Sunday, March 24, 2013

Joy cometh in the morning

Someone whom I love very much is in a very painful place right now.  It is so hard to know how to help so I did the only thing I knew to do.  I sewed up a quick quilt.

I showed her the back and told her that right now all looks dark and then I flipped it over to show that there will be light again.  I want this lap quilt to wrap her in my love and symbolically give her hope for the future.

Psalms 30:5  ". . .weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

I bought this pattern and a fat quarter bundle ten years ago while visiting my sister near Denver.  I was still teaching and it got placed on a shelf.  Blue and yellow were popular back then.  My sewing room was once my daughter's room and is still blue and yellow. I often see this pattern using fat quarters in quilt shops so I figured it must be a good and enduring one.  I really enjoyed putting it together.

When I took the quilt outside for a photo before sending it off to show my love and concern, I noticed more blue and yellow.

I bought those pots years ago in Williamsburg and they continue to make me happy.  I hope there is some hopeful light or sunshine in your life today.


Betty Lou said...

Such a beautiful way to show your friend that you care, she will love it.

Gayle said...

What a sweet gesture Laurel - I'm sure the quilt will be treasured!

Susan said...

I love the quilt and the sentiment and the person for whom it's all meant :) I'm sure it will bring her great joy and comfort.

Linda Hoffman said...

I love this quilt. I made a yellow and blue quilt for my Granddaughter for her birthday 9 years ago..
As I cried on a dear friends shoulder today at church.. I thought, What would we do without the people that love us so. Your blog reminded me of that today.