Jaxon was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) 5 days after his second birthday (Feb 2011). His mother told me that Jaxon is the seventh (7th) child in Canada to be diagnosed with this rare disease.
I am his great-aunt Louise and I come up with the idea of this blog to keep people informed, and to use my passion for stitching to raise money for the FOP organizations.
Hello wonderful people, while I was in Branson I received a lovely surprise from Claudia Dutcher of Dutch Treat Designs. I met this lovely lady on the cruise in January and we hit it off. She does beautiful tabletoppers, please check them out, I think they are gorgeous. Along with a couple of things that I had ordered, Claudia included 2 tabletoppers that she herself stitched for me to use to raise money for my project!! I am definitely overwhelmed with her generosity. They are .... well, I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I apologize for the creases in the tabletoppers, I didn't iron them first and yes, they can be washed (in the washing machine!!). I love the Christmas trees with the holly and berries in
the corners. The Christmas trees have some sparkle in them. The teapots are cute and the borders are done in a very delicate pink/white varigated Caron Watercolour - I don't think that my picture does it justice. The tabletoppers are approximately 22 x 22 inches. Now I know that I am going to have to stitch the Christmas tree one for me! And I was already planning on stitching the Teapot one, I love tea and am a big tea drinker (regular, ordinary tea not all the speciality ones). Nothing I like better than to make a big pot of tea and sit and stitch.