|My finished block|
When I mailed in my finished block, I offered to piece and finish a "Hugs" quilt if help was needed.
Lezley (Quilts of Valour - Canada) accepted my offer and said she'd prepare a package of blocks for me to pick up next time I was in the city.
When the time came (this week), Lezley was kind enough to invite me to dinner and a guild meeting, too!
|A cute project (made by Kathy Strawson) spotted at the guild meeting.|
There are 51 blocks in the batch. I've sorted them into three "colour" piles so I can get to know them and formulate a plan. Each block is unique, and it will be fun to work with them!
Here is a block from Nunavut:
Not sure where this is from, but I like the fussy cut maple leaves:
Simple, but effective use of fabric in this block:
I also picked up a bag of "Hug Mug" kits for members of my own guild.
I was in Edmonton for my FINAL reconstruction appointment - yay!!! (Whoop Whoop!!!)
It has been six years (yesterday, actually!) since my mastectomy. It feels great to finally see my cancer journey in the rear view mirror.
Here is the icing on the cake... at the end of the month I'm going to be a special model in Fashion With Compassion, a fundraiser for Compassion House in Edmonton!!! I was a guest there in 2008 while undergoing radiation treatments at the Cross Cancer Institute.
Before my medical appointment on Tuesday, I went for a fitting at Laura in West Edmonton Mall. Laura is dressing all the special models. So exciting!!! I've never been dressed by a stylist before!
Here is the gown I will be wearing to the gala.
Yep, I have a goofy expression on my face - I was probably joking around, as usual! Ha!
There will be better pictures in a couple of weeks. I will be all dolled up, with hair and make up, to boot. (Is that a Canadianism? To boot?)
I can't tell you how important support is to cancer patients, nor how meaningful it will be for me to see the "invisible" supporters become "visible" at that fundraiser. I just hope I don't do the ugly cry when I see the crowd!
I imagine this is how our military personnel feel about the support of quilters when they receive a quilt. It's a quilt, but it's not about the quilt. It's about the love. The invisible supporters becoming visible. (And the healing tears begin.)
Linking up with:
Whoop Whoop Fridays, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Show off Saturday, at Sew Can She
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