Thursday, February 10, 2011

Changes and down time

I have been a little quiet this week and last week on my blog.  I haven't finished sharing the goodies from two weekends ago and I had at least three other topics I wanted to blog on but sometime in the last two weeks I hit a wall.  I have blogged a minimum and have not felt motivated to blog more.  Actually I think flickr and the DQS10 is mostly to blame.  I have been trying to be chatty as I figure out my design plan.  I hope to catch up this weekend. 

Meanwhile I wanted to share something on the personal front.  I have made it known how five years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, went through chemo and lost all of my hair.  Before I started chemo I donated about 14 inches of hair to Locks for Love.    I have spent the last 5 years letting my hair grow back out.  It came in really dark and curly, though has straightened out and lightened up a bit.  It took a while to get used to it as I used to have dark blond hair.  I freaked in my shower for the first 2 years when I found the dark hair.  LOL!  So last night I went with my sister to her hair dresser and ... prepared for another donation.

This time I decided to send my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  The wigs they make are donated to people who need them through the American Cancer Society.   My sister also talked me into a not too drastic color which actually is very close to my original natural blonde. 

It is like traveling through a time warp to my hair this color again.  And isn't it funny how we always look a little demented when we take a picture of ourselves in the mirror.

I have been packing up my mug rugs to send for the swap, of course I again sealed the package before I took a picture of all the goodies I am sending.  I added a fat eighth of an adorable birdcage fabric with 2 coordinating fat quarters.  I also added a small roll of ribbon with little birds on it, three matching skeins of embroidery floss, and a scrappy pin cushion I made from the mug rug scraps.

Keep dreaming...Colleen

$.75 fat quarters!  $.50 vintage glass ware! 
More goodies from the Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza.
Here is shop info.


4 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It's your blog and you can determine the amount of time you use of it. It is just nice to know you are well. Funny, I thought that was your color hair from the start - how did I miss the dark hair? Relax, breath, and enjoy.

Sara said...

Beautiful hair:) Sooo happy for you;)

Joanna said...

You are so generous. I'm sure the woman who benefits from your hair donation will feel special. And no, you do not look demented. Where do you get that? You look great.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Never feel that you have to blog. Followers are always happy to wait around for you. I haven't blogged all week...but I have a list ready for tomorrow when I can sit down to the computer with some alone time!