Friday, November 13, 2009

Keeping my hands busy...



I've went back to my first love, crochet, to keep my hands busy through these hard days. There is something so healing in that quiet rhythm.

I'm not sure what I will do with these yet, maybe frame them, I don't know....



What's important now is that I just keep going. One stitch at a time...



...then I'll be alright soon, I know I will...I wonder how many women before me have used a form of hand stitching to heal a broken heart....

21 comments:

Hollums02 said...

Still keeping you in prayer during these difficult days. Love the crochet work, too - they're so pretty!

Lauren said...

Truly inspirational, both your work and your persevering spirit. You and your family are in my prayers.

joscelyne cutchens said...

so so beautiful. my prayers are with you.

Pomona said...

You are creating beauty out of your grief, which has to be a good thing. Do look after yourself and may God give you strength.

Pomona x

The Cains said...

Sew very precious....and your crochet is too! :o) Pink, green, and cream is my absolute fav. Thinking of you, Sam.

Molly said...

Those are so beautiful. I think framing them is a wonderful idea...a sweet tribute to your Baby Blessing. Praying for you and your family.

Debbie said...

These are so beautiful. I'm praying for you. While we walked out first adoption journey, quite full of heartbreak, I painted murals on the walls/ceiling of 3 baby's rooms. We had moved only once in the previous 15 years, but had three different homes during our 2 1/2 year adoption journey.
Cry, pray, paint, that's what I did.

Jody said...

How beautiful! Framing them is a lovely idea.

I have been praying for and grieving with you.

Goosegirl said...

Oh Sam, these are beautiful. I am continuing to pray for healing of your sorrowful mama heart.
Sivje

sisjulie1 said...

My prayers are with you during this difficult time. What is the pattern source for the triangular shaped doily that is pink and red?

Kathy said...

Many prayers coming your way From Opelika, AL.

Your crochet work is beautiful
where did you learn how to do it ?) I think it is very healing to be creative with your hands. We are waiting to bring our daughter, Maggie, home from China and I have sewed up a lot of the Miss Madeline dresses for her...I call it therapy. I pray and sew.

Vintage Rose said...

Dearest Samantha,
Your crochet is just beautiful! I do hope to learn some day.
I'm thinking of you at this time.
Take care and God bless
Melissa

Very Verdant said...

I know how healing keeping my hands busy was during hard times here...whether it be playing my piano, cross stitching, crocheting, or sitting at the sewing maching creating. Praying for you.

Julia said...

Absolutely a great way to pass the time while your heart is mending. Your work is gorgeous!

Kim said...

There is something so calming about handwork. I love the colors you chose. And, still praying for you.

Kelli said...

They are truly beautiful. A vintage frame would be the perfect way to display them.

Anonymous said...

'I wonder how many women before me have used a form of hand stitching to heal a broken heart....'
Many, Samantha, more than you can imagine! Keep stitching, keep praying, the healing will come.
from Sparkle

jenn said...

Samantha, still thinking of you,day by day...beautiful work.

Dee said...

You know...your little ones are playing with my little ones, I'm just sure of it. We've lost 5...but lost is such a silly word because we know exactly where they are!

You can email me at mayhem5@softhome.net if you need a shoulder.

The Lord is with you. He is a soft pillow to cry on at night and the sun to shine on your face!

waikikimum said...

When i was going through a rough time last year, I too resorted to keeping my hands busy. I got out my trusted cross stitch patterns and did exactly the same as you. Yes there is something very soothing as the repetitive nature of hand stitching. I think it must slow our breathing and settle our brains and heart.

heather said...

Currently crocheting a colorful, distracting and neverending granny square afghan as my would-have-been- due date is almost upon me, and trying my best to keep my little kidlets closer to me while my heart mends. My thoughts are with you and I wish you well.