My internet pal Alison is a dear, sweet person, She faces each day with humor and fortitude, and when she's having a rough time of it, she doesn't hide it, but finds her way through it somehow. She has mentioned the turtles that were near the home where she grew up, and as soon as I saw this knitting pattern, I wanted to make one for her. I've been working on this for quite some time, and finally have it finished. It is definitely different than the pattern-writer intended, but he's got personality.
Alison is very ill right now, and playing a waiting game, waiting until a medicine with hope attached arrives. Because I mislaid her mailing address, posting about her turtle is one way to share it with her, and let her know she is in my heart. I know if you are moved to do so, any prayers for her health will be welcomed.