I am so excited to finally be home so that I can write this post!
Good things happening here with me.
So. Ready? Here's what happened.
I was thinking about my coworker, Geri,
and her sister, who was recently
diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
An incidental finding.
Otherwise in excellent health.
She retired last year.
Expecting a grandbaby in December.
She has started chemotherapy,
her prognosis is not good.
It never is with pancreatic cancer.
(Go here if you're interested in knowing more.)
I was thinking about Geri because she was able
to rearrange her work schedule in order to go
to the chemotherapy appointments with her sister.
All of a sudden, I was overcome...
and I mean really overcome
with the desire to make a quilt for Geri's sister.
To take with her to the chemotherapy appointments.
But. Since I have no idea if anyone in Geri's family
knits or crochets or quilts, I didn't want to make
something that wasn't needed.
So. I asked Geri.
She was delighted and so happy!
We talked about colors.
I know that pink is breast cancer,
and that there are several colors designated
for all types of cancer and diseases.
Geri said it didn't really matter,
as long as the colors were not bright.
(you'll be relieved at that, hey Kelley?)
Well, I immediately thought of my Kashmir III fabric.
Muted colors. Gorgeous colors.
Since buying the fat quarter bundle,
I have not decided what to make with it.
Now I know.
I tell you, had I not been at work,
there is no way that I would have been able
to hold back the tears.
I was so totally overwhelmed by the entire thing!
So moved by the Holy Spirit working inside of me.
Okay. So, I am working away, trying to decide what pattern,
what block, all the details of the quilt.
I remembered that Leah, over at Burgundy Buttons,
has yardage of a Kashmir III fabric (on sale, even!)
that I could buy for the backing.
I would need to spend about $25.00.
No biggie, I will just tighten my belt a bit more.
In the meantime, people who are going through
the medical record department are oohing and
ahhing over my little quilts.
Oh. Did I forget to mention that?
I took my two doll quilt swap quilts
and my little 1800's quilt to work today.
Just to show everyone.
Chatting with one of the doctors about my quilts.
She asked if she could buy the little 1800's one.
The sale of that gave me more than enough
money to cover what I need for the backing
for this special project I now have.
Thank you, God.
I am so blessed.
It's all about faith.
I wish I knew a scripture that covered this.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10