Monday, October 3, 2011

Tranquility Home

"The Tranquility House is a residential treatment facility for women with substance abuse problems. The unique thing about the Tranquility House is that women can keep custody of their children and have them live in the home with them during their rehab time. Children under 8 years of age may continue living with their mothers, instead of being taken into state custody, during their mother's treatment. This allows the women to continue being mothers during their treatment, and eases the transition for the children."

I was asked to make a design for the Women at the home. The home wanted a small design that the Women could stitch and take with them when they were through with treatment. It is something that will stay with them and remind them of what they had accomplished. The Dragonfly is their symbol. I wasn't told this but I imagine the dragonfly symbolizes flight and new beginnings. The dragonfly is beautiful and ferocious. I was bitten by a dragonfly larvae when I was a child and it HURT!  I've always been fascinated by their wings, beautiful wings, and stunning eyes. I finished the design and had it framed. I am extremely proud of it and I hope they find as much beauty and hope as I did when making it.


  1. Very Nice! I think they will enjoy this piece. I know I do.
    Happy Stitching

  2. Thank you! I am going to release it for sale to the public and donate part of the proceeds to the home.

  3. Erik,
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this.
    Barb in Syracuse

  4. :) You're welcome.

    Life is a journey on a roller coaster. haha I just made that up but it's very true.

  5. That's the perfect design for the women of the home. I'm sure they'll be touched and proud to have such a lovely statement of what they've accomplished.

  6. Very well done! I'm sure the women and will appreciate it for a long time to come. I've never heard of a rehab ceneter that allowed children like this and enjoyed learning about it.