Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Back soon

Not a good week. You may know I go to a small quilting group every week. There are only about 20 of us on a full night and as such we are very close. A few days ago I lost a good friend from my group. For the last 6 years I have sat next to Joan and we have put the world to rights over a cup of tea. She had a few health problems so it was not totally unexpected but still came as a shock when I knew she had passed away. She was over 30 years older than me but we all know age is just a number right ? I will say goodbye to her at her funeral tomorrow and will miss her a lot - she was a truly lovely person and we had so much besides quilting in common. This has took the wind out of my sails so I may be a bit quiet for a while - not too long though - a bit of quilt therapy may be just the thing.

37 comments:

Bunny said...

It is so sad when we lose a friend especially one who shares the same passion for your hobby. Just try to enjoy some of those memories you will have forever. My prayers are with you and your friend's family.

zetor said...

So sorry about your friend. Prayers for her family and you.

Rhonda said...

Oh Andrea, I feel your pain. Our small group of 6, lost our dear girlfriend only a month ago. As you, we knew it was coming but still...the pain is great but the happy memories came immediately at her memorial service....everyone was able to laugh and cry because of the wonderful memories she left us. I'm sure that it will be the same for you and your group.
My prayers are with you. Take care.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry for your loss, that is just so awful. Many hugs!

Gene Black said...

peace be with you my dear.

Winona said...

Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss. Winona

Sherry said...

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. My prayers are with you and your group.

Ali Honey said...

Being without a dear friend of what ever age is not easy. I am so sorry that has happened. Be glad that you knew her and that you shared great times together. I hope you have a little something she made. Maybe your group can honour her in some way by making a quilt for her family.
Thinking of you; hugs from Ali.

Quilter Kathy said...

Quilt therapy is exactly what is needed, while you recover from this loss of a wonderful quilting friend. While you stitch you can remember all the fun you had together. (((( big hugs ))))

claudia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a good friend!
I will pray for you and your friend's family for peace and strength.

Jude said...

I'm so sorry...I'm sure Joan would have preferred to think of you quilting rather than sad..

loulee said...

I'm sorry to hear that you lost a friend. ((Hugs))

A Time for Stitching said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. The ladies at the quilt group I belong to are mostly much older than me and I'm sure I'll have to face something similar in the future. We had a dinner for the 25th anniversary of the group recently and all members who had left or passed away were remembered during the leader's speech after dinner. They are gone but not forgotten.
Teresa x

anne bebbington said...

So sorry to hear about your friend - I reduce the average age in our quilt group by at least 15 years and it occasionally occurs to me that my stitching friends may not all be around well into the future - as you say age is just a number but the odds shorten as time progresses - sending you (((hugs))) for your sadness

tich said...

Sorry about your loss. Friends like that are hard to find.

PattyBYoung said...

So sorry you lost a friend. At least you were lucky enough to know such a wonderful person. She will always be with you.

Lynn said...

I can empathize with you as I lost a good quilting friend a few years ago in a tragic accident when she was out walking for exercise. I still miss her and can still hear her cherry greeting on the phone. "Hi, it's Kathy, are you busy?"

black bear cabin said...

i am so sorry for your loss...i hope, in time, you can reflect on the joy you two shared together at your quilting circle, and that each time you pick up a needle, you will smile and think of her. hugs to you!

LC said...

Hugs and prayers from me too

Floss said...

My heart goes out to you and her family. It doesn't matter the age it is always hard to loss a friend.

wonderwoman said...

so sorry for your sad news - hopefully the good memories will help you through this hard time.xx

country mouse said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Take your time and do what you need to do to heal. Many hugs to you and yours.

quilterfaye said...

So sorry for your lose. its never easy to lose a friend. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your quilting friends. Sending a hug.

郭君 said...

It is never too late to learn. ......................................................

*karendianne. said...

Oh my friend, I'm so sad for your loss. I'm sending along some soothing hugs and a big heart of compassion. Much love, *karendianne.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So sorry to read your news...it is never easy losing someone.. especially a friend. ((hugs))

Libby said...

So sorry to hear about your bad week :( That is so tough :(

Jenni said...

That's a shame. You will miss your quilting friend

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your friend Joan. I wish I could come over and give you a big warm hug and stitch some sadness away for you.

Teresa said...

Gosh I am so sorry for your loss. Grief is something we fee because we experienced great love and friendship, and for that we are blessed. I pray the memories of long chats and close fellowship will soften the ache you are feeling. I do understand, and my heart and good thoughts go out to you.

Jeanne said...

Andrea, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Sending prayers and hugs to you.

sewkalico said...

Sorry to read your news...

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

So sorry to hear you lost your friend. I wish you lots of strength in the coming weeks Andrea.

士嬌 said...

生命中最美麗的報償之一便是幫助他人的同時,也幫助了自己。 ..................................................

Lynda said...

THis is an inevitable part of life, but not easy. I'm sure you'll be able to think of all the happy hours you shared when you get back to quilting.

Guðrún said...

I am so sorry to hear this.

Sarah said...

How very sad Andrea!
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