Sunday, May 20, 2012

Made with Love!

I love the fact that when you put a quilt around you, that it can bring you not only warmth and comfort... but remind you how loved you are. This is what we tried to put into this quilt that we made for a dear friend of mine. She has had to go through some really big challenges in her life. I know from my own big battles in my life with Cancer, that it was important to let my kids feel like they were helping and doing something for me. I know that it helped them feel empowered to some degree.
That is exactly what we all felt for this dear friend of ours. We wanted to do something, and yet give her the space and privacy that she needed. Still we needed to do something and that is when the idea of this quilt was thought of.
It is our way of saying... "we love  you", "we are so sorry you are hurting", "we are here for you in any way", and last but not least "here's a hug from all of us, so that you can feel surrounded with love and know that you are not alone". Yes, a quilt can say and do all that, and more... and that is why I am a quilter!

"Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love"

" Sometimes love is for a moment.
Sometimes love is for a lifetime.
Sometimes a moment is a lifetime.

"What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller

 "Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love."

1 comment:

Natalie Braithwaite said...

It's lovely Lynn. Thank you for doing it! Our thoughts and prayers are with her.