Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I am making progress on Beth's quilt. It is hanging kind of wonky, but I need to get it finished before she sees the doctor next week. I have yet to decide on the final border. Can't make up my mind if I want to use the dark floral I used in the quilt, or if I want to pick up one of the colors out of that fabric as the final border. Still need to decide how to quilt it, but that will come to me as I sit at the machine. I showed the partially finished quilt to my friend Jean (Beth's mother) on Saturday and she cried and then I cried and it was all good.
I am having a hard time wrapping my head around Beth's illness...she is a young woman at the very beginning of her life. Her husband just graduated from college and is staring a wonderful job on July 7th. Beth worked sometimes 3 jobs to put her husband through school and they were finally going to be able to have a place to live of their own and this illness happened. I know god has a plan, but I just can't see what that is at this moment. But, I have faith that all will work out and this is just a bump in the road that they will pass over very soon.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Without being able to get up-close to the quilt, my first thought was to use a softer or warmer color for the outer borders (allowing the dark to be sashing within)... and you're right that "it will come to me" when the time is right.

Take care!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I really enjoy how you're working with your feelings - working them out - as you create this quilt.

There is a wonderful poem on Life's Little Garden that I linked off my Blog. It's really perfect for this time my friend. It might even be something you'd want to share with Jean.