Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Simply Breathe

After my post about trying to knit lace and how I felt in conjunction with my husband’s emergency hospitalization, many of you left heart-warming comments of encouragement about our crisis. You also shared lovely ideas about my imperfect lace effort. I took your words to heart and made something to remind me.


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I framed the flawed bit of attempted lace and added letters from the scrapbook section at Jo-Ann’s that simply spell breathe. On the back of the frame is an envelope containing the post I wrote as well as the touching comments you left for us. Thank you!


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And I did indeed conquer the lace knitting project. Starting over, I was finally able to successfully knit the pieces I wanted for embellishing towels. One of these days I’ll actually make some for pillowcases as that is what the lace was designed to adorn.

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15 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh Junie Moon -- it's beautiful!!! I love the first attempt reminder too -- very cool!

Debbie said...

Your lace is so lovely and doesn't look like a first attempt!

Jennifer said...

Love that you framed the piece. So touching!

a pink-bee said...

What a special project ~ thanks for sharing it and the link to the pattern.
crystal :)

nicolette said...

The Breathe framed lace art is so lovely!

rohanknitter said...

what a great idea!!

greetingarts said...

*So* glad you did that, June. It turned out just how I imagined. And will be special for generations to come.

FinnyKnits said...

Wow! Both projects came out beautifully. Is that framed piece in the bathroom with the towels? I just ask because it appears to match in color.

Nice job doing the whole lemons into lemonade thing ;)

Hunny Bunny said...

What a wonderful way to stay grounded! I need to think of you next time I attempt socks. I have a lot of tubes lying around. : )

Robyn said...

Great advice June! :)

karen said...

Beautiful, really beautiful

thanks for visiting my blog the other day

Sue said...

What a beautiful way to remember one of life's bumps in the road. Your completed project is simply lovely.

Anonymous said...

I think this is such a beautiful thing that you've created, June. In more ways than just the one.

I can only imagine at the patience that it must take to create beautiful lace like that, and to think of you doing so, in the midst of such distress is inspiring.

xo
Lena

albertaphotography said...

Do I ever like what you've done by keeping your project under glass like that -- such a great idea. It's not only lace art but life art too.

Storybook Woods said...

June what a wonderful way to deal with this scary event in your life. I love the way you made lemonade. Clarice