Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Taking a Little Hiatus....

 Hi, all!

Many of you have noticed and commented that I haven't been posting lately, and it's well past time to bring you, my readers, up to speed.  

I've been having some health issues this fall that have kind of used up all my band width, and will be having surgery that will hopefully bring things closer to normal the beginning of February.

That being said, it kind of puts a crimp in the usual spring activities around here, most especially Hands2Help.  Unfortunately, I'm going to need to at the very least postpone it until later in the year, depending on how my surgery and any post-surgery treatment goes.  I'll be making that decision at a later date.

However, I know that many of you have already been working on quilts for this year's challenge, and I hope you will find a good place to send them.  This year's charities would have included Emily Bailey's Quilty Hugs, Bernie Kringel's Mercyful Quilts, and Little Lambs Foundation of Utah.  All three have been featured in previous Challenges, so you may be familiar with them.  Or you may have a local charity that you want to send your quilts to. Please don't let the lack of a formal Challenge keep you from spreading quilt-y hugs!

Thanks for being there for me, and a special thanks to those who wrote to see if I was okay.  I'll be back as soon as possible!

Hugs!

Sarah

70 comments:

  1. Will keep you in my thoughts.

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  2. Missed you and hope you'll be back to 100% soon!

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  3. thank you for the update, will keep you in my prayers, sending you strength and courage and a HUGE package of joy to be opened and held tight anytime you need.

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  4. Hugs, and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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  5. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery! You have done so much good for so many people; I hope and expect that the blessings you have shared will come back to you tenfold as you go through these challenges.

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  6. Sending good healing thoughts your way. Hope you're better very soon.

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  7. Oh I was worried about you! I'll keep you in my prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery, peace and joy.

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  8. I pray for a speedy recovery. Good luck with the surgery. Health comes first...we'll be here when and if you are able to get Hands2Help going for this year. ♥

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  9. Take care, Sarah. Will be praying for you. Hope you take plenty of time to rest and recover.

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  10. Praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Hugs to you!!

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  11. I did not want to be nosey, but I missed seeing your like clockwork posts. I thought maybe you lost interest, never did I dream you were ill. I will pray for success in surgery and full recovery. Please let us know if we can do something for you and keep in touch even if it a couple of words. Every day is precious. It will be 4 years, Feb. 7th, that I suffered a near fatal heart attack. I am grateful for every day since God has given me.

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  12. I am thinking of you and hoping your recovery goes well.

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  13. Sending prayers for successful treatment, comfort and quick healing, Sarah.

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  14. I had noticed that you were MIA, but hadn't realized how long it had been since your last post. Adding my prayers and good wishes for successful surgery and swift recovery. Your focus needs to be on you and your health. We'll be waiting for you when you have the strength to get back in the fray.
    Pat

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  15. Positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.

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  16. Good for you to know you need to take time to care for yourself and then do it! We will be here cheering you on until you are feeling stronger!

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  17. Sarah, I am so sorry to hear that you have been having health issues. Praying that your surgery goes well and you will have a speedy recovery.

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  18. I’ve been wondering where you were but it didn’t occur to me that it might be a health issue. I’ll keep you in my prayed for a full and speedy recovery. Looking forward to seeing your regular posts again!

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  19. Sarah, we're sending you big virtual hugs and the very best wishes for great health! Take your time to heal and recover. Your health is the most important thing...we'll be here when you get back! <3

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  20. Heading for some knee surgery soon myself. Will keep you in my prayers. God hold you close.

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  21. Sarah, I hope everything goes well. Sending virtual hugs and light. We'll be waiting when you're ready to be back. All best wishes to you.

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  22. Prayers for a successful surgery and a very speedy recovery.

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  23. I am sorry to hear that Sarah. Take good care of yourself and hope you soon feel good as new!

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  24. I hope your surgery goes well and best wishes for a speedy recovery, Sarah.

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  25. Prayers are going up for you as you prepare for the surgery. May the hands of your surgeon be blessed and may he be filled with wisdom and discernment. May you find peace during this time and begin being filled with God's healing Spirit.

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  26. I am hoping you make a swift recovery. Don't you worry about the Hands2Help. You have give so much, now is your time to sit back and heal.

