Sunday, February 8, 2009

January BJP

I've finished my January page & have even got it attached to the ultra suede!

The pink beads (both light & dark) are size 15s & I used the one bead at a time style of bead embroidery, I imagine it is similar to seed stitch in thread embroidery... I think the texture is amazing when the beads are applied this way... I first used it when I did my 'Under the Sea' series on the Orange Starfish

This is Tiffany; she is my oldest granddaughter & she turned 20 on January 28th


Tiffany is our miracle child, as she was born with Whilm's Tumor, a rare form of cancer that is related to the kidney & is often not found until the child is around 2 - 3 years old & in many cases it has spread to other organs & or the spine.

In Tiffany's case it the tumor grew very fast & she was only 3 months old when it was removed along with one of her kidneys, it was the size of a baseball. Subsequent tumors have resulted in a third of her remaining kidney being removed so her health is delicate & she will most likely need a transplant one day.

I thank God that Tiff was born in Australia where my daugher lives, the wonderful health care system there saved her life & my daughter did not have to go into debt to pay for her care.

That said, Tiffany is a bright intelligent young Woman & I hope she goes far in life & achieves her dreams

10 comments:

pam T said...

What a lovely page and a beautiful girl! She seems to be a miracle, indeed! I wish for her to achieve her goals and dreams also.

beadbabe49 said...

Beautiful page, ellen...and what a sweet smile your granddaughter has!

heidibeads said...

Tiffany sure is a beautiful girl and it's a lovely page just for her. Love the flowers.

KV said...

Beautiful page for a beautiful young woman!!!

Robin said...

Tiff is beautiful and so is your piece celebrating her youthful journey. This is a fabulous series, Ellen! Can you imagine 100 years from now what future relatives might think of these and how cherished they will be? Awesome!!! Robin A.

Marty S said...

She's a beautiful young lady and it's a beautiful piece. After reading Robin's comment, I'm wondering what the reaction will be 100 years from not. I'm smiling just to think of it.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Tracey N. said...

What a beautiful girl she is! Such a lovely smile. Kids are wonderful arent they? They are such a breath of fresh air! Very nice beading too...Take care!

Christina said...

Gorgeous! That's a great photo of her as well.

EdytheAnne said...

What a lovely frame for a lovely granddaughter. So glad the cancer was caught and is under control so that you have this delightful child in your life. Thanks for your comment on my blog post about my grandson, another delightful child.
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Kath said...

What a beautiful girl and what a glorious smile, you must be very proud.Bless you both- love Kath