As you can see from my last post, I haven't been doing a lot of sewing or quilting this summer. It has been super busy and too danged hot!
But I did manage to accomplish one thing on my list - I found a pattern for and made these drain caddy belts for a friend who had to have a double mastectomy earlier this month.
Other than that, she said the belt worked great and she really liked the fabrics. I really wanted to share this because I had a very hard time finding the pattern and it seemed to be a help.
minty gum (helps with nausea and freshens hospital breath for visitors), a deck of cards, two prayer cards (you could use poems or little notes for the non-Catholic), a lip balm, and some mildly scented hand lotion. Not only did my friend say these were all helpful, but it was a little distraction the evening before her surgery to open and look through. Luckily she is doing great and all of the test results came back with the best possible news!
If you are looking to make something for a friend having a mastectomy, I also found these pillows that are also a big help. I didn't get them done before our trip, but the hospital had some that my friend liked a lot.
Hope you have some good news this week!