Hi. My name is Leslie Tucker Jenison. Melly is a good friend of mine and has asked me to do a guest-spot on her blog.
I wish I could tell you that I was here to talk about something fun and happy, but that is not why I am here.
Instead, I'm going to talk about love.
Before I get to the part about love I need to tell you something that will be tough to read:
Melanie has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
She found out recently and is trying to get her mind around it.
She is in the process of being tested and working with her medical and surgical team to make a plan of treatment.
Here is what I can tell you: she will undergo chemotherapy for about 18 weeks, followed by surgery and radiation therapy.
Here is the love-part:
Melly cares so much about how her friends and students will receive this information. It is really hard for her to talk about her diagnosis right now.
She wants you to know, but she hopes you will respect the fact that, for the time-being, she just isn't up to talking about it or even
writing about it directly. She is still trying to get her footing. Short, upbeat emails or comments on the blog are okay. She is mainly trying to control the input of information, at this point.
I have a favor to ask:
Melly is going to need some new couture for her head. Who better than a crazy group of fiber artists to supply her with some groovy headgear?
If you are inclined to make something for her, she has requested that these be sent to me and I will consolidate her mail and send it on to her.
Please do the same for any cards and letters you wish to send.
Here are some suggestions for what she could use. If you have a favorite pattern for a knitted cap I would like to encourage you to go for it.
Melly has a 23-inch noggin.
Please keep in mind that whatever you make should be soft with no hard embellishments or "doodads" on it. Soft and snuggly is good!
Dharma has this circular knit scarf
I know Melly likes the 36x36 or 44x44"
Or a bandana
Send hats, scarves, and letters to:
c/o Leslie Tucker Jenison
104 Ponca Bend
Shavano Park TX 78231-1425