"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

23 February 2012

Made with love...

Back in January we were awaiting news about some health issues with my brothers wife.  We were all hoping that it would be no big deal.  But sadly it was not the news everyone in the family was hoping and praying for.  My SIL was diagnosed with lung cancer.  If there was any good news at all about this diagnosis is that it was caught very early and her doctors were able to remove it all with surgery.  All scans show everything is gone and the doctors couldn't be more pleased with how everything went.

 The waiting period between the diagnosis, the scans and the surgery was a very trying time for everyone to say the least.  It brought back a lot of memories of anxious moments that were had with Dad when he was still with us.  When Em found out how long her Aunt was going to be home after the surgery for recovery she was determined to make sure she recovered with her own special blankie, made with love.  A very determined girl she was about getting this blanket done as fast as possible.  2 1/2 weeks after starting, the blanket was on its way to its new home.  The blanket has been very much loved by a very wonderful Auntie, keeping her warm and snug during nap times and whenever she is relaxing.  Which should be all the time right now.  ;)  I know she can feel the love that went into this special gift just for her.  You should have heard the phone call when she was thanking Em.  So very appreciative for the gift that was made just for her.

We are just so very grateful that everything turned out as well as it did.  Now my SIL will have something that will bring a smile to her face every time she looks at it.


A bit off the subject, I was quickly reminded by my two little sweeties that dinner tonight was made with love.
Homemade pot pie.

I have just discovered my new favorite way of making this family favorite.  Baking it in a glass casserole pan instead of regular pie pans.  The bottom crust comes out so much better and the filling doesn't bubble out the sides and all over the place.  SCORE on both those points as far as I'm concerned.

I also have to think about what to make for dinner tomorrow because only 1/3 of the pot pie was left after the hungry hyenas devoured it.  At least that's a sign that it was tasty.



  1. The blanket is lovely and was a very sweet thing for your daughter to make for her aunty. Your pot pie looks good.
    Anne xx

  2. What a lovely blanket to embrace her aunt. So sweet.

  3. You have such a special daughter. This post brought tears to my eyes, your sil will be wrapped in love and how can she not get well.

  4. What a special blanket during such a difficult time. So good that the doctors were able to remove all the cancer and your sweet sil is recovering.

  5. What a beautiful blanket! She must have worked non stop on it. What a treasure Miss Em is. My prayers are going up for your Sister~in~Law. And praises too.

  6. I'm sorry to hear you've had this difficult time in your family - prayers will be given for her full recovery.
    The blanket - lovely and so thoughtful.
    Enjoy your day.

  7. My heart goes out to your SIL.
    She is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Em is such a special lady to make such a beautiful blanket for her Aunt.
    I can only imagine what it means to her.
    The Chicken Pot Pie looks yummy! I make my in a casserole or cake pan too:)

  8. What an incredible and sweet daughter you have Karin and what a lovely gift. She must have worked not stop to crank this wonderful blankie out in 2 weeks, wow! Sending prayers for a speedy and full recovery to your SIL.

  9. Glad to hear more about your SIL and that Em met her goal and was able to finish such a lovely, sentimental gift. Your daughter is truly special. That pot pie sounds and looks amazing and actually I've been thinking of making one for a while now.

    Even though I'm still computerless, I'm thankful to borrow this one just to check in with you.

    Have a geat week ahead and looking forward to more blog posts in the future. Miss you! :-)

  10. I am glad that your sister-in-law is on the mend. The blanket is lovely, I am sure she will treasure it!

  11. So glad to hear that the surgery went well. The blanket is so beautiful and so special, and sounds like it was much appreciated. I think I need to come to your house for dinner :)

  12. How are you,Friend?
    Long time, no blog post :(
    Hope all is well with you and your family!