My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Friday, June 25, 2010

Unveiled! Sunshine on the Water.




Diana of Sunshine on my Shoulders and Walking in Sunshine is a dear friend of mine. We've been bloggy buddies for a couple of years now.

2010 has been hard for her. I mean to say H.A.R.D. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent lumpectomy and earlier this week had chemo treatment number 3. After chemo there'll be radiation too.

She's had to face her worst fears and give up those things we women take for granted...like hair. God Bless her, female baldness is NOT for wimps!! She has faced this journey with her customary courage, faith, love, and joy. And I admire her.

My 2010 Spring to Finish Challenge Quilt is for her. Originally from California, Diana loves the ocean. Despite the many years she's lived in Colorado, she's said the waves call to her, the sights and sounds and smells of the beach bring her peace and joy. As she put on facebook back in January "I don't think I can ever get enough of the salty-flowery smell of southern California."

This was the inspiration for this quilt. Back up from the monitor...squint your eyes....can you see the waves?





Many prayers are stitched into this quilt, Diana. Prayers not only for your recovery, but also for strength, hope, faith, love and JOY to follow and surround you along your journey.

Hang tough my friend, and enjoy your quilt!

Sarah.


P.S. all prayers on her behalf are appreciated!

7 comments:

Linda said...

Sarah, that quilt is absolutely perfect and I can most definitely see a southern California beach when I look at it - no squinting required! I am sure your friend is going to love it and that she'll think of you every time she uses it while she closes her eyes and feels the beach surrounding her.

Best wishes to your courageous friend and there will definitely be prayers going her way that she wins this battle that she's fighting and that she gets to enjoy your quilt and your friendship for many, many years to come.

Mrs4444 said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. I can't think of a more heartfelt offering. Nice job.

Prayers on the way...

GrandmaK said...

So very lovely!!! You are very talented. I have to patience for quilting. Drat!!!

Thank you, too, for sharing your Adventure Tour! Look forward to taking lots of tours with you! Cathy

ellen b. said...

Praying right now for Diana!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely quilt!

Stephanie D. said...

Great quilt! I'm sure she'll gain a lot of comfort from it.

jacquie said...

wonderful and the inspiration is totally there! quilty vibes and prayers make a great healing combination!