What I am doing today is asking for good wishes, prayers, thoughts, whatever you can send Derrol's way. And I wondered if you would like to send photos of 'healing quilts.' Maybe one you have made for a charity for healing or one that gives you comfort or one you made for therapy to get you through a rough time.
I'll post the photos this evening. If you click on my profile you can send the photos to me via email. I've included a photo of one of my favorite quilts (award winner at Houston a few years back) and by one of my favorite people and quilters -- Carol Soderlund. She'll be a guest blogger here this year! Anyway the quilt speaks to me of worlds and possibilities and innovation and in some strange way -- hope. I think seeing the lowly little nine patch front and center on this quilt speaks to me of simplicity fitting right into the world order. OK, enough philosophy. I'm off to the hospital.
I look forward to sharing good news with you of his improvement and can't wait to see what beautiful quilts you have to share. Thanks! -- Dawn
Here are a couple of healing quilts offered by Delores Hamilton and Juanita.
Delores explained, "I made it for myself when I was in a deep depression several years ago. I decided to use a lot of my bright children's fabrics and a child-like design to make an extra long lap quilt (I'm quite tall).
It did give me something to concentrate on, but, in reality, it was antidepressants that finally brought me out of the depression."
Isn't this the most cheerful quilt? I had to smile simply because of the colors. Don't give those anti-depressants all of the credit. Wrapping in this quilt had to have healing powers!
Juanita Sauve's quilt called Imagine.
Juanita said, "Music has been a source of hope and a healing force for me all my life. This quilt hangs in my living room and reminds me to continue to strive and believe in the present and the future. May it bring hope and healing to you and your husband as well."
Thanks Juanita. Music has always been a part of the life Derrol and I share. We met in eighth grade band, sang together in junior high and high school chorus and again in the local community chorus. Thank you for reminding me of those memories.
Ann E. Ruthsdottir didn't have a photo to share, but told about when she was seriously ill and almost died.