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Sun May 31, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Open Thread

by winifred3

What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums.
What I have been up to mostly lately is recovering from skin cancer surgery on my forehead.  On the surface the skin cancer was quite small -- 1/2" X 1/3".  Ultimately beneath the surface it was more like 2.5". The surgery done was a MOHS surgery which has over 85% success rate. The surgeon does an initial excision and the lab looks at it and checks for cancer cells at the edges. In my case, the initial excision showed a little more cancer at 4 o'clock and a lot more cancer between 6 and 12.  Completely under the skin.  Key point on this: if you have any surface growth you aren't sure of, have it checked out by your doctor.  

The cancer had not been on my forehead for more than 2 - 3 months. Very little thing. When I went to see my GP about it, thinking it was likely a wart, she took one look at it, and sent me to a dermatologist.  From seeing the GP to the surgery it was exactly two weeks: May 12 to May 26.  Again if you have any doubts, see your doctor!

The nurse referred to the bandaging as my "unicorn horn."
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Hope everyone is well!

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Sun May 24, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Memorial Day open thread

by vgranucci

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What Are You Working On? is our place to share the creative side of ourselves. Do you sew or knit, crochet or quilt, paint or write, create with metal or wood? This is a place to share and find new friends! Welcome all!

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Sun May 10, 2015 at 03:59 PM PDT

WAYWO: Looking for a New Project

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Sun May 03, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Open thread

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Beautiful Day open thread

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Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Bobbin work notebook cover

by winifred3

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I spent last Thursday and Friday at the Sewing and Quilting Expo in Schaumburg, IL.  I took three classes: Bobbin work, specialty needles techniques and quilt applique using two types of fusible fabric.  Follow me below the orange squiggle for more discussion on Bobbin Work.

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Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Call for diarists

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Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: What I'm working on now

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Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Stuff I Hate About My Craft

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Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT

WAYWO: Busy Weekend

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What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums.
Several weeks ago there was a DK Quilt Diary that asked how many projects do you have unfinished.  I posted that I had 3 unfinished quilting projects and was working on all three. Then, one afternoon, I cleaned up a bit in my quilting area. Finding several more projects that I had started and put aside for more urgent, deadline oriented projects: VA Quilts, Warmth for Vets, Hats & Scarves for an Orphanage, Baby Quilts, etc. All of these took priority. They all had a deadline. I looked at the pile of projects, mostly fiber oriented (but writing as well) and contemplated the concept of where do we find time to work on projects that have no deadline.

Below is a lap quilt for us that I finally finished after two years.

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