Good News

Any good news to report this week?  Amidst all the bad news, we sometimes have to remind ourselves that there is always something good that’s going on . . it’s often easy to overlook the good.

As always, there are lots of things I could report but most surprising for me was that the longarm arrived Friday and even though Vince was in the middle of trying to get the pipe fence painted, he stopped and put the longarm together for me because he knew how badly I wanted to play with it . . even though I didn’t ask him to do it and was perfectly happy to wait til after the fence was done.  He’s a good husband!

If you have any good news or gratitude to share, please do it!


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    Ellie says

    I get to spend the day with friends making charity quilts! A fun and satisfying way to spend the day! Wahoo !

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    Charlene says

    I found out Tuesday that my daughter is pregnant with my first grandchild! Now I get to make a baby quilt.

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    Irene in NC says

    I am in charge of putting together our 2013 NC Quilt Symposium Quilt Show – up until 10 days ago, I was losing my mind because I though I would not have enough entries in the show. Then, the floodgates opened, and we now have a quiltshow topping 150 quilts (and the deadline for submission has not even passed yet!) And the icing on the cake, is that the quality and variety of quilts is amazing ! I am a VERY happy camper !

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    My BIL who is MRDD, and has dementia is in a nursing home, unfortunatly the same one that caused a recent hospitalization and ICU visit.My good news is that at the “Care Conference” on Wed. I was able to speak my mind, and not get emotional, not yell , not cuss…. I was heard and I was heard clearly.
    I also am doing Weight Watchers, and usually this kind of emotional situation would start over eating a few days b4. But not this Week I’m in control,
    that’s my good news! I’m in control!

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    Debbie Rhodes says

    My good news is I still have my 3 wonderful grandchildren(who will be here shortly school is out!) and my 2 wonderful daughters…. and the very best husband in the world….

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    Peg Dahlke says

    My good news is my little 5lb. grandson born on monday -3 weeks early- went home with his mommy and daddy yesterday!

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    My bestest news is my Dad is doing better and life will continue to improve with him not even wanting pain pills after the surgery. 🙂

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    Kate says

    Do you read Deb Rowdens Thriftshop Quilts blog? She is giving away a gorgeous loom in Kansas City. Take a look. Might be worth the road trip! Kathleen

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    It’s been a great month so far: Good follow-up report from the doctor; two UFOs finished so far this month; I have GREAT quilting friends, both local & on line; the sun came out ONE DAY this week, and it was sooo rejuvenating!

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    Julie L. says

    Our good news this week was that our doughter’s uterine biosy was negative for cancer! We are also very thankful for the rain we received last night, it was much needed.

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    Helen M Poole says

    I am thankful for finding Judy’s blog as everyday gives me a smile, like hearing from family on a daily basis.. Also, got all of our taxes done and no one has to pay, but the returns are getting more complex for this old brain:) . I am thankful that I am able to have a nice stash of fabric for making quilts and good health to accomplish it. I have three in process at this time. Most of all , I am thankful that we still live in a country where we are still free to think and do for ourselves and practice our religion of choice.

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    Shelia says

    We have gotten and are still getting a good rain today. My DD1 called and said she will bring the DGS’s by for a visit in a little while. We planted 135 lbs of potatoes on March 16. It has been too cald and wet so most of them rotted (word?). So on Tuesday & yesterday we planted 150 lbs more. Sure hope the good Lord sees fit for them to come up this time.
    Oh and I am thankful I found this blog. Ilove reading about Judy, Vince, Chad, Nicole, Addie, the chickens, snakes, old men in stores, UFO’s and ALL the other things I read here. It is my smile for the day.

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    lynne quinsland says

    *the 3 suicide attempts last week by my ex-husband were not successful and he is now making much better choices. i actually think he may find wellness and joy FINALLY!!!!
    * i have finished another 2 quilts this week. got the blocks set and started stitching together! YEAH!! go me!!
    * i leave for women’s retreat tomorrow with my church. i will bring a few quilts to get their bindings done and probably some socks to knit too ;o) i am soooo looking forward to this weekend!!!

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    Tina in NJ says

    I have a friend at church who ran the Boston Marathon last year. It was so hot last year that the organizers gave the runners the option of waiting to run this year instead. He chose to run last year because he’d already put in the time and effort to train. I’m so glad he did.

