Monday, August 3, 2020

Stitching soothes the soul and mends the heart!

This past week I lost my mother.
She passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 89.
It is a blessing.
This whole CoVid thing had profoundly changed her life.
She was a very social person, who loved people, travel and dancing.
She was literally locked down in her independent living apartment
in California,
 frightened, lonely and depressed.
I was supposed to go visit her right when all the closures occurred.
I will miss my mom...
especially her love of laughter.

I got the news while camping just outside Silverton, CO.,
where we had taken an OHV road 
to this stunning lake at 12,000 ft.
The wildflowers were amazing!!
Whenever I am feeling blue, 
I reach over and give one of those two beautiful children a big hug!

We are back at the cabin now and I have lots of  work to do as executor of her estate,
 but I calm my mind with my stitching.
My progress on my River Rock Pouch,
designed by Ariane Zurcher.
Making it my own!
For me, a pattern is just a suggestion. 

Mothers hold their children's hands for a while,
but their hearts forever.


  1. my sincere words can soothe the overwhelming grief i'm sure...

  2. So sorry to hear about your lost. Send prayers your way to help you along this difficult path you now must travel. Blessings. ♥

  3. Oh, Cheryl, my sympathies for your loss. So hard to lose your Mom, and under these conditions it is magnified. For her sake, it was a blessing to go in such a peaceful manner.
    You are in such a beautiful setting.
    We are lucky to have our passion for fiber arts to help a bit to sooth us in stressful times.

  4. I am so very sorry about your mom...horrid virus!!! I was born very near Silverton, and know right where you were!

  5. Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Just keep stitching and hugging those sweet little girls.

  6. Sorry to read of the sad news. I know it is never easy to loose a parent. Sending lots of big hugs.

  7. We are never prepared for the passing of our mothers. The blessing here is that she died peacefully in her sleep rather than from the awful effects of the corona virus. I wasn’t able to be with my mother at her passing either, and it took a long time to get over that. Big hugs to you in this sorrowful time.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. Dear Cheryl, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I wasn’t able to be with my Mom when she passed either, and I think that makes it a little harder. Take good care of yourself and keep up all the wonderful stitching that you create. Much love, Kathy

  10. So sorry for your sorrows. I hope your stitching brings you comfort and peace and helps you remember all those wonderful memories with your mom with each stitch you take. Hugs to you and yours.

  11. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother.
    Hubby and I agree if our parents were alive it would be really hard on them.

  12. Sorry to hear of your loss. May your precious memories, faith and time ease your pain.


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