Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Que Sera, Sera!

I am so blessed with so much love and good fortune surrounding me and mine! It is with a very positive attitude I am now facing trials and tribulations again - DH, Ed and I are waiting for a conclusive diagnosis and prognosis on a health condition he is experiencing and I really hope we receive the results by the end of this week! 'Til then, I know he will have thoughts and prayers from so many - thank you!
I had a wonderful weekend planned and I will say it all turned out wonderful even though I missed the first day! Stitching friends all enjoyed a great retreat at St John of God Shoalwater Retreat Centre - a great venue on the beach on the west coast of Australia - pure indulgence!

Usually I take handwork to retreats - this time I took my basket of Kaffe's and machine stitched this flimsy. It was a great diversion inspired by one of Kaffe's designs from one of his earlier books - it turned out exactly as I envisaged, quite a large quilt and when quilted I will hang it on my family room wall to brighten up a rather dull space in my otherwise bright house. I have spoken about my quest for colour and it seems to be happening.

There has been quite an injection of blue into a very lilacy-pink quilt - maybe a blue striped binding cut on bias - we'll see!

Yes, 6 years old today - Byron and Heidi - my babies are growing up - I have told them both I need more baby grandchildren now! Unprompted, that dear wee boy put his arm around his sister's shoulder for this pic! See why I love them so much!
Lots of good happenings and news here, but we must away at 6:30 tomorrow for a specialist consultation in Perth in the early morning. Lots of best wishes to my new Followers and I do have some email replies outstanding - I hope to get back to replies and browsing soon. 'Til then -God bless!

43 Lovely People said ...:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Holding you and your beloved in the Light, my friend. And that quilt is GORGEOUS.

susi said...

what a wonderful quilt,lurline!i do love kaffes fabrics,too,and your grandchildren,just sweeties,happy stitching,susi

Nedra said...

Tell your DH that prayers are being sent from Utah.

LeKaQuilt said...

Prayers are sent from Norway, too :o)
Your quilt is gorgeous - love all those wounderful colours!
HUGS from Lena :o)

Terry said...

Sending good thoughts for you all! Love the flimsy! :0)

Darlene said...

Lots of good thoughts and prayers from the Surface of the Sun (aka Arizona) :-)

em's scrapbag said...

May you have peace in your heart through this trying time. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Love the beautiful flimsy. And your grandbabies are wonderful!

Kathie said...

very pretty quilt, will be sending good thoughts your way as I always do!
can't wait to hear the good news Lurline.
take care
kathie

Barb said...

Sorry that you and your husband are having such a ruff time, I hope you get the diagnosis soon and can be well on the mend. It is always hard to see someone you love go through physical problems. Those are such cuties...you are blessed.

sharon said...

Sending good thoughts and wishes for you and your husband. The quilt is gorgeous, lovely colours! Sharon.

Margaret said...

Prayers and good thoughts are on their way to you! I like your positive attitude -- I think it helps! Love your quilt! So beautiful! Take it easy -- here's hoping for good news!

Andi said...

Thinking of you!

Chookyblue...... said...

hope the test results are ok...........I am only a ph call away.........

Janet said...

dear Lurline, I wish you the best for you and your dear heart and lots of prayers. Your top is simply beautiful, what a fun quilt to do on retreat.

Wendy B said...

Your right Lurline, our prayers and good wishes are with you and your dearest. I'm not usually a big fan of Kaffe (OMGoodness!) but you're turning me....those fabrics on your flimsy are just perfect!
Safe travels and sugary hugs
XX Wendy :O)

Lindi said...

Lots of prayers and warm hugs to you both. I hope it's all good news.
Your topper is beautiful. Very cheery and delicious!

blessed speedy said...

Praying all goes well and you will get great results!
P.S. Love the Kaffe top

Lizzie said...

Love the Kaffe Lurline and hoping that it's good news for you both.
lizzie
xxx

Joy said...

Lurline I'll be praying for a very positive outcome to your specialist visits. I'll cross fingers and toes and anything else I can think of!!! Your twinnies are just adorable!!! Happy birthday to them both :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Fiesta said...

Lurline, lots of prayers and good thought going your way.

Kerri said...

Hope all goings well today. My thoughts are with you. Lot of good vibes sending your way.

Happy birthday to the cute twins. Nice when children get on so well.

Very nice quilt. It would brighten up your wall. And send out good vibes too

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Prayers are sent your way.
Those six year olds are adorable!!

Julia said...

Have been thinking of you and Ed...good thoughts and prayers.
I hope all is well and a good outcome today..
The little ones are gorgeous...Happy Birthday Byron and Heidi..
So glad you got to go to the retreat..Catch up later..
Hugs Julia ♥

Terri S said...

Love the quilt, and your little ones are adorable.

Keeping you and yours in my prayers for the outcome you're hoping for.

Take care

Nyla said...

Lovely quilt top. Your family will be in my prayers.

Kate said...

Prayers and positive vibes coming your way, love the quilt and THRILLED to read you made it to your weekend retreat.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
Hugs.

West Michigan Quilter said...

You and your family are in my heart and prayers. Hugs,

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Sending prayers and love your way. and those grandbabies are just to sweet.

One Flew Over said...

Hope good news will come your way regarding the test results Lurline.

A lovely, lovely quilt.

Christine said...

Lurline I will be thinking of you and Ed and hope you get good news.
hugs
Christine

Julie said...

Cute kids. Hope your news is good news.

Miriam said...

Sending healing thoughts Ed's way. I hope the news is good.
I'm glad you got to the retreat. Your flimsy is stunning! Beautiful colours!
Happy 6th Birthday to Byron and Heidi!!!

Narelle said...

Well wishes are winging their way to you both.

Rebecca P said...

Hugs & prayers going out to you. Hoping it is good news.
Love your quilt & of course the fabrics.

wishes, true and kind said...

Thoughts and prayers to you and yours, especially for your husband's health. What sweet, beautiful grandchildren, and I adore your new creation. How feminine and spring-like! Scrumptious colors!

toni said...

Hugs & prayers from me too Lurline. toni xxx

*karendianne. said...

Oh Lurline, I wanted you to know I'm thinking of you often. I absolutely love your happy quilt and your adorable twins. Happy special day to the grandtwins! :) Good health to your husband my friend and steadfast strength to you and your close support group. All my love, friend. *karendianne.

Micki said...

Your dh is in my prayers and I wish that you get some good news. Your quilt is just gorgeous!
Micki

Cardygirl said...

Thinking of you & your family...hope all is well.

Bizarre Quilter said...

I love this quilt Lurline. Soft and pretty... take good thoughts with you tonight.

AMIT said...

Hey the pics are just lovely.

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Dora, the Quilter said...

I love the soft colors and low contrast in this quilt top. It is beautiful--for me it says "serenity".