Happy Tuesday! I hope that all is well with you! My life has been pretty busy with work and getting caught up on swap projects during my free time. This month was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As many of you know my sister died after an eighteen year battle with Ovarian Cancer at the end of February. Ever since then my blogs posts have been pretty scarce. I have been doing a lot of grieving and a lot of soul searching.
Out of that grief I have created a second Blog called Quilters for Chemo As many of know, my son and I had lived with my sister in Pittsburgh for several years when her cancer had metastasized. (moved into her blood stream) I went to chemo with my sister on occasion and had met some of the most amazing women who went for chemo at her Oncologists office. Treatments sometimes could last for six hours or less depending on the protocol. During chemo the ladies talked, laughed, ate and slept. When they were cold during Chemo, the doctor's office supplied them with a light blanket to keep them warm. The blankets were more like a big white flannel sheet.
My new blog Quilters for Chemo is dedicated to collecting lap quilts and small neck pillows for women that are undergoing chemo for Gynecological Cancers. The quilts will be distributed to various Oncology Facilities that administer Chemo. It is a way to give back because we are all touched by Cancer at some point in our lives. It is my way as a family member left behind to give back to women who fight such dreadful diseases.
Quilters for Chemo will have information on Gynecological Cancers and tutorials for Chemo Quilts and the small neck pillows. Please follow my other blog and become proactive in the fight for life, one quilt at a time.
This is a picture of my sister Tammy. She died February 26, 2014. She was a very strong person and a role model for me. She was smart, beautiful and kind. She was an extremely private person. My sister was extremely organized and loved to make lists. She worked in marketing for the Post Office for thirty-one years. She loved my fried pork chops and used to call me after we returned to Florida to find how I made them! Nowadays the telephone is silent. She will be forever loved and missed.
Thank you for taking time to read this blog post. I know that with your support Quilters for Chemo can and will make a difference! Have a happy Tuesday and Happy Quilting!