Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A small sigh of relief

Nela just let me know that the HoE Floss Tag exchange has finally reached her. I was really worrying over this one because I mailed it on Halloween! I'm glad I don't have to stitch a replacement because I really liked it (even though the big tag is a little too big.)



Motifs taken from
My Quaker House by
Blackbird Designs book With Needle and Thread
fabric: 32ct cream Belfast linen
fibers: WDW and GAST
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We found out this week that my dad has prostate cancer...it's very small and very early, so completely treatable. But still scary. Anytime you hear the "C" word, it's scary. My dad has a great attitude about it and I know that God will get us through this speed bump. Many hugs to all of you...

44 comments:

Tammy said...

My FIL also had prostate cancer--about 15 years or so ago. He recovered great and has never had another problem. They've made so many advance in how they do the surgery since then too! Your tag looks awesome-glad it arrived safely. Good luck to your Dad-a good attitued never hurts!

Margaret said...

Staci, What bad news to get just before Christmas. My prayers for your Dad and for you too.
What a wonderful exchange for Nela - she sounded really excited to get the goodies too. I know how she feels - your gifts are great!

Anonymous said...

My FIL was diagnosed with it too over 25 years ago. It was small and early. It did not stop him from doing ANYTHING!

Margaret said...

My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 8 years ago. Did very well with surgery and recovery - no other treatment needed. He's had a clean bill of health since too. I agree though - the "C" word is often overwhelming and very scary! I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Monika said...

I wish your father lukcy and health. I hope, I know all will be OK.

Laura said...

The tag looks beautiful!

My FIL also had prostrate cancer, about 4 years ago. He had surgery and chemo and, so far, has been cancer-free. Best wishes for your Dad's health.

Laura said...

Sending good wishes your father's way. Praying for his speedy recovery and strength for you and your family.

Your stitching is just lovely and I love to come to your blog.

Susimac said...

Sending speedy good wishes to your dad.

Love the tag you sent Nela.

cathymk said...

Will keep your Dad in my prayers. (hugs)
Lovely floss tags for Nela! Very pretty indeed and a nice way to use that pattern.

Melissa said...

Staci - I will keep your family in my prayers. I definitely know how scary hearing that "C" word is. It leaves a pit in your stomach and makes it feel like nothing will ever be the same again. Trust me, it does get better. It's wonderful that they found it early. I'm sure things will end up fine.

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your dad but you're right, it is entirely treatable. My dad had this a couple of years ago and is fine now. Nonetheless until he's over it, it's natural to worry.

Your stitching from the Quaker House is lovely and very clever to do it that way!

Daffycat said...

***great big hugs*** I emailed you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm sorry to hear your Dad's bad news! Hold in there (the C word is terrifying!) and think positive. I've got a friend whose husband has been in remission for quite a few years now. Catching it early is key!

The tags you did are exquisite!

Nancy said...

The floss tags are gorgeous, and I love your happy snowman!

Best wishes to your dad for a quick and positive recovery.

Irene said...

Love the tags. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad and wish him the best. I went through this with my Dad, so understand how you feel.

DovilÄ— said...

very beautiful gift and lovely colors, idea.
best wishes to your dad.

xstitch.nl said...

Lurrv the floss ring tag, Staci!!! Wasn't it freaky to put in the eyelet, not just through the fabric, but through your own stitches as well...LOL?!!
Strangely enough, I find all these "my dad had it too" stories rather disconcerting, yet comforting as well! So many people are keeping you and your dad in their thoughts and that can only be a good thing!

jurga said...

Gorgeous tags! Great combination of colors and motifs! :)

And best wishes to your Dad. I can imagine your feelings, my dady get the same news two weeks ago. Hugs!

mainely stitching said...

Just to keep you thinking positively, regarding your dad, my father was diagnosed with it over 20 years ago (and they did not catch it very early). He's going strong still, and in great health. Best wishes to your dad for a full recovery and MANY more years of good health!!

Siobhan said...

Love the tag!! Beautiful. The Colorado ornaments are adorable, too. Your dad will be in my prayers!

Margaret said...

Love your exchange for Nela. She's a lucky lady!!

The fact that your father has a great attitude is half the battle. So glad they have caught it early. Best wishes to him for many more happy and healthy years once this is taken care of.

