So my parents are really ill. It started with my Mom's struggle with lung cancer and then suddenly in January my Dad was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain cancer. It's been full on. I am actually ok emotionally and feel graced for the season. Well, I am fine other than insomnia and my hair falling out, haha! Not really funny I guess. But I feel ok most of the time, sort of.
I have been enveloped with love from my blogging friends. Letters, cards, love packages, gin & tonics, emails, texts, flowers and more. And when I read this post by Juliet about a quilt they were making "for someone" all I thought was that the colours were beautiful.
But it was for me!
On Friday night my darling friend Cat beckoned me away from the merry blogging crowd and into a back room where Juliet was waiting. They presented me with this incredible quilt hand made with such love. I cried a lot. Who does this kind of thing? It's just so kind.
I have never had a quilt or even had close contact with one and all I can say is that it's absolutely beautiful. Each block was made by a quilter and sent to Juliet along with an extra block with a message for the back. Cat also sent these tiny blocks from a swop she did years ago. See? Kind.
Oh and Megs, who like me does not do quilting sent money for the materials. Now how kind is that??
All I am doing right now is cuddling under it. Whenever I sit down. Because I think it will be with me for a little while and then go away and come back. I want my Dad to snuggle under it as things progress.
Thank you so much Cat, Leonie, Leonie, Juliet, Leeann, Miriam, Deb, Megs, Laura and Treena-Marie. You are simply amazing.
Juliet tells the story of the quilt here.
Linking in with my lovely friend Leonie x