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LoveQuilts Australia - Charlotte's quilt

Charlotte's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:April 2019
Illness: B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Theme: Disney characters

Date opened: 9th Jan 2024
Date closed: 13th Jan 2024
Deadline: 24th Apr 2024

Photo of Charlotte

Theme details

Disney characters - Please see child's interests for a list of her favourite characters.



Child Interests

She has many favourites in Disney: Arial (mermaid), Frozen (Elsa, Anna and Olaf), Bluey, Stitch, Minnie mouse, Moana, Tinkerbell, Belle, Repunzal, Cinderella, Simba & Nala (Lion King), Lady & The Tramp (2 dogs), Daisy Duck, Finding Nemo (Nemo, Dory, squirt)... and many many more Lol ? these are her favs though that she has just rattled off.

Loves dancing, swimming, animals.

Favourite colours: pink, purple, yellow/gold


Biography

Charlotte hasn't had a lot of contact with any friends since birth. She was born a healthy gorgeous girl and no signs of sickness. Her first birthday, we were preparing to celebrate with family. But covid lockdown cancelled this. Her 2nd birthday, was spent camping an Cania Gorge. Charlotte loves camping with her cousins. Charlotte's 3rd Birthday, we took her to Australia Zoo as she absolutely loves animals. This was going to be a traditional thing for many birthdays to come on her birthdays. But little did we know, this would be the first and last visit to the zoo in a while. Late August 2022, Charlotte was screaming in the middle of the night with leg and stomach pain. I just assumed it would be growing pain, and gave her some panadol. The next morning she woke, unable to walk. I had to carry a 3.5 yr old from the bed room to the kitchen for breakfast. Things weren't improving during the day, so we took her to emergency at our local hospital, where we waited 4 hours to be seen by a doctor. Of course the covid drama was still ongoing. They did a few checks with leg movements etc. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Did a covid test, and advised it was positive and sent us home. No blood test were carried out. Advised us it's normal for leg and stomach pain with covid. Next couple of weeks passed and Charlotte was still complaining of leg and tummy pain. She also was looking lethargic and pale. Also having bruises on her arms, which was very strange. She was only going to my mum and dads house during the week while I was working full time. We took her to our gp and he sent us to get blood tests that day. Later that night (12.30am) we received a knock on the door from the police for a welfare check and advised our gp had been trying to get in contact with us to go to emergency for further testing. Charlotte required a blood transfusion and it was confirmed she had leukemia. Later that morning, we were on LifeFlight helicopter to QCH Hospital for invasive chemo treatments for the next 6 months. Was such a shock. Happened so fast. 2023 was pretty scary. She spent 10 nights in hospital from her birthday, through to Easter. 4 nights in local hospital with temps and breathing issues. Than transferred to Brisbane with RFDS for further testing as to what was causing the temps and rapid breathing. Fast forward 15 months, Charlotte is now going through maintenance chemo, which is oral chemo until Jan 2025. And 12 months visits to QCH for lumbar punctures and chemo through her port. She has been so brave through out the whole journey. Always smiling. Our little Princess Warrior!



Patterns


1.Stitcher: Janeene Eastwood, Urangan/Hervey Bay QLD, Australia
Received

2.Own design Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Received
Bluey

3.Etsy Stitcher: Niki Penman, Sunnybank Hills, Australia
In Progress
Olaf
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/185976988/

4. from the Disney cross stitch magazine collections Stitcher: Kylie Aplin, Trafalgar, Australia
In Progress
Happy to do a tinkerbell.

5.UK Love Quilts Stitcher: Rae C, Gwandalan, NSW, Australia
Received
Minnie Mouse

6.Https://www.abbiesuedesigns.com/product-page/lady-and-tramp-heart-cross-stitch-pattern Stitcher: Anna Clarkson, Waimate, New Zealand
In Progress
Lady and Tramp in a Heart

7.Etsy - Soda stitch designs Stitcher: Jane Tuckett, Ormeau, Australia
In Progress
Beauty and the Beast, also includes other characters
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1095930343/beauty-...

8.Disney Cross Stitch issue #1 32Stitcher: Tamara, Canberra, Australia
In Progress
Daisy Duck holding a tennis racquet

9.From LoveQuilts UK files Stitcher: Genevieve, Newcastle, Australia
In Progress
Nala from Lion King
https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/nala%20-%20stitch...

10.Ariel in clam shell. - love quilts ukStitcher: Emma Gray, Crediton, UK
In Progress

11.Https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/659841036/lilo-and-stitch-cross-stitch-pattern?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share Stitcher: Elisabeth Waycott, Melbourne, Australia
In Progress
Stitch with flowers

12.LabelStitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
In Progress


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Janeene Eastwood
Submitted: Feb 2021

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Feb 2024

Cross stitch square for Charlotte's quilt
Stitched by: Rae C
Submitted: Feb 2024


Card

Card for Charlotte
Stitched by: Rae Corbett