Saturday, April 2, 2011

A tribute to a dear friend...!

Today is a sad day for me! A dear friend of mine "slipped the bonds of earth to touch the face of the creator"! Adapted from a poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., from the Royal Canadian Air Force WWII.


Two weeks ago, I was given the personal task of finishing her first quilt, which she made in 2006; I was to machine quilt it and bind it. It was the only quilt she wanted to keep for herself. It was my desire to complete the task in time for her to enjoy it before her passing. It was an honour to be asked to do this and what a pleasure it was to be able to lay it on her while she was able to enjoy her creation. I love you Cheryl. Thank you for being a dear friend!

Goodbye my friend, you will be sadly missed! See you on the other side! ;o)

10 comments:

Cardygirl said...

It is always sad to lose a dear friend...how wonderful that you had the honor of finishing her quilt...that is very special!

WoolenSails said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. It is so nice that you could finish her quilt and she was able to have it to comfort her, in her final days.

Debbie

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a loving and heartfelt tribute, you have my sincere sympathy on the death of your friend.

Elaine Adair said...

I'm so sorry to head of this sadness, but you wrote the story so well, with love and kindness, as well as with the gift of a finished quilt.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad you were able to finish her quilt and that she got to see it and enjoy it before her passing. (hugs)

onlymehere said...

What a beautiful gift and act of love. :)

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice tribute to Cheryl, she will be missed. Jane

Carrie P. said...

I really like that quote too. So sorry for your loss. Such a nice gift you did for her.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Carole. What an honor to be asked to finish her quilt though -- you're the perfect friend.

Guðrún said...

I am so sorry dear Carole.

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