Thursday, February 22, 2018

8 Shooters : putting things off

You know, in every good western movie there are always dramatic situations. Sometimes they are heart wrenching.

You would think with all that we've been through, there just wouldn't be one more heart wrenching episode. But, when I chose to hold my post, you must have known something was going on.

I refrained from saying anything until biopsy's and tests are back, and we really don't know too much now, other than the fact that my husband now has the dreaded "C" word added to his list of medical issues. We go next week to find out just how bad it is, or isn't, or whatever.

But, seeing as how he is very frail, and that his body is getting tired, and that the cancer is in his liver, well, let's just say we are realists and we will just leave it at that.

So this is why you haven't heard from me. I just couldn't. Yet again. I am sorry, but yet, I am not because I have found that over the last few years there is so much more to my life than quilting. Quilting takes the biggest back seat it can take without being pushed out the door. Occasionally I grab it up when it's been a good go and life has been pleasant for a few days. I don't mean to sound down or something in saying that. Not at all! I am fine, really. Again, just honest.

But today was a very pleasant day. Few and far between. I needed it so badly. So as the day draws to a close, I decided I could just release the next clue. Funny how this mystery has turned out to be NOTHING like I thought it would. Lots of mystery happening in my life. Month after month. Something new. It's ok because you all have been quite patient with me.

Anyway, No fluffy words this week. No story. Just  the next step. Hope you like it. It's rather fun actually.

You have four 8 shooters left. Make some of these. Just make sure that you ALWAYS use the lighter color of your solid on the same color of your shooter each time. (I matched lighter to pink and darker to orange as you can see: )

Truly stunning are they not?
I really hope to see you soon.
I am going to go sew some stitches right now and pop in a movie for the family.
This is the first day I've had at home with no doctors and no errands in over a month.
I'd say movie time is perfect. 


  1. I am so sorry to hear of your distressing news Tonya! Praying for you all.

  2. Have been following you for some time and love all your ideas. I bought all your patterns before they were free. Now I have been asked by our local fabric shop to teach a beginning class in EPP. I would like to use your Starry Beginnings pattern. Even though it was free I feel I should contribute something to the designer. You used to have a contribution page...I can no longer find. Please let me know if there are "copyright" rules for me to follow to use your designs. Holding you in prayer every day.

    1. Rose, I cannot reply to you via email as you are a "no reply" blogger.
      I have a "tip jar" that I would very much appreciate helping out as it covers the cost of my corel monthly payment (and I've not been able to pay for it for a few months now! so I've had no access to my designs. )

      Basically I'd love you to point folks to this blog and more importantly the facebook page and the facebook ALL FREE EPP group. Because maybe someday I'll be able to go teach workshops at guilds. THe dream. someday.

      If you are in the group, there is a "tip Jar" but word of mouth is my best friend.
      Thank you for honoring me with using my pattern. Starry beginnings has been re written with step by step, you will find it in the group and it can be printed and shared.

  3. These are amazing. Beautiful! I am so sorry to hear of this next hurdle in your life and all good thoughts and prayers for Jerry and you. Take care.

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  5. I am sorry to hear about your family news!!!!! It has been a rough one for us also and the storm went out of control this year for our family on medical things - we hit out of pocket max within the first 2 weeks of January........

    Is there a way I can get the PDFs of your Ahhhhs? I was hoping that I would be able to start working on them. It has been a rough year for us medically and this would be a nice and very needed distraction.

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!!!!