Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pass It On

Ever play that game as a child? No?  No big deal, because that's not what this post is about.

This year, there have been so many blessings for me throughout my cancer journey.  Cards, gifts, emails, good vibes and prayers all came my way, and many of them were from people like you, dear reader.  People I have never met in person but who I have met online.

While I've been blessed, I've also had a lot of not-so-quality time here at home.  Time where I didn't feel like I could handle a job, but time where I needed something to do.

Remember the post about the string quilt?  It was so successful that I decided that I really wanted to join in with other charity events when they came my way.

Enter Sarah Craig, a fellow breast cancer survivor from the same area.  She hosts an event each year called the Hands2Help project, and quilters like me have the perfect opportunity to make something for a good cause.  This year, there were two options, and you can read about them here if you like.  If you are a quilter (or know someone who is), then you can always join in and offer up your own donation.  I made a quilt for the second option, Happy Chemo.  I've done my time in that chair, and I know what it's all about.  Here's to hoping that someone else can have a better chemo day because they can cuddle up under my quilt.

I have to say a big thanks to Sarah, because without her, I never would have known about this opportunity for me to make a quilt for someone else, and this baby might have stayed in my UFO pile for another year.  Yes, that's right, I made this quilt top last year when I first decided to start quilting, but I didn't need it, and didn't really know what to do with it.

Until now.
And that makes me happy.

Pattern was created by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!  You can see here free tutorial here.  Happy quilting!  :)

12 comments:

emedoodle said...

:) This post makes me happy! And your quilt is beautiful too! I"m sure it'll warm the heart of whoever receives it!

Annie said...

Your quilt can't help but make a couple of hours of chemo more tolerable. It looks great! I'm happy that you've completed it and found a wonderful home for it.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

That's a lovely quilt, I'm sure it will make someone very happy during difficult times. :-)

Karen said...

Very pretty quilt. I know this quilt will be loved and treasured.

KatieQ said...

The colors are so bright and cheery, I'm sure they will put a smile on the face of the chemo patient that receives you lovely quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

What a wonderful post, and a beautiful quilt, Maria! I'm so glad to have "met" you through this challenge! Thanks for participating in H2H this year!

Myra said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love that pattern (it's on my gonna-make-someday-list) and you chose really nice colors. Bless your heart for what you've been going through! What a thoughtful thing for you to make a quilt for someone who's going through the same thing. I'm sure the recipient will love it!

Madame Samm said...

with love my dear anything and everything can be more tolerable...what a lovely dear you are...

Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

~ Val @ PinkPlease! ~ said...

Hi Maria,
I was reading Laurie Wisbrun's blog the other day and I saw that Beezus won her giveaway and I got a HUGE smile on my face. I was so happy for you. Just wanted to stop in and check on ya. I hope you are well!
Val

linda said...

hi molly just popped over from the bee to stalk you :)))

Barb said...

What a lovely post and quilt.