I am re-posting this quilt square that I did for the Parkinson's Quilt because it is back in the United States after touring Europe. If you should see this coming to your community take a few minutes to stop by and see it, it's huge! I played with photo-shop so it looks a little different. Here is the poem and idea behind the piece:
Bound by movement and lack of grace
Sometimes they’re days you don’t want to face.
But through the weavings of ribbon and lace
I’ve found the peace to slow my pace.
A marriage of hope and patience of mind,
Time to reflect but hard to unwind.
So, I create this space with seams I did bind,
In hopes of a cure in plenty of time.
I used all the things I love to create this panel. Old wedding dresses, lace and pearls. I have this romantic love of old wedding dresses. I smile when I see one and think of the young bride standing in the back of the church, waiting to make her entrance into the church her new life.
I was diagnosed 4 years, and 6 months ago at the age of 44. In a way, I had to divorce my old life and begin a second marriage with the challenge of hard work determination to make my life as happy as possible. A cure would make a nice wedding present!