Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Comfort Quilt for my Brother

A quick post here to let you know that I'll be gone for awhile. We are headed in the morning to AZ to spend some time with my brother who has stage 4 lung cancer. He is my only sibling and our parents passed away in the early 1990's. He has 4 children who have all arrived ahead of us in AZ.

I originally started this quilt for him to be used for chemo treatments. However, the doctors have decided he is too weak for chemo and he is now home under Hospice care.

Would you believe I had enough cat prints in my stash to cut 59 different 6" blocks? I only used 45 unique ones in the quilt; one of the corner blocks is an accidental repeat! The back is fleece and if you click on the picture it will take you to my Flickr pictures where you also can see the label I made for the back. It has pictures of my brother's two exotic Chaussie cats named Bonnie & Clyde.

So, I don't know when I'll be back, but I will be back blogging soon. If I don't make it back before Christmas, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas if you celebrate the holiday. And may all your stitches be snug!

Stitch On!


Lisa said...

T's and P's for you and yours.. We had our share of Lung cancer this year.. I lost my 52 yr old Uncle in July and my DIL lost her 52 yr old Mother of it in Oct...


GailM. said...

Take care of yourself in your caring mission. I recently spent time with my sick dad before he passed. We tried to keep things light and often spent a few minutes chuckling at jokes that my sister read aloud from the Readers Digest magazines.

I dropped by your blog today to say that I gave you credit for my beautiful spider on my recently finished Crazy Quilted Christmas sock.

Drop by when you get a chance...

Best wishes..

Rengin Yazitas said...

Dear LouAnne,
I'll keep your brother in my prayers. You'll make him so happy with this wonderful quilt.
Merry Christmas and all good wishes for the coming year.
Have a safe trip.

Wendy said...

LouAnne, I will be keeping you and your brother in my prayers. Will be keeping you lifted up daily. May your time with him be filled with love and peace. Wendy

Alycia said...

Take care of you too. I really like the cat quilt. Very nice job!

Fran said...

Louanne, we know your brother/sister-in-law from RVing (we both had Lazydaze RV's). Great couple. We were fortunate enough to spend time with them this summer in Cottonwood and Sedona. He was very proud of your quilting and gave us the link to your website. They were quite proud of the works that you gifted them. Fran and John Razmus

GingerQuilter said...

What a wonderful cuddle quilt. I'm sure your brother felt the love you put into it.

May 2009 bring blessings to you and memories of happier days.