Friday, February 01, 2008

30. January - Celebrating Life

It has been a busy week, filled with lovely activities, like friends, quilting and stitchery :-)

Wednesday I celebrated my 1 year anniversary for my surgery - and it has been a good year!
Step by step I have come back to life, health and a better future!

This little sculpture I got as a belated Christmas gift from a dear friend the other day.
I think she is the perfect symbol for my anniversary!

Her name is Courage and the box she came in has the following text:

I created the first Angel of Courage in 2001 to celebrate the triumphant spirit, strength and courage we call upon to face challenges in our lives - whether they be our health, or the well-being of our loved ones. In response to requests for another figure that expresses this sentiment, I re-sculpted the original piece and named it Courage. I hope this angel can be a reminder of people in our lives who inspire us with their strength and courage everyday.
Susan Lordi

Courage is now living on my desk, inspiring me with her happy look :-)


Norma said...

Happy "Healthy" Anniversary! What a wonderful little sculpture to celebrate and acknowledge such a life changing event! I love the photo of her with the snowy yard in the background.

martha said...

hi Hanne! Your N I is going to be a m a z i n g !
Congrats on your year anniversary. I am very happy for you. And the Angel is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hanna - I only know you through your blog and I get the impression you value life and have a "glass half full" attitude (as opposed to "half empty" attitude). I have a question and hope it is not to personal - Did your surgey give you a new appreciation or outlook on life? Would you say your surgery was a "life altering experience". -Canadian Gail P.S. I'm going to try and save the photo you provided as my screen saver.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your new life!

Jodie said...

wow, a year already! I am glad it was such a positive step for you.

liz allen said...

Hi Hanne,
Your 'Nearly Insane' quilt is amazing. I love red too. Some of the blocks look tricky to piece.
Love to see the finished product.
Thank-you for the use of fabric diet stash badge. I am trying to use and reduce my stash as I have too much so this will be a great help and inspiration. Thanks for the link to the Graphic Garden web art. I have been looking for some suitable web art to put on my blog I have some already but the Graphic Garden has some lovely images.
Your 'Courage Angel' is lovely. I have seen other Angels like this and they are so nice.
Take Care & Kind Regards from Liz

Sweet P said...

Happy Anniversary! I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how long it's been since your surgery.

Your visit with Wenche sounds like loads of fun.

Mary said...

What a lovely sculpture and photo. It's hard to believe it's been a year since your surgery - happy anniversary.

Doodlebug Gail said...

A year already?! Happy anniversary - what a nice anniversary to celebrate.

Take care.

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

Hei Hanne!
De englene er de vakreste jeg noen gang har sett. Jeg samler på disse selv, og var så heldig å komme over en butikk som hadde de i salg her i Trondheim før jul i fjor, pluss at jeg har fått noen i julegave. De er bare så utrolig uttrykksfulle:-)
Du har forresten gjort en utrolig jobb med de hvite og røde blokkene. Knalle fine:-) Lykke til videre, gleder meg til å se:-)