I have avoided making this post. Despite having a blog I'm a pretty private person.
I'm getting on an airplane in a few hours to fly to LA. My 3 year old nephew Elijah has Leukemia. He was diagnosed two weeks ago today. The initial shock has passed and now we are all adapting to a "new" normal life. After 13 days in the hospital Elijah was released on Monday. My brother asked me to come out to LA for a few weeks to help out and be another set of hands. We have lots of treatments and challenges ahead of us but I'm confident in Elijah's strength. The love and support from family, friends, co-workers and so on has been amazing over the last 2 weeks.
Remember the Zig Zag quilt that I made for him a while back? Well my brother & sister in law discovered that this had become his favorite of all the quilts I made because it had a "fuzzy backing." Since I made it for Elijah the quilt is only 36" x 48" big. My brother & sister in law asked for a new larger version.
The result was the Stash Stack Quilt that I posted about a few days ago. It's 54" x 72" and big enough that it can cover the bed when mom or dad cuddles with Elijah.
Karin & Elijah with his new Stash Stack Quilt
I was told that upon receiving his new quilt... he said
"it's my favorite daddy"
and that was all I needed to know.
While I'm in LA I might blog a lot... I might not... I'm not really sure yet. Karin does have a sewing machine and her stash grows with every visit I make to LA. The GPS in the car might just drive me to Robert Kaufman's offices one day... who knows. Either way please understand that if it takes me a bit longer to get back to you on an e-mail it isn't because I don't care about you. Also my amazing mom is going to take care of shipping out any orders that are placed in the shop. Patterns & Magazines will be easy... everything else might take an extra day or two.
Thanks for all your love & support.
© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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