Quilted!

In case you’re already a little disgusted with my generally cheery attitude about diabetes, please don’t gag. This is for a very good cause: Children with Diabetes (CWD). And my 8yr-old actually sewed on the buttons for me. In fact, she and I did a Happy Dance when it was finally complete, because this very little bit of sewing (I outsourced the actual patchwork) took me over 8 months to complete. That would be about 7 months of procrastinating, two weeks of looking for a decent seamstress, and two weeks of diddling with the iron-on’s and the buttons.

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But now it’s done! Just in time to be included in the big shindig display-on-the-mall in Washington, DC, during the upcoming ADA Conference in mid-June, when CWD will exhibit hundreds (thousands?) of these mini-quilts to call attention to the cause. After dragging my feet for so long, I promised Jeff Hitchcock of CWD that I’d get my Quilty there if I had to march it up to the Capitol myself. And I just might :)

UPDATE 5/11/06: My Quilty is posted, at http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/ activities/quilt/pages/2/q512.htm !

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3 Responses

  1. Megan
    Megan May 9, 2006 at 6:41 pm | | Reply

    Looks nice, congrats on finishing.

  2. JasonJayhawk
    JasonJayhawk May 9, 2006 at 10:15 pm | | Reply

    So, were you able to test your blood glucose without a lancet device during the implementation phase?

  3. Scott Strumello
    Scott Strumello May 10, 2006 at 7:25 am | | Reply

    Amy, please let me know if you’ll be in D.C. that weekend, as I have been chosen as one of the New York representatives for the ADA “Call to Congress” which is taking place from June 7-9, 2006 in Washington. Perhaps we’ll have the opportunity to meet in person. BTW, I recently sent my own quilt square (truthfully, my mother did most of the work) as well, which can be seen at the following URL (I’m #464):

    http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/quilt/pages/4/q464i.htm

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