Thursday, March 5, 2009
Here is a blankie I made to give to my cousin who just had a double mastectomy. I think she might like to have it during her chemo treatments. I bought a new rotary cutter with the wavy edge to finish the edges. In the past I have done different stitching on the edges but it seemed to come out a bit inconsistent as the fabric doesn't feed as evenly as woven fabrics. The fabric here is Blizzard polar fleece and happens to be on sale at Joann's. It has a lot more static than the other brand of fleece I buy so I'll give it a good spray of Static Guard. What did we do before Static Guard? I love it.
I hope all you friends keep up on your mammograms. I'm sorry to say that my cousin let it go for a few years and the cancer is quite advanced. I'm on my soap box because I know that she, like the rest of us, thought it couldn't happen to her. It happens to other people. It's safe to say if she had rescheduled her missed appointment years ago, they would have found it much earlier. We must be our own best care takers. I'm off my soap box (and I hope you listened!!)
Hugs and Stitches!