Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Easter

We had our Easter dinner yesterday.  I cooked all day and the food was good!   Son #1 with his wife and daughter.  Son #2 with his girlfriend.  His girls had pinkeye and stayed home.  Her daughter was with her dad and couldn't be with us.  And, my mother in law.  It was a wonderful time together.

There was news to be heard of which I can't repeat for a while but it's all good!

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 7, 2014

McCalls Jumper Pattern 8288

I buy a lot of vintage patterns and sew for my granddaughters.  I buy what I like and think they would like to wear.  On Sunday I cut out McCalls 8288 which is a jumper pattern.  I went with version B which just pulls on right over the head.  Simple.  Pattern cover says it's a one hour pattern.  If I had sat there that long it might have only taken an hour but I took breaks and pressed the fabric pieces as I sewed them together.

I have the hemming left to do but want to measure for that while Jass is wearing the jumper.  The fabric I used is a middle to heavy weight 100% cotton fabric by Waverly which I thought might hold up better than light weight cotton.  It's pink, feels like denim or twill and is covered with dragonflies.  I think it's really cute.  It also has pockets.  Little girls like pockets.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Oncology Appointment

Monday afternoon I received a phone call from my oncologist's office reminding me of our appointment on Thursday. I had completely forgotten about it and that I needed to have blood work drawn prior to the appointment. I scrambled out the door as fast as I could to get blood drawn. On Wednesday I received an email letting me know the results were good. All counts were within normal range. On Thursday I arrived half an hour early for my appointment in case there were papers to fill out and there were. My oncologist must have been extremely busy because it was 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment when I finally was put into an exam room. Another half hour passed and in he comes with a smile on his face! haha That smile was worth the wait. That and hearing him say my CEA was still below 0.5 and that he is so pleased that I am doing so well. We chatted a little while discussing the weather, the flowers popping up in his yard, bike riding and boating. I left happier than when I arrived. :) I scheduled my next appointment in six months and left the office on the way to see Lilly. Awesome day!