Friday, October 03, 2008

Expedited service

Some people and some projects require that you drop everything and pay attention right then and there. A month or so ago my family learned of a little boy named Nathan who has cancer. He was diagnosed over a year ago but all of the options have been exhausted. The doctors have told his parents that he has only a few months left. What breaks my heart is that Nathan is the same age as my little boy - and he too has an older sister. I can not even imagine what this poor family is going through. My mom decided that Nathan needed a cuddle quilt so she whipped up this top and shipped it off to me on Monday morning. It arrived Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning I quilted it and bound it - a new record for me! I shipped it off to Nathan on Wednesday afternoon. While I was quilting it, I decided that we also need to make a quilt for Nathan's sister, so Mom is going to get to work on that one.

In other news, the baby quilt was a huge success. The baby's grandma started squealing before the quilt was even out of the bag! And she was to hire me to make a queen size quilt for her bed. I think I am off the baby quilt assembly line until at least next March - unless someone is hiding a surprise from us!

This weekend I am hoping to finish the patriotic strip twist quilt. I also need to start getting my strips together for Bonnie's workshop that I am taking on October 15th. Yes, she is coming to Auburn Alabama! I can't wait to finally meet her in person after being online friends for over three years.

1 comment:

jillquilts said...

You may or may not know, but has the family contacted St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis? They can do wonders for cancer in kids. Cute quilt, BTW!