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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chimneys and Cornerstones

Quilting is therapy - our small safe place where we can loose ourselves in beauty, instead of chaos. But time spent at the sewing machine stitching together soft and colorful pieces of cloth is also for reflection and thought. While listening to the disturbing reports of the tragedy that has taken place, I have worked on the border blocks for my Chimneys and Cornerstones quilt. 


As you know I started this quilt way before the occurrences on Friday, but over the last couple of days I have become more aware the symbolism of the block. The red squares stand for the warmth of the fireplace and the love of home, as well as the cornerstones of our lives and society. The light side of the block represent the joys and happiness of our lives while the dark side is for sorrow and tragedy. But as long as the fires keep burning and the cornerstones stand there will always be more joy than sadness. 


I do not have a fireplace in my flat, but will keep a candle burning for the lives cut short, those hurt and still missing, and all who experience loss and sorrow in the tragedy of this weekend. 

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

6 comments:

Satu said...

It has been really incomprehensible weekend! I can only wonder how can someone can do all those horrible things and why... Our nation is deeply sharing your sorrow!

Doniene said...

Such a tragedy! Reminds me of other incidents here in America and around the world. But we are a resilient people, people who can come together and encourage one another and bear each others burdens. People who continue to hope for peace in the times of turmoil. Your quilt is very appropriate - it reminds us of life.

Blessings

Rose said...

Beautiful hun:)
Big hugs xxx

LeKaQuilt said...

Så flott det blir ! Dette er virkelig en WOW quilt :o)

Chookyblue...... said...

thinking of Norway at the terrible time.........hoping all my friends and there families are safe......

Guðrún said...

Hugs to you...