Ten years ago, I had surgery for an ovarian cyst which turned out to be stage III cancer. When I left the hospital, my nurse suggested that I keep a diary to deal with my feelings. I wrote on scraps of fabric and sometimes used fusible to create symbolic representations of what I was experiencing. After my last chemo, I put the various pieces together. The quilting is sometime straight and sometime zigzag to represent the unevenness of my emotional state as I dealt with the cancer and its…

Ten years ago, I had surgery for an ovarian cyst which turned out to be stage III cancer. When I left the hospital, my nurse suggested that I keep a diary to deal with my feelings. I wrote on scraps of fabric and sometimes used fusible to create symbolic representations of what I was experiencing. After my last chemo, I put the various pieces together. The quilting is sometime straight and sometime zigzag to represent the unevenness of my emotional state as I dealt with the cancer and its…

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Because images below have been in my image files a long time, they are not all properly accredited. My intention, though, is to present images that I find particularly inspiring, and hope you do, too.

Angel of Chemo/ Radiation and Chemotherapy   From HumorUs  She holds hope out, and no matter how slender the thread is, HOPE is still in her grasp. Jeremiah 1:9 is my prayer for those going through cancer. This artist donates this print often for Cancer Walks.

Angel of Chemo/ Radiation and Chemotherapy From HumorUs She holds hope out, and no matter how slender the thread is, HOPE is still in her grasp. Jeremiah 1:9 is my prayer for those going through cancer. This artist donates this print often for Cancer Walks.

Embroidery Floss and Clothespins  Keep embroidery floss from unraveling and getting lost by wrapping it around a clothespin.

Embroidery Floss and Clothespins Keep embroidery floss from unraveling and getting lost by wrapping it around a clothespin.

Hands of Love quilt created to send love and support to a manager who had breast cancer using the hands (and paws) of people close to her.

Hands of Love quilt created to send love and support to a manager who had breast cancer using the hands (and paws) of people close to her.

Cancer quilt - family members wrote messages in the middle of the stars. She can use the quilt during chemo so she remembers they're all with her in thought and prayer.

Cancer quilt - family members wrote messages in the middle of the stars. She can use the quilt during chemo so she remembers they're all with her in thought and prayer.

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