Sunday, October 04, 2009

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Joy and sorrow have taken their measure this week. First our sorrow at the passing of my husband's 51 year old sister, Liz Armbruster, of Simpsonville, SC. It was a shock to all of us. She suffered a brain aneurysm and quickly left us. She and her husband had six children, two are seniors in high school, two in college, two working and not living at home. We are suffering from the shock of it, as she seemed to be in perfect health. You just never know, and that is the truth. I won't dwell on this, as you don't know her, but there is no shortage of reminders to cherish each day and love those around you. When this type of shock comes into my life I am like a mother hen and I want to gather my chicks around me, for their sake or my own I do not know.

Now for our regularly scheduled program before I share the good news.
Saturday night I took a class for this quilt,
Western Sun. I signed up for it three weeks ago, and at the time I thought, "what are you thinking?" (Do you ever think, "what are you thinking?"?) The class was from 6:00 to midnight. I figured I would leave early, but wouldn't you know it, there was a magnetic pull to my sewing machine, perhaps brought on by the Western Sun as it dropped out of sight. I stayed till midnight and really enjoyed working of this project, as well as visiting with everyone.

I first saw this design in Barbara Brackman's book,
Butternut and Blue. I loved it! I always hoped to make it one day. That is why, when it was offered as a class, I jumped at the chance. Well I ask you, could you have resisted?
Above is our delightful teacher, Sue Troyan. Sue teaches lots of different classes and is always a hit. She works magic with reproduction fabrics, and this quilt surely demonstrates that. Sue also has unlimited skