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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I've Got Great News! Looks Like I Can Stick Around And Design For Awhile!

Just a quick note... I've just returned from my visit to the plastic surgeon to get my stitches removed from last week's surgery. I got the fabulous news that the pathology report came back good, and I am now cancer-free! Yay!

Now I can get back to crocheting in peace! Here I am with the stitches removed. Eventually I'm hoping the scar will be practically invisible. I have an amazing plastic surgeon!

I may not look great now, but at least I have a lot more hope for the future! 

If you would like to read my article on how to identify skin cancer, click here.

If you'd like to read my melanoma story, click here.

Going Crazy Waiting... And A New Hat Design!

I'm about to go crazy waiting on a call from the surgeon who did my facial surgery for malignant Melanoma last week! I'm supposed to hear whether I have the all-clear, or whether further treatment will be necessary. I was supposed to get the call yesterday, but with the Memorial Day holiday I figured today... not! So guess who will be all over his voice mail tomorrow!

I guess it's a normal reaction, but now anytime I notice myself in direct sun, I think twice about it. That's why I've decided to start "rocking the hat look!" I'm almost finished with this week's new crochet design, which I will be calling the Custom-Size Foldable Sun Hat. The pattern will be published sometime between now and Saturday and you can check at this link for it.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

May Giveaway! Enter Here!

Just a quick note to let you know about my surprise May giveaway! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me what you'd like to see in one of my upcoming designs! For example - a baby afghan, a 3D flower decoration, a mini doily, coasters, etc.

The winner chosen at random will receive their choice of any of my for-sale patterns offered here. Just pick out your favorite and I'll send you the pattern free! Here's just one of the patterns you can win!

The Spiffer© Duster & Floor Mop Refills For Swiffer Duster

Happy crocheting! -Sheila

PS:  I made it through my facial surgery yesterday just fine, now to heal up. You can read my story about my battle with malignant Melanoma here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Working On Some Fun Things For You!

This morning, I am going in for cancer surgery on my face for Melanoma. I'll be writing an article about it after I'm done. I would really appreciate my readers' good thoughts and or prayers! But before I go, here's all the latest!

UPDATE:  I am home now, the surgery went well, and now I'm starting the recovery process.

I've been working on a series of Angel Wing household helpers, they are so much fun to crochet! So far there's the Angel Wing Potholder, which is designed to fit your hand... The Angel Wing Face Scrubbie, and my newest design in the series which is coming out this week is the Angel Wing Dishcloth with a handy hand strap.


I also love to make jewelry for fun... Here's my latest creation. It's an Arthritis ring made of copper wire and hematites. I have CPPD arthritis in my hands and fingers and I get a lot of relief from wearing these fun rings.

Two of my Schnauzers, Scrappy Jack and SueSue, get to get the spa treatment this week! I've always cut all my dogs' hair for at least the past 12 years so this is a treat for me. I hope they enjoy it!  Ladybug already had her haircut a couple weeks ago.

Well, here I go... happy crocheting to all!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Having Fun Working On A New Series Of Household Helpers!

This week I was designing one thing and ended up with another! You can get the free pattern for the new Angel Wing Face Scrubbie here. It's a fun little angel wing that crochets up in no time. I'm finishing up the Angel Wing Potholder right now, and that pattern will be published later this week. I have another couple of projects in mind using the angel wing design too.

2 Layers Single Crocheted Together

Had a really fun day yesterday doing a bit of plant sale shopping at the school up the street, and visiting a couple of garage sales. Nice to have such lovely Spring weather for a change, finally! We did set a record low here this morning of 32º – and in the next couple of days we're going to have a 90º day. Crazy! I don't think any of the plants know what to do.

Mother's Day was just lovely for me today, was able to spend time with both of my kids and their significant others. My son and his fiance Janette got me the coolest ceramic planter! My daughter Cari and boyfriend Russell brought me an incredible bouquet of flowers. We all enjoyed a nice dinner out together.

Glad to report that Ladybug Schnauzer is feeling back to her frisky little self now! She gave us quite the scare last week.

Hope there's something fun on your crochet hook today!

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