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LoveQuiltsUK - Natalia M's quilt

Natalia M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:2001
Illness: Cystic fibrosis.

Theme: Specific animals/butterflies/dragonflies

Date opened: 18th Dec 2019
Date closed: 29th Dec 2019
Deadline: 26th Apr 2020

Photo of Natalia M

Theme details

Specific animals/butterflies/dragonflies - Donkeys, horses, dogs and cats are favourites. Also butterflies dragonflies. A good mix of these would be great :)



Child Interests

Animals - in particular horses, dogs and cats. Watching films. Listening to music. Flowers and the garden.
Natalia also loves butterflies and dragonflies.
Her favourite colours are fuschia, purples and pinks .


Biography

Natalia was diagnosed at 18 months old through an admission at Royal Bolton Hospital, after admission with a lung infection. From then, because she is pancreatic insufficient, she's had to take tablets with everything she eats as she cannot digest any fat. She takes a mix of antibiotics and drugs twice a day. She has been in and out of Manchester Children's Hospital much of her life on the cystic fibrosis ward and therefore missed a lot of her schooling. However, she still managed to pass most of her GCSEs.
At the age of 15 she contracted the bug mycobacterium abscessus and was hospitalised every ten weeks for 3 weeks at a time in isolation as c.f. children can't mix due to cross infection. At that point she was having five infusions a day. She has to endure a very strict routine of physiotherapy twice daily, sometimes 3 times, to try to prevent sticky mucous from clogging up her lungs and causing infections. She also uses nebulisers every day.
This is a massive burden on a teenager but she adheres to the regime strictly. Cystic fibrosis obviously impacts on her breathing when she is unwell and she can be very tired at times. She also has c.f. related liver disease which she takes medication for. However, to look at her you would never imagine what she has been through or what she needs to comply with to stay well. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive disease with a life limiting prognosis but Natalia does her best to stay cheerful and happy. Natalia has now been transferred to Wythenshawe c.f. unit where she has recently been admitted with pneumonia.
She is studying at college. Natalia is aware she has a life limiting illness but tries not to dwell on it and just gets on with all her treatments every day.



Patterns


1.Hornswoggle store etsy. Dotted dragonflyStitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
Received

2.Monarch butterfly from cross stitch crazy issue 97 Monarch butterflrStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
Received

3.Awesome Pattern Studio Mandala Dragonfly #P537Stitcher: Ellie, Leicester, UK
In Progress
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/613846162/mandala-...

4.Climbing Goat Designs Donkey head. Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
Received

5.VelvetPonyDesigns geometric cat faceStitcher: Grace Bowles, Southampton , UK
In Progress
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/539326705/cat-cros...

6.Own adaptation Cats curled together in a ying/yang design, using favourite coloursStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK
Received

7.DMC RSPCA KIT Charlie the Labrador Labrador pup with toyStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
Received

8.EpEtsy: PDF Cross Stitch Pattern "Butterfly" Instant Download Rainbow ButterflyStitcher: Gillian Muir, Edinburgh, UK
In Progress
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/678230898/pdf-cros...

9.Horses head by AnnaXstitchStitcher: Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK
Received

10.Can't remember (I'm not at home so can't check!!!) but I stitched it for Ellie-Mae. Show them who's boss. Yorkshire Terriers and wording.Stitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England
Received

11.Lickity Stitch Cross Stitch Wonders Dragonfly in favourite colours Stitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Charlotte, Nottingham, UK
In Progress


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Miss Debbie Elkington
Submitted: Jan 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Jan 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Diana
Submitted: Mar 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Kaz Bowen
Submitted: Mar 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Jan 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Heather Joyce
Submitted: Mar 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Pat Brown
Submitted: Jan 2020

Cross stitch square for Natalia M's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Jan 2020


Card

Card for Natalia M
Stitched by: Jill Smith

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