I hate making quilts for family and friends that are sick. I don't mean the flu or common cold. I mean long term illness. I know they bring comfort and warm through treatment. I know they are needed and used. I truly hate making them though.
I love making a quilt for Thursday because the weekend can't get here soon enough. Birthdays, weddings and babies are good too. Retirements are fun. I love to make quilts for family and friends to push my creativity.
Two days ago I found out my best friend from age 4 to 10 was diagnosed with Lymphoma. They are still unsure of the type and stage. She is 4 months to the day older than me. She has a 19 year old daughter, 11 year old son and her granddaughter turns 1 this summer. She has a wonderful husband, family and friends as a support group to help her through this.
Without putting it off longer today I will go out to shop for fabric to make a quilt. It will be a quilt that is made with love, is needed and will be used. BUT it is also a quilt I really hate to make.