Monday, March 09, 2009
MS Awareness 2
For those of you new to my blog we are in the midst of MS Awareness One-week-late...there is a give-away for comments and for the most useful tip to make quilting/sewing/crafting easier for someone with disabilities (or lazy folks...whichever....)
Who gets MS: It can be anyone however if you are a female of Northern European descent living North of the Equator you have a greater chance. It usually shows up between 20 and 50 though can start earlier or later. It is not thought to be hereditary.
My Take on this: For once I am sooo typical. My family is of Irish descent. I am female. I lived in New England most of my life. My first episode (though not diagnosed until 4 years later) was when I was 38. And, no one else in my large (I mentioned I was of Irish descent right) large family has ever been diagnosed with MS. As I often joke, I wade in the shallow end of our family gene pool....
I took the photo above at my quilt guild last week. Since it is March and my family is of Irish descent I was thinking of making a green quilt. There were several at this meeting. I may stick with making an Irish chain. The quilt photo at the top is an antique Irish chain (circa 1860's) from my collection that has bits of green in it (including a a great appliqued border....) Mine will be a bit less dramatic!
I've also put the first border on my DD....I may even have a finish photo tomorrow!