Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!!


Yes, we are already in the new year of 2017!  I celebrated with friends, but we ended the evening when New York's ball dropped...  I guess that many of my friends and I are showing our ages.  Nonetheless, we had a delicious dinner and warm friendship and went home an hour earlier than most folks might have. 

I had hoped to have a new post ready to put on my blog but somehow that didn't happen.  It's totally explainable, though.  I had many trips to MD Anderson Cancer Center in December, including two trips to the Emergency Room and lots of appointments with an assortment of doctors.  My cancer is getting worse, as I have not been able to take any chemo infusions for three months now.  The docs at MDACC are working hard on finding the reason for my issues - so hopefully I can restart my chemo pretty soon. 

So... don't lose faith in me and my blog.  I hope to have a bunch of photos to put up in the next couple of week - check on January 15 and see if I've met my goal.  I'll at least tell you that I have finished my Target Practice quilt AND THE PATTERN (it's on the website - www.comequilt.com), and my blue and white quilt should be finished in the next two weeks (I'm working on that pattern), and a third quilt - a gorgeous replica of an old princess feather quilt - should be finished in the next two weeks, too.  The pattern for that one will be started right after I finish the blue and white quilt.  So there are quilts in process for you to drool over (hopefully!).

Please take time to tell friends how dear they are....  and make this new year the best ever!

Hugs -
Sue Garman

68 comments:

  1. May god bless you Sue, may your doctors be guided in their search to find answers. looking for a Great new year.

    sincerely, your friend,

    Avon

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  2. I wish you a happy and healthy New year in 2017!

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  3. Oooh, Princess Feather, one of my favourites! Can't wait to see that.

    Hard to believe that chemo is the more desirable option, but, whatever it takes, right? All the best, Sue. See you on the 15th!

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  4. HAppy New Year Sue. Thank you for taking the time to give us an update even though it is not what we wanted to hear about your health. YOu are such a source of strength for us to hear from. The new patterns sound wonderful. Can't wait to see them.

    God Bless you,
    Mary

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  5. Dear Sue, I pray that your doctors will soon figure out the puzzle of your health, as you always manage to figure out the puzzle of your designs. May God bless you and yours. Robin

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  6. Happy New Year Sue - this is the year for you to beat that cancer! I hope you are soon well enough to restart your treatments. My thoughts are with you
    Denise

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  7. Sweet Sue, how could anyone loose faith in you? I hope and pray that the doctors find you a remedy especially for you and what you need. I am very excited about your "Target Practice" pattern and quilt. I can't wait to see it! Love and hugs to you and may 2017 bless you richly! You are in my daily prayers.

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  8. Sue, Keep the faith as we have faith in you, your team of Oncologists and God. Glad to hear you are keeping your mind and fingers busy with your gift of quilting~~

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  9. Sue, I wish allllll the best for 2017!!
    Please have hope and faith.
    We'll have as well, we are all praying for you, dear...

    Huge hug from Portugal!

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  10. A big hug to you Sue! May wisdom guide your doctors!!! I wish for you a good year, with plenty of good moments.

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  11. Best wishes to you and your family

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  12. I'm sending as much positive energy as I can muster to you for 2017. You deserve the best and I'm praying that you get it! Take care.

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  13. You are such an inspiration to me. I was afraid you would think I was stalking you since I took every class you offered for several years. I'm busy trying to finish lots of projects so hopefully pictures will eventually appear. You are in my prayers and hope you can resume your cemo. Blessings. Vera Mohr

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  14. My best wishes and prayers go to you and your doctors in 2017.

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  15. Dear Sue, I wish for you and your family a Happy New Year and the Lord's blessings. You are in my daily prayers and in my thoughts.
    I am showing my age, as now on New Years morning I wake and get out of bed at the time that I would normally get in from New Years parties.
    Warm wishes from Scotland xx

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  16. Sue, you are in our prayers. The doctors will figure out your chemo issues, I'm sure of it! We stayed up until about 12:15 on New Year's, only because our daughter wanted to see Lionel Richie. lol

    I just watched the show for your 2017 BOM for The Quilt Show. That quilt is beyond beautiful. I am definitely going to make it.

    Take care of yourself and remember you are loved.

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  17. I know you will manage this rude cancer - sit here in Denmark, Scandinavia - and pray for you, though I am not religious. You are a tough lady and such ones survives. As long as you have quilts to sew you must live. I will always need one more quilt from your hand. It is like getting to know you, when following one of your patterns. Thanks. Pia Lindegaard

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  18. Sincere best wishes to you Sue as you and the doctors work to make you well. Your "quilt work" is keeping you distracted from those other concerns and your friends are grateful for that. You are often in my thoughts - I admire your handwork and love how you are continuing to educate us on the love of all things quilting at this difficult time. I hope the coming year is much better one for you and your family.

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  19. Thank you for sharing but please take care of you first!

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  20. Taking Care of Yourself is your first priority - Take Care
    Thanks for the update. I'll continue to pray for you
    xo

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  21. Thanks for the sweet note! We alll look forward to any words or pictures from you. Praying many prayers. Quilting friends are the best!

