Monday, October 11, 2010

Making and Preserving Memories

In April of this year, I lost one of my best friends to lung cancer.  She was way too young, but she was a trooper and fault the battle for almost 2 years.  I have remained very close to her family. She had 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  This past week seemed to be hard for all of us, so on Friday evening I went to her husband's house with her children and grandchildren.  One thing we found sad was how lonely and empty her quilting room has become.  (We used to sew on Friday evenings together).  So Friday night after a delicious dinner we brought her sewing room back to life.  I showed the two daughters (Laura and Shauna) and her daughter-in-law (Tiffany) along with the 5 grandchildren how to make pine cone ornaments from fabric.   We let the kids pick their fabric from her stash to make their ornaments.  We had a blast.  They enjoyed it so much that everyone went home with fabric to make more ornaments.  We made new memories that night and preserved her memory with her love of quilting.  Her daughter, Shauna, has two daughters and I will be teaching them how to sew.  We are going to work on a table runner.  My dear friend would be so happy.  She always hoped one of the girls would have her passion for quilting.  We are on our way.  I know she was looking down on us that night with a big smile on her face.  Below are a couple of pictures of our fun evening.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Jennie you are amazing. This brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure your friend is looking down and smiling at you. She is lucky to have had you as her friend.
    Miss you
    Pat Hammonds