This year brought a lot of troubles to our family. My loving husband, Jeremiah was diagnosed with testicular cancer. In a year we expected to be celebrating our son's senior year in high school setting in motion his college plans. Our daughter turning 13, I suppose that is something to celebrate, instead we have been in hospitals for surgeries and intensive chemotherapy for my husband. Spending our kid's college funds to stay afloat on 1/4 of our normal income.
|Jeremiah and I shortly before he was diagnosed with cancer|
This year also brought a lot of joy. Time to come together as a family, finding some genuine friends in unexpected places, and teaching us a lot about ourselves. My children have had to grow up very fast this year, taking on even more responsibility than their ages deemed necessary. They both have done so without a complaint. Well, a few complaints, but with all this worry some complaining keeps you sane.
I am looking forward to 2012, my honey is starting physical therapy, to help him heal from the side effects of his chemo. He will be returning to work in a few months. My son is applying to colleges, and I am considering returning to school as well.
|Our family in the midst of coping with chemo, at our son's last home game of high school|
|Jeremiah on a recent day trip to SF before his appt at UCSF|
|Starting to look like himself again. So happy that the biggest hurdle of his fight against cancer is over!|
Now to get back to blogging about my crafts, projects, and life in general!
Here is a random selection of projects I completed this year
|I made my son's date's Prom dress|
|It turned out just how she imagined|
|My favorite detail, and very large yellow rose|
|A sewing tote bag for my daughter|
|Denim skirt I made for a sew-along|
|The second skirt I created for the sew-along|
|Lovely dress in progress for my daughter from vintage fabric|
|Owl pin cushion project for my 4H Sewing Group|
|Spring Colors Waffle Weave Scarf-Shawl|
|Scrappy Scarf and Large Flower|
|Ruffled Pillow I worked on while watching over my love in the hospital|