Saturday, October 17, 2009
My friend and I exchanged Christmas cacti one year so we would each have the other ones color with our own. Two weeks later, my friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy that was followed with chemotherapy.
A friend and client brought in a top for me to quilt and said it was a Christmas cactus pattern. I loved the pattern! I used breast cancer material, the Christmas cactus pattern (which I turned to make a cross) and added scripture in the small squares for encouragement and gave it to my friend.
When my friend went through the chemo she took her quilt, it kept her body and heart warm, and her spirit focused on getting better.