I am having a hard time getting the newsletter out - In the meantime keep checking the blog and here is a copy of what did go out but it seems only one person received it. It looks like I am getting blocked as spam. I hope to have that fixed next month when the email count recycles.
Hello everyone! It has been a while since I have sent out a newsletter and I have a lot to cover.
First just let me tell you I am doing fine. It has been a year that is for sure, but I am so very blessed with family and friends (you are all my friends, and I cannot thank you enough for all your patience and understanding)
Many of you will already know most of this information but it is rather fluid from day to day and week to week,
Sadly, we started out our year with the loss of my Wonderful Mom who passed rather suddenly March 29th. The next few months were spent coping with her loss and all that entails.
Just as we were all finding our new normal, I had a heart attack July 18th. Very long story but ladies it is so important to listen to our bodies. I never presented as a heart attack however I was very blessed to have EMT and Er Doctors will to listen to me and after 3 days of tested I received 3 stents in my right artery that was 99% blocked. It was not until I got home and started reading my test results that I saw the troponin level reading a very high level and then was confirmed with me by my Dr during the follow up a few days later that in fact I did have a heart attack. Fortunately, no damage to my heart but life changing non the less.
The worst part is the side effects of all the drugs, blood thinners and high doses of cholesterol meds. I was on a Diabetic medication for the first 2 months (Dr and I have to talk about this one) of which I took myself off and am testing my sugar levels on a regular basis. I did tell my Dr this, It was to the point I was not eating and that cannot be healthy.
I now walk several times a week 4-5 and am eating healthy with the Mediterranean diet. (even my grandkids like the food)
Now with all the walking and cooking I have even found time and energy to build back up to quilting. I am happy to tell you that I am back to the 45-60 day turn around. As of this email I am fully caught up working on all quilts received in Sept to be completed in Oct and feel pretty good about getting everything done in a timely manner.
If you have Christmas quilts that are needed for this year, just let me know and I can put them ahead of others that are not needed up to a point,
Keep an eye on my blog for changes that might happen as I get stronger (its on my website) Sometimes it is easier to post there real quick than to send out a long newsletter.
A new order form has been posted on the website that you should take a look at and print out. Some of the changes are the turnaround time, Binding ( I no longer offer hand binding – it is just too hard on my hands ) I still do the front only and machine binding.
I am doing an at the door drop off and pick up only – due to the uptick of covid its better safe than sorry.
I will be posting some new patterns soon so keep an eye out for that.
Thanks again for all your prayers during my time of need.