Good news!

My Sammie girl had surgery last Monday to remove an ugly growth on her belly and she came through it with flying colors!! Hallelujah!! Thank you for all your prayers and positive thoughts โค

The Dr was also able to remove the growth on her back paw that’s been driving her nuts for months – whew! Sammie was on pain meds for the first 5 days and since she wasn’t showing any signs of pain we weaned her off this weekend. She’s eating and moving and sleeping like normal so all-in-all it’s a success! She hasn’t given the stitches on her belly a second thought but she has tried to take off her sock and lick her paw so we’ve got to keep a close eye on her. She goes back on 5/25 to have the stitches removed.

The poor baby is also still suffering with the Corneal Ulcer on her left eye. We’ve been using drops since May 5th and there does seem to be a small improvement, the Dr will check it again when she has her stitches removed.


In quilting news… I bought another sewing machine!!! I’ve been wanting to get a second machine for a while now so I could work on projects in multiple stages and over Mother’s Day weekend I saw an excellent sale and I jumped on it. I got a Singer Patchwork 7285Q

It came with all kinds of extra feet and even an extension table ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It was a breeze to setup and get started sewing – I’ve got her setup on my cutting table and will use her mostly for piecing.

I used my new Singer to start piecing blocks for the May Color Blocks QAL. I had the green blocks left over from a previous month but all the blue ones were made with my new machine ๐Ÿ™‚

It was great to have a second machine because my main Pfaff was setup for FMQ to work on the April Color Blocks quilt… and I’m happy to say I finished the quilting yesterday.

I made the binding last night and started putting it on this morning… just one more trip around to secure it to the front and I’ll be done!!


In WW news… I dropped .8lb this week, not bad I guess since I was so stressed about Sammie’s surgery. I haven’t started working out yet even though the weather here has been perfect for walks – ugh!

That’s about all for now… have a great rest of your weekend!!

9 thoughts on “Good news!

  1. I’m glad that Sammie has recovered! I’ve been traveling the past two months without a computer so I’ve missed reading your blog…love to hear your thoughts on the new machine. I need something to keep at my daughter’s home so I can stay busy while baby is napping โ™ฅ

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    1. Hi Karla! So far I’m really liking my new Singer Patchwork. It doesn’t have the same ‘beefy’ sound as a higher end machine but it sews really nice stitches. I love that it has a needle up/down button as well as a speed control. I don’t think I could use this to quilt anything bigger than a table topper because the throat space is relatively small but I didn’t get it for that purpose anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ I plan to make the rest of the blocks for the May Color Blocks quilt (21 more) so I’ll keep you posted as I continue to use it.

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      1. Hi Sharon โ€” thanks for the info โ€” I need something just for piecing and not too expensive, I plan on leaving the machine at my daughters home. I did watch a few videos regarding the Singer Patchwork. Again I am super happy about Sammie. My son and his wife had to put their Maggie down, she was 14 with cancer and the seizures were getting extremely bad. My son took it really bad.


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