Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quilt #1

Here are some pictures of my first rag quilt. It's called a rag quilt because of the raw edges on the front. This one is for my younger brother and his wife and their daughter who is due in November....

You can click on the pictures to see them bigger....

As for me, I'm doing okay.
On an emotional/cognitive level, I've been going through some stuff in the last week or two.
On a spiritual level, God hasn't left me or forsaken me and is reminding me to focus on Him and His promises. As long as I do that, I'm okay. If I start speculating about the future and focusing on the grief I've been feeling recently, and which I can't articulate yet, I'm a disaster, my relationships are a disaster, and life looks like a disaster.
On a relational level, I'm enjoying spending time with some of my siblings who've come to visit from far away places.
On a physical level, my stomach is still not right from the radiation, and needs to settle down... But yesterday I went on a forty minute walk in the woods. This was the first real walk I've been on since June 6 and it was awesome. I had enough energy to do the walk comfortably and my body wasn't hurting, it was amazing. The junk in my neck is growing and hurting so I need prayer for wisdom about that. I don't know if I should do something about it while it's small (radiation or surgery...) or try to ignore it because it's part of the process....

I'll post some pictures of some pendants I made at some point this week.


  1. Beautiful quilt! And yay for a 40 minute walk. Love you!

  2. Martha, that quilt is beautiful! I love it!! I will continue praying for your energy level and strength, physical and emotional.

  3. Your quilt is beautiful. I can hardly believe it's your first one, but then it's YOUR first one, and you have such a gift for the creative side of life. My first quilt didn't look quite that good, but boy did it make amazing flames when I threw it in the burn barrel. One of the many things I love about living in Pennsylvania. I keep waiting to hear that you need to me send a box full of junk ~ chocolate chip cookies, brownies, homemade bread... all the things you can still eat when your stomach's not right, ya know? :-) Easy for me to say, I know, but just breathe in and breathe out, take it a day at a time and keep your faith... there are lots of us praying for you, keeping you in our daily thoughts, and walking along side you if you need us... Hugs. Karen

  4. Martha, I LOVE your quilt! I'll email you re: a request. I am so delighted that you were able to go on such a relaxing (& long) walk. You are such an amazing young woman! Still lookin' forward to seeing you walking around the neighborhood.