This is just one cookie sheet full of them and there were four more of these! Blue medicine. It's unlikely that organic northern blue berries and supplements and fibre and omegas, etc. will ensure that cancer won't return but I do think it increases my odds of staying cancer-free for longer and even if it just helps my sense of hope, it's worth it. One of the most difficult adjustments after finishing treatments ... and I wasn't prepared for this aspect of the ordeal ... is dealing with the constant spectre of cancer returning. Knowing it could be growing in your body just like the previous one and not knowing it's there. Just like Jack Layton's second cancer. The one that, sadly, took his life. Every little ache or pain takes on a new meaning and, unfortunately, I have more of them than I had before cancer and the ones I get now are sometimes the type I can't attribute to anything. They're mysterious. Like cancer. So ... if fresh, untainted berries (thanks Carl and Denise), and other things make me feel like I'm increasing my odds of living cancer free, it's a good thing. They're delicious, too.
Notice my sweetpeas? I DO love sweetpeas! This is the first year since I can't remember when that I actually have an abundance of them. Well, you can't have too many sweetpeas so by abundant, I mean enough to make me happy.
Kevin got back from a stellar fishing trip with "the guys" last night. He brought some lovely pickerel for the freezer.
Tonight I got the vertical sashing done on the baby quilt. I opted for three panels because four would be just too wide for a baby sized one. While I contemplated narrowing the stacks so that I could use 4, I dismissed that idea because there was no good way to narrow the fabric with the large critters. Thanks, everyone, for your ideas and suggestions. It was very helpful. I heard from Elizabeth, who wrote the instructions, and she said there was a mistake and that she would fix it. So if you want to use that tutorial, it should be correct now.Tomorrow night I hope to add the top and bottom borders and then the top will be done! YEAH! That means I have TWO quilt tops. The actual basting, quilting, and binding will be a whole new adventure.
Because I have my mind set on using flannel or Minkee (that REALLY soft fabric) on the back of the quilt, I won't use the extra panel there. I think I'll order a bit more of the same fabrics and make a second baby quilt.This design is stress free and suitable for my limitations.