Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Fellow Beaders and Friends from Dragonfly!

I know it has been a while since I posted, but I wanted to let you know I am truly thinking of you all. I am trying to put together a BIG bead sale soon - so stay tuned for more information... I have an entire storage unit full of beads!!! I never knew I had sooooo many beads! 

I hope you all are doing well. I am getting stronger every day... I only have one more surgery to go and I will be DONE!!! I miss you all so much - when I run into you in public - I know the faces of you all, but please forgive me if I don't remember your name. I always prided myself for remembering peoples names and unfortunately - my brain does not work like it used to - so please forgive me ahead of time if I do not call you by name. 

I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. Please remember - you do NOT have to shop Black Friday - shop Small Business Saturday and support our small local businesses. We need to keep our local businesses IN BUSINESS!!!! 

Take care


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It has been a while since I last posted..

Hello All,

I am sorry I have not posted before now, but honestly I had forgotten I had created this page to keep you all up to date with what was going on with Dragonfly. I am done with my treatments and am now happy to report I am cancer free. I have had to have a few more surgeries but am done with them now. I have had some health issue that have come about since the chemo, but I am hopeful that the doctors will be able to get things straightened out and get me on a path of my new normal.

I don't have any news about the store - I would love to tell you all I am going to be reopening, but right now I just do not have the energy or money to do so. My health is top priority. I had hoped to be having classes somewhere, but I am sorry this has not happened. Sue Beck is teaching classes at Inner Banks Gallery in Washington and has morning and evening workshops. I will keep you updated if I have any other class updates or upcoming events. I hope you all are doing well.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Caring Bridge and FundRazr Site Information

Hello all,

I don't know why I have not posted this before, but I have a Caring Bridge page that you can keep up with what is going on with me and my treatments etc. and you are more than welcome to sign up to keep up with what's going on... The link is:


I also have a FunRazr site that you can send donations to - to help me with building medical bills, living expenses, groceries, gas to UNC-Chapel Hill, and prescriptions to name a few.


Thank you all for your kind words and all during this journey - I am truly appreciative to ALL of you....



Latest Email Newsletter

Greetings ---

I wanted to ask a favor from you all. Tomorrow is my big day for my last chemo - I have a lot going on tomorrow and would appreciate if you all would keep me in your thoughts tomorrow... It's a big day for me to find out a lot about what is going on in my future and since i consider you all family... I figured I would send you all a reminder as to what is going on with me tomorrow - Wednesday November 28th - starting with a surgeon appointment at 8AM and the appointments go on from there -- I am to report to the infusion lab at 2PM so my chemo will start a little after 3PM.... So any thoughts or prayers during these times would be greatly appreciated.

Now on to my area news I wanted to share with you - because I think MANY of you would be interested in at least one of these events below....

Area News About Upcoming Events at A Time for Science

My friends John and Nancy Bray have two great events coming up at their center that I wanted to make sure ALL of you were aware of what is going on out there.. I hope you will check them out - they both look to be a lot of fun... and I would hate for any of you to miss out just because I didn't let you know about them.... So that is why I am emailing you all so you can get signed up EARLY because I am sure it will fill up quickly!



As I said in my last note - after I get this chemo behind me I want to plan some workshops.... So stay tuned - thank you all for your kindness during this time - I am truly a lucky woman to have such amazing people in my life - I appreciate ALL of the cards, emails, notes, visits and all of the encouragement I have received during this journey in my life. I miss you all so much...



252-353-2324 <-- this number is only collecting voicemails - I check the voicemail maybe once a week -- it is easier to email me if you have a question.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A little behind on posting...

So sorry for not posting before now, but I have had a lot going on - with chemo and another chemo with a bad reaction (the canceled it and rescheduled it for Tuesday November 6th). There was a benefit for me at AJ McMurphy's on Saturday November 3rd and they had all sorts of goodies for the auction and a door prize raffle and 50/50 auction. It was so much fun - they had all kinds of cool things going on and there were SO MANY OF YOU who came out to see me and it was awesome - I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope to have some good news about a Saturday workshop soon so stay tuned for that... I apologize for not having had classes before now - but there has been so much going on and chemo - I am just ready to get things moving to get some classes together for you all... So stay tuned!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fundraiser for Nan

My friends at AJ McMurphy's are putting together a fundraiser to help raise money to help me during this time. Mark your calendar and come out to see me at AJ's -- It's going to be a great time - they are getting wonderful silent auctions - there will be a 50/50 auction AND an awesome band will be performing called "The Speculations" which all happen to be a team of doctors... Just wanted to keep you all up to date as to what is going on and what is coming up. Thanks Nan~

Friday, October 12, 2012

Meet Up

I went to Meet Up to create an account and guess what... they charge for the account - so I will have to find another way to keep you up to date - maybe with a Google calendar to let you know what we are planning for upcoming events and workshops. I had no idea they charged - sort of like everything else I have tried to do - everyone wants a dollar.... If anyone has any ideas of ways to keep upcoming events organized - PLEASE let me know. THANKS!!!!!! Nan~