Ruby Star Quilt Update
I have to start this blog with another thank you. This time for brightening my mornings with exciting bundles of post like this one! There aren't many things better than receiving lovely fabrics in the post.
This project is already proving to be a treat to work on. I love looking at all your fabrics! I don't often sew with commercial prints so it's making a refreshing change to admire all these fabrics. I've also received some gorgeous batiks, fun prints and beautiful hand dyes.
I can cut the diamond that I'm using from the smallest scraps and I can't tell you how satisfying that is. I highly recommend it! I already have a neat pile of cut diamonds ready to work through.
You have also been so kind in sending me cards. This is just a small handful. I've looked at them all and will re-read them. But I just can't bear to cast them into the recycling. Where I can (some are too thick to sew through), I'm cutting them to use them for my papers for the quilt project. And if the cards themselves are too thick, I'm using the envelopes, so everything you've sent me is being put to good use.
It's another satisfying task and I love that I get to see little glimpses of your messages as I sew the project.
I'm having the first round of chemo as I type. Yesterday I spent the day in the hospital at the Lingen Davis Centre having the first lot of drugs. Now I'm back home with an at-home pump delivering the next batch of drugs that go in slowly over 48 hours. Isn't that remarkable? I can be home pottering about and getting on with life while receiving my treatment. Another thing to be grateful for.
Of course while I was at the hospital I sewed, managing seven stars while I was there, so a small dent in the number I need. The project is proving to be a great talking point with the nurses and volunteers really interested in what all this is about. And of course, delighted to hear about the fundraising. I've checked in on the Just Giving page this morning and we have tipped the £4000 mark. Your kindness is really taking my breath away!
Until the next update...
Love and light,