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    I have recently found out that my foster mother has been diagnosed with cancer. She is in stage 4 of what started out as breast cancer, ( undetected), that has spread to her bones. This is the woman who taught me to sew when I was young. Does anyone think making her a lapquilt is a silly idea? I am 1000 miles away and cannot be there to help, and I so want her to know I am thinking about her thru her journey. I feel helpless.

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    A lap quilt is a wonderful idea. She will be honored that you care enough to take the time to make and send a gift. You can't be there in person to support her, but every time she sees the quilt you will be with her.

    She must have been a wonderful foster mother.

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    By all means make her a warm lap quilt. She'll love it and it will be so useful. Make it big enough that she can put it over her when she lays down so that she'll feel like she's wrapped in your arms. Don't worry about making it elaborate or fancy, just get it done and get it to her.

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    I think that's a beautiful gesture. She will love you all the more for it!

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    Do it now you will never regret it.
    Make it simple.

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    Go for it! She'll be wrapped in your love every time she uses it.

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    I'm sure she was a wonderful and loving mentor for you growing up. She would so appreciate a comfort quilt from you at this time. I know not being there is really difficult...but a quilt hug would be awesome.

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    I think it is a very good idea.

    Go - get it done - get it sent.

    In the meantime, send her a letter telling her how much she means to you and how much you appreciated everything.

    ((Hugs))

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    Wonderful idea, anything you do from the heart will give her strength to face her illness. A weekly card of encouragement would help as you try and finish the lap quilt, it would give her something to look forward to.

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    I think that is a wonderful idea. anything made from love is loved in return, it is so hard when you live so far away but I am sure a lap quilt will help shorten the distance between you, a phone call out of the blue or a letter or card will all tell her how much you love her and wish you could be there for her.

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    I'm sorry but what a wonderful idea.

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    I think its a great idea!

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    I am sure she will love having something that you made just for her.

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    I think it is a very loving and thoughtful idea. She will appreciate it very much :D:D:D

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    A lapquilt with a signature block expressing love and appreciation is a wonderful gift to someone so important. I've seen relatives embrace lapquilts from charitable strangers while terminal. Now, imagine what it would mean from a loved one.

    And, don't forget to tell her *now* how much you appreciate her and what a positive influence she's been on your life.

    Bless you for thinking of her. Foster parenting can be difficult. We often hear very little about the positives.

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    It would be nice if you could make her a memory lap quilt with pictures of you and your family.
    Any kind of quilt you make will be a special thing to her. It would mean a lot to her. :thumbup: :D

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    wrapping up in a quilt while doing treatment means so much to those with cancer. She will love it!

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    My prayers are with you and her through this!

    I think a lap quilt would be great . hugs!

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    Yes, make her a lap quilt. Each time she wraps up in it, remind her that its a warm hug from you. You were blessed to have such a wonderful foster mom.

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    Great idea, she will love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcharlie
    Wonderful idea, anything you do from the heart will give her strength to face her illness. A weekly card of encouragement would help as you try and finish the lap quilt, it would give her something to look forward to.
    I agree. The notes and pictures will help give her something to look forward to and just in case the quilt isn't finished in time, you will have no regrets.

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    I think it will mean even more to her because she taught you sewing. Put a note in that mentions how much you appreciate what she taught you and how it has enriched your life.

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    Do not tarry in getting this done. Make a quick pattern and get it sent out. Another idea is a long more narrow quilt to use as a shawl .I am a nurse and see lots of cancer patients,they get so cold.
    Rae

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    Absolutely - she will be very touched that you have taken the time to sew something just for her. It will be a great comfort to her!

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    I love your idea.

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