A quilt for a friend.6:00:00 AM
Recently, one of my husband's colleagues had a very unexpected stroke.
She's the same age as myself (mid-to-late 30's [a lady never divulges her age]), has two littles slightly older than mine, and is probably one of the fittest, friendliest, happiest people I have ever met in my life. She's one of those people that is just so, genuine. Like, when you meet her, you know instantly she has a million friends and everyone loves her. The kind of person you want to be, you strive to be.
Shit like this always happens to the best of people.
She spent some time in hospital, a rehab facility, and then was back in the hospital for a while and was just released again a few days ago.
When my husband's boss sent out the initial email to inform her colleagues of what had happened, my first reactions were
a) panic for her kids,
b) panic for her,
c) talk myself down,
d) crap, I gotta do something. What's she gonna need?
My mom is visiting and was sitting with us when hubby read the email. Mom instantly said she was going to make freezer meals for her and the boys, that she wouldn't feel like cooking when she got out of the rehab facility.
And: Quilters gotta quilt.
I kept this one simple - I tried to use happy, upbeat, girly fabrics for her; several of the prints have text on them - fun stuff to read when she'll be undoubtedly bored out of her tree sitting on the couch convalescing.
|image courtesy of LouLou's Fabric Shop|
It finished up at about 47x66, a perfect lap-sized quilt for the couch or chair to snuggle up under.
I hope she likes it. The prints aren't the style I would normally use for a grown-up's quilt, but I wanted it to be fun for her. Light and playful, just like her personality, a reminder to see the bright on a dark day.
Get better soon, J. We're all rooting for you.
You are awesomesauce.