Monday, October 15, 2012

tatting for a cause

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! 


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Dear Laura,

My prayers will be with you and Colin as the two of you go through this ordeal. Cancer is one of the scariest words I've heard. I'm glad that you have been able to find a way to keep your hands occupied. I believe that really helps to reduce the stress.

All my best to you and Colin.

Hugs, Diane said...

Thinking of you and colin.

God's Kid said...

Those are awesome!! :)
Hope things get better soon!! :)