last week i was thrilled to find this small treasure in my mailbox. isn't it amazing~!?!~
i purchased it, with the money from the sale going directly to the search for a cure/treatments for this heartbreaking diagnosis. the quilt was made by Cathy at Big Lake Quilter. she generously created and donated this wee (app. 7.5 x 9.5 inches) piece. she has actually made and donated several and they are all wonderful~! really~!~ go and see, she has them pictured in her blog.
i know that this issue hits very close to home with many people, including myself and it's the kind of illness that makes those closest to those suffering feel helpless and extremely frustrated. if you are one of the people who would like to do something to help than please visit this site and view the options because there is indeed (33) somethings that can be done. if enough people make a small difference in some way it becomes a very large difference in no time at all. it's a big problem that needs all of the support it can get so don't count yourself out. shed that helpless feeling that this disease creates and do only what you can. i bet you'll find it's more than you thought.
i would like to make one of these tiny quilts myself but am having trouble deciding just what i should do. so if you leave a comment please feel free to share any idea that you have with me. consider it yet another way that you can help.
Today's gifts include:
- a new little quilt to hang on the wall
- columbine blooming in the garden
- 15 surviving goldfish happily swimming in the pond