Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Badlands and Prayers


I'm sending out a special prayer this morning for AndeM1 who wrote: 

Im having an excision next tuesday. thank you for sharing your story....you have given me strength. Know that I am praying for you.
 
I couldn't find another way to let you know... but, my prayers are with you, AndeM1.
 

On a lighter note, finished this "Badlands" by Sara Gresbach for Addiesma Designs and wore it to one of my doctor's visits... handknits always make me feel wrapped in a special warmth.  ;)  Somehow, the name of the pattern seems appropriate for now.


This drape front shrug has some versatility in wearing options, but this is my favorite.  It was a nice soothing knit.


Done in Madelinetosh DK, color: Cove, it is soft and snugly. 

Wishing you all a wonderful day and for AndeM1 a special hope and prayer for a smooth, effective and quickly healing surgery today.

blessings ~ tanna

42 comments:

Swanski said...

Such a sweet vest! I love the yarn you chose :) Still praying for you and now I'll say a prayer for AndiM1.....

Shug said...

Good morning Tanna...
I am agreeing in prayer with you for AndiM1 and I pray blessings upon your life as well...
You really did a great job on this knitting project. The pattern is so simple looking, yet so charming. Great colors too!
Hope you find yourself in the midst of a fabulous day...
hugs

Kelly said...

Love that wrap you made. It's always a good idea to have something with you that brings you comfort when you're feeling stressed. Hope you are doing well.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Prayers for AndeM1 today :) Lovely wrap and a little off the subject, you have a terrific hair cut! Such a beautiful lady :)

Pondside said...

I love the thought of you going to medical appointments wrapped in your own hand knits - strength and comfort from your own hands.

Karolee said...

Very pretty! I'm sure you not only blessed yourself with the coziness and warmth of a handknit, but also those who are providing care.

Solar Powered said...

Those colors...gorgeous. Very pretty work my friend.

It's Just Dottie said...

Lovely,
You are lovely inside and out.
Hugs, Dottie

Chatty Crone said...

Of course prayers for AndeM1 today. She knew you were a prayer warrior just to write you.

And I love your handknit and there is nothing like having warmth around oneself.

You may be in the Badlands right now - but you are going to move out of them!

Love, sandie

TexWisGirl said...

i am glad your post gave her comfort. and your shrug gave you comfort. :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your shrug is beautiful, Tanna! Will also say a prayer for your friend and continued prayers for you!
Hugs~

PS I love your haircut!

Christine said...

You have touched so many by being open and honest.

More prayers for you and now AndiM.

AndeM1 said...

I am so thankful for your prayers and support.....I am still praying for you too!
AndeM1
AndeM1@hotmail.com

Donna said...

Yes, prayers for AndeM1....
That little shrug/shawl thing is amazing. Who knew it would look so sweet and drapey like that when you see it flat....
I'm still moving along on my sweater and may be addicted wen I finally get to wear the creation I made.
Oh, and I love your haircut. Might have to take my computer to show my haircutter....
Peace in your heart, Tanna...my prayer for you.
Love, d.

Amanda said...

Beautiful. Love that you got to feel wrapped in comfort for those appointments. It's nice when we've got a little something to make us feel good.

And, yes. Prayers for AndeM1.

Here's a great big hug to go with your Badlands comfort. Love you.

Judy S. said...

Great vest, Tanna. I've never knit anything side to side. Love the cables, especially along the neckline. Were the armholes difficult? Thinking of you and Andi and sending hugs as well.

nanny said...

I'll just bet you feel all snugly in this beauty.....

Best wishes to AndeM1.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Who knew that a rectangle with armholes could look so good! Ha! I love the yarn you've chose. It really is so pretty! I bet you get lots of compliments on all your handknitted pieces you wear. Saying a prayer for AndeM1 and keeping you constantly in my thoughts. Blessings, Tammy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

nice smoothing knit...well that says it all...may God bring smoothing healing to your spirit and flesh..prayers go up for your blog friend also
God keeps knitting his Body together and it seems He knits closer knots with those going through similar struggles...so glad He is the knitter and not I

Ana said...

Oh Tanna,
Words don't ever come easy to me. I never know what to say and how to say it especially when it comes to offering comfort, support and encouragement. All I can really offer you my sweet friend is prayer, my heart and my friendship. Please know that He is with you and He will help you through it all. I pray He gives you strength, patience and understanding and that all will be well with you soon. Sending you all my love, support and prayers.