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    Kathy says

    I’m sitting in our RV in Palm Desert with my hubby enjoying coffee and reading Judy’s blog on a much needed 3 day get-away.

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    Donna in KS says

    We are finally completely out of our former home and will do the paperwork to get it ‘on the market’ this afternoon! We had TOOOO much stuff and most of it has found its way to charitable organizations! Drs app’ts this week; good results! Children and grands all employed and healthy. Much for which to be grateful!

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    Good news is my son is signed up for his final semester of college! He will be a UI graduate this winter! He is moving home for the summer in 3 weeks 🙂 I know you can relate to how happy I am that he will be home for the summer 🙂

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    Laurel from Iowa says

    I am glad that my oldest son, Alex, made the time to drive home; from Kansas City to go to his brother’s Confirmation last night. It is a five-hour trip and Carter was thrilled to see him. I love my kids!

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    Like Pollyanna, I would much rather hear the good news. Your news is the BEST! I dream of owning a Longarm and I know my good husband would help me like yours did. He is a hard worker. He was going to take today off but they called him in to work because they got busy. That means more time for me to SEW! My BOM is almost to “Flimsy”

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    This really has been a sad week. Last night a couple hundred runners got together in Alton Baker Park here in Eugene and ran a memorial run for the victims of the Boston Explosion on Pre’s Trail. Ozzie and I had just walked the trail yesterday morning! I can tell you, that when you are feeling despair, the best thing to do is to go for a walk outside and see the wonders of our planet sprouting from the ground, flying in the air, and scampering along the trail with you. The fact that a lot of young men in just running shorts and shoes run that path every day really helps too! ;P

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    gardenpat says

    The hospital has now scheduled my brother-in-law’s kidney transplant for May 22 with one of my daughters as the donor! What remarkable times we live in!

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      Kathleen says

      Not only remarkable times but remarkable and generous people as well. Donating a kidney is not as easy as donating a quilt. Congratulations on raising a fine daughter.

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    Mel Meister says

    I am grateful that I can come to this blog and read everyone’s happy times. God Bless everyone!

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    In addition to the blog link I entered, I can also report that I’m feeling better. I will put the nebulizer away tomorrow. I didn’t use it yesterday or today. I’ve graduated to a rescue inhaler 4 times a day, and I have continued to improve with just the rescue inhaler. Walking isn’t that great, but I will get there on that front too.

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    Joan in NE says

    While it was “snowing” this morning I spray basted 5 small quilts. Then I sat down and quilted 3 of them. two left to do tomorrow. By about 1 o’clock the snow stopped and I enjoyed seeing the snow melt away. Now it is almost gone again, so the good thing is we have a bit more moisture in the ground. Now to get the quilts trimmed and the bindings on. Yea. something done.

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    KCLori says

    I am happy that the mammogram I had on Monday came out clear. That means 2 years cancer free!

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    debra says

    We haven’t had good family news this week from ourur kids, but they are safe and healthy…although, they think.losing their jobs is worst thing that can happen, we. assured them that they can survive this, it’s just a little pothole in the road.

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    Valerie Boudier says

    Got appointment this week for angiogram, that I have been waiting over six months for. And at the weekend my son came over and sorted some of the junk he left in my house so that I was able to get rid of it

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    Hi Judy,
    This week was disturbing, thats for sure. But there were a few bright spots in my world. My daughter is having her first wedding gown fitting this weekend. And it coincides with a game my youngest son will be playing at a university near her home. My sisters are meeting me, and we will all be together! They rarely get to see him play, and family time is always a good thing. And yesterday, I found a new yoga studio that will help me cope with the pre wedding stress! And, I’m finally feeling 100% again from that blasted flu!

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    I am SO grateful for my housesitter! My son’s soccer team has been active and doing very well. That means this weekend will be the 4th weekend out of town in 6 weeks. My sweet housesitter has been SO flexible and she comes to take care of ‘the pups’, as she calls them. I know they hate to see that suitcase, but because of her, they dont’ have to go to a boarding kennel. Its seems silly, but its a huge weight lifted! Who wants to wrangle FOUR dogs to a kennel?? (mine=3 + one granddog!)