Monday, April 27, 2009

April Showers bring May Flowers - I Hope!

At least around here, the showers have been more in the form of tears than rain. This year has been a series of illness, difficulties and tragedies. But I'm going to use the power of positive thinking and declare a new beginning for May. So I'm dusting off the neglected keyboard and mouse and getting back to blogging and designing which I have truly missed. I will be trying to catch up on showing some gifts and exchanges, photos of projects others have stitched using my designs and a few surprises as well. Before I set off on my new path, however, I am going to break with my tradition of trying to keep my blog all about stitching and not about personal difficulties for just a moment....

I very recently lost a dear friend and co-worker who died suddenly and unexpectedly. She was a strong personality, bigger-than-life, so to speak, and leaves a large hole in my life. She always said what she thought, right or wrong - she stepped on feelings right and left - but you always knew that in spite of her bluntness she loved you and was always there for you when you needed her. She would sometimes ask what I was going to do for the evening and I would say I was going to go to a friend's house to stitch for awhile and she would laugh and say "BOR-ING!!" Then she would smile and say "Good-bye, dah-ling." How I will miss hearing those words. Good-bye, Becky, good-bye...



So I will pick-up the pace and do my best to be as "BOR-ING!" as possible in the days to come.

With love,
Sharon

23 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Sharon, I'm truly sorry to hear that you have lost such a dear friend, but happy to hear you have special memories of her.
I'm sure she didn't think your finishes were boring, just the sitting and stitching part;) Sometimes I find myself agreeing, especially working with large pieces that take a long time! Mostly, I find even the boring is very relaxing...lol!
Sending you big hugs and happy wishes!!

CindyMae said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. I pray that May is a better month and a new fresh begining for you!!! )))HUGS(((

Donna said...

I am so sorry you lost a good friend. Just looking at her makes me think, "I would have liked to have known her".

Olga said...

im so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. ((hugs))
luv from olga (uk)

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about your friend! I hope May will bring you lots of flowers.

Theresa said...

I'm so sorry for your lost. She seemed like a very warm person. I truely hope your May will be a better month.

Karan said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Hope May brings in happier times for you.

Kathy said...

Sharon, I am very sorry to hear about your friend and co-worker. Not long ago I too lost my friend and co-worker of 25 years, Similar to yours he said what he felt and held nothing back. But was always there when I needed him. He was my right hand man and I always knew I could count on his support at work. God, do I miss him.
So I understand.
Take care. Stitching helps. A little. Time helps more.

drea_dear said...

Welcome back Sharon. What a lovely tribute to your beautiful friend. She reminds me of a former co-worker, the one who nicknamed me Drea - she always called me dahling, too. (((HUGS))), and can't wait for your "boring" surprises. :)

Alberta said...

Sharon, I'm sorry to hear of your reent loss but I had to smile as you recalled her loving spirit! Take care.

Estela said...

I´m so sorry for your lost, send you a lot of hugs, Estela

Von said...

May the memories of your dear friend bring you comfort in the difficult days when you feel her loss the greatest. Sympathetic hugs are coming through the internets just for you.

Kathy A. said...

Oh Sharon I am so sorry. We all have those special people in our lives that we cannot imagine living without. You now have your own personal angel and I am sure she will be with you always.
Hugs hon

Lori said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like the best kind of friend to have! Honest, truthful and not afraid to speak her mind! I know you will miss her, but she will always be alive in your heart.
Hugs
Lori

Hazel said...

Sorry for the loss of your good friend. She looks like a real bubbly person. xx

Jenna said...

I am so incredibly sorry to hear that you have lost a friend. *hugs*

tkdquintmom said...

Oh Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's a terrible void to have to endure. I hope things turn for the better quickly for you.

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Hope May has been treating you better.

Meagan said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend Sharon. So glad you are getting back to things you love! We miss you =) Meagan

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

My sympathies on the loss of your friend. I have experienced this 3 times in the last 18 months so I know what you're doing through. I too have lost my blogging mojo I guess because I've been tied up with personal issues I don't feel like blogging about. Bless you on your new start and hoping your stitching brings you joy.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Hope the flowers our blooming in your life this month. I happen to be stitching a couple today, they were part of a little kit you brought me one day for no reason. So thanks for the flowers, I'll post a pic when their done.
CJ ok;-)

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Sharon, am so very sorry for your loss. Friends are always with us, whether close or not, she'll be in your heart forever. Looking forward to seeing your forthcoming posts.

Happy stitching:)


Stitchin Sweet Sue

Jan Ratliff (Unrue) said...

I'm so sorry that you lost such a dear friend. Just remember that her light will always shine on you and through you!