Quilty 365 challenge at Quiltyfolk blog, when my world crashed down around me. So in August when I returned home, I began OT/PT as an outpatient. My desire/dream/goal was to sew again. I tried and had a lot of disappointment. I kept at it with the attitude that I did not have to be perfect, banish the quilt police, just sew. And so the idea of the Therapy Quilt came to me.
I graduated from OT/PT in November. Able to walk again, to write again, I can accomplish many daily tasks, but still with numbness in my hands and feet and legs. Such is life.
Yet by the time---2 days later-- that I finished the center portion, I was feeling better about it all. I moved on to the border after practicing the leafy vine by drawing a few dozen pages in pencil. And a few days before Christmas, it was almost done. My confidence back, I went on and quilted my bow ties quilt and got it finished first.
From Pat at AmityQuilter blog, came the circle in the bottom right corner. The Charlie Harper cardinals are from Wanda at Exuberant Color. She's a treasure and I look to her as an inspirational mentor.
The Therapy Quilt is 42'' by 50''. The small circle squares are 4 1/2''.
So here's to starting a new year off with hope....hope for healing, hope for recovery, and hope for future and the quilting I love.
Linking to Quilty 365.