Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank you for the Shawl and Quilts

This week I am feeling soooooo much better.  I wanted to send out a few posts thanking people for their prayers and their kindness.  It is overwhelming how many people have offered to do anything for me that needed to be done....cook, clean, drive me to appointments, pray and simply be there as a shoulder to cry on if needed.

First my husband has been by my side doing everything, cooking, cleaning, doctoring my wounds, driving me to doctor appointments, and wiping my tears while he tries to work his full time job.  I love you so much hubby.

My Mom and my daughters have also cooked dinners, drove me to doctor appointments, cleaned my house and been there to cheer me up.  No pity parties here.  I love you all so much. 

So far I have not been to a single doctor appointment by myself.  I am truly blessed with a loving supportive family. 

I also have friends and strangers that have been very generous with their time and their talents.

Look at this beautiful shawl my friend Elisabeth knitted for me.  Elisabeth lives in Sweden.  She had posted a blog entry about this shawl (click here to see it) and I thought it was absolutely gorgeous.  The tears were flowing when I received a package in the mail and it was that shawl. 

Thank you Elisabeth for the shawl, and the chocolates and the card from Ake.

This week I was surprised to receive this quilt from the Karring Quilters of Emmaus Baptist Church.  People that I have never met made this quilt just for me.... talk about tears flowing again.

 It is a prayer quilt.   It is beautiful.  A life long friend of my Mom's attends this church.  She had told the prayer quilt ministry about my cancer.  They read my blog and knew I was a gardener and a quilter.  They chose the perfect fabrics, very colorful and cheery.  For some reason I have been cold since I have been home from the hospital and this quilt is already getting a lot of use.

What makes this quilt so special are the ribbons with the knots.  A complete stranger said a prayer for ME and then tied a knot in the ribbon.  There are 53 knots.  Praise God for "Karring" people that will take time out of their busy days to lift me up to our Lord and Savior for healing. 

And look at this....they made one for my Mother also.  Hers has appliqued and embroidered flowers on it.  Just beautiful.  I didn't count her prayer knots but isn't that nice that they would also pray for my mom. 

I love the Karring Quilters statement "It's not about the's about the prayers". 

Thank you to whomever made these quilts and lifted prayers up for us.  I hope to meet some of you in the near future.

For now I will end this post.  In the next few days I will be showing plants I received and Get Well cards.

Until next time,


Sonia said...


Thought about you today and wondered how you were doing! I was so surprised to see one of the quilts on your lap from our church!! I have been a member at Emmaus for almost 20 years and the quilt ministry is one of my favorites..I don't make them but try to tie a knot in every one that I can and lift that person up in prayer! What a small world!! So happy that you have such a great support system and friends and family that have surrounded you with love and prayers!! Will continue to lift you up in prayer!!

Sonia /Miss Bloomers

Katydid said...

It was good to read your post and see your smiling face this morning. The shawl and quilt just reminds me that there are still some really good people in this world.
God Bless!

Elisabeth said...

My dear friend <3

I am so glad you like the shawl, the choklate and Åkes card. I did give him a hug from you :-) I am in Norway with my oldest son now and have been here for ten days. I will go home in two days. Talk to you soon, love you so much and take care.

Hugs Elisabeth