Thursday, January 24, 2008

QUILT OF MEMORIES

Behold my projects box. A few months ago I was overwhelmed with all the things that I needed to do..... unfinished (2) scarves, a strawberry hat, to numerous to mention crafty project that just needed the finishing touches on. To get a grasp on all this, I labeled a box and started filling it with such projects. If the project did not fit in the box, it went on a slip of paper as the project.... ie: "wainscot Tate's room". Sometimes I reached into the box with purpose like finish scarf for mom's birthday, and other times I just randomly grabbed out. This time with purpose I reached into the box for my 100 wish quilt. As I was making sense to all these mish mash of squares, colors, themes.... I started to think of all the people who contributed to this quilt. I read wishes. I looked at the fabric. Some of the contributors are well known to me, others just passing names, but all so very cherished by me. As a community we all banded together to gather and share quilt squares and wishes for our already loved and yet unknown children. As a community we wait. Some of these wishes and squares represent to me those who have already been fulfilled as families, holding tight to their children. Some represent those who are still waiting, with each one on their own time frame to realize the dream of becoming parents. As I looked at each and every wish and square, I feel the warmth from each and every one of you. I am sure one day when Tate is older, she too will feel this love and warmth of a community that believed in her and her existence. A hope of something for her that is more than China was offering her. A dream for me that was more than my life was offering me as a momma.



HOPE. DREAM. LIVE.

7 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

It is a special and unique thing the 100 GW Quilt. I have all the wishes in a book already.

Keep smilin!

laurel said...

Glad you are feeling better. I have all my squares but haven't put them together yet. Good luck with yours! You are so talented everything you do is great.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

The Quilt will hold many memories for little Tate in years to come...
It is an Amazing gift for her to keep FOREVER...
Have fun ...

Eliza2006 said...

I love that hat...and the rest of your projects.

Tiffany

OziMum said...

I LOVE the hat! so cute!

Once I started sewing Mini's OHGW quilt, I couldn't stop! I'm sooo happy with how it finished up. Its so special that all the contributors sent wishes.

Jenn said...

Can't wait to see it when it's done! We have Meili's done and hanging at the top of our stairs-a reminder everyday that the pieces will come together one day and our daughter/sister will come home!!!

Cute strawberry hat-you are one talented gal!!!

Headmeister said...

OMG what a beautiful post :)