Thursday, August 07, 2008

Doll Quilt and some other stuff

Yesterday, I took advantage of being kidless and finally finished up my doll quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 4. I had a hard time deciding how to precede after reading all of your feedback the last time I posted about it. In the end, I decided to just use both the white and black and I love the effect that it gives. The piecing on the edges were done on John's advice, who really liked the look. I really hope that my partner likes it. Hopefully I can get it in the mail tomorrow.

Isaiah stayed with John's parents yesterday and he'll be staying with them again tonight. It's giving me a good opportunity to get some things done around the house, things that would probably be undone in a matter of seconds with Isaiah around (you know, like cleaning up the living room). I wanted to thank you all for your comments on the last post. A little bit of an update: John just finished his first round of chemo on tuesday. We found out that if loses his health insurance, that the Leukemia and Lymphoma society can pay for it. That's a big relief. On the job front, I'm still looking. I have a B.S. in Chemistry, but have never used it. I basically got married right out of college and then had Isaiah pretty shortly after. We'll see what comes my way.

I've received several e-mails about donating bone marrow, and I wanted to pass along the info if you are interested in being a donor. John is adopted, so we are relying on the bone marrow donor registry. You can go here for more info on becoming a donor. If you do sign-up, please let us know because it would mean the world to us and we would want to properly thank you.

Also, a quick thank you to an anonymous person who sent us a dinner gift certificate in the mail. I would have thanked you privately, but since there was no name, this only seems appropriate to thank you here. So, thank you, thank you, we really appreciate your kind gesture.

Pheew, that was sure a long post. Now John can stop bothering me about not posting all week :). Hope you all have a good weekend. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful one here!


Sarah and Jack said...

Katie, I know this must be very difficult time for you both. We are thinking of you often.

I feel like a broken record about teaching science, but it is always worth mentioning that most states are in desperate need of math and science teachers. Many states will let you teach science on a provisional certificate if you have a science degree because they are desperate for science teachers. And as you know, teaching is not a bad gig. Good hours, plenty of time off, decent benefits, etc. Contact a local university's edu dept to see if they will help you sort out how to get started in your state. (If you lived here my former uni is great about placing teachers. I am sure there have to be places like that in every state, just look for the school that graduates the most sudents with edu degrees.)

Rebecca said...

such a delightful quilt. your partner will love it, i'm sure. good to hear about the other options for paying for John's treatment if his health insurance lapses.

Philigry said...

have a great weekend. I am glad to hear that things are coming together a bit.
I love the wuilt,a nd I hope you can enjot the dinner very, very soon!

Anonymous said...

Geez, Katie. I just don't know what to say -- except that y'all are in my heart and my thoughts.

And I'm sending my sample to the registry tomorrow.


Becky said...

The quilt looks great. I like the extra the edging adds.

Enjoy your time this weekend. I am sure you are up to your eyeballs in fabric squares!

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.