Thursday, January 28, 2010

Doing Something Nice...

Sometimes doing something nice for someone is not something they will ever even know you have done, if that makes any sense?! Well, I made a quilt, because I saw a request on a fellow blogger's blog. She was asking for ideas for a gift for her husband's aunt. I responded that I would love to make something for them, even though I will never come into contact with the person the quilt is intended for.

I crochet, but I also make memory quilts (quilts with pictures of a lost loved one), but I rarely get the chance to just make a regular quilt, so I suggested that I could make her a lap quilt. I was really happy, when she said she would like that. It makes me feel overwhelmingly joyful, when I think I can do something to make someone happy, but this someone is suffering from breast cancer, just as my own mom did. The recipient has had a very rough go of her treatment and Christina wants to make sure she knows how they care for her and how much they want her to get better, FASSSSSSST! I am brokenhearted every time I hear that another person is suffering from cancer, so this was the project for me!

Anyway, I know I am rambling and rattling, but I can't help it! This project is just another step in emotional healing for me, but it is painful at the same time! I guess it is hard to explain, but working through sadness is not always easy. I know this every time I begin a project. I am thankful for the projects, no matter how hard they might be at the time.

Being able to do something nice for someone is what I believe to be part of my purpose here. I appreciate having a purpose other than dishes, laundry, toilet cleaning, and sweeping!


This is a fairly close view, but the quilt was not quite finished yet.

6 comments:

Snot Head said...

Love it. Love the hearts. Love the hugs...sooo what are you gonna use the blue and brown for? lol

Kristen said...

I am a friend of Christina's and I saw what you did for her aunt. I just wanted to say YOU ROCK! If more people could be so kind and compassionate as you this world would be a better place!

reanbean said...

I've found that working through grief is a very tricky thing. I lost my mother in 2002 and there are some days when I still cry as if I've just heard the news for the first time. But how great that you were able to reach out and do something amazing to help support another woman as she battles through treatment. It is wonderful to know that there are still people in the world who do good things just because. And I'm sure your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Melinda Arnold said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Brenda said...

The quilt is awesome and so are you. great job.

Brandy said...

Oh my gosh that is so amazing!