About Me

My Photo
Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Reality is a hard place

Sadly it is back to reality..............it seems hard to believe that we have been back from Qld for a week. Before I left I was busy sewing but they were things that I couldn't post as they were presents. I made a quilt for my friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has started her long journey, her first dose of chemo was on Thursday. We all know that quilts have magical qualities so I made her one before we left for Qld.

Denby's quilt - October 2008

The quilt was a pack from Hettie's Patch the pattern is called "anything goes" and is available as a pack. The night I put it together my niece was staying with us and we placed the squares moving them around on the floor. When it is put together and hung as above I noticed all the dark squares are in the middle of the quilt. I expect this is why design walls are so good you get a better perspective. We laughed doing it as I said no matter how hard we try when it is put together there will be 2 squares the same along side each other.....and there was. She couldn't believe it when I finished it.

Denby's quilt - October 2008

I borrowed these words from a sampler by Viv Robinson. I took out 2 of the squares and put a solid patch in.

Denby's quilt - October 2008

The label.

36 comments:

Stina said...

Leanne...what a friend you are...this is the best gift you can give her...it is stunning... I began to cry...you are a true friend... Bless you!! I know from this...we gave one of our friends... (who btw will have surgery tomorrow)... a quilt of hope ...and she have had this quilt with her whenever she has been at the hospital....a little comfort an support on the way... So you have done a wonderful thing!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a wonderful quilt Leanne - I hope it works its magic quickly! Lucy x

Lorraine said...

What a fabulous gift Leanne....and I know that love and hope was stitched into it every step of the way.....I am sure it will bring much comfort to your friend.....yes....reality is a hard place sometimes....we look forward to holidays (and other good things) for so long then they are over in a trice.....and it is back to the real world which is where we have to live in order to be able to even consider a lovely holiday away...I am back at work today after a couple of days away at a conference..so reality bites in the form of dozens of emails and other stuff to catch up on....thank heaven for the weekend coming up and some stitching therapy!

trashalou said...

A gorgeous gift of love.

Leah said...

Oh, that's lovely. I'll be thinking of you and your friend as she starts her chemo journey.

Sorrow said...

just beautiful, nothing better to wrap yourself in than the love of a Good friend!

Sue said...

What a lovely quilts Leanne, all the best to your friend.
Cheers Sue

crafty things said...

A beautiful gift!

Priscilla said...

Beautiful, I especially love the stitched wording.
I think your friend is very blessed to have a friend like you.

Catherine said...

What an outstanding gift!! Hope all is well for your friend!! CAthy

Kathryn said...

Leanne,
The quilt is lovely.I'm sure your friend will treasure it. The words were heartfelt. I hope all goes well for her.
Kathryn

Chookyblue...... said...

take care the quilt is beautiful and your friend will love it I am sure.........

julieQ said...

Gorgeous quilts, and the sentiments are the very best, and so heart felt. Hope she does just wonderfully!

Roseanne said...

What a lovely quilt. You are a true friend to her,that what you need when you are that sick. Something to cuddle up in when she get home from her chemo.

Simone de Klerk said...

Womderful you are and the quilt you made. How very precious!

SewAmy said...

this is gorgeous.

Pat said...

What a beautiful gift for a dear friend from a very special friend.

em's scrapbag said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. I'm sure it will bring her a lot of comfort in her upcoming challenges. What a dear friend you are.

periwinkle said...

what a gorgeous quilt and such a lovely thing to do.- my thoughts are with your friend
lisa

On my Verandah.. said...

What a Gorgeous Quilt Leanne..Love the Colours...the Joy is in the Giving & I'm sure your Friend will Treasure your Gift...Best Wishes to her..
cheers
maree

Kylie said...

Best Wishes to your friend for a quick recovery - May she have many snuggles under this quilt as she gets better.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend, I'm sure she'll derive many many hours of comfort from the quilt. You are a wonderful friend Leanne!

gertie said...

Beautiful quilt Leanne- love the combination of cream fabrics. I'm sure Denby will really appreciate it.

nicky said...

Once again you have done an amazing job, I love your quilt and I am sure your friend will too! Wishing her lots of hugs and a speedy recovery.
Nicky

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful quilt Leanne! May it bring your friend comfort during her treatment. I am sure it will be treasured.

Helena said...

What a wonderful quilt, I´m sure it´s magical...

Sarah said...

wow wow and wow - very generous and nice. UM maybe when I get through my stuff I should make one for my friend...

Julz said...

Leanne, an absolutely beautiful gift for your very dear friend. Wonderful verse that is heartfelt and filled with love and hope. Hugs to you as you support your friend through her journey. Hugs Jx

Jo Jo said...

What a beautiful gesture Leanne. Your friend is lucky to have your support and love during what must be a very difficult time. I hope the magical qualities of this special quilt work wonders...fingers crossed! Jo xo

Jean said...

Leanne, she may just want to take it with her as she begins her chemo. Nothing like something to comfort you in time of need! My SIL has been thru breast cancer twice. Two different types. But she is hanging in there. Chemo is hard on the body. My best to her. Encourage her to eat... it will be hard! But she really needs to do it! And if all else fails, tell her that Carnation instant breakfast w/icecream as a shake/smoothy works wonders! It replaces and gives her the nuitrients/vitamins/minerals that her body needs! Unfortunately our family has had several go thru cancer. My prayers are with her!
We Shall Overcome! With His Love!

Brigitte said...

Leanne, you are a REAL friend !!! Love the words you stitched. Would you please write it once, because I can't read one word: "don't jurge" ??? would like to use the words also - XOXOX Brigitte

Kelly Fletcher said...

I really like the fabric you've chosen - calming and soothing for someone who may not feel so great for a while. Hope your friend is okay.

jacquie said...

a beautiful quilt from a beautiful person. the label is a treasure. i know this will bring her comfort as she faces this time.

Kris said...

Fantastic job! I like your stitching too. Your friend is lucky to have this quilt. Quilts do have magical qualities.

Rachael Rabbit said...

The quilt is beautiful - but I simply love the labels.

May Kristin said...

Beautiful quilt, Leanne!
The saying is so true!