Good thoughts are going your way too as the family always suffers just as much as the patient.

Sally said...

Lovely floss rings. I bet Nela loved them.

Sending lots of positive and healing thoughts for your Dad. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

Nicole said...

Staci your floss tags are beautiful. I'm so sorry about your dad. Thankfully, they caught it early. I hope he has a very fast recovery!

Julie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad's illness. The "C" word is scary no matter what stage or phase. It's nothing anyone should have to go through, but God will take care of it. It's wonderful that your dad has such a remarkable outlook. This means he's already ahead. I'll be thinking about you and yours. I love your decorations, btw!

Anita said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. Your family and your dad will be in my thoughts and prayers. What a great floss tag. Take care and great christmas decoration.

Cindy F. said...

Staci, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's news, but so glad to hear he found out in the early stages. My step-father just went through the same findings this year and because of early detection, he's already done his treatments and the prognosis is excellent! I know it's scarey, no matter how small and I pray he will be rid of it very soon.

I LOVE your floss tags:)

Nicola said...

Your floss tags are lovely Staci.

Sorry to hear about your Dad, my best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.

Ranae said...

My FIL also had prostate cancer a couple of yrs ago and he's doing great.
I wish a a speedy recovery for your Dad.
Pretty tags

Redwitch said...

Sending you good wishes for a speedy recovering for your Dad.

Lovely stitching too.

Sherry said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your dad and your entire family during this time. My dad went through this awhile back and I think I was more of a nervous wreck about it than he was. All is well now and he is fine. Just remember, God never gives us more than we can handle (even though we do have to wonder sometimes! LOL). It is so good it was discovered early! Big hugs to you and your family!

Carol R said...

Wishing your dad a speedy recovery - I will keep you all in my prayers!

Great Quaker floss tags!

I'm in love...
with that snowman with the long arms and legs at the bottom of your stairs!

Angela said...

A beautiful floss ring tag :)

Jan said...

My dad has PC also. He was diagnosed 2 years ago. The only treatment he has had is a shot in the hip once a month for 3 months. They really have so many new ways of treating. Good luck to your dad and we'll pray for him.

Sharon said...

Yes, it is always scary to hear the C word. But the positives in this is early and small. I have an older friend diagnosed with this several years ago-leading a full and active life!

Your floss tags are gorgeous! Lucky Nela!

Sachiko said...

Lovely tags!!
I thought that I would like to try it!

Lisa said...

sorry to hear about your Dad Staci, I wish him a speedy recovery, will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Gogeous floss tag, i love that design

Nelapx said...

Buenos Dias... Lamento lo del cancer de tu papa, y orare por su sanacion, sobre mi regalo... a ver que decir MUCHAS GRACIAS.. es muy hermoso.. formara parte de mis teosros.. aHHH me gusta la imagen de tu blog...

karen said...

hugs and prayers going to your father and your family.

teh floss tags are soooo cute! glad you didn't have to re-stitch, they are perfect!

I am also getting ready to stitch "believe" today. we have friends that have "spiritually" adopted a 20yr old girl into their family and want to stitch this one for her. she is such a sweetie and has been through so much and is now where she belongs.

Theresa said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, thank god it is discovered early. The "C" word is really scary, I had heard it in my family a few times and it is always mind bothering. I will keep him in my prayers, and hope he will be cancer free soon.
I love the tags you made!!! The colors are just beautiful!!!! You always have the greatest taste~

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Bless your heart. I know how hearing that word feels. So glad that its early and can be very successfully treat! I'll be praying for him, Staci.

Hugs,
Lea

shakatak66 said...

All of your stitching as always is wonderful to see - visiting your blog is always such a treat :D Please pass on my belated best wishes to your Dad for his treatment and hope all goes well :)

Solstitches said...

The floss tags are beautiful.
One of these days I really will get round to trying a floss tag!
Sending postive thoughts your way for your dad. I hope all goes well for him.

Lei B. said...

Just love the floss tag. It is beautiful. So sorry about your father. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Kathy said...

Cute floss tags. You are the Floss Tag Queen.

Best wishes to your dad. They caught it early and things will be OK. Will keep him in my prayers.