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The Amish don’t have to worry.

See what happens when you clean?

I found this quilt. I started it in Indiana, after my first miscarriage. And then worked like a fiend to get it done for Elise. And then Isaac. After Isaac was born, I was just too pooped, but I figured I had a year before he could really use a blanket.

I didn’t realize I had finished as much as I had. I still have to finish (machine) quilting the purple border, and then I’ll do the yellow. Then finish the edges.

He’s really into blankets all of a sudden, so it’ll be perfect for this winter.

It’s sooooo not perfect. You know how the Amish make sure there’s one flaw in every quilt because only God is perfect? Well, there’s no doubt in any one’s mind that this is an entirely HUMAN quilt. But it’s filled with love and anticipation and warmth.

While I worked on it a bit this afternoon, dear darling Isaac watched the ABC song over and over and actually SANG along. 😀 He played on Daddy’s Kurzweil too. With the cymbals. It was quite a concert.

I never imagined I would finish this quilt under such happy sounds. Posted by Picasa

5 thoughts on “The Amish don’t have to worry.

  1. I know I ‘need’ to do some creative reflective ‘sewing, for ‘healing’. When I was sewing a ‘memory pillow’ for middle grand daughter, a little pillow to remember ‘Oby’ by,our belived furry friend, a most loving, afectionate cat who had to be ‘let go’,and eutheanized, as I was putting the needle into the material, these words came out of my heart and spirit. ” A part of me died when I lost the Prayer Group.” And ‘this’ pain reminder, ten years after being pushed out! I was so surprised. I plan to do just that, start sewing again. Perhaps a small’memory blanky.’ Losing something that has meannt so much to us, and losing the fellowship with the people we have grown to love as ‘family’, that loss seems to linger as an area of our heart, a memory of of thoughts, and a room in the house of our soul, that never really completely goes away. We do heal, but we still remember. I believe as we heal, we can remeber with less regret. and ou precious freedom from that which we wisely got out of and left, is what we treasure and thank God for. You are so brave to continue with the quilt, when the quilt held such deep personal associations with painful losses of life, were so very challenging to you in your personal suffering. You’re a lot braver than I am. I need a little more of the kind of courage that ‘you’re’ made up of. And the quilt is simply beautiful! I think the Amish might be just a little jealous!

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