5.10.2011

Mother's Day Quilt

I got back from Houston last night where I was visiting with my parents for several days.  In my 2010 recap post, I had mentioned that my mother was diagnosed with cancer back in November.  Unfortunately, about a month ago, we learned that her cancer has metastasized.  While her prognosis is less than rosy, she's seeking treatment at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and she began her first chemotherapy treatment last week.  Fortunately, I was able to go down and spend some time with them as she finished up her first round of treatment and celebrate Mother's Day.

She graciously let me squeeze into her hospital bed for her infusions. 

Given the circumstances, I wanted to give her something special , so in sort of a last minute effort, I made her a quilt.  I tried to take some pictures of it late at night before I left town, but I've got to admit that they are a pretty terrible representations of the colors of the fabric.  I followed a tutorial for a snowball quilt, and I used fabrics from Patricia Bravo's Bazaar Style.

 

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15 comments:

  1. The quilt is lovely! Best wishes to your mom during her treatment, and to your family, too.

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  2. Hopes, wishes, and prayers for your mom during her treatments. The quilt you made her is beautiful!

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  3. So, you finished it in time?! It turned out great. Send my love to your mama.

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  4. Your mom looks great! So does your quilt!

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  5. I hope her treatment goes smoothly. She's at the best possible place for her treatment. Your quilt is beautiful, and I bet it brings her lots of comfort.

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  6. It looks fabulous. Let me know if you need anything ok??

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  7. Oh, that quilt is gorgeous! And MD Anderson has amazing doctors who do amazing things. :)

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  8. Beautiful mother and quilt! Sending thoughts and prayers your way! Coming from someone who has had a parent with cancer, support systems are the best! :)

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  9. That was so sweet of you to make her a quilt... Glad you got to go be with her, I hope the treatments are going well.

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  10. I'm glad you got to be with your mom for part of her treatment. The quilt looks beautiful even through the rushed photos. Wishing you and your family peace and health.

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  11. Hey Mandi! I had no idea your Mom had been sick. I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers!
    I miss you girl! and I love your cool ideas!

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