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Friday, March 30, 2012

A QUILT PROJECT

Apologies to Beverly  and all the pinkies for missing three Pink Saturdays in a row! When I joined the pink crew in 2010 I made a commitment that I would be a faithful follower and always post my pinks! I missed once last year because I was under the weather and the past three weeks I have been sad over the loss of my precious cat Boots. But the Spring air is here (snow predicted here Monday) so I will show you some pinks!
These are my pretty Vintage Garden cream and sugar set from Princess House. I have lots of matching pieces.
See the sweet little cabbage rose on top of the teapot? I love this piece!
The tea for one pot is charming, do you agree? I like the pretty colors in the flowers, lilac, blue, pink and yellow.
I hope you will visit Suzanne because we have received some wonderful news today. If you are not familiar with the Shannon quilt project , we banded together to create a quilt for four year old Shannon. She was suffering from brain cancer. She passed away on March 10th and her family asked that we respect their privacy.  It was a sad day. Many people had already donated fabric and quilt squares to create the quilt that Suzanne generously agreed to put together. We were so sad that the family asked us to allow them to grieve privately.. The stories that came with the quilt squares and fabric touched Suzanne's heart because she was the one sorting them and reading the stories first hand. Not one to be discouraged I kept praying and asking everyone who would listen to continue to pray. Today Suzanne called me at my office and said she was ironing the quilt with a heavy heart, getting ready to send it to Sue to complete and send, we thought, to the hospice where Shannon spent her final days. Suzanne had sent a message via e mail to Shannon's aunt Donna. Today as Suzanne set her iron down she received an e mail from Donna. The family asked that we send them the quilt. We were overwhelmed with joy! The family had not realized there could be such kindness around.
During the course of the past few weeks we found out about Crew. He is a baby boy who was born with with various health problems. Every turn he takes for the worse brings him back stronger again! His family accepted our offer of a quilt as Suzanne had enough supplies to create a second masterpiece. As I write this Crew is struggling with yet another setback and surgery. Please pray.  My heart feels that Crew will be able to regain his health and he can return home with his family taking his new quilt with him.
I hope you will all keep the faith and pray for Shannon's family as they struggle with this tremendous loss. Pray for Crew's family that he will continue to heal and that his health will be restored. This little fellow has suffered so much pain in his short life. Please pray.
I appreciate you letting me tell you the story of the Quilt Project. I appreciate all the pinkies and all the bloggers and friends who stop here with stories of their own.
I love this quote by C.S. Lewis. I hope you will enjoy it too:
"Friendship is unnecessary , like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. "

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am saddened to hear of her passing... I will pray for her family and I will also pray for Crew's...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne I saw the quilts last night and they are so amazing. I know both families will feel the love and support that come with them. Thank you for caring so much about these sweet children. Hugs, Linda

Dogmom Diva said...

Anne my sweet friend, great post....I saw the quilts on Suzannes blog, oh my there are some talented quilters out there...I have fabric to start one for Gracie, she will be a year old at the end of May, I need to on something with it..

I am so sorry about sweet Boots, I meant to send you a note, my mind isn't working quite right right now, but I am so sorry I know only too much how much the loss of our sweet pets HURTS...as time goes on you will feel better and remember the good and fun times, and remember he is at the Rainbow Bridge with all of our passed pets, and having a great time waiting to see you again one day!

hugs and love
Barb

maggiebrown said...

Anne, thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I love your teapots--I collect teapot and my favorite are florals. I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I know how pets become family.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much for your lovely and kind visit sweet Ann. Your teapots are adorable, besides pretty...teapots are one of my fav things that come with dishes. Sorry about your kitty, I still miss our pug Ben after almost two years! Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful teapots and sorry for your loss. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message.

Denise said...

Such lovely teapots.

LV said...

Sorry about your loss of your pet. After we lost the last, I said then, never anymore. Too much grief and pain.

Ms. Burrito said...

i love silly string.


My Pink, you might want to link up with my Color Connection meme as well.

Ann said...

Thanks for being the first to comment today on my pink sat post today. The little teapot is darling. Sorry for your recent loss.
Ann

Jeanne said...

Hello Anne, I hope you are feeling better after the loss of your sweet Boots. Time is a great healer.

Your quilt project is so wonderful and I am so sorry about little Shannon's passing So young, it is very sad. I will pray for Crew and his family. The quilt project is a blessing.

Happy week to you and yours.
Hugs, Jeanne

TexWisGirl said...

i like your sweet teapots.

thank you so much for your kind and understanding words for the loss of tuxedo. i know you know the pain, well.