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LoveQuiltsUK - Annabelle W's quilt

Annabelle W's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Periodic Fever Syndrome

Theme: Horses (realistic)

Date opened: 29th May 2021
Date closed: 30th May 2021
Deadline: 26th Sep 2021

Photo of Annabelle W

Theme details

Horses (realistic) - Please avoid pink (shouldn't be a problem with realistic horses anyway!)

Child Interests

Annabelle loves the planet and all living things. She is a vegetarian (we aren’t!) and believes in the welfare of all animals above that of everything else! She loves horses. They are by far her favourite animal.
She loves the colours pale blue and grey


Annabelle started to become ill with recurrent tonsillitis aged 3. She had 22 episodes of bacterial tonsillitis in 3 years, all requiring antibiotics. She was also hospitalised for some of the episodes. At 5 a tonsillectomy was performed.
Despite the tonsillectomy she still had fevers, sore throats, nasal sores, multiple mouth ulcers and nausea every 7 days, for 7 days. She was referred to rheumatolgy and immunology. She had bloods sent for genetics and Annabelle was diagnosed with periodic fever syndrome. The treatment was a high dose of steroids with each fever and to stay on permanent antibiotics. The steroids stopped working after a few months but left Annabelle susceptible to bone problems. A tumble from a curb left her in plaster for 5 months. She was then placed on an immunosuppressant medication to dampen down her immune system. Her fevers come and go with all the symptoms on a regular basis. The drug however has reduced the amount of time she has each episode for. Annabelle loses at least one week of schooling each month as she is too ill to attend. She also suffers from duodenal ulcer disease and vomits regularly despite 3 different medications taken 4 times a day. She suffers from chronic migraine and sees a neurologist. A migraine lasts 24 hours and she is unable to stand any light, noise and can’t eat at all.


1.Cross stitch animal favourites magazine, Spring 2020 Horse head looking out of barn (realistic)Stitcher: Gail Carr-Walker, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

2.Bothy Threads - Thelwell - A Good All Rounder.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

3.Picture your pet in cross stitch by Claire Crompton. Collection of HorsesStitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
In Progress

4.XStitchEverything horse (Etsy) Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

5.All Legs from Stoney Creek's Stable Beauties Leggy foal, eating grass Stitcher: Sarah, Gosport, UK
In Progress

6.Ann Logan Brown HorseStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

7.ProvitulyaHandmade, Etsy, English horseStitcher: Merete, Allerød, Denmark
In Progress

8.Although it’s described as a geometric horse, I think it looks fairly realisticStitcher: Jackie, York, England
In Progress

9.Bay Horse by Jan Sorrells Horse head in shades of brownStitcher: Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
In Progress

10.Horsin' Around by Gloria & Pat Mare from Mare & Foal by VanessaStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

11.Mare and Foal from Whiskers an Friends Stoney creek collection Vol 32 p7Stitcher: Roisin, Amersham, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Annabelle W's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Jun 2021

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