Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bringing Comfort

Last November I was contacted by the principal of an elementary school who wanted me to make a special blanket for a very special little boy who was terminally ill.  Alex was in grade six and only had a few months to live and his classmates wanted him to have something that would give him comfort during this very difficult time.
They chose a heart with his name for the middle of the blanket and the following designs were created for the four corners.
His favourite colour was purple so the blanket was embroidered with the main design on the purple side and the four corners of the reverse in latte had the other designs.

The school's initials with all his classmates holding hands.
His favourite sports.
 His family.
 And, lastly.... Alex with his friends having a campfire.
Sadly, Alex passed away in January of this year and this special blanket was draped over his coffin at the funeral.  The principal of the school called to tell me that Alex had taken his blanket with him everywhere he went and it did give him comfort.
Sometimes the creation of these blankets is difficult.   Most of my orders are for blankets to celebrate life as in the birth of a brand new baby but, on occasion, I do get requests to do something like this one that was done for Alex.  


Sunday, February 15, 2015

A New Year!


Check out the latest edition of Scrapbook Magazine UK, it features two of my layouts.  Issue #87 in stores now.
This layout commemorates a trip that 6 of us took to New York in October of 2011.  My favourite part of the week in NYC was the ride through Central Park.
The challenge for this layout was to use the title "A New Year".......  This year I will become a Grandma for the first time so this layout was so much fun to create.
Sometimes you want your journaling to be private.  I included mine on this layout under this  (Grandma) flap.