I always intended that the purpose of this blog would be to share with you my adventures along the journey of art quilting. Lately, though, I've been making more lemonade than anything else, and I wanted to briefly let you know why I haven't been posting or commenting on your blogs as often as I'd like.
This past September, our son, who is a journalist, travelled to South Africa on an assignment; while there, he got into a wrestling match with an all-terrain vehicle, and the ATV came out on top. Sean ended up with a broken arm, six fractured ribs, a broken wrist, and fluid surrounding his lung. He IS, however, alive, and we are unspeakably grateful. He was operated on in South Africa and came back to our home to recuperate; he also needed lung surgery in NYC and seemed to be on the mend.
They say that, if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. It turns out that Sean's arm required MORE surgery this past week, because it hadn't knitted at all. He's back upstate with us, and this time the recuperation is slow and extremely painful. We're taking everything one day at a time and hoping he turns a corner soon.
On top of this, we just learned that our beloved dog, Doyle, has lymphoma; it was an especially difficult diagnosis to hear, since he's only seven years old. We don't know how much longer he'll be with us, so we've decided to celebrate his life each day the best we can.
I feel as though I have a wonderful support group with all of you who read and comment on my blog; it is this sense of community that makes it easier for me to share my thoughts with you when life isn't so gentle. Your thoughts, prayers, and advice are more than welcome; please know how grateful I am to you for our continued connection.