Monday, August 16, 2010

In Memory Of Sharon

The past few days have brought more than their share of sadness and loss.

Sharon left this life on the weekend, a dear and special friend, a lovely lady who will be sorely missed from our Colorado quilt group. I am shocked and grieved, the photo was taken at Spring retreat, Sharon was always so full of life.

Claudia, another live- wire and dear CO. quilt friend. Claudia is in intensive care in Grand Junction with a hole in her aorta. If you are praying person she can use every prayer, the next week will be critical. I understand that her chances of recovery are not high, but I also know that prayer can result in a miracle.
It's odd that I would have a quilt from each of these ladies here with me-not the one above that I quilted and blogged about recently, it was for Claudia's granddaughter, but she had also asked me to quilt the one below.

It's hand embroidered with nursery rhyme characters, Claudia has worked on it for several years. She told me "no rush" on the quilting.

Sharon's last QOV

Sharon had made this quilt for a wounded warrior, even quilted it on her DSM. I made the label and she sewed it on and gave it to me a couple of weeks ago. I was waiting until I had finished a couple more QOV's to mail them all off together.

I will include a note with this one to let the recipient know it was Sharon's last quilt for QOV.

Another quilter friend Andee over at "A modern Diary" Blogspot, lost her well loved Grandma over the weekend- the world is a poorer place for us this week.


orchidlover said...

I'm so sorry. I too lost a dear quilting friend this week.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jojo said...

God speed, God Bless and prayers coming your way for all your beloved friends and fellow sorry Ros.

Pat said...

I"m sorry for the loss of your friend, Sharon, and I pray that Claudia will beat the odds with her aorta problem.

farmlady said...

Death leaves a hole in the "quilt" of our lives doesn't it? I'm sorry that your friend is gone and I hope that your other friend recovers. It will be OK, either way, because this is what we do.... We live, we die and in between we try to live as best we can.
I love Sharon's last QOV. It's filled with the colors of life. She has left her friends a message.

Michelle said...

I am so sorry for you loss, Ros. I'm pulling for Claudia.

Gramma 2 Many said...

So sorry Ros. Prayers for the successful recovery of Claudia and for Sharon's family.
I love the idea of including a note with Sharon's last quilt, it should make it all the more "special."
Even though we know death is inevitable, it sometimes seems we are asked to deal with more of it at one time than we are willing to.

Tatersmama said...

I'm so sorry, Ros. I'll be praying for Claudia, and for Sharons' family as well.

"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."
~John Taylor

Andee said...

Oh sorry for the loss of these two quilting ladies and ofc my grandma too...the world is a poorer place. My heart goes out to you and to their families. I am sure they have all found their way to heaven and only we are sad for our loss....