Jan 29, 2017

Time, Oh Where Have You Gone?

It is almost an embarrassment as to how much time has past since my last post.  Yet, there are good reasons.  Not only has my marriage ended, but I found out I had cancer and needed not only surgery, but radiation and chemotherapy.   Do not worry, the results have been that I am cancer free however the journey was eye opening and enlightening.  I am very glad it is over for the most part .  I will still need frequent checkups for a while but that is the least of it.   I feel good and am back to work on my craft and that is most important.

Now I am living in Sheboygan Wisconsin, right on Lake Michigan.  This is about 1/2 hour drives from where I used to like and I am enjoying the change.  I am with a retired teacher/writer/ musician and we hope to purchase a new home in the next few months.   I have never been happier.   I guess it is true that you never know where life may lead.  Mine has led me to joy, love, and creativity.

So above is the Poppy quilt I am currently working on.  It started like this:
Then it moved on to this:
Now it is coming close to being completed.  I am very excited to work on one of my most favorite flowers.


  1. Since I discovered your art I have always looked forward to your posts. I wondered what kept you away and am so sorry to hear about your cancer and the end of your marriage. It does sound like you are now thriving and doing well. I love your new art piece. I do hope that you have many wonderful things yet ahead of you. Sending you some hugs for continued health and happiness!

  2. Yikes, I wish your blog absence was due to just being busy. So sorry for all the turmoil you have endured.

  3. I'm so glad to see you are back and working on new art. I'm sorry to hear of the challenges you have had to face. It sounds like you gave come through stronger though. Prayers for continued victory in your fight with that cancer. Enjoy your new surroundings. I hope you are surrounded with good people and inspiring beauty.

  4. I am so glad that things are going so much better for you and you have a new future to look forward to, you deserve it. May the coming years be filled with good health, blessings and happiness.


  5. Welcome back! I am glad that after your difficult journey, you have a new friend and renewed creativity. I missed you sharing your beautiful work. Hope that teacher friend of yours will push you to write that book I so desire from you!!!!!! Annick H.

  6. Sounds like you had a lifetime's worth of unhappiness in just a few months. Glad you've returned happy, healthy and hopeful. Welcome back!

  7. I cannot thank all of you for such encouragement and support. I am fine. I am blessed to be able to look at misfortune as journeys that life hands you and as you travel them you grow as a person and become stronger and wiser.

    I am close to the end of this journey, and already know it has taught me a lot and brought me to someone who has made all the difference in my life.

  8. Glad you are back and stronger and happier....

  9. Wow Barbara, you have really been through some changes--and challenges! I know you will be stronger because of them. And it will reflect in your art.

  10. I was just thinking of you and up pops this post! So glad to see you back! You have been in my thoughts and prayers these past months.
    and you look GREAT! Sending positive thoughts and best wishes your way.

  11. I have missed your blogging and often wondered if you were okay. Ouch! You were being remolded for a new purpose! I am glad to read that you are happy now and back to creating and sharing. Wishing you continued good health and happiness!

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