Thursday, April 7, 2011


Yesterday marked a significant milestone for me...
A series of tests conducted over the past several weeks and a final examination by my specialist yesterday has concluded I am at last after 10 years cancer free...

Not wishing to dwell on the specifics of my disease I must admit even in the darkest hour I never lost hope...

On a lighter note I have been playing with a ball or two of Noro's latest Spring coloured sock yarn. With its rich cotton, silk blend around here we're knitting light-weight cowls for cool days and evenings. (after all this is Canada and there are still a few flakes flying about)

I bid you adieu and will close with the words of my favourite poet, Emily Dickinson...

' Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune -- without the words,
And never stops at all....'

* Painting 'Girl With Doves' by Charles Chaplin French Painter 1825-91
* Image 'Girl With Birds' Author - Kaycee as seen in ISSUE 55


Pondside said...

Hope - it can be elusive - it can be so hard to hold onto - it may be fleeting or it may be nourished and held tight to accompany one through the darkest of times. It's a gift.
Ten years - what a milestone! I celebrate with you!

Julia said...

Blessings my blog friend! Hope is the anchor for the soul. Love the lines from Emily.

Moments of Grace said...


I am writing this with tear-filled eyes as your blog has so touched my heart today. Your photos, your writing, the music,oh how beautiful it all is. I read and reread, my heart filling more with each reading. I have been so blessed today to have found you through Miss June of Laughing With Angels. I am a follower as of today and will look forward to each future post with great anticipation.

Thank you for adding such beauty to my day.

Blessings to you.

In Grace,

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Thank you so much for coming by to visit! I love the bird nesting balls that you made! I must make some, great idea! Have a wonderful day!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...


I LOVE all your fur babies! Sweetie pies for sure!

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love poetry and it can say all you need to say.My heart goes out to you and what you have been through.
I have a cross stich that a girl friend made me that says it all

Faith is the bird
that feels the light
and sings
when the dawn is still dark.

I am so happy your doing well.

Toni aka irishlas said...

Continued health and blessings to you.

Sweet William Primitives said...

aww..such wonderful news Susan! My heart is rejoicing with yours! Sweet blessings my dear friend

June said...

I am so happy for you Susan! Your attitude about life probably had a lot to do with your ability to beat it. The fact that you never lost hope is a testament to your spirit.
Your new skeins are looks like the makings of some beautiful socks!
sending hugs...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Susan I didn't know about this...what wonderful news you share with us today...I can see now the words...never ever ever give up (not sure who penned them though)...Light weight wool sounds just the thing for those early Spring and hugs, Dzintra

Theresa said...

Congratulations! That is a milestone. And look at ll those cuties to share it with too. Looks like a nice One Skein Wonder book. Lots to work with when you are using sock yarns. Thank you for a lovely post in so many ways.

Cottage Garden said...

Susan, this is wonderful news. I had no idea. Your capacity to embrace life and take enjoyment and hope from every day is testament to your strength of character.

I celebrate with you in this most excellent news!

Oh dear Emily always has the perfect words ... just beautiful.


Mary Ann & Mother said...

Beautiful and inspirational! God bless you! said...


snoopydog said...

Wishing you health and happiness, dear bloggy friend, for many more years to come! I love the Noro yarn! I have the book , but haven't used it yet. I look forward to some seeing your finished projects. have a happy week. Ros

victorian parlor II said...

Emily Dickenson is my favorite poet too:). Praise God that you are healthy-what wonderful news!



Penelope's Beehive said...

Dear Susan...It has been quite some time since my last visit with you. Upon arriving this day, I am thrilled to hear your news! I send to you...joyful celebrations. May your health always be fine and good.

Most warmly...Judy

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Wonderful news indeed!
Sending hugs to you.


Catherine said...

I can't imagine how wonderful it was to hear that news! Congratulations!!! You are a strong woman to be sure.

Happy knitting and have a beautiful weekend!
xo Catherine