I had some dreadful news. One of my dear friends has developed breast cancer. Apparently it has been discovered early. Nevertheless she has a fight on her hands for the near future.
After hearing this news, I remembered coming across comfort pillows online. Here is how they are used. I had no idea that these existed, but they would seem to be very welcome by breast cancer and cardiac patients. If you are interested in a tutorial for a heart shaped version, there is a good one here: With Heart and Hands.
My friend loves fabric and loves red, so I was pleased with this "hearty"print. A second one to interchange with is of warm coloured maple leaves, to remind her that there is someone in Canada thinking of her.
They were shipped as soon as I finished the last stitch and are now being used.
Final product measures 14" x 15,5" (appr. 36 cm x 40 cm).
Have a thought-provoking day.