Saturday, December 3, 2016

Brightening the Corner Where I Am . . .


The past few days brought some charming additions to the decor of my cell room. Nancy, Claui's mom, put together this pot with a white amaryllis bulb as well as some paperwhite narcissi,  in the midst of variegated ivy. It will be a pleasure to watch the green shoots growing.


And a longtime blog friend, professional quilter Pepper Cory, sent me this lovely quilt from her stash. It does a great job of brightening up the room and making me smile.



And speaking of quilts and longtime blog friends, Therese in Toulouse sent me this beautiful publication about making penny quilts using a combination of wool felt, regular fabrics, and embroidery. I can't wait to try this. I was thrilled to find that, though it's all in French (of which I had one brief summer course in college over fifty years ago,) I can understand it well enough to make sense of it.

I have felt such support from all of you during the past two months -- online well-wishes and cheerful chatter, prayers, healing vibes, cards, letters, flowers, books, food, fruit, and chocolate. Even the odd healing spell or two.

I am so blessed. Many thanks, my dear friends!



9 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

What thoughtful friends. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I love the turquoise shade, I'm sure that's a healing colour. I feel certain you'll be home before those flowers bloom but then they can grace your home and remind you that life goes on and nature's circles turn and turn. Sending love for a peaceful weekend. (Not sending nasty cold germs that are rife here!)

Anvilcloud said...

Your attitude has been exemplary.

katy gilmore said...

I so want you to be home when that amaryllis starts to shoot upwards. You deserve all those treats, what an example you've been - brave and coping and uncomplaining. And still managing to post for us each and every day! xoxo

Stella Jones said...

Is it really two months! I expect it feels longer to you though 😹 But with each day you are getting stronger and home is on the horizon!

Thérèse said...

Glad to hear that everyone is contributing into making your days lighter. Good luck with your therapy, I am sure you make the most out of it every day.

Sandra Parshall said...

You'll be home soon, and your amaryllis will bloom on your own windowsill. Do you have your iPad with you so you can download audiobooks and listen with headphones? Oh, and I was wondering if anything can be done to toughen up the sole of your long-unused foot. I was off one foot once for a long, long time because of surgery that went wrong and a bone infection, and I wasn't prepared for how my doot would feel when I tried to walk on it again. It hurt! I remember wishing I'd at least been warned, and that something had been done to help my raw foot take the sudden pressure.

Vicki Lane said...

Sandy, I have seen layers of callous slough off my feet and have suspected walking would be painful. None of the therapists have spoken of this . . . we;ll see how it goes.

I have a Kindle and use it for reading and for audio books What a wonderful resource!

Barbara Rogers said...

i love windowsill gardens and that planting looks great. So does the quilt!

Jim Egerton said...

No Vicki, the blessing is ours to have such a wonderful writer in our midst.