Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Another friend of mine found out she has cancer. Two friends in less than a year. Healthy, going about their daily lives, young women. This time I made a pillow instead of a quilt. It is summer and she has to go in for both chemo and radiation. I thought something serviceable would be good.

I like the way it turned out. I used heavy duty top stitching thread to stitch in the ditch. It turned out ok, but it wasn't what I had expected. I lengthened my stitch length, but the effect wasn't what I imagined. I think I was hoping for more a shashiko effect. I want one of those so badly. I wish one of my LQS would rent that out as well like a long arm. The pillow needs to be sat on so it fills out the corners and the back doesn't bulge. I hope with use it all falls into place.


  1. I'm so sorry for you, and your friend. That cancer thing is rampant. I'm trying to learn more about why. Do the foods we eat have anything to do with it?

    You've made a lovely gift for your friend. I'm sure it will mean a lot to her.

  2. I am so sorry, Karen... Good health 9and good friends like you!) is everything.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I like your pillow. I'm sure your friend will love it and appreciate it. That was so nice of you to make it for her.