Wow! Fall is (almost) here. Well not officially in So Cal, but we did get a teeny tiny bit of rain this morning. It has been so hot lately. I’m just glad it cools down at night.

So…. how did I spend my summer? I am half way through my chemo treatments. Yay! The tumor is shrinking. I’ll get another CT Scan in a couple of weeks to see how much more. Then we have to think about surgery. My husband’s company changed insurance and UCLA is not in the network now. We got a continuation of coverage for the chemo treatments, but the surgeon was denied. We can go through an appeal process and the liaison at the new insurance company thinks we should. One of the reasons we went with UCLA is that they are a team and my Oncologist recommended this surgeon as one of the best around. Well, it will work itself out. 

Ocean View

The view from our room

We were able to spend the 4th of July weekend at a beautiful resort in Laguna Niguel. I had an extra week off because my white blood count was low. The doctors said we should go enjoy ourselves, so we did.

A couple of weeks later we visited our trailer in the Sequoias at R-Ranch in the Sequoias. It was another restful long weekend. 

The rest of the time I have been knitting. What a surprise. I have completed two shawls, Lotta’s Lilacs and Ocean Breeze.

I made a 100″ scarf out of mink. Pattern to follow. I saw a picture and unvented it. I’ve almost completed a couple more projects, but I have to get the hang of the special bind off that I want to do. It’s a bit complicated.

Lotta's Lilacs

Lotta’s Lilacs

Ocean Breeze Shawl

Ocean Breeze

Askew Scarf


 I have also created a line of stitch markers. I love these beach themed ones. They are available in my Etsy shop

Beach Stitch Markers

Beach Stitch Markers

Marine Life Stitch Markers

Marine Life Stitch Markers

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