Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sad Week

Are you sick of mug rugs yet? I made this one for a workshop I will be teaching at the local quilt shop, The Quilt Block in Exton. I think it is kind of cute.
I needed some cute. We are attending tomorrow, the second funeral within a week. While I know it is a part of life it stills knocked me down, unexpectedly. The viewing we went to today was for a 69 year old woman who died of Alzheimer's. That is too young to die. The most touching part to me was on her holy card, the part where it has their birth and death date, it had her husband's wedding vow to her. You know the first part that includes "in sickness and in health". For some reason it just really got to me. He is an over the top husband and was truly with her through thick and thin to the end. I love that vows still matter in this world.

Here is some detail if you are still reading this.....

This is the book and it has lots of Christmas ideas. It's by Nancy Halvorsen. For those of you who are local you can contact the Quilt Block {610-363-0404}and they can give you more details.



  1. I'm sorry your week was difficult. Your friends husband reminded us of the important things of life. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Blessings to you Kelly! There is rarely a good time to die..... You will be such a support to your friend's husband though....

  3. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, sending you a big hug, O. Your deer mug rug is really sweet, I'd sign up for a class with you in a flash if I was closer.

  4. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. We have a sister in law facing early Alzheimers and it is so heartbreaking! I just love what he wrote on his holy card.
    Nope not sick of mug rugs and love the reindeer one! It's my favorite so far! Hugs, Mickie

  5. Rudolf is sooo cute! love your quilting stitches -
    sorry about your friend. I agree, vows and promises should matter.
    Hope you'll share a photo of all your mug rugs in action!

  6. Sorry to hear about the losses you have experienced. Never easy, sending you hugs and thoughts and prayers.
    I love the mug rugs. The deer is so cute!!! I would be there for class too, but it would be a bit of a drive from Chicago.
    Happy THanksgiving.

  7. I hope you keep making mug rugs for every season. I love this one too. Cute!
    So sorry about your week. In sickness and in health - Can't have a good marriage without it!
    I have couple of old art to heart books. I should pull them out for a project or two. Have fun in the class.

  8. I'm sorry for your loss. I kept on reading...Thanks for sharing .I like your mug rug very much and all the previous ones too. So nice to see them all different and interesting.


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