A Labor of Love…

Right before the end of 2009, I finished up a massive craft project. I know most of my regular readers remember me talking about my friend Velda being diagnosed with cancer. Well, Velda is the wonderful woman who built the group of cross stitchers I have been a part of for 10 years now. These ladies are from all over the world and, yet, it feels like we are friends who live just around the corner from each other. We have celebrated so many things with each other. More importantly, these women have also banded together to support each other through births, deaths, pregnancy losses, and illnesses. Many times, we have combined our love of stitching with the need to provide tangible evidence of our love and support and many beautiful cross stitch quilts have been produced and mailed to all corners of the world. When we heard about Velda’s diagnosis, we knew what had to be done. I had the privilege and honor of being the person who got to put together Velda’s quilt. In less than two months time, 37 cross stitch squares from all over the world (38 counting mine) and various kinds of purple fabric converged on my house. Many people generously donated funds to help with the costs of fabric and shipping (holy hell is International Express Mail expensive) and Velda recieved her quilt on Monday the 11th.

Please take a moment to click on each of these pics and see a close up of the exquisite stitching work all these ladies did







I am honored to have been a part of a project that carries so much love and so many prayers and positive thoughts in it.

17 Responses to A Labor of Love…
  1. Suzy
    January 14, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    that is AMAZING!

  2. Bionic Baby Mama
    January 14, 2010 | 3:10 pm

    WOW. what an amazing gift you all made. i especially love the flamingo — what sass!

  3. Carolyn
    January 14, 2010 | 3:36 pm

    Kristin,
    It was an honor to stitch a square on this quilt. I would gladly do another and another and another and on and on!

  4. Lollipop Goldstein
    January 14, 2010 | 3:58 pm

    It is gorgeous. You did such a wonderful job.

  5. Kristina
    January 14, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    it was great to take part

  6. Little Miss Flossy
    January 14, 2010 | 4:56 pm

    Oh my it looks FABULOUS!!!! You’ve done a wonderful job of sewing all the squares together, I loved being able to contribute.

  7. Heather
    January 14, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    This was the most special quilt of this kind I’ve done so far. I’m very honored to have participated in it! There’s a ton of love in that quilt!

  8. Idgie
    January 14, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    What a beautiful quilt! It brings tears to my eyes and warms my heart to see such an outpouring of love. (((HUGS)))

  9. Sheliza
    January 14, 2010 | 8:29 pm

    Kristin, it came out absolutely beautiful! I know this will be a keepsake to pass on to generations to come!

  10. battynurse
    January 14, 2010 | 11:33 pm

    Wow. That is gorgeous. What a fabulous gift. You all did an amazing job.

  11. Quiet Dreams
    January 14, 2010 | 11:59 pm

    What an amazing, beautiful gift. How wonderful it must be to be a part of it.

  12. Jenn
    January 15, 2010 | 3:37 am

    That is beautiful and so meaningful!

  13. NHStitcher
    January 15, 2010 | 8:53 am

    That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and so meaningful.
    I feel bad that I didn’t stitch something and I’ve seen so many patterns since then.’

    THANK YOU!

  14. margaret
    January 15, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    oh YAY, it’s gotten there !!

  15. Deb
    January 15, 2010 | 4:30 pm

    That is a beautiful quilt. You are all very talented.

  16. Tanyetta
    January 15, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    WOW!!!!!! Very very creative~

  17. Pundelina
    January 16, 2010 | 10:37 pm

    What a lovely thing to make for your friend – all stitched with love.

    :o)

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