I was getting really close to being finished tonight with the quilt top for my “One Thing” challenge. But then, something came up–an issue with my middle son, and there’s no way I’ll be able to complete it before the deadline (which I think is in less than an hour).
This is where I was last week with the quilt. The fabric is so pretty and bright, and I just adore it! It’s the Sugar collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. All the triangles were sewn together in rows. Now it’s just about done, and if my toddler goes to bed before 10 pm, I should have the top finished tonight.
However, I’m still gonna finish it just as soon as I possibly can. I decided today that I’m going to give this quilt to my friend Deb who had a mastectomy today. She found out a few weeks ago that she has breast cancer, and had the surgery today. I’m not sure what the future will hold for her in the way of chemo or radiation. But I do know that she is really an amazing woman.
Like me, she has a son with autism, and she has just been so amazing over the years in her care of her son. He’s not an easy child, and yet, she seems to handle everything that life throws at her with so much humor and grace. She also had her older son serve two tours in Iraq. A friend shared a picture of her and her husband before surgery this morning, and she looked great–it was a really good picture of her. She’s really a remarkable woman. And maybe the quilt will offer her some warmth and comfort while she’s healing and resting.