My name is Anna Mary, though I have always used the online name Lucy because of my passion for the Peanuts characters. Currently I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband and our toy fox terrier, Mitch. I have two wonderful grown and married children and three beautiful grandchildren. My hobbies include cross stitch, quilting, soft sculpture dolls, hiking, gardening and geocaching. Though I am retired from my hospital RN career, I still teach nursing online and clinically.
I have been involved in cross stitch and embroidery nearly all my life but it was when I got engaged that I became a quilter. My husband (then fiance) and I created our very first quilt together. It was a simple nine patch design with random fabric squares but it began a passion that has not stopped. Though I have done many projects over the years, my goal right now is to finish the cathedral window quilt I began years ago and shelved when family and work obligations took priority.
It is so exciting to be able to share my work with you. My work is always for home use or as gifts to others. I believe a hand crafted gift is a true expression of love and regard.
On a more personal level, I am a Christian lady and a cancer survivor, in that order. It is a humbling experience to be brought to your knees by a diagnosis of stage 4b cancer. When I got that diagnosis I had a conscious decision to make. I was hurt, angry, and afraid. I could be mad at God and blame Him or I could accept His will, no matter how He chose to move in my life. I chose the later. I always said I would love Him no matter what and it was time to live up to that promise. So, I laid my life in His hands and, as I sat alone in my hospital bed, I felt Him move in my heart and knew right then that my God was bigger than any cancer. My doctor would always smile when I said my God was bigger during my cancer treatments and now, he knows it’s true. I am 4 1/2 years cancer free and thank God every single day for His love and healing.
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.