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  22. Thank you for taking time to think of US and for keeping in touch in spite of everything else you've got going on! You're in our thoughts and prayers, and we'll be here, whenever you have the time and energy. So glad you're able to work on projects that you love! Sending positive vibes your way!

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  24. My heart is broken. RIP Sue Garman.

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  25. My love to all who loved you. Your work was amazing.

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  26. Rest well, Sue. You will be missed.

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  27. Beyond sad. My love and prayers to your family. Rest in Peace.

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  29. Just read the news. The world is a sadder place today.

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  30. Rest in Peace, Sue! You will be missed.

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  31. Just read the news. So very sad. Sue has been such an inspiration to me. The quilting world has lost a talented designer, teacher, and artist. I'm proud to own several of her patterns and am making one of her designs now.

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  32. Will miss you, I am working hard on my Bed of Roses quilt, thank you for your patterns and advice xx

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  33. VERY sad news indeed. You left too soon. You were too young. It has a been an honor to know you and see the staggering amount of work you have produced. There has never been a more prolific, dedicated, and focused quilter!! EVER. My thoughts and prayers are with your daughters as you are reunited with Jack. The two of you are well again. RIP dear Sue. God bless you !!

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  35. Quilting will continue where ever you go Sue and your legendary patterns and quilts will live forever. Will be missing your posts and your new patterns but know that you have brought me a great incentive in a craft I hold dear, you are inspiration for us all with your forever smile. Thanks for giving us your best we will miss you.

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  36. I never would have "bitten off or chewed" as much as I have over the past decade if it had not been for Sue. Her designs and encouragement sent me to levels I never could have imagined. I made many of her patterns and will think of her fondly each time I look at one. The ride was memorable!!

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  37. What a legacy has been left to the family of Sue Garman. She had such talent and fought the good fight for sure. How hard for the children to lose both parents within months of each other, but I know they are happy to be back together in heaven. My condolences to your family.

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  38. Oh Sue, how I will miss you. My deepest sympathies are with your family and friends. Hugs and prayers will continue to be sent for them. Thank you for all of your lovely designs and for taking the time to educate and inspire quilters around the world. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

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  39. Sue, you were an inspiration to the whole quilting world. You had impeccable taste and unlimited creativity. This world is a little bit diminished because of your death! Many will miss you!

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  40. So sad...your were...simply amazing. There will be quilting where you are going and we will see you again and have an amazing show and tell session. Thank you for all you have done for us!

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  41. In the world of quilting, we are all grieving this loss. Thank you, Sue, for sharing your unlimited talent with us. To your family members left behind, my heart goes out to you. First, the loss of your father in September and now your mother, too. So sorry for your loss.

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  42. How very sad you have left far to soon but happily will be reunited with your beloved husband. You leave a wonderful legacy behind and the quilting world was all the better for you being in it.
    R.I.P

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  43. the quilting world has lost a most wonderful designer and quilter - I never met you but loved all your quilt patterns and drooled over them I made some of them. for sorry for the sorrow your family will now have but know they will have wonderful memories - I have followed your blog for sometime and had hoped you could beat this.

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  44. I came to comment, but I find the words fail me, so I sit for a moment and try to focus on the beauty, the skill and the wonderful talent and to be grateful for that which was so generously shared.

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  45. My condolences to your family. Sue has given so much joy to others. I am working in one of her quilts right now. We are better for having in our lives. Thank you.

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  47. To the Family of Sue Garman, we are so very thankful that we got to share her with you. She inspired all of us. To Sue, who was faithful to the love that is eternal, we salute her with you.

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  48. Thank you, Sue - and thank you, her family. I hope you understand how much the quilting work respected her and will miss her brilliant creativity and her generous monthly blog entry. We learned from her, about quilting, about life, about bravery and grace.

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  49. RIP Sue. You gave so much so generously and will continue to inspire us as we think of you. Condolences to your family.

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  50. My heartfelt condolences to Sue's family and friends. I've been away from home a couple of days and had no idea of her passing until this morning. I am so very sorry...I only recently discovered her work, subscribed to her blog and sought out her videos. Her contribution to quilting will be a legacy for generations to come. She will not be forgotten, I promise.

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  51. Sue was a remarkable, powerful source in the quilt world. I am deeply saddened. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family.

    Rondi

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  52. The world is a little more empty today. Best wishes to Sues family.

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  53. with great sadness I read this today. It is also with great admiration that she lived every moment to the end. I have always loved her quilting expression and always will. My condolences to all of her friends and family

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  54. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SUE.
    thank you for giving the world so many blessings. You'll be missed.

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  55. Rest In Peace Sue. YOur quilt legacy will be present forever. Thoughts and prayers to your family. You have had a rough couple of months and I am deeply sorry.
    Mary

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  57. RIP Sue. The quilting world has lost an amazing, talented and generous woman. My sincere condolences to Sue's family. Kim

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  58. Goodbye dear friend. There is now a giant hole in the quilting community. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.

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  59. Goodbye, dear Sue. You will be greatly missed.

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  60. So very sad on the news! Rest In Peace!

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