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MAKING A PINK ROSE GARDEN TEA
After a day at the hospital of testing, and visits with my doctors. I went into Hobby Lobby, on the way home. I was looking for a fabric in pink, to go with my new pink rose tea cups and saucers. I walked into the lobby and there was my friend Kathy, who lives near an hour away from me, and comes to visit every two week. Kathy was so surprised to see me out. Kathy has brought me so many Happy’s and food, see always bring things she is working on, finished, or picture and we have a Show and Tell, Kathy always makes my day a little brighter. I was still trying to take in what the results were, and all my doctors had said. I was not telling hubby or anyone. Kathy just held me tight and said, I am here when you want to talk. She came back in Hobby Lobby with me to help pick out my fabric, I needed to make a table topper scarf and napkins. I have not driven in over three years and have been in one store by myself, until this past Christmas when I had a blast at Cracker Barrel buying more things for my peppermint collection. I leave my house maybe twice a month, and that is usually to see doctors or have test. Now just so you know, I am not an invalid, but driving has caused me so many complications. I love to shop, be around people and hit every thrift store, antique store there is. My illness has kept me house bound for three years now. My heart wants to go, but my body pays dearly when I do go out.
I chose this pink fabric, for the pink roses, the tea cups and teapot.
When I took the fabric out of the bag, I had a surprise! I hope you can read the selvage of the fabric in the photo below.
On the selvage it says: Rose Garden Tea for Two and Quest for a cure.
These tea cups and saucers of pink roses, are in a satin lined hat box. My sister, Gloria gave these to me for Christmas. I think they are so lovely!
I have had many emails, and comments left wanting to know how I am doing and prayers for me. I do appreciate all of you for caring. I have told no one in months, just what I have been up against, including my family. I have all my results in, except I will have one test more around April. I have had 39 surgeries, which are usually 13 to 17 different procedures and incisions. My veins are gone, so I now have had six pic lines, and have to have another one or a port to do further testing, or surgery. I do have multiple tumors in my lymph nodes, for months and they have grown since September as a wild fire. The largest ones are limiting my arm movement.I also have different type of rapid growing cancer trying to form on my chest wall. My chest wall is also covered in cysts. I have a large mass covering my right arm pit, which needs a different test to find out just what this is. As of this day my many tumors have grown, but are not cancerous. We have to keep a close watch on them, for they could change into Cancer at anytime. The largest two are near the size of a walnut. I have a small window to go to therapy to help stretch my left side front, back, and abdominal muscles, which spams daily, and swells. The front of my body is covered in mesh and my left side muscles and skin have fallen off the mesh. Which while in therapy and just daily life, it has allowed my rib to push way out, not letting my left side muscles stretch. The doctors have tried all different types of bands to hold my left side rib in, where the muscles in my midriff, breast implant, under my arm, my shoulder and back. I have a large hernia at the navel. My asthma and digestion system all complicate this process. While my doctor was trying to find anything to help this, to save me from having two major surgeries, which will most likely make me loose any movement of my left side and arm. I told Doc that I need a rock to place pressure on my rib to hold it in, to let my left side stretch. After a lot of checking with different medical supply places and a shop which is for breast cancer patients, with no result in finding anything near what I need. I thought about Scarlet O’Hara, I have been looking for a picture of her for my parlor, on line. I had found one picture, where she was in a corset. I am a weaver, spinner and knitter, before traveling five years with my job, I use to go do demonstration of weaving, spinning and knitting of my sheep and angora goats fibers. I have old time dresses that I made to wear on these demonstrations, but never wore a corset. I told him about all of this, Doc said yes this is worth a try. Now I need to have several and wear the corset daily, and pray it works and saves me from two major surgeries that will change my life. I ordered a book which tells you how and what you need to make a corset. I found corset on line that run $300.00 each, and more if they are custom made. I am trying to read this book, then get the supplies to make a custom corset. I need the corset before going into therapy. My window maybe short, for all depends on the tumors, if I have to go to surgery for the tumors. Doc will do the other surgeries, that I am hoping I will not have until the last option. Should the corset work, I will go to surgery sometime this year, to fix other problems. I have been told by several of my Doctors, that I am strong and I can make these tumors go away, with no stress and just a lovely happy life. lol Not sure where that life is! I am going forward with a great attitude and one day will tell all to my family, when I feel they are going to be able to handle it. They have been through so much with me, I need to protect them. My hubby was in the heart unit in December, for he was worried about me. My doctor talked to him and told him some of what will happen, should we go to surgery, but not all that was going on with me. I am praying for my family, both of my son-in-laws have lost there jobs,and we are doing all we can to help them, from money to keeping children. Hubby and I took a leave of absence from our job come April, three years ago, thinking it would be a few months. We worked as a team, which I flew home or he would drive me home in the motor home. I would have surgery and lay on the couch to go back to our crew, in which ever state we were working. Hubby has not left my side and has taken care of me for so long. Doc says he has enough experience to be a nurse, in fact Doc seldom call in home health for he feels hubby is more capable of handling each situation, I have been in. While at the hospital this week, they have asked me to keep them informed if the corset works, for it may help a lot of women.
This is a part of the journey I have been on since 2003, I not able to share all of this journey, at this time, but for now I am on a path of my journey going forward to a lovely place in time.
Here is the fabric with the hat box closed. I just love this hat box! The little pink doll and hankie, were given to me by Bobbie, my hubby’s Aunt. We went for a visit, after Christmas. Her home has several thousand dolls of all kinds. Bobbie would not let me leave with out, picking out one of the dolls and one of the old hankies. She also gave me a Cinderella quilt to wrap up in when I am just resting. Now I have two granddaughter’s which are 3 and 19 months and they love this quilt.
Guess who get to wrap up in the quilt. lol
The next time you see this fabric and tea cups,