Blessings,
♥Ana

Kate I said...

Yes, absolutely...prayers to AndeM1...a wave of love and healing from all your readers is heading her way.

I love this Shrug and it looks simple enough that I think even I might be able to attempt it so I've bookmarked the pattern.

And I'm wondering if you noticed that you have an angel watching over you...in the first photograph a garden angel is in the background. I'm a big believer in 'signs" and I don't think it's just a coincidence that she's in this photograph...they use everything they can to get a message across. Your angels are sending you a message that you're not going through this alone...you have help on many levels. ((hugs))

Ginny said...

It is just beautiful and I love the colors!!! I really think one good thing that is coming from your situation is that others will read your story and not give up when they feel something is wrong....because some people believe in and trust doctors like they are gods, but they make mistakes just like anyone else.

Wanda said...

Just love things that say "snuggle" and that vest is just adorable on you.

Nice hair style too.

Love how God puts people together for strength and encouragement. You are both.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh it is so cute! And I love the colors! Sending my prayers too... thanks for sharing that so we can pray together. Praying for you too friend! :)

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I can understand how the beautiful hand knit wraps you in comfort. The colors are soft and I am sure that it is soothing to have around you.
I keep AndeM1 in my prayers.
I am keeping you in my daily prayers, that is a promise.
My love and blessings dear friend. Catherine xoxo

steph said...

Prayers for AndeM1--sending love and support her way as well as yours.

Honestly, Tanna, how did you know that the vest was going to look so darn cute? I don't think I ever would have considered knitting it from that flat piece of knitting with two holes! It's perfect. I don't usually do vests......but....I know have madeline tosh dk on my Stitches Market list...such an enabler you are!!!!

Hugs!

Jen Price said...

Beautiful! Absolutely love it.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I love this one Tanna. Love the tee you put under it too...so fresh and spring like.

Debbie said...

I've not seen a pattern like this, but I'm lovin' it and the muted colors! You're in my prayers and praying for your friend, too. Have a lovely day! XO

Cindy said...

Your newly finished shrug is lovely and looks very nice on you.
You no doubt do feel like you're traversing the "Badlands" right now, but how wonderful to know that you're not traveling alone. Your God knows where you are and we, your friends, are praying for you while you are there, that you will come out safe and sound on the other side.
And now for AndeMl, too.
Love, prayers and hugs, Cindy

Tanja said...

All right words are already said and i only like to join to them.
And once more. Dear Tanna, the things you write down here are for sure for someone the Help to be strong.

Tanja said...

Oh, forgot to say, that the shrug give me inspiration. A good idea for to take with.

Kerin said...

Darling shrug!
You always inspire me. You are such a creative gal :)

Still keeping you in my prayers, and will add prayers for your sweet friend.

Hope that this is a cozy weekend for you :)

podso said...

Tanna, not sure how I missed this post on my reader...tho I've been away...how wonderful that your post encouraged Ande...and I know there are more out there. I love your vest. Saw a woman get out of her car and wrap her knitted shawl around her and thought of you ...hugs, dotsie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I know your story will help many others, Tanna! It is so good you ahred your mole photo, diagnosis and treatment plan. I'm sure you've encouraged many to have their own suspicious looking skin growths checked, or re-checked by a dermatologist.

I'm parying every day for you and
I will now add AndiM1 to my prayers.

Your new handknit sweater looks so pretty on you! It looks like a perfect accessory for this time of the year.

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Just checking by to say hello. Blessings dear. Catherine xoxo

Debbie said...

Your masterpiece is as beautiful as I have come to expect here. I think you are right about the way it would make you feel comforted at the doctor.

I hope your friend's procedure went well, and I am not forsaking you!

Donna said...

Hi sweet Tanna, how are you? Still praying with you!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Checking in to let you know you are in my thoughts and absolutely in my prayers! Miss you :)

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Just stopping by to say hello and tell you I am praying for you and thinking of you. Blessings dear friend. Catherine xoxo

Mary said...

Tanna, I am only now learning of your ordeal. I don't have a email address for you, so I let you know of my concern here. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and send healing thoughts your way. Hugs and blessings...Mary

AndeM1 said...

Tanna....just checking in ...hope all is well. You haven't posted in a few days.. Thinking of you.
Andrea

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