Friday, April 22, 2011

Something beautiful from scraps...

My sister Sharyn has come over from Sydney for Easter
and I took her this morning around as much of the city as I could.

We went out early before anyone else was up
(apart from the soldiers)

We stood together by this fence and cried
for each other and for our beautiful city
which is so broken.

I've decided to take my quilt pictures on the fences for a while
it seems fitting somehow, especially for a scrap quilt
taking all the broken pieces and making something new.

We took our sister Jo back here so we could see it together.
More people died at this site than any other in Christchurch.

Lives were forever changed in an instant.
But I have hope that we will rebuild our city again
beautiful, that we can be proud of.

In the mean time we keep shedding tears.
Please don't forget us.


  1. Oh my Lord, my heart breaks for you. I will never forget you, sending big warm hugs from Texas, Elaine

  2. I will not forget you...wish we could make it all better (where is my magic wand?), but you will not be forgotten. The quilt is beautiful. I pray for peace of mind and comfort Deb.

  3. saying a prayer for you and your city tonight.

  4. hugs and prayers for you, your sisters, and your city.

  5. Oh Deb - We will never forget you xxx
    Hugs n Kisses - which I truly hope I can deliver in person in June xxx
    All of my love to you all
    Cat xxx

  6. My family and I went to the same spot yesterday, lots of photo's on my blog too. So much has changed for all of us because of that 30 seconds.
    I'll have to get back to my earthquake quilt too, but first to find my sewing room.

  7. I am so glad that you have found an outlet for healing. That is so important. I pray above all that this tragedy brings Christchurch closer and stronger.

  8. What a lovely story about a very sad event. We wish "Christchurch" all the best.

  9. It's quite sad to think that people forget about those trying to recover from disaster almost as soon as the next disaster happens. Most people seem to have forgotten about the people recovering from the Australian floods (it will take at least a year) and Christchurch doesn't seem to get any mention on the news these day with all the news services still concentrating on Japan.

    I will keep you in my prayers along with all the other people recovering from disaster.

  10. Beautiful quilt Deb. I don't think people have forgotten you, the media moved on, but the world remembers.

  11. You are right: taken all the broken pieces and make something NEW.

  12. That quilt is really beautiful. The pictures are so meaningful. Thank you for sharing them with us! Love & prayers for you all!

  13. I had tears in my eyes reading this post. Christchurch is my home town and although I don't live there now as they say "you can take the girl out of Canterbury but you cannot take Canterbury out of the girl".
    I feel for you and others for everything you have been through and still going through. Big hugs and best wishes.

  14. We wont forget you - you are all going through so much. Lovely quilt.


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