I like the person I was and the person I am now

Laying the clothes out on the floor to see what I have to work with.
Laying the clothes out on the floor to see what I have to work with.

“Take your time and think about it and let me know how you feel about it” Kimberly wrote.   It was way back in April and she was referring to a quilt she wanted me to make.  But I didn’t have to think too long, actually as soon as I read her story, I knew I wanted to make the quilt.

You see, Kimberly lost  a lot of weight in the past year and she asked if I would make a quilt from her old, “bigger clothes”.    She wrote ” A lot of people say that they lose weight because they are unhappy–that was never me; I was happy when I was bigger and now I’m just healthier. (this is the part that really got me) ” I like the person I was then, and like the person I am now.”  She said it felt strange to just be done with her old clothes and she wanted something  to remind her of when she was not as healthy and also a symbol of all she’s accomplished.

I wanted to make the quilt because I loved to hear how Kimberly knows who she is and likes who she is.  And how much she weighs has nothing to do with that.

I got Kimberly’s box of clothes sometime in September and told her I probably get to it in October.  Well that obviously didn’t happen, but today, with no iron to work with, I emptied the box and  began….

 

3 thoughts on “I like the person I was and the person I am now

  1. Keep your readers posted, Maria. We want pics of the first “layout”, and we love to see it grow into a wonderful quilt!

  2. Oh, I see it is for Kimberly. I love her attitude. Hot Damn, she’s got it! This reminds me of my “I am not my body” potholder.
    🙂

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