> My mum has just been diagnosed with *** cancer and because I can't be
> with her I would like to make her a Hug quilt. What size / shape should
> I make? Would a rectangle be better than a U shaped quilt that she
> could put over her shoulders? Is there anything that I can do / make
> from a distance to try and make life easier / better for her?
> I'm just kind of shocked at the moment, and would so like to be with her
> but I can't. DH was knocked off his bike on Friday and on Tuesday they
> realised he had a broken leg, so I can't leave him with the kids and I
> can't take DS out of school so I have to stay here.
Sarah, I'm so sorry your mum is going through this and that you are in a
position where going to her is impossible.
As for the quilt, my own opinion is that a rectangle is best. She can
put it over her shoulders when she wants to or curl up under it at other
My mother had *** cancer years ago, and I also couldn't be with her
most of the time. Things I did: called daily (or almost) to let her know
I was thinking of her -- she didn't always feel like talking, but she
knew I was there. I also sent a huge variety of bandannas for her to
wear on her head when the weather was too hot for her to want to wear a
wig after her hair fell out. I sent little "pick-me-up" gifts like a
coffee mug with a rainbow on it. Just some ideas that you could possibly
tailor to your own situation.
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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