On the 15th of August my world fell apart when my partner was diagnosed with eosophagus cancer.
I have made very little lace, although I have a collar to show when I get around to downloading the camera and the doll length is slowly growing.
In the meantime, while waiting for treatments at the hospital, I tried tatting. At first I tried to continue a doily I was working on when this all started, but although the pattern was simple enough, the task was just too much.
I dug out this stumpy pattern...I will have to find the link for you as it is not my design. It is quick and simple and I can manage almost a full bookmark at each treatment session. I have found that each time a patient, carer or staff member smiles in grateful thanks, I feel just that little bit better and can return the smile. I have already given away a full ball of verigated yellow stumpies.
Tomorrow is the last chemo treatment, but in a little over 3 weeks, Colin has to undergo a major surgery. I have asked if I can continue to make the bookmarks and the reception ladies will distribute the bookmarks for me. They think it is a great idea!