Bee's Hive

Friday, December 19, 2014

I hesitate to post this but Rita among others want to know

On Monday I had a biopsy and a brain MRI. I still need to get a Pet scan after the New Year.  I don't have the results yet but maybe Monday.

What I do know is I have malignant lung cancer....Now, please don't get scared off!  I'm not asking for you to say anything. Yes, it's bad if you look at it that way or good if you can just wrap your heart around the idea that I'm done here and needed somewhere else. Those are ugly words but I need everyone to just keep being who they are and letting me be me.......don't run away. There is nothing so lonely as finding yourself alone because something in your life is ugly. I'll be back when I find out what kind and stage and if I am going to treat it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick up date

Just when I thought I was ready for this hip surgery along comes another rat in the wood pile.  After getting all the pre surgery tests I got a call from the lab. The surgery is canceled due to nodules on the lungs.

This is no surprise to me. When you take a chance and use the drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis you are taking a chance on all kind of cancer's, TB and organ problems. I'll be going to Fox Chase Cancer Center on Wednesday the 10th. While in Philadelphia I intend to do some Christmas things and enjoy the day and season.

Life can make some fast turns so don't wait until it happens. Fix those hurts with people you love. A bucket list should never be the reason to love those you cherish.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's done! Thirty thousand regular people did it!

No help came from any of the "Stars"...but little people pulled it off with donations of $5.00 and up!

Thank you!! You did it. $1.8M raised at GoFundMe to help urgently stop Sanfilippo Syndrome. Over $2M raised in less than a year as a Foundation. Incredible.

Makes me feel so good seeing this happen. Research is so important and for these orphan diseases there is little money to find a cure. Go Eliza!  We'll are be watching the trial and praying for the cure to happen for all children.

Well I'm almost 70. I don't think this is a good age to be facing serous surgery but I held out as long as possible and now I have no choice but to have the hip replaced. Seems I've cracked the large bone in the leg and the hip too which only makes the surgery harder. So holding out didn't do me any favors in the end.

The house is clean from top to bottom. There is still much to do for now it'll just have to wait. Instead of getting up set over the many boxes sitting in the basement, the lack of living room furniture and my sewing room only half unpacked I'm just going to enjoy the holidays, food, decorations and tell myself I have spring to do everything else.

I forgot to turn on the Merry go Round music but here are our trains;

Friday, November 14, 2014

A little crazy

Quick post so you know I'm still here. We moved a month ago into a house. I love it! It's a little far from where I am used to living but close to my son's work at the National Guard Base at Fort Indiantown Gap.

I'm racing to try and put the house together a little before my surgery on December 16th. I can't walk so things are going very slow..but today I got the last windows cleaned and tomorrow we'll do curtains. In between, as I unpack boxes, we are decorating for the holiday. Love to decorate and missed it for the past 2 years, so that part is fun!

Thanks for the heads up on the book Rita. I'll see if I can get it to take to the hospital with me. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I have to add this about little Eliza...they must reach the goal for the research now so it's her birthday on November 16th and with the help of TV they are praying it will happen.

BREAKING BREAKING NEWS....Tonight, please watch Inside Edition covering #SavingEliza! Wow.

I so want to see this child live and through the research save the lives of so many kids around the world who also have this. 

Friday, October 10, 2014


I've written about this before. I'm sick!  How could this happen to this child. Where are the people with the big bucks?  No, this wasn't fun. No one got to dump water on someone's head. Read this and then if you feel like you can turn away..okay then...but I don't know how you can.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Get Your Mrs. Claus on...project

I've been working on these doll quilts for next year. The HGTV ladies pick a State or States to represent. I picked New Jersey, Delaware and Puerto Rico. Two people had already picked Pennsylvania. I also did 3 Christmas quilts. None are quite finished yet.

                                           This is Delaware...

                                           This is New Jersey

                                         My favorite..Puerto Rico

                                         And the Next 3 are Christmas quilts made from panels

The Christmas quilts need quilting along with the Delaware Balloon Quilt. The others need the applique finished and they need to be layered.  Here is the link to the project:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Befuddled Quilt is done..

I need to make a label for this quilt. The backing is flannel and the quilt measures 78 x 88. It fit perfectly into the duffle bag with room to spare for maybe a nightie. When granddaughter will get it is a mystery at this point. I might end up boxing it and shipping it. It's just seems a shame for her to not have it when winter is moving in quickly.