Wednesday, August 5

In memory .......

I have learned tonight of the passing of a good friend. Thinking of her and her sweet smile. I'll share more about her in a post in a few weeks. She's someone you would have all enjoyed meeting. :-)
She was on my mind a lot today while I was preparing for a quilt program that I'll be presenting at church tomorrow. I am developing this program that combines an exhibit of several of my vintage quilts, a little quilting history and things like the cost of bread in 1933 and the wages of a teacher, etc. And intertwined with it all, I will share the hymns that were written in each decade. I do just a chorus or verse of select hymns acapella. I have done this twice now but both times for folks in my hometown of Lehigh. Family and friends always love what you do. This time, I'll be doing it for our Guest Day at church and ladies from churches in other communities will be attending, too. I hope it goes well. My husband loaded three baskets filled with quilts into the back of my car and when I arrive at church there will be help to unload and help to pack up. I'll be sure and take photos. Now I am setting down with a cup of hazelnut Belgian cafe coffee and will go over my notes for a final check. Then I will probably do some sewing because I am never able to fall asleep the night before I do a program or teach a class. I'm like a kid and the excitement of Christmas or leaving for a vacation. :-)
See you tomorrow!
Sandi

14 comments:

lani said...

Sandi Im so sorry you have lost a friend it is hard but she is in a better place now.......you will be in my prayer and Im quite excited about your program.....Reminds me to ask you about vintage quilts I have a couple that need finishing I dont know where to start...God Bless...Lani

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I'm absolutely certain you will memorialize your friend in a fitting way when your ready. Tammy

Micki said...

I am so sorry Sandi that you lost your dear friend. I am sure that you have many cherished memories of her.
Micki

Crispy said...

Sandi, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the pain of loosing a good and kind friend as I also lost one a couple of weeks ago. He is sorely missed in our community.

Crispy

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have lost a dear friend. But she will always live in your memories.

Pat said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It occurs to me, though, that she will be watching over you today as you do your program in a setting with folks who are not all family and friends. I'm certain it will be very well-received and can't wait to hear about it when you get home and have a chance to catch your breath.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Sandi, so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, but look forward to getting to know her through your writing.

Very interested in hearing how your program goes and seeing pictures too!

MGM

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry, Sandi, about the loss of your friend. She would be happy to know that she left you with such fond memories.

Good luck with your program.

Wendy said...

Even though you will miss your friend, I am sure you have many wonderful memories...these will keep her in your heart...Take care of yourself and enjoy the day to come..

Rachel said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's passing, Sandi. I know you will hold your memories of her close to your heart.

Ida13 said...

" Ahhoz, hogy valakire emlékezzünk nem emlékek, hanem szeretet kell és akit szerettünk azt nem feledjük el."
(Sorry, but I was not able to say it in Engish.)
I'm so sorry you lost your friend!

Joy said...

Sandi my thoughts and prayers are with you - I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost a dearly loved friend a few weeks ago and I can understand how you're feeling. You'll always have your precious memories of your times together.
Good luck with your program too - although I bet you won't need it, it sounds wonderful - wish I could be there ;o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

WoolenSails said...

Sandy,
Sorry to hear about your friend.
I hope all goes well tomorrow, sounds like a great presentation and in a unique way.

Debbie

Julie said...

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