Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I know things have been pretty slow on this blog lately.  You'll have to excuse the lack of posts.  It's not because I've lost interest in crafting.  Six years ago my amazing husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  It was slow growth at the time and he had surgery to remove most of it.  Almost three years ago, shortly after we moved to Colorado, the tumor became very malignant.  He had more surgery, and has been receiving treatment in the form of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other oral therapies ever since.

At the beginning of last week he had an MRI (he has one every two months) and it detected new tumor growth.  This has been a terrible blow to us.  Because of the type of tumor he has, he needed to go three years without new growth to be considered in remission.  We were only 6 months away from the three-year mark.  Now the clock starts over.  His doctors are recommending more surgery, and a whole new round of stronger chemo.  We are still in the process of formulating a treatment plan.

I'm writing about this, not to garner sympathy, but hopefully patience.  I really love blogging and it has been wonderful to hear all your kind and thoughtful comments.  I also am inspired by your creativity, and love checking out your blogs.  I will strive to keep this blog more up to date, but if things drop off for a while, just know that I'm struggling to keep my head above water.

If you're interested in future updates on my husband's health you can read my personal blog *Welcome to Brighton*.

Quick side note:  Amber Packer is giving away My Mind's Eye's complete Sophie collection on her blog.  Click here to enter by Thursday night.


  1. My heart goes out to you. I am a new blogger and truly excited about it, but I understand hard blows like you the you and your husband recieved. My beautiful daughter was diag. with cystic fibrosis 2 years ago and my life hasnt been the same. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you and yours.

  2. I'll pray for all of you! Thanks for sharing

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  4. Oh, Carissa! I am SO sorry to hear that your husband's brain tumor has returned. I remember when you were going through it the last time. I will include him and YOU (and your Mom) in my prayers.

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to your husband, you and your family.It's never easy to go through such trials. I've lost 6 of my closest family members, including my husband so please know there are so many people saying prayers in your family's behalf. Say hi to my sweet friend and your mommy Jorjana. God Bless

  6. As a disabled artist, I get very excited when I see new products. I can't wait to get my hands on the crocheted flowers and anything 'bird' related. These products look wonderful.

    I am so sorry for the suffering of the people I see in the comments above. I think most of us use our crafting as an escape. Even if just for a few minutes.