Monday, September 17, 2012
I've made quilts for many years. Not showpieces -but heart pieces. I'm sitting on one now that I made when my father was dying of cancer. It's the "by the light of moon-it will be alright" quilt. Jimmy Buffet has a song with those lyrics (Frenchman for a Night)...The design includes moons-of course and night skies and tiny pieced brightly colored inner border. It has always brought comfort to me-even though I cried a river while making it.
...My daughter came by this evening to learn to make her own quilts --to honor her son-my grandson's first birthday. He was in NICU unit for the first 10 days of his life and was given a handmade quilt in the hospital. She is making several to donate to the NICU where he was born. She chose such peaceful colors. The quilts will surely be a blessing to another mother-leaving her newborn at the hospital-just as her son's quilt was a blessing to her.
Perhaps I need to start a "new knees" quilt. It would need to represent new strength and wellbeing. -maybe an "I'll be kicking some a** now" quilt. OHHHHLadies...! I think I like that attitude!