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  27. Take care. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  28. Sarah, your online followers are pulling for you! May your recovery be swift and go well! We're holding you and your family up in prayer.

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  29. Best wishes for your surgery and recovery. Take good care and know that we are all with you and surrounding you with prayers and hugs. Be well.

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  30. I've noticed you went MIA and I thought vacation, Internet issues, whatever but not health issues. Sending prayers your way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. I miss you and your fun inspirational posts but take the time you need to heal. I'll be waiting. Take care. Hugs. ;^)

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  31. Wishing you the very best in your surgery and speedy recovery, Sarah. You will be in my prayers. Take care and look forward to when you are back.

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  32. Keeping you in my prayers. Hope you recover and can resume the activities you enjoy soon. God Bless.

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  33. So sorry to hear about the health issues and impending surgery, Sarah. I hope you get excellent care and have a speedy recovery. Keeping you in my thoughts. Hugs.

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  34. We can spread lots of quilty hugs, and we don't need prizes to do it. Virtual hugs and all good thoughts that your surgery goes smoothly with a fast recovery to health. Take care, we'll be here when you get back.

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  35. Thank you for the update, Sarah. Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Sending hugs your way.

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  36. You give so much to others from your generous heart. Now is your time to bask in others' care where its offered. All strength to you through this next patch, hope you're up and about really soon.

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  37. Thank you for letting us know! Speedy recovery to you!

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  38. So sorry you've been having a hard time! I hope surgery helps and you recover quickly.

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  39. Missing your inspiration. Keeping you in prayers for healing and good health.

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  40. Prayers are with you, Sarah. I've been missing you. Praying for your surgery and recovery and return to an active quilting life.

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  41. Thanks so much for writing this post. I'm so sorry that you are having health challenges, and I hope that your treatment plan is going to set you right very soon. So many people are sending you healing thoughts and affection. Best wishes and good luck.

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  42. Truly miss the Friday posts and hope you will return soon. Sending you peace and strength.

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  43. Thank you for the quick update that soothed our worries for you. Take care of you knowing that your many readers have you in our thoughts and prayers. Perhaps as your thoughts wonder, you can recall all of the inspiration that you have given to the quilting world and the many thousands who are wrapped in the donated quilts.
    Connie

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  44. Thanks for the update! Love,hugs and prayers!Violet in Alabama.

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  45. Thanks for the update! Praying for you and a successful outcome *hugs*

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  46. Thanks for all you do. Praying that all will go well and that you will be back and sewing soon!

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  47. Sarah I have been missing your posts! First priority is your health. We keep up the quilting for charity while you heal.

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  48. Thanks for letting us know, Sarah! I've been wondering if you were ok, but didn't want to bother you with an email. Best of luck with your upcoming surgery and with the recovery process! We'll be thinking of you.

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  49. Hope you do well and get better rapidly.
    Thanks for letting us know. I was starting to worry, considering the times we live in.

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  50. Prayers for healing. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I would love to help.

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  51. Take care and all the best for better health very soon.

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  52. Sending healing thoughts your way!

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  53. Sending you thoughts for healing and happiness! Take care of yourself, Sarah.

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  54. Oh Sarah, I'm just seeing this post! I'm so sorry to hear you're having health issues. I'm sending up prayers for a speedy recovery from surgery and a full return to your normal activities <3 Hugs

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  55. As a retired surgery nurse, let me say to eat food before taking pain pills as they need a cushion to land on. Otherwise, you may barf them up and that's no fun.
    I don't know what surgery you're having, so will remind you to read and follow your discharge instructions to the letter.
    Wishing you well!

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  56. I have been worried about you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope for a successful outcome and a speedy recovery!

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  57. I thought things had been quiet...sending you love and hugs and healing light Sarah. Not to worry for one nanosecond about H2H (though I see the wonderful Mari has taken it on now); we will still make comfort quilts and find places for them to live. Please focus on yourself for now. I finally got the charm square packs from last year because Dayna was finally able to cross the border and come to see us. So thank you!! Hug that pup, if she'll stay still long enough!

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  63. I'm late checking in but I'm hoping that everything went well and that you're well on your way on your recovery. Hugs to you my friend.

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