Friday, August 28, 2015

A Day of Gentle Reflection


I know the news has been about the 10th Anniversary of Katrina, but today (Friday) was the 4th anniversary of Storm Irene for our area. So I had the need to gently reflect on that event and it's impact on our Valley and communities.  I like the word 'rebuild' over 'recover' as you never recover from these things.

I had only been quilting a couple of years, but joined in with the LQS and our quild in making a number of quilts as well as helping in quilting and binding off quilts that were donated.  I, also, personally traveled to deliver some of those quilts.


So I found solace in my 'fun' tote of hoarded kitty fabrics (yes, there are a few doggies in there).  A good day to return to some gifted quilts.

 
Some doll quilts for the Mrs Claus Project.  I have some others already made earlier in the year and I will add these to them and get them all mailed off on Monday.

  
They don't take a lot of fabric, quick to quilt (or tie) up, use up your batt scraps and bindings.  Knowing they will make some little girl's Christmas a little brighter was just the thing that I needed today. 

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

11 comments:

  1. some little girls will be very happy with those. they are so fun. I love that quilters can use up scraps of "nothings" and make something useful.

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  2. Those affected will never forget those storms but hopefully by now they have healed some and are in a good place in their lives.

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  3. I believe quilts bring joy and comfort to someone when they are going through crisis. I am sure you found comfort in delivering of the quilts. Your doll quilts will bring joy to a little one.

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  4. Thank you Sharon.....many are spending time reflecting on events that have affected them. And the little quilts will be greatly appreciated!

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  5. Your statement about rebuild and recover is so true, four years isn't nearly enough time for either as the pictures of Katrina prove. We just had the 23rd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, the rebuilding is done but the recovery is still with us.

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  6. Sounds like a nice way to spend the day. I like what you said about rebuilding vs. recovering. It's a new normal, and it's true that things will never be as they were before.

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  7. Quilting is a gift. It is wonderful that you can share your gift with others at times of recovery and with the little ones who get the little quilts, gifts of happiness.

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  8. Quilters turn bits of fabric into comfort and joy.
    I always love to see your projects, large and small.

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  9. Wow....has it been 4 years already? It doesn't seem possible.

    It is so nice to enjoy sewing knowing the pleasure it will give to others.

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  10. It doesn't seem like it's been 4 years. Hope you were feeling better after your day of reflection, you did a lot to help others feel better

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  11. The time has flown since those terrible storms. Those little doll quilts are lovely Sharon. I'm sure there will be some very happy little girls.

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