Thursday, November 26, 2015

Grateful for a frosty Thanksgiving Morning. It melted very quickly, as I prepare the turkey, stuffing and goodies. I will be back on line soon, and hope that everyone is cozy and comfy with friends and family.  Grateful for so much beauty around us.  Grateful for life, friend, and good cheer. Love and hugs to all.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Support & Love

South Coast Hospice is a Non-Profit Organization that provides Palliative care and support to people living with Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Motor Neuron Disease. Included in our programs is the care of children both infected and affected with Aids. (many Orphaned) The level of Tuberculosis (TB) and Multi drug resistant TB is extremely high in our region and we have a special team of dedicated carers who travel out everyday to treat these patients
We work in a region of South Africa - KwaZulu Natal which has a Vast rural impoverished area, where the resources are low and yet the SPIRIT is abundant!  Most of our work is done in the patient's homes and through our Mobile Clinic. We do have an In-Patient Unit - Kingfisher House, which  offers respite to the patients and their families, pain and symptom Control as well as end of life care.

Every year family and friends of patients that have passed away in the year are invited to attend a special candle lighting ceremony. which is organized by our Grief and Bereavement Volunteers. Each person attending has walked an arduous journey with their loved one, attending the memorial ceremony will not be easy to do and for most, it will take an act of courage.

Our Hospice is humbled by the countless acts of bravery and dedication that families have shown to support their loved ones.  This year we will ask them to draw close to each other and they will see the the prayer flags flying out for them, like the weary travelers climbing out through a dark ravine, and up towards the the sun.
The messages on the flags will speak to the bereaved of the beauty of love, the very presence of faith and hope,  of compassion and the sheer joy of life!
These flags have been made by the children on our program, patients, staff, volunteers, families and our hospice community in a visual and vibrant display of our love and support for each other.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Ball Extravaganza

Georgina at a Glance
Fund Raiser for LoveProject and GEORGINA Cares.
Prayer Flags
Keswick Ontario  Canada

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Blessings of Nature

 These little gems were created for blessings of nature. They are a BOM I created to teach embellishing techniques. Each month we do a different technique. Embroidery, discharge dying using rubber stamps, Yo-Yo 3-d flowers, photo transfers for the moth wings, wire wrapped birds nest, etc. - Susan Edmunson

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Learning - Kathy Kinsella

I was asked to make prayer flags that will be given as gifts to speakers, musicians, course leaders and others at Sorrento Centre this summer.

They were created by using hand-dyed fabric (blue) that I tore into the appropriate size strips and then dipped the bottom edge in bleach to discharge the colour ... then I painted that edge with golden and greenish textile paints to create meadows and hills.  I then screen-printed a tree on each flag and followed that with hand embroidery of a few flowers before adding the hand-lettered "learning" patch. The top edge was turned over and hand stitched to hold a twig of red dogwood that I gathered at Sorrento Centre this spring.  These are single-sided flags and all the edges are left ragged so that if they are left outside in the weather they will fade and fray away, but they will maintain their colour if kept inside, out of direct sunlight.

They were a delight to make and I love that we chose the word learning for these flags,  from their motto, Sorrento Centre: A holy place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging.

-Kathy Kinsella

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Love Sewing Australia

The Prayer Flag Project has been featured in issue 8 of Love Sewing Australia magazine! 
Let us know if you see the article in real life. 
We are always happy to share the joy of prayer flag making and flying.
Hopefully this article will encourage more people to make and share their prayers with the world.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Iron Sharpening Iron

I saw prayer flags on pinterest and was immediately intrigued.
I made this first one for my best friend. We have always used the verse Proverbs 27:17, iron sharpening iron. 
She introduced me to her cousin, my now, new husband. Uniting us in another bond. Her maiden name is Crown and my married name is Crown. 
I had to incorporate these 2 important links in my flag.
We are now separated by 500 miles but my hope is, as my friend hangs her flag she will be reminded that I'm praying for her and love her dearly.
Annette Crown

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sacred Threads

Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibition asked visitors to the exhibit to create a flag.  
Here are the beautiful results.

Thank you to Lisa Ellis for the use of her photos!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

They come in threes

Three friends have lost loved ones in the past week. Today I made 3 flags using hand dyed gauze, reclaimed quilt fabrics, book pages, and embroidery in honor of my friends and their beloveds. Join me in wishing Jen, Meg, and Susan the peace that passes all understanding during their difficult times.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Star Spangled Shibori Prayer Flags

"In the spirit of prayer flags, as I folded, clamped, dyed and stitched, I thought of blessings for our Country, prayed words of hope and gratitude for our Veterans, and meditated on Freedom and Peace worldwide."
Cindy Lohbeck has created a tutorial on how to create your own version of these lovely flags on her new blog "Diary of a Dyehard".

Friday, June 19, 2015

Prayer Flags

My flags are usually created in an intuitive way and whatever happens in the process is the result, it sort of develops on the way.

These last flags I created were for a specific reason.  A new mother-to-be in our family celebrated this coming event not with a baby shower but a blessingway ‘party’ and the woman in our family created a prayerflag for this spiritual event.