If you know me personally, you already know my son Joe was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the end of November 2011. Joe’s pancreas has stopped working properly, so he uses an insulin pump to manage his diabetes, as well as counting his carbohydrates in order to stay alive.
When people buy one of my lovely quilts, a £10 donation is given to a choice of 3 charities, one of which is JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find a cure.
In 2012, I ran the Manchester 10K to raise funds for Diabetes UK and thanks to lots of generous people, raised over £500. This year I am upping my challenge by running the Wilmslow half marathon on 23rd March, The Manchester 10K on 18th May and The Great North Run on 7th September.
All the money I raise will go direct to JDRF to fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.
JDRF give a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and campaign for increased focus on, and funding for, research to find the cure. Joe is going to The Houses of Parliament on 11th March, as part of JDRF’s #CountMeIn campaign to raise awareness about type 1 and lobby for more research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
You can donate by clicking on this link; http://www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Watson8
Many thanks for your support. Lisa x
My friend Laura is selling a renovated house on Clyde Road in Didsbury, Manchester. Laura decided she needed some exceptional photos of her property, so asked her photographer friend; Malcom Birkett to take some.
Fabulous styling of one of my Harris Tweed quilts. Thanks Laura and Malcom. And a big up for friends. x
My talented and glamorous friend; Jo Bradbury, is a wedding photographer and will be at Bride, the wedding show at Tatton Park, Cheshire on 1-2 Feb;
Incidentally, all the fabulous images of my quilts have been taken by Jo and Jo will be showing my yellow velvet quilt on her stand at Tatton; as modelled here by Rufus the cat;
(However, all the photos of cute Rufus and my yellow velvet quilt were taken by his owner Mike, also a wedding photographer. See previous post; http://lisawatsonquilts.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/model-of-the-day-is-rufus-the-cat/
I don’t wish to confuse you, but I do wish to be honest!)
A British made Harris Tweed and velvet quilt is just so an ideal wedding gift in 2014 for brides and grooms. x
And, if you are getting married in 2014, visiting Bride, the wedding show at Tatton park on 1-2 Feb is an ideal starting point for arranging your big day.
And, if you do go to Bride, don’t forget to say hello to Jo, at stand 224, as well. x
Can it really be only a week since the Open Call for British Designers at Liberty of London.
I really enjoyed the event, had lots of fun with my queue buddies and got to pitch my quilts to Ed (the MD) and Julie (head of the Liberty Christmas shop who suffered a bauble crisis). So thrilling to see all the lovely characters from the C4 Liberty show. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/liberty-of-london
Ed liked the bold orange and hot pink with purple tartan Harris Tweed quilt best!
See all the drama on my twitter feed; https://twitter.com/lisawatso/media
On another note, just added my shop link onto my website, so do check my quilts out on folksy at; http://folksy.com/shops/stitchpics