It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on? I'm currently whooping it up in Gatlinburg, TN with my family - a long weekend to play, shop and enjoy the beautiful fall colors in the Great Smoky Mountains! I didn't get a whole lot of sewing done this week, but I want to share a post I also put up on the Quilts Are For Giving blog - so if you've already read it there, I apologize for repeating myself....
I've got a special quilt to share with you all today - made for one of our quilt ministry members, who had a brain aneurysm rupture last week.
The word blocks were donated by Sharon...
Christy is a new member - she had just joined a couple of months ago, and after making her first quilt for herself (she was afraid it wouldn't be good enough to give away!), she made six baby quilt tops and started on a quilt for a friend.
The monkey fabric came from the first baby quilt Christy made...
And the red striped fabric above is left over from a dress I made
for my daughter about 20 years ago!
Then suddenly, last Monday, she suffered a ruptured aneurysm and has been in the hospital ever since. She is still sedated and they are unsure of the extent of the damage.
Lots of the ministry members joined in making blocks for this quilt - it was the first experience for many of them with dump-and-sew blocks, but it went well!
In fact, the block on the right above was the first block a new member had ever made, and actually the first thing she ever sewed! She was so excited....
And this block has the best story - one of the ladies in the group was making it at home before leaving on a trip, and her daughter was helping her pull fabrics. When KatieBeth brought the princess fabric over, Deb said, "Honey, this quilt is for a grown-up lady - and that's a little girl fabric." KatieBeth responded, "Well, she's a princess too, isn't she?" As Deb said, how could she tell her not to put it in after that?
There are pieces of fabric in this quilt from many of the quilts we've made for the ministry, and many hands had a part in the making of it. Our hope is that it will remind Christy of how many people are praying for her and cheering her on as she recovers from this horrible event in her life.
Thanks for letting me share this special quilt with you. I hope you'll join us in praying for Christy - she'll need a lot of prayer over the coming months......
So now it's your turn!
What have you been working on this week?
What's made you dance a happy dance?
Share - we want to boogie along with you!!
The linky party will stay open until Sunday night...
Be there or be square!!