This is Maybelle, 11 year old daughter
On the 31st October last year, Maybelle was diagnosed with
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
Bianca belongs to our Stitch and Bitch group,
even though she does not live here anymore,
she is still considered one of the girls.
So, one night in November, while stitching and bitching
we decided to make a quilt for Maybelle, together
First we met at Michelle's,
everyone bought along pinks and greens from their stash,
Louise bought her Drunkards Path template
and we started slicing and stitching
Next session was at Louise's house.
Here's Judy stitching away
And Louise, pressing seams
And here is Bianca and her 4 chickens,
I snaped this photo when I visited them up in Darwin last year.
While stitching away at this quilt,
we were busy chatting about Bianca's family and Maybelle's journey to date
Another session, at Sandra's home this time,
pinning the quilt.
Next job was Michelle's, to make the binding
Then the quilt was passed on to me to machine quilt
Then I passed it back to Michelle and Sandra,
who took the quilt on a summer holiday to South Australia
with their families and started stitching on the binding,
then completed the binding back home.
Bron, who now lives in Melboune, sent up the label that she hand stitched,
Then I stitched it on...
And finally finished!
We were all very happy with the finished product
and each of us could easily have snaffled it for ourselves.
It was delivered to Maybelle a few weeks ago,
thanks to Granny Di the courier.
I can not even begin to imagine what Maybelle and her family are going through,
the chemo, the hospital stays, the emotions, seperation from her friends and family.
But Maybelle is one Tough Cookie, very wise and mature for her young age.
Maybelle has a long road ahead,
but she is going to kick Leaukemia's Butt!
Bianca's cousin is participating in the
Worlds Graetest Shave
Bianca's friend and children are also participating in the
Worlds Greatest Shave