Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Serena has done me 20, yes 20, blocks! that is enough for one quilt.
Alexandra is having fun putting together blocks for Sophie's Quilt so watch this space.
Friday, January 12, 2007
If you are on one of the list's on the right and have not contributed, no worries. If you want to contribute even just one block, that is fine by me and there is no rush. If you feel you have more than enough to do and can't contribute, that is fine too. Just let me know so I can take your name off.
If you are not on the list and do want to contribute then please email me before setting needle to fabric!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Fiona's lovely Take the Leap Challenge Quilt was handed over to Floyd and Sophie on Christmas Eve. Floyd is gob smacked to say the least. They have been on a mini tour with The Almighty over the Christmas/New Year break. As soon as they have got their feet back on terra firma they will give the quilt to a child in the Leukaemia/Macmillan unit of the hospital where Floyd was.
You can see his comment in the entry below this one.
I received a lovely email from his mother yesterday and I am sure she won't mind if I quote it here.
I wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful quilt you sent my son! He asked me to send you a thank you from him � he's having a hard time dealing with a bladder infection these days. This little quilt is a true work of "art" that we will forever cherish. It will bring so much warmth and comfort (David is curled up with it on the bed and about to fall asleep as I write) and it means so so much to us!
This is some brief information about David � I think you would want to know who got your quilt!
David was first diagnosed with ChronicMyelogenous Leukaemia on Jan. 11, 2003, just a few weeks after his 17th birthday. He endured 8 months of chemo therapy treatments and had a bone marrow transplant in October 2003, that was followed by some severe infections, once of which caused David to slip into a septic shock - he's been in a coma-like state for 3 weeks and it took him some months to fully come back. He still hasn't fully recovered from it as he still needs dialysis to support his kidneys.
Unfortunately, he relapsed in August 2004 and immediately began re-induction chemotherapy. After 4 rounds of chemo, the doctors told us the best treatment would be to have another bone marrow transplant. This second bone marrow transplant took place at University Hospital in Hamburg on Sept. 22, 2006.
David got the bad news on Dec. 04, 2006 that the leukemia has again returned. He is undergoing chemo therapy again to attain remission.
In order to make this happen, we need every support we can get! After 4 years, David is just tired of fighting and being in hospitals... understandable.
I really love the idea of your little project and I'd love to take part in it! I have plenty of time as I'm staying here in Hamburg with David all weeks and it would be such a great and sweet thing to do! So please, if you are in the need of more blocks, just tell me. It would be a pleasure for me to support you!
Marianne & David
Ps. Here's the link to David's online blog � he doesn't write much in it but he posted a very beautiful and meaningful poem there that you might enjoy! http://davidthewicked.blogspot.com/