Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Love, Peace and Fun; a Cot Quilt

My Mum, Norma recently made this awesome cot quilt. It's snuggly orange minke and turquoise highlights (with trucks...brrmm brrmm!) are the perfect colours to welcome a newby into the Australian autumn.


The minke makes it super soft and snuggly and Mum has embroidered the words 'love', 'peace' and 'fun' onto the quilt.


She has added some great embroidery and patches to make it super cute, but what makes it extra special is the fact that she's putting it up for silent auction at our 'Cancer Council: Biggest Morning Tea at Our Place' later this month.


You might remember me telling you that not long ago my Dad, David, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a really terrible type of bone cancer). Well, the good news is that, after the excellent work of several specialist doctors, some fancy new medicines and a dose of chemo and radio, he is now in remission....wahoooo!

I can honestly say though, that the many months during diagnosis and treatment were the toughest and most worrying times my Dad and our family have ever been through. During this time I also became a firm believer that cancer really is best described with swear words!


In recent days my sister Belinda was diagnosed with breast cancer (insert swear word here) and is currently undergoing treatment and our good friends Wendy and Dave are fighting their own battle with cancer too.

With so many people affected by cancer, either in their own lives or through family and friends, we want to help raise important funds for cancer research and the amazing support services that we've so appreciated over the last couple of years.


So, we're hosting a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday 23rd May, 2015 at 10.00am.

You and your family are invited to MORNING TEA at our place in Higgins, Canberra. Of course i'm aware many readers on this blog space live far and wide and won't be able to make it but we'd sure love to see you if you live nearby! (Please let us know if you're able to make it along by contacting me via the comments section).


If you can't make it along but would like to make a donation (it's really simple if you follow the promts at http://act.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/jenhollis) or if you'd like to make a bid on the 'Love, Peace and Fun Cot Quilt', please also contact me via the comments section and i will get back to you with details.


Love, Peace and Fun Cot Quilt:

Dimensions:101cm x 120cm (40"x47")
Quilt Top:    100% Cotton Childrens Prints and Orange Minke
Batting:        100% Bamboo
Quilt Back:  100% Cotton Childrens Print

Linking up with;
- Lorna for Lets Bee Social and
- Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday


12 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear that your dad is now in remission; that is fabulous news. I hope for more wonderful news for your sister and friends in the near future, too. This is a wonderful quilt and cause, and I hope you have a wonderful tea.

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  2. Love the bright and beautiful colours in this quilt - your mum has done an awesome job! So glad your dad is in remission and I wish your sister and friends a good result also. Cancer is indeed a (swear word) and affects so many people. Good luck with your morning tea.

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  3. Glad to hear that your father is now in remission. I love the combination of orange and turquiose in your mom's quilt. The use of minke must make it just wonderful to snuggle with.

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  4. Such a lovely bright quilt. I'm so pleased your Dad is in remission and I hope you manage to raise a lot of funds for such a good cause.

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  5. So sorry Jen for the pain you are going through as your Dad and then your sister and friends battle cancer. Lots of love to you, and I hope the morning tea is a lot of fun and raises money and awareness for cancer research xx

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  6. Much love to you and your family ... reading this post was bitter sweet, I'm so happy to see your dad is doing better, but so sorry to hear of your sister. Good on you for doing something and I wish I could meet you over a cuppa at your morning tea xx

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  7. This is a beautiful quilt . It looks so bright and happy and cosy!! So sorry your family is personally affected... prayers for recovery to all.
    Susie

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  8. I agree with you wholeheartedly about cancer needing swear words. There is no good type of bone cancer, but the bad types are really bad. Glad to hear about remission; that is a good word.
    Good luck with the morning tea and silent auction. One of our local sewing groups is hosting a biggest morning tea, and I plan to go.

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  9. So Beautiful.

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  10. I had a feeling from the more recent post I read that your connection with cancer was worryingly personal. I'm so glad that the news was good with your Dad, I can imagine a little of how tough a time it must have been and I expect still is. Hoping that you get the same good news for your sister and friends. And your Mum's quilt is gorgeous.

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  11. I had a feeling from the more recent post I read that your connection with cancer was worryingly personal. I'm so glad that the news was good with your Dad, I can imagine a little of how tough a time it must have been and I expect still is. Hoping that you get the same good news for your sister and friends. And your Mum's quilt is gorgeous.

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  12. I had a feeling from the more recent post I read that your connection with cancer was worryingly personal. I'm so glad that the news was good with your Dad, I can imagine a little of how tough a time it must have been and I expect still is. Hoping that you get the same good news for your sister and friends. And your Mum's quilt is gorgeous.

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Wahoo.....I'm always stoked to receive comments so thanks so much for taking the time.

Wishing you many happy quilting hours!