Saturday, December 03, 2011

The "Chelsea's Gift" Project

My partOn July 15th, the stitching community lost a sweet young stitcher named Chelsea. After 18 months of a heart and lung transplant, her body rejected the organs and she died at age 26. I remember reading her post on the HAED forum, and altough I didn't know her I was shocked when I read she had died.
Some ladies from a stitching forum decided to organize The Chelsea's Gift Project. We are stitching a piece charted by HAED, the art is by Hannah Lynn and this piece was commissioned to Hannah by Chelsea, you can see that the octopus is holding the heart and lungs. The piece is divided and 20 sections one each of the 20 stitcher that are participating in this project, and then it will be sew together and it will be a gift for Chelsea's mom.
Last week I started my part which is marked in a red square on the picture in the left. Here's my progress after the weekend. I haven't touched it since Sunday as I've been really busy this week but hopefully can make a little bit of progress this weekend :)

Week 1

El 15 de julio la comunidad de bordadora perdió a una dulce muchacha llamada Chelsea. Luego de 18 meses de un transplante de corazón y pulmones, su cuerpo rechazó los organos transplantados y Chelsea murio a los 26 años. Recuerdo haber leido algunos de sus comentarios en el foro de HAED, y a pesar que no la conocía me sorprendio mucho su repentina muerte.

Unas chicas de un foro de bordados decidieron organizar el Proyecto Chelsea. Estamos bordando un gráfico de HAED basado en el arte de Hannah Lynn, Chelsea pidio a Hannah uq epintara esta pieza para ella, pueden ver que debajo del pulpo estan el corazón y los pulmones. La pieza se ha dividido en 20 secciones una para cad una de las 20 bordadoras que estamos participando en este proyecto, una vez finalizado el bordado se uniran las secciones y se entregara como regalo a la mamá de Chelsea.

La semana pasada comencé mi parte, que esta marcada en un cuadrado rojo en el dibujo de aribal. Este es mi progreso luego del fin de semana. No lo he tocado desde el domingo pues he estado super ocupada toda la semana pero espero este fin de semana poder avanzar un poco :)

6 comentarios:

Annette said...

WOW!! What a great idea you are doing... what a terrible story about her.
Love your idea!
Meny straght I wish to the mom!
Lovely progress

Marika said...

It´s always so sad when this kind of happens to young people. But your project is so touching ! And the work will be amazing when it´s ready !!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

How sad to hear of her passing.
May her family find peace and comfort at this time.

What a wonderful remembrance for you all to give her mother.

Chispita said...

Un detalle precioso por vuestra parte ^.^

Lana said...

That is a sad story, but it is an awesome thing you are all doing!! Your part looks wonderful so far!!

Giovanna Chávez said...

¡Qué proyecto más bonito!Os quedará precioso, como todo aquello hecho con cariño... Giovi

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