage 1.  He said the chemo should start shrinking it as early as a week.  I pray it does.  The final diagnosis is Blastoid Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, which is an even more aggressive form that regular Mantle Cell.  So, he also wants to do a marrow transplant, using her own marrow, after she finishes her chemo rounds.  There should be six of those, once every three weeks, if she handles them well, and the cancer responds like we hope.  She has done very well with round one, so far.  I appreciate all the prayers and emails and messages from all of you.  Your concern has meant a lot to me.  I know several of you are going through, or have gone through, similar circumstances.

This Saturday, my “baby” boy will graduate from high school.  Soon, he will be off to college.  Lots of changes in my life this year.  Changes at home, changes at work, lots and lots of change.  I sure don’t have time to be bored…lol.  Maybe I will find time to work on some of my own stash projects in there somewhere…soon.

19 thoughts on “Finished a Cute One

  1. Cute,cute quilt, Randi!

    Hang in there girlfriend…changes can be tough, but usually make us stronger.

    And congrats to the graduate and his parents!

    Glad your Mom did well this week…will continue to keep you all in my thoughts.


  2. The quilt is beautiful! I continue to pray for your Mom and your family. Hang tough! It sounds like you are 1 chemo session ahead of my Dad. I’m always here for support.


  3. Very cute quilt and your quilting is gorgeous as EVER!

    I’ll say changes! Hang in there, Randi, lots of us are pulling for your Mom and praying for you as well. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m glad she did well…

    Congrats on your son’s graduation! You’ve ALL worked hard to get to this point. Celebrate!


  4. Randi – my prayers are with your mom – I truly hope she handles the chemo well.

    What college? Exciting time for him!


  5. I will pray for you, your Mom and your family. I know all too well about cancer and tumors in the throat as my hubby has terminal esopheagal cancer. Above all, try to remain positive no matter what. It really helps.

    That quilt is so adorable! Your quilting really makes it sing! Love the colors used in that top! :o)

    Keep your chin up! Blessings, Suzy


  6. I have been following your site for a long time and I have to tell you that your quilting is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. I have a quilt I pieced two year ago and never had it quilted because I don’t know anybody who could do it justice. Would you consider quilting for somebody in California? It would be an honor to have a quilt quilted by you. Our guild has a show in November and I would love to hang that quilt.
    You and your Mom are in my prayers.
    God bless you both.


  7. Really adorable quilt, Randi.

    Continued prayers for strength, comfort and healing for your mother. Wig shopping, how fun. It sounds likeThe apple does not fall too far from the tree. Your mother is so blessed to have you help her get thru this.

    And congrats to you and your son on the graduation. So what’s it going to be? Texas Tech has a nice golf program.


  8. Randi, I’ve been thinking about you and your mom. I’m glad she got the first chemo behind her and that the PET scan was clear everywhere else. That’s always a relief.
    Hang in there and keep quilting….it’s great therapy. And congratulations to the graduate!


  9. What an absolutely darling quilt. Love Love Love your quilting. You keep me so inspired. I also am praying for your mom. Cancer sure has affected my life lately. I know of so many people battling this dreadful disease. Hang tough and know that a lot of people are pulling for your mom and your family. Happy quilting in the meantime!!!!!


  10. Adorable quilt!

    Keeping the prayers coming from Atlanta… your Mom is a fighter and with her great attitude, she’s sure to be a winner too!

    Congrats on Derek’s graduation! How time flies!


  11. I pray that everything is well with your Mother, Randi. You’re a terrific daughter. 🙂
    This quilt is adorable… it looks as though you really enjoyed quilting it. Just a perfect baby quilt.


  12. Randi, this baby quilt is superb! Your quilting is just wonderful–love that fill and the wavy lines in the sashing! Your mom is in my thoughts, too. I hope she does as well with her chemo as my sister did (breast cancer–all gone!). They have gotten much better at treating this stuff and at handling the side effects of the treatments, so I hope you both can maintain positive attitudes. Hugs!


  13. LOVELY quilting! Really like how you’ve looked at the open space and created such a lovely place for the eye to enjoy. Truly an artist. Keep up the good work. This quilt is a keepsake!


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