Something came up today, though, that pushed this blog post to the front of the line. As many stitchers know, there's a great deal of friendship and caring in this community, many of whom have never met each other in person. But that doesn't stop people from reaching out, from showing their support and from doing things both big and small to bring a little sunshine to a fellow stitcher.
Today is Cathey over at Pumpkin Patch & Co.'s blogoversary. To be blunt, Cathey has cancer and it sucks. It sucks because cancer in general sucks. It sucks because Cathey is a sweet, wonderful, generous, talented, kind, considerate and compassionate woman. And it really sucks because Cathey is a mother to a young son, which hits me a little harder because her son isn't much younger than mine. I think about being in her position, and it breaks my heart.
But thanks to Sharon (Daffycat), Pumpkins for Cathey has been organized so we can all show our support for Cathey in her fight. And she is a fighter.
I haven't posted in forever, but I thought this was enormously important. I don't have any needlework pumpkins to share, but I do have quite a collection of pumpkin recipes. Since one of the things that has been limiting my blogging time has been meal planning and cooking, I think it's appropriate to share some delicious pumpkin treats in Cathey's honor. Enjoy.
Baked Pumpkin French Toast by Dana Made It
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins by Annie's Eats
Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Bars by My Baking Addiction
Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze by Brown Eyed Baker