When I posted way back at the end of March my original plan was to get the squares in, the blanket sewn up and sent off to Luke by the beginning of May. Ah the plans of life.....
Squares were so generously sent in (thank you, thank you, thank you) and I had enough squares to begin the sewing by the beginning of May. The ensuing months of May, June, July and August brought with them all manner of shit for me; health and personally (another post).
My blogless buddy Carole who has put together a number of the blanket was up to her eyeballs, literally, dealing with the summer long garbage strike in Toronto.
Finally, in September (while in the midst of dealing with the H1N1 - yes, that would be ANOTHER post) I emailed Wannietta in a panic and asked her to sew the blanket together. My guilt was huge...Luke was doing well but I had put myself out there and felt a tremendous sense of consternation that the blanket still wasn't done. Wannietta sewed it together for me (beautifully I might add) and got it back pretty quickly - THANK YOU W!
It still took me another 3 weeks to get it sent off. Finally, it is there. Luke is in remission (and doing so well after a bone marrow transplant). And he has the blanket. And I am indebted to all of you who so generously sent such beautiful squares.
As always I am humbled by your generosity to this ongoing project. I haven't named names (I was going to post the squares and the donors...and if I can get up the steam to do it I still will - you deserve so many kudos!!!!) but I do thank you all so very much. Please don't stop sending the squares. I am working on getting back on my feet (yet again) and plan to get more blankets out (this was blanket number 7 for the Warming Grace Project. Again, thank you!