Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Bitter Sweet Christmas

Happy Holidays to all my followers and the people that just stop by to take a peek.
This year has been a real trial for me, the long hours and bad weather has really taken a toll on me, wow what a year I do hope for a better 2015.
My hopes are to do more stitching,  have a huge garden,  get loads of sun (whenever it appears) excercise more,   ride my bike, spend more time with Family and Friends.
I donot make new year resolutions only because I break them.
I have had very little time to stitch, I hope that changes, I have so many things kitted up even the repair of a quilt my Husbands GrandMother made, simple squares with yarn ties, had to take this apart and am working on taking out the worn pieces and replacing them, what a job, ripping is not fun.

I did manage to get my Just Another Button Co. Turtle put together this week, he is adorable and so small.

I was looking for a cookie press and found a ginger bread boy press, I love to make pressed cookies and this one will be perfect added to my collection, found him at a second hand store, I really scored this time.

I want to tell you about a very special Lady, her name is Donna Faye, she is a lady I know from church, the first time I met her she was a force to be seen, very vocal and knew what she wanted and did get it, I love this lady, sadly a few years ago she became ill, had suffered so much but gave this illness a run for its money.
Donna Faye was just a little bit of a thing, she was so tiny I called her little girl, she loved it, Donna Faye was 82 when she went to be with our Lord before Christmas this year, I am going to miss her so much, my heart hurts.
She helped me with the Christ Child Luncheon every year, she was so cute, and knew what had to be done to get the sales we wanted.
Donna had three children, 7 grandchildren and a wonderful Husband which she was married to for 58 years.
Thay owned a hardware store in Annandale for many many years which is still my go to store for washer, dryer and any other large appliance I need, they beat everyones prices and they deliver.

Donna loved to garden, knit, crochet, play cards and many other things that interested her, she organized the Red Cross Blood Mobile since 1960 what a lady, her daughter Val helped her with this great events she will be greatly missed.

The reason I am writing this is to pay tribute to a beautiful wonderful Lady.
I will miss you little girl.

I hope everyone has had a geat week, please pray for the people lost in the ferry fire and the downed plan in Asia.





Carol said...

Donna sounds like a very special friend, Catherine--I'm so sorry for your loss. It hurts so much especially right before Christmas.

I love your sweet turtle--hadn't seen that before! Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2015...

Debs said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Best wishes that 2015 is everything you ask for. I too can not wait for the turn of the year as this one has been a trying one for me also. Love the turtle so cute.

Preeti said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.
Your turtle is very cute and the cookie cutter looks interesting. Happy new year to you and your family :)

butterfly said...

Such A sweet post Donna sounds like she was a lovely person. You were blessed to have know her.
Lovely turtleso sweet hugs.

Marilyn said...

Your Turtle is sooooooo cute!
Sorry to hear about your friend.

Chris said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Donna sounds like an amazing lady.
I am hoping for wonderful things for you in 2015. I hope that the job isn't as demanding and you have more time to do all those things that bring you joy! I am wishing for the same.

Kimmie said...

Happy New Year!!! Hoping for better weather for both of us this year! And I hope you get to do all of your wonderful fun things!!!

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Sounds like you have tons of good memories.

Anonymous said...

Hello Catherine

I love your little turtle and cookie press, so cute!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Donna sounds like a lovely lady and good friend.
I hope you have a very good and peaceful 2015 x

Vickie said...

What a blessing Donna was. I am glad you knew her.

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet friend Catherine. Many prayers for you and her family. Hugs to you.