The Quilter: Quilting with Malke

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Posted on: August 11, 2011

Our mom has not been posting recently because she is really unwell. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you!

I remember watching an old Johnny Carson show when he said, everyone loves talking about their illness as much as everyone  else hates to listen- so I am not going there.  Suffice it to say, for now, I am back and hope to be for a long time.  Health and happiness to everyone in this year of 2011 and 5771.

It’s so funny how something as trivial as a hug can mean so much. On Sunday I went to work for the first time in a while and was happily given hugs by some of my dear quilting friends.  Thank you all for the lift!

Unfortunately not good news from the drs and not feeling too well nowadays. So, please bear with me with my sporadic posts and replies… 😦
Hope to be 🙂 next time!

Thank G-d I got a clean bill of health for my cancer, but not a week later I am laid up in the hospital with an IV drip 😦  I got an infection in my arm and cellulitis to boot…

Hope to be home in a couple of days, though, and I’ll try to post more then.

I have become intrigued with journal quilting.  I’ve done it before and found comfort in putting down my story in quilts.  I’ve decided to try my hand at it again and am starting a journal quilt that I hope to add to every week.  I’m keeping the blocks down to a 6″ size and making one a week.

When 4 are completed I will put them together as a monthly story, then as a story for the year.  Since I sarted my chemo this week, my first block is of course a chemo cocktail.  I dont know if I will be able to post weekly, this week has not been a good one for me, but whenever I can, I will try to show the blocks.
A happy holiday to one and all.

A little help from G-d, friends, and family– I belong to a quilt group called “Quilters of the night kitchen.”  We challenged ourselves to exchange a baggie of scraps and use them in a quilt.  This was my interpretation.  I love them all and I added the hand holding the last block (on the bottom right) to emphasize how I need everyone for their support.  This quilt is not bound, but is on stretcher bars, it is quilted, however.

Breast Cancer Quilt: The Support Quilt

Breast Cancer Quilt: The Support Quilt

Bernie Siegel, I Hear You – I read a lot of inspirational books to help me through a very hard time.  Bernie Siegel
inspired me to visualize attacking my cancer cells.  I found the bulls eye fabric and I knew exactly what I would do.  The only thing is that maybe my cancer cells came out a little too cute.

Bernie Siegel Breast Cancer Quilt on Target

Bernie Siegel Breast Cancer Quilt on Target

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