Hug quilt advice wanted please

Hug quilt advice wanted please

Post by Sarah Dixo » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 04:55:34



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

 
 
 

Hug quilt advice wanted please

Post by Patt » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 05:31:25


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Quote:
>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

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill

 
 
 

Hug quilt advice wanted please

Post by Pat in Virgini » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 07:46:31


Sarah,
Oh heck. Too bad your DH has the broken
leg after all. I am sending prayers for
your mother's recovery.

Quilt. I think a nice rectangular nap
quilt would be good. The exact size may
depend on your Mom's own size.

Take care of your self, and your family,
and let your Mom know you are okay, so
she won't worry about you. (Mom's tend
to d0 that, eh?) Then she can
concentrate on her own issues.

Hugs. PAT in VA/USA

Quote:

> 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

 
 
 

Hug quilt advice wanted please

Post by Sandy Foste » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:19:33




Quote:
> 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

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
times.

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
my ISP is earthlink.net -- put sfoster1(at) in front
http://www.FoundCollection.com/~sfoster1

AKA Dame Sandy, Minister of Education

 
 
 

Hug quilt advice wanted please

Post by pami » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 11:25:22


Sarah,
 This is Pami....I was on earlier and didn't see your post.  I just went
through the whole *** cancer nightmare losing my ***.  I am having a
reconstruction next week.  My main gripe locally with local friends and
neighbors was the lack of communication.  Call your mom everyday or twice
per week.  Little gifts are the best thing.  It's so nice to go to the
mailbox and see a lovely card or a gift...you know what mom likes.  I do not
know if she is to have chemo or not but the red Kool-Aid  cocktail will make
her lose her hair for sure.
As for a quilt...all pinks.  and if you used a 6 1/2" square that would be
easy.  The throw I made for my neighbor's anniversary was 80 squares 8
across and 10 down along with a border is a nice size.  Let me know your
address so I can send you some PINK.
I am more than willing to talk to your mom.  Email me for my number. This is
the most devastating time for her.  I rec'd lots of flowers in the beginning
the florist knew my name by heart.  I will compile a list of sites that
helped me and it will help your mom.  One for starters is called
http://www.***friends.com/  I found this organization very helpful and
wear their pink baseball cap all the time.  I am really easy to locate in
the store now.  I started out with chemo caps and graduated to baseball cap.
Also I can't forget the support of this group.
Pami
 
 
 

Hug quilt advice wanted please

Post by pami » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 01:53:15


Sarah,
 Checking in to see how your mom is and also you???
Pami