Monday, April 12, 2010

Hoping For More Healing

I have a dear friend. The one who's mother, I'm making this for. Our lives are tightly woven together. We share a similar challenge, we both have a blood disorder. We often joke because she has the opposite problem I do. Where my blood often is unable to clot she suffers from blood clots. So we joke that we should mix our blood half and half and then we would be fine. Well she has had a bad go recently. Spent some time in the hospital with complications from this problem. Yesterday was her birthday, which she is celebrating when she feels better because she is mad that this has put a rain cloud on her day and she wants a happy day when she celebrates. But I made her this anyway.
I told her it was part of my treatment. I also made her a cute little dishcloth from Nanette's tutorial. I used up the rest of my scrappy binding that I made here and put on a quilt I still need to show you. I'm hoping that these happy colors that bring me joy and healing when I sew with them, will bring joy and healing to her also.
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  1. My dear friend, filled with light, you are a lovely place for us all to be this morning. What joy and inspiration and... well you've animated the spirit within. Gosh, this really is a good decision. I need to sew but I need to catch up. I allowed myself only one place. This was my one place. Over coffee. Before sewing. I'm feeling lighter and inspired. Healthy. It's possible I might start another project which I absolutely don't need to. I might cut some greens from the stash. I feel the need to. For my Recession Spools. ...because thread is rationed. silly, *karendianne.

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  2. What a wonderful friend that you are! You both clearly have a connection that will remain throughout life. I am sure she will love what you have made for her. It will definitely spruce up her day.

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  3. What a lovely and thoughtful gift.

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  4. Em, your friend would be glad to receive your gift. Look at those lovely colours, so bright and cheerful. You are a wonderful friend. Kind regards, Anita.

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  5. Wouldn't it be nice if you could mix a little of your blood with a little of your friend's and make everything better?

    That was sweet of you to make such a cheery gift.

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  6. wow...that looks lovely...i'm sure your friend will love it

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  7. I think that whenever we share ourselves and our crafts with someone else, we are both gaining enjoyment and healing. Happiness and joy are the best medicines. I love the colours you used and I am sure your friend will too!

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  8. Em, I wish you both could do like the Indian's did and make little slits in your fingers, mingle and all be well. I know she cherishes the friendship ya have and will love her gifts.
    I love the little santa's below, so cute and I'm already thinking of Christmas projects.

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  9. Oh sister.. when I read this post about your blood disorder, and that of your friend, it made me smile.. my twin sister and I also have a genetic blood disorder, called Von Willebrand disorder.. and we often joke that we would love to find someone else to share it with.. haha, maybe not so nice to the other person, but we both love to share things with each other, and we often tease our friends with giving them what not alot of people share.. Thank you for giving me such a little chuckle tonight..
    Blessings
    karen
    http://www.karensthreadsofhope.blogspot.com

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