I've been working steadily on cards and pictures for this coming weekend's show.
Today I worked on this little fabric landscape. Can you say French knots?
I've also been working on some printed cards as well as a few
totally handmade cards. I'll share pictures soon.
This week I received word that a good friend
whom I've known for many years passed away
after a hard battle with lung cancer.
Her name was Peggy and she was a wonderful mother who raised
two beautiful daughters by herself. She was also a dedicated teacher
and school principal who made a big impact on her students and her community.
I had lost contact with Peggy, but she sought me out a couple of years
ago and, after we reconnected, I remembered what a kind and generous
person she was and what a wonderful sense of humor she had.
We saw each other again this summer - she went out of her way
to see me and we had a lovely visit with her daughter and two of her grandchildren.
I'm writing this because I will miss her very much and I wish I had kept in
touch with her over the years. I'm so glad that she found me again.
Her death reminds me not to take friendships for granted. There are so few people
we really connect with in the course of our lives, it is a shame to treat
these special relationships as anything less than the gifts they are.
I wish that I could tell her how grateful I am that she found me again.
Or maybe I just did.
I'll miss you, Peggy.