Since the title of the blog is A Blanket with Buttons it was only a matter of time before this lovely blanket appeared. The title refers to a dream Karen had for the "solution". She woke me and told me about her discovery then fell back asleep. A solution for what I never learned....perhaps the cure to her cancer.
We have many dear friends in Ithaca, NY where Karen and I met, fell in love and were married over 40 years ago. We have kept in touch with our college friends and every year on Labor Day we return for our own version of a class reunion. (We play croquet at night with flaming balls, but that is a post for another day)
This past weekend two of our Ithaca friends, Eileen and Andy, came for a "Karen" visit and to give me a bit of a respite, which I used to visit our son, Ian, in Boston.
They came bearing gifts.
A beautiful blanket with the corners and border filled with a lovely button assortment. Apparently Eileen and another friend, Charlie were discussing the blog and voila! The idea of bringing Karen's dream into the light was born.
Both of us are in awe, in tears and humbled as we see how wonderfully our lives have been enriched by our friends. Friends with whom we came of age together; friends we have shared so much with through the years.
Friends could find it difficult to confront the elephant in the room; instead they formed a sewing circle and put together a bit of magic to help Karen find that solution; that Blanket with Buttons that is the solution to healing, to cures, to difficult transitions.
Hugs to the Ithaca Sewing Circle...left to right..Eileen F, Randi B, Carol C and Barbara M. Not pictured but known by their buttons are Andy F, Erin F and Karen A.
Since it's arrival here in East Hampton a few more buttons have been added; Jimmy C visiting from Brooklyn and of course our Art Party crew, Nancy C, Teri P and Cynthia A.
I suspect as more friends visit we may have a new tradition of sewing buttons.
Button button who's got the button...Send us your magic healing button. (Karen Evertson 109 Hog Hill Rd. East Hampton, CT 064240
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.