Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Mother's Blessing

A mother's love's a blessing
No matter where you roam
Keep her while she's living
You'll miss her when she's gone
Love her as in childhood
Though feeble, old and grey
For you'll never miss a mother's love
Till she's buried beneath the clay

You would have been 81 this beautiful day.  Happy Birthday to you! 
I love and miss you so very much,
Patricia Ann 1932-2012

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

'Olive' to Party

Happiness is our little Grandaughter, Adelina. She spends part of her Wednesday's with Nee Nee and Bapo to give her a break from being at pre school with her Mommy who teaches at a Montessori school. 

She loves to "clean" out cabinets and explore inside. Do you think she could have been a cave explorer in another life? Or maybe a cute little bat?

Here she is taking everything out of Mommy's pantry while wearing a pair of new panties around her neck as a necklace.  Such the fashionista! She loves anything in a Victoria Secret's bright pink bag...hmmm.

I've been sewing lately trying to make use of all my fabric pieces. Getting ready for an upcoming boutique as well as clearing out what's sitting my sewing room, unfinished.

I have a few items listed at Just click the rosethoughts icon on the left of the page to view.

I hope to work on a few handbags between ebay listing for Kel Kel and my nephew this week. Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Patricia Ann...Amazing Mother and My Bestest Friend...


My beautiful Mama left our family last Thursday early in the morning...she fought hard all her life...and even more near the end of it.
Thank you to The Marley House/Hospice.  The wonderful nurses, chaplin and the beautiful Prescott surroundings made her last days peaceful.
We were able to open up the french doors in her room to the fall breeze after being in a hospital for almost 3 weeks.
We asked that she watch over us all and to finally rest, a well deserved retirement.
I love you Mama and will carry you with me forever.
Patrica Ann 1932-2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cancer...What is it good for?...Absolutely nothing!

Where have I been all these months...

My beautiful Mother of 80 was diagnosed with NHL-Non Hodgkins Lymphoma 2 1/2 years ago with a 5 year life expectancy. She decided NO CHEMO at that time, taking her chances living out her days without the illness associated with the side effects (strong Lady!).

Sadly 3 weeks ago her lymphoma caught up with her. An extremely enlarge lymph node/tumor grew in her stomach sufficating and pressuring most of her internal organs. She was taken to a local hospital in Prescott, AZ and then transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.

She was in ICU for over a week being poked and proded to the tune of her Medicard/Medicaid "Mastercard" insurance. Wow, now I understand the Medicare dilemma. Until you sign DNR papers you are a guinea pig for tests, tubes, medication and oh yeah, CHEMO...the stuff my Mom didn't want 2 1/2 years ago.

Her kidneys began to fail so the doctors decided to surgically put in tubes to drain them and moved her to the cancer floor of the hospital were the appointed Oncologist Doctor gives the "As seen on TV" sales pitch on all the "great things" chemo has to offer and that her disease is "treatable"...yeah Doc 2.5 years ago.

So my Mom is given 4 count, em' FOUR! chemo treatments in 1 1/2 days and sends her on her way...a transport to a nursing facility back in Prescott.

However, Dear doctor wouldn't tell my parents the quality of life and her life expectancy (said she couldn't tell her that...even after my Paramedic husband in front of his MIL demanded she do so!)

This week she is back in ICU fighting the infections left behind by chemo. She fights to live not understanding how sick she is...she never grasped that this was terminal.

I pray for you. I pray your suffering ends very soon Mamma. I love you so much.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Quiltique's first priority is our customers and we want everyone to benefit from and enjoy Sew Street Market. Due to the most recent weather forecast we have made the decision to use our scheduled Rain Date of Saturday, April 21st for this event.

Saturday, April 21st
9:00am - 2:00pm

Monday, April 9, 2012


Join your fellow quilters, sewists, embroidery fanatics and just down right creative people next Saturday here in Quiltique's parking lot as they sell items from their Stash!! It's our 2nd Annual Sew Street Market and you won't want to miss the treasures that are waiting for you.

Items for sale will all be sewing-related and could include fabric, notions, sewing machines, quilts, crafts, unfinished projects (or finished ones)...the list is endless. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity!

DATE: Saturday, April 14th
TIME: 9:00am - 2:00pM
LOCATION: Quiltique
213 N. Stephanie Street, Suite E
Henderson, NV 89074
STORE HOURS: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
(NOTE: Rain Date is Saturday, April 21st)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Meet Lucky Jack! Ready to display for St Patrick's Day or anytime. He's dressed in a grunged cotton fabric, St Patrick day theme jumpsuit.

A vintage black and gold glass button adorns his belly. And a golden yellow silk ribbon bow tie and a vintage little buckle on his hat.

His body and hat are made of stuffed muslin. His head, arms and legs and hat have two coats of paint, then grunged with dark coffee and cinnamon stain, then sanded.

He measures 14.5 inches from the top of his hat to the tips of his toes. String hanger in back for hanging.

To inquire or purchase, just click on the AHA MARKETPLACE logo on the left of my blog.