Block #9

10 12 2016

Date:     December 8, 2016

Location:     Winnipeg, MB


Quilt:  Square in Squares

Quilt Recipient:   My Significant Other

God has blessed me with a soul mate.  We make a good pair.  We met online, each of us not long after our previous marriages.  Two children each, almost all the same age.  We married within three years.  He asked my father for permission and in doing so, made my mother cry.  He is very much like my father.  I love him with all my heart.

Lord Creator God, you are breath and life, who formed dust and dirt and ash and made creatures in Your image.  You crafted us as companions for one another, placed us with families that we might love and support one another.  Your compassion for our needs is beyond all imagining.
I give you thanks for my husband, for his strength and courage, his love and care for me.  I give you thanks for his amazing sense of humour, his sensitive heart, his willingness to grieve, his open nature.  I give you thanks that my life is better for his love, for his willingness to sacrifice that I might follow your call on my life.  Give him patience, tolerance, gratitude and joy.  Give us peace and contentment all the days we share together.  Amen.

Genesis 2:18
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the Adam should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.”

Block # 1

30 04 2013

DSC_0914Date:     April 21, 2013

Location:     Dawson Creek, BC

Quilt:     Hearts for Baby

Quilt Recipient:     granddaughter AAEP

In November of last year I became a grandmother for the first time.  A granddaughter of my own blood.  Grand children are different.  It is an indescribable feeling of your genes contributing to this new life.  She is so beautiful, because of course, she  belongs to me.

She adds to the regrets that I live so far away from ‘home,’ one more member of the family I can’t see every day if I chose to.

She was baptised yesterday.  I made a ‘grownup’ quilt for her, that is, not entirely of flannel.  It was a slightly stressful day.  She is privileged enough to have sixteen grandparents.  Three great-greats, seven greats, and six grandparents.  Two of the latter are a step grandparent and a common-law step grandparent.  It gets complicated and strained.

My prayer for this little gem – that she grow healthy, happy, and well adjusted; that she find joy and accomplishment in her growing; that she soar through life with confidence; that God be with her in her breathing and singing and laughing and guide her in her dreaming and doing; that she be kind, compassionate and generous; that her sense of family be strong; may she find wonder in the world around her and may beauty visit her every day of her living.

Genesis 34:3  And his soul was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the girl, and spoke tenderly to her.