Monday, November 14, 2011
Val's blog, Pink Please, about her desire to make a quilt to auction to raise money for cancer treatment. Her post touched me in several ways. First, both of my parents died of cancer - my mom more than 25 years ago now. Then in 2004, my best friend (whom I still miss every day) lost her long battle with the ugly disease. Then, this year, two of my co-workers, both quite young, are valiantly fighting this menace. One of them, only 46, has pancreatic cancer. Another, barely 30, has breast cancer.
It seemed like the least I could do was make a couple of quilt blocks. Hardly a sacrifice at all, really. Certainly nothing like battling cancer.
And check out the blocks she has received so far! I am blown away! This quilt is going to be AWESOME!
On a happier note, I am a member of the Fall Bee, and this is Anna's month. She chose spider web blocks in batik fabrics. Here's mine.
alamodefabrics, but I really felt like there wasn't as much contrast as I would have liked. However, these are the fabrics I was sent, so this is the block I made. I haven't sewn much with batiks, so this was kind of fun. This block looks so complicated, but is really very easy if you follow the tutorial.
Since this was a long weekend (thank you WH and all you Veterans and Veteran's families!) I had plenty of time to play and get caught up. I read a little, sewed a lot, and maybe, just maybe, I can go back to work rested enough to last until Thanksgiving - only 10 days away!