Sunday, November 18, 2012
A Gift of Warmth and Beauty
A wonderful gift was recently sent to my husband who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year. At the moment he is cancer free thanks to the wonderful Doctors and Nurses at SouthLake Cancer Centre and many hours of chemotherapy and radiation treatments with excellent technicians and lastly a good Surgeon. Even though he is on the mend he does not feel that way most of the time. One of the things that he feels constantly is the need for warmth. He lost a lot of weight from an already slight frame in normal times. His time to feeling well comes slowly day by day.
Our friends in Peterborough, Judy and Les requested that a quilt from Victoria’s Quilts of Canada be sent to Paul to keep him warm. This lovely quilt is a lap size just big enough to wrap around you while having an afternoon nap. It is done in white and black with a brown border and backed with a warm flannel material. It is masterfully sewn and quilted together. It is quite a work of art. We thank them for this most grateful gift.
Victoria’s Quilts as the card says “was established in memory of Victoria Ann Morrison who was a cancer patient and a quilt maker. She made over 100 “Love Quilts” in her short lifetime. She spoke of being cold during her chemotherapy treatments. With her in mind and after much thought and prayer, Victoria’s Quilts Canada was founded in 1998.” Betty Giffin is the founder. The mission of this organization is to provide hand-made quilts to people with cancer. By providing quilts they bring a physical and emotional comfort to those battling the disease. There is never a cost to either the requestor or the recipient. To date they have distributed over 5500 quilts across Canada. Pretty amazing isn’t it?
Should you like to look into this wonderful organization visit their website at www.victoriasquiltscanada.com.
I will be joining Mary for Mosaic Monday today. I hope that you have a wonderful week.