06 July 2010

A Pocket Prayer


Pocket Prayer, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

One of my young co-workers has been struggling with some heart problems recently and spending a lot of time in the hospital. I wanted to do a little something for her, so I gathered some fabrics and pieced together this little Pocket Prayer. The velvet heart was cut from my recent dye experiments. Many prayers for a strong and healthy heart were stitched into this while sitting in her hospital room keeping her company. Stitching was added around the heart and a simple rolled hem was created from the backing fabric to bind the piece. It's a tiny tactile piece, only 3" square, small enough to tuck into a pocket or purse, to remind her with each encounter, that many prayers are going out on her behalf.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

This is a really delightful idea!

Suztats said...

What a lovely reminder!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is absolutely brilliant - so meaningful. I know your friend will treasure it along with the prayers that went into it.

Linda said...

What a beautiful thing to do! A treasure! And I love your new blog header.

msmyhre said...

What a lovely token of love and prayers. And what a delightful way to share your gifts.

Laurie said...

What a perfect beautiful idea! One that will catch on I'm sure.

wendy said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful idea!

Cathy said...

What a lovely idea!

I made a cq "amulet bag" full of "amulets" for my friend/employee when she found out she had a rare form of cancer.

A hospice where my mom was near Des Moines had bowls of padded hearts with a little card on them with a prayer. I took a purple one...her fav color.

Those little things are comforting. You are such a thoughtful friend.

Cathy L

suz said...

What a wonderful idea. I have a co-worker who is dealing with stomach cancer - I think I might make something like this for her!

Cathy K said...

Beautiful sentiments, beautiful piece! Hugs, Cathy

Val said...

Lovely, Lisa - such a thoughtful gift

Allison Ann Aller said...

That is such a lovely concept, Lisa. All of us could do that...thanks for thinking of it for us. May we spread this hope and joy...

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