Friday, January 14, 2011

The Magic Quilt Project


"Be the comfort you want to see in the world"

Debbie at the Magic Quilt Project has a wonderful thing going. You can click here to read all about it but the idea is that you can send material that is stitched into a quilt. These quilts are then sent to people who need comfort. Kind of a worldwide hug.

I had sent some material in memory of my Gabriel. You can read that story here. And then that beautiful quilt that it was stitched into was sent to a friend of our family, Stan. My sister in law Amanda (on the left) delivered it to him. You can read more about his story in this post and this post. (I'm on the right. My sister Laura who takes the Aloha Remembered photos for us is in the middle)

Please take a minute and pop over here to read about Crash's nephew Matthew who died 12 years ago after living 12 hours. Those photos are so special- I see the love in his parent's faces. ((Hugs)) to Mathew's mommy, Melanie. And ((hugs)) to Amy, the first recipient of one of the Magic Baby quilts.

Now Crash has asked that those of us who have lost children to "join hands with the rest of us to soften the blow for others who are experiencing the same loss."

If you'd like to send flannel to her Magic Quilt Project it will be stitched into quilt blocks along with other quilt blocks honoring "other children who have finished their earthly journey." Your babies name, birth and death date will appear in the corner of his/her block.

Click here to visit the Magic Quilt blog to get more information about sending fabric.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Word of the Year 2011 FOCUS

I've been such a slacker. I feel muddled, confused, unorganized, sluggish. I have really been considering what I want and how I want to get there but I feel like I'm in a constant state of playing catch up and can't get ahead.

So, I've decided that this year my 'word of the year' is FOCUS

I want to FOCUS on what is important
I want to FOCUS my energy and efforts where they will do the most good
I want to FOCUS on doing one thing at a time and doing it well instead of doing a million things incompletely

Instead of making 'resolutions' I have my 'bucket list' and will choose several things off of there to do this year. Things I am meaning to get to 'someday'. Well, 'someday' is now.

I'm working on a giveaway for February. If you would like to donate an item for the giveaway in exchange for a link to your site, let me know. Do you make jewelry? Do you have a book? Email me at nickwilberg at hotmail dot com.