Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kindness Given

Anne Gailhbaud, from France, has shared many of her prayer flags with us and when her friend heard that Anne's husband was very ill she knew just the right thing to give to Anne:

Thank you Anne for sharing your friends beautiful prayers for you and your husband.  We wish you both many healing prayers and love.
Anne has photos of many beautiful flags on her Flickr Page:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For a Friend

Anja Kieboom from wrote to share with us how she made a prayer flag for a friend who suffers from cancer:

I wrote the words down in the normal way on a piece of fusible interfacing that i ironed back to front to get the mirror image on the back to do the free sewing correctly.
 Every stitch i made was a prayer for her. I hope she'll find a lot of courage to battle this treacherous disease.At the same time I hope that the prayers will be carried to those who also suffer and hope they will find the strength to cope with it.

I used a big, old nail I found somewhere for the hanging. Nails, as we sometimes see in old paintings, are supposed to be the symbol of great suffering.  I added ribbons to help the prayers to be swept along.

I created the black and white flower pattern by using a gelli plate to finish the back of the prayer flag.

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful flag with us Anja!  Her blog is in French but the beautiful photos and artwork speak volumes in any language!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peace Bunting

With the Nato Summit taking place just down the road from here today, I am hoping my humble Peace Bunting will send some good vibes.

Peace Flags Deborah O'Hare

This is a project that used up a quilt looking for a new life.
Wishing Peace to you all! Deborah