A close friend of mine has just found out that her husband has cancer. At the very least, he will be spending the next 12 months going through chemo, radiotherapy, and surgeries. Or else he will be classed as being for palliative care only, which may be the case in the end anyway.
I am in another state to my friend and her family, so I can’t be there to babysit the kids during doctor’s visits or hospital stays, or supply casseroles and such so they don’t have to think about cooking when they least feel like it, so I have to be creative in showing my support and love.
So I have decided that it would be really nice to make a “memory quilt”, so that my friend’s hubby has got something to take with him to hospital that will keep his family nearby, so to speak. I have gone through and downloaded some of the photos from my friend’s facebook acount, and I plan to use them in the quilt (in an iron-on format), along with fabric that has some sort of meaning – prints to remind him of his wife, his kids, his pets, and his favourite things.
But I rarely manage to finish all these great projects that I have planned. Life just seems to get in the way, and when I have the time, I find I forget all about these big plans, and I fluff around doing nothing much apart from time wasting. This is one project that I really want to complete…and I’d even like to take things further and do cuddle rugs for the kids, and a quilt for my friend, so they have something similar to remind them of their Dad/husband when he’s in hospital….or worse.
But will my desire to do this project ever be enough to motivate me to get it done?