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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Catching Up.....

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!!!!  

Unfortunately, the occasion was a very sad one at our household, which I'll tell you a little more about later in the post.  This morning, I'm just popping in quickly to catch up a little on sharing with you a few stitchy things that are going on around here!

Earlier in the week I found a little time to start on my PINK Hootie for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. All her feathers are now fused to the background and ready to be stitched down!


And here she is with her older brother in BLUE ....


They are both waiting for their third litte sibling in this row, so they can finally have a nice brown branch to rest upon :)  These are such fun little blocks - I can hardly wait until the next color!!!

The March Bertie's Year arrived this week too!


I'm not sure that I really care for the borders on this one.  I may change them to something else - perhaps it may be just a little too stark for me in that bold yellow?  But then again, it may grow on me - it does go along with the "bee" theme very well :)  However, I DO love Bertie with her bee hood and that precious little bee buzzing happily around it's hive, not to mention the subtle, clever addition of shamrocks ♥  I'll be working on this a little today and linking up with Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching party :)

So for some sad sharing .....  the reason I've been absent from the blog the past few days is because we lost a wonderful part of our family on Wednesday.



My father-in-law, George, passed away after a very brave battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  It was a tough time for my sweet husband and his family!  George was a lovely man and a beloved father and grandfather - he will be missed so very, very much!!!

He accepted me into his family from the first moment he met me, and I appreciated that gift more than he could ever know.



Most of all, I appreciate the way he taught my husband how to be a father.  Not every man is a gifted father, but my husband definitely is, and I know that gift was acquired by his father's example ♥  I look forward to seeing George's lovely smile again one day!


Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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46 comments:

  1. " way he taught my husband how to be a father"
    That is the most touching eulogy. I'm sorry for your loss.
    LeeAnna
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  3. So sorry for your loss! Sounds like he was a wonderful man. I found comfort in my stitching when my FIL passed a couple of years ago. Hope you can too!

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss... He sounds like someone who will be missed. T&P to you and your family...

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  5. Teresa, I was so saddened to hear about your father-in-law. You and Don and the whole family are in my thoughts. Stay strong.

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  6. Teresa, I was so saddened to hear about your father-in-law. You and Don and the whole family are in my thoughts. Stay strong.

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  7. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you, your husband and the rest of your family.

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  8. Sorry to learn of the loss of Don's father. Thinking of you both with warm and loving thoughts! Love, Norma. ❤️❤️

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss Teresa. Your Father-in-law sounds like he was a very special person. Prayers and good thoughts for all of you during this sad time.

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  10. Great owls. Sorry your family has lost a good man.

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  11. praying for comfort for your family

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

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  13. Teresa, please give Don a warm loving Hug for me! I know how much he loved and admired his Father! Tell him for me I am praying for love and strength for him and his family. I love you guys and I know this is so hard to lose a parent you are so close to and love so much. {{Hugs}}
    Lynnie Lou

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  14. My sincerest condolences to you and your family Teresa! It is hard to find families these days that are proud to be a part of their inherited family when they get married. It is obvious you were a daughter from the very first meeting. What a blessed hope you will be able to see your father in law again one day! Your owls are too cute!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you get some joy from your stitching!

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  16. Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you get some joy from your stitching!

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  17. So sorry for your loss he looks like he was a wonderful person

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  18. Many blessings to you and your family.

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  19. Thinking of you and your family, Teresa. Sending hugs also. I love your owls; they are really cute!

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  20. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. What a sweet tribute!

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  21. So sorry for your loss. Prayers a plenty for your family.

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  22. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  23. I'm sorry to hear about the death of your father-in-law.
    Love your owls.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts this week.

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  24. I am so sorry, Teresa. I know that the wonderful memories you have of him will help you in the most difficult times. You will all be in my prayers.

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  25. God Bless you, your husband and family as you grieve the loss of a special loved one... may the Lord continue to hold you in the palm of his hand as you mourn with each other. Love and prayers, always.

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  26. Such a lovely tribute to your father in law, Teresa. He certainly sounds like a very special man xx

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  27. So sorry to hear about your FIL. Your words are lovely and your husband was blessed to have such a great father to inspire him. You and your husband are in my prayers.

    Your owls are just too cute.

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  28. Teresa, your words are so telling about a very wonderful man! My prayers are with you, Don and your family during this very difficult time. George was obviously a rare, special man and he blessed his family in many ways.

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  29. So sorry for your family's loss this week. It sounds like you were very lucky to have him in your life.
    My daughter LOVES the owl. Your new project is cute - maybe a honeycomb type yellow print for the outer border with a black binding?

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  30. Such a loss for your family and the world to lose a loving man who was a good father. They are few and far between. Sending you hugs
    PS I agree about the Bertie border this month!

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  31. How fortunate you were to have a Father in Law such as him. He sounds like a wonderful man, who by example showed your Dear husband how to be a father and husband. Prayers for your family at the loss.

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  32. So sorry for your loss - will be thinking of you!

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  33. So sorry for your loss, Teresa. We lost Mike's father nearly 20 years ago, and I have very fond memories of him. I'm hoping the passage of time will bring you peace with your memories of him. Your little owls are adorable. I like that you have them looking in different directions.

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  34. So sorry about losing your father in law. I lost my father a few years ago, but, we've been lucky to still have the rest of our parents.

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  35. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father-in-law, it's an awful time.
    I have to say that I absolutely adore your gorgeous owls. Owls are my very favourite bird so what a joy to see yours.

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  36. So sorry for your loss. I do love pink Hootie though, she is such a sweetie.

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  37. I am so sorry that you lost your father in law. It is always hard to lose family but fortunatly our good memories of them can help.

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  38. Teresa please accept my condolences on the loss of your sweet father-in-law. May God give you His strength as you make this journey. blessings, marlene

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  39. Prayers and sympathy for you and your husband and all of George's family. Know that he is in heaven watching over you now. Keep the memories close and it will help in a little while. Deep sympathy, Teresa.

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  40. I am sorry for your loss Teresa, he sounds like he was a wonderful person. Your pink owl is too cute!

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  41. I'm so sorry for the loss of your FIL and my deepest sympathy to Don. (Between 1985 and 2007 we have lost all our parents and I don't think a day has gone by that of one or more of them hasn't come to mind.) Good people stay in your heart forever and it is a comfort to know that we will be with them again. What a wonderful compliment to him that you can say he was a life lesson of how to be a dad. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  42. Teresa, I am sooooo very sorry for your loss.

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  43. Cute owls.

    And so sorry to hear about your FIL. What a sweet tribute.

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  44. I continue to be in love with your owls!!!

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