Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hands2Help

Today is the final day to show your quilts for Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict Hands2Help charity quilt drive.

I have one of my two almost ready (just needs binding) to be dropped off for Syrian refugees coming to Canada, who are making a new home in the Windsor area.




the back


As you may recall, Brady spent the Mother's Day weekend with us, all by himself. Bittersweet, because of what was happening back in Alberta...  He was about as willing a quilt holder as his grandpa!


My other quilt will once again be going to the Windsor Sexual Assault Centre, specified for a child. I also plan to make a top for Victoria's Quilts Canada. These will happen once I am back home. I have had to make an unexpected and heartbreaking trip out to Alberta because of the sudden passing of my mum, who loved my blog, was so proud of me, and loved my quilts. She loved quilts, period, but especially cherished mine. How I will miss forwarding her blog posts, and photos, Instagram posts, etc, of some of my readers and some of those I follow that I know she would love. Here are two of the big ones I made her (there are multiple smaller ones) and the two she requested I make a couple of years ago, for her brother and sister-in-law, who she now joins in the afterlife. There we are, a proud new nana (me) and nanny (her) of 1-day-old Brady.

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41 comments:

  1. Sandra, I am so, so sorry to learn about your mom's passing. That is the hardest of times. Please know you are loved and thought about by all of us out here in the quilt blogging universe. Hugs!

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  2. Sandra, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I send you my deepest condolences. Take care!

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  3. My condolences on the passing of your mother. It's something I think we are never ready for. This past Mother's Day I was thinking of my late mother and of my many friends who have lost their mothers. Daughters without Mothers, it's a "club" none of us want to be in. I wish you peace at this difficult time.

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  4. Sandra, I'm so so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know she would be so proud that you are continuing your path of generous charitable giving. Thank you for your lovely donations.

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  5. Sandra, so sorry, a Mum is our best friend,companion, the one we can phone, talk to, visit if they live far away, and love always. Let those memories be a part of every day, for you as you have this huge gap in your life. It will shrink, but always , thoughts will be present in your heart. XXXXX

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  6. I'm so sorry about your mom's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts. The quilt is beautiful.

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  7. Great picture of Quilt Holder Brady!! My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. You have certainly made some gorgeous quilts for her over the years!

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  8. Congrats on your finish. I love the map backing. So sorry to hear about your mom.

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  9. Beautiful quilts, and such a handsome quilt-holder! I'm so sorry about your mom, too - continued prayers!

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  10. I do love the photo of Brady and hope that the time you were able to get with him was a balm for your caring, gentle, loving heart. Hugs, friend.

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  11. Your quilts are wonderful. I'm so sorry that you have lost your mom. My mother died a year and a half ago. The pain isn't as acute, but I'm still getting used to the idea. Sending cyber hugs to you as you grieve.

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  12. Condolences on the passing of you mum Sandra. Sending cyber hugs to you and the family.

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful! So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Lots of Hugs!!!

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  14. I've been thinking of you and am so sorry to hear of your loss. These times are never easy. Hugs to you and yours.

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  15. You look so much like your mum, I am so very sorry for your loss Sandra. I am sending you big hugs my friend. Pull all your memories close to your heart and you will forever keep them there.

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  16. Beautiful photo of you with your Mum - so sorry to hear of her passing. How lovely that you were able to make beautiful quilts for her and family and the ones for Hands to Help, just beautiful.

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss! How sweet that you were able to share your love of quilting with each other. The quilt with the map backing is just stunning and what a cute helper you have. Enjoy his company. mary in Az

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  18. Oh Sandra, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending lots of hugs.

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  19. Sorry for your loss, Sandra. Hugs of comfort sent your way. You and you mom look more like sisters.

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  20. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. All of the things you shared with us over the last year have been full of love and fun. I know you will remember her that way. How special to live long enough to enjoy great grands and to see all that her daughter has accomplished.

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  21. Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Your quilts are beautiful and your have a handsome quilt holder.

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  22. Oh Sandra. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. It is so hard to loose a parent. You look so much like your mom. I'm sending you love and support.

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  23. I'm so sorry about your mom's sudden passing, Sandra. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories of her.

    Beautiful quilt for H2H. Love that map backing.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It seems like you have many special memories of being together with her. I hope those memories and the love of your family will help you during this difficult time.

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  25. Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I know it’s very heartbreaking to lose a parent. I pray you’ll find comfort and I know you’ll cherish good memories.

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  26. Sandra, sweetie, thoughts of you are close to my heart. Thank goodness for sweet little boys to bring cheer to our lives!

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  27. I have always loved that green, pink, & white one with the stripes and flowers.
    I'm so glad you did get to have your weekend with Brady. And, I'm glad you were available to be with your family last week.

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  28. Oh, Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. What a tough year it has been. Losing my mom was one of the hardest things ever. You are so strong, and I know there is an inner peace and strength that will get you through it. If I can host/do something for you for your blog, let me know. I am glad Brady was able to hold up those quilts- so cute - even if he’s not so willing. Please do not respond unless you need me to help. I will keep you and yourus in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. Sorry to read your Mum has passed on. I hope you are comforted by the love of family and friends now and in the coming weeks as you grieve.

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  30. Sandra, I'm so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to you.

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  31. Oh, Sandra, my heart goes out to you. Loss of your mother is such a special kind of loss. And you’ve had a tough year already. Hold those memories and your family close to your heart. It’s wonderful that you could share your love of quilts with her the way you did.

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  32. I have just read this, and I am absolutely gutted for you Sandra. I know how close you and your mum are, and I am so so sorry for your loss. xxx

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  33. Oh Sandra, my heart goes out to you and your family. Words are so inadequate. May you have many friends and loved ones surround you with their love during this time of grieving and the months ahead too.

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  34. Oh Sandra,
    {{{Hugs}}} a bunch for you and your family. I have been holding you in my prayers and wishing you strength to get through this and comfort, love and support from all your family and friends. There is nothing I could possibly say that would make it any easier, but know that all of us are wishing we could. We all will understand if you need time - take as much as you need. I wish I could help you somehow. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  35. I can't believe I missed this post, of all the posts to not see last week.... Sandra, I'm so very very saddened to read your news. I imagine your mum was as much like you in beautiful spirit as she was in looks, and I am certain she will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to you at this devastating time, I hope that your family will find some solace in each other and your memories as you adjust. Wishing, like many, that we could do more than send condolences and virtual hugs from the other end of the earth. Take care, xx

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  36. I, too, am behind reading my favorite blogs and missed reading this. Sandra, my heart breaks for you as I read and contemplated about your heartbreaking trip to say goodbye to your mum. I have yet to experience that but know that it must be a very difficult time. Hopefully, you know that your blogging friends are thinking of you from the previous comments and that we all care about you. Your pic of you and your mom is precious. You sure do resemble her.

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  37. Sending you lots of love, hugs and warm wishes. You have been in my thoughts. Glad to see that you are back and blogging again. They say time is a healer, but action (getting back into the swing of things) is a huge help.

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  38. How did I miss this? Prayers and comforting thoughts are being sent your way, not just from me but from so many of us. I love the picture of you and your mum with Brady. How special! I am so sorry to hear of your loss and the pain you are dealing with. I know from reading your blog that you and your mum were very close, hoping you will treasure your memories of her and heal with time.

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  39. Thank you so much for sharing your mother with us. I'm very sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))

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  40. Sandra, I'm so sorry about your Mum passing away. I hope that you and all your family will find that grief softens with time and that your cherished memories grow stronger.
    That's a beautiful photo of you, your Mum, and baby Brady.

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