"Thankful Thursday Final Week" and of course, "Happy Thanksgiving"
I do not know if I clicked, when I should have selected, or if something else went wrong - but I believe all happens for a reason. Perhaps with all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, my post would have been over looked that day..
But, now at least, my final Thankful Thursday honoree receives the spotlight all to herself!
I met Miek through Ravelry.com and she quickly became a huge inspiration to my work. Her subtle quirkiness in her work, with bold, vibrant colors; allows her personality to shine brightly in all her creations. Although she's quiet and doesn't flaunt her doodles, she was quick to point out to me what she does with them.
Many, in fact probably most, children will never face such a horrifying disease as cancer. But I can tell you, from experience, those children who do; are among the bravest kids I have ever met in my life.
The Poekie Project was started after it's founder, Saskia, found out her own child had lymphoma and would need to endure Radiation and Chemotherapy treatments. (Which I can attest to, is NO picnic - even to someone who is old enough to understand fully what is going on!)
A year later, her son is well; but she's not forgotten how much love and support children going through similar treatments need to keep their spirits up. Named after her "cat", The Poekie Project has brought smiles to the faces of many very ill children at the Ghent University Hospital and continues to seek crafter's support to brighten the days of children facing cancer. What a beautiful gift to give back to a hospital and so deserving of a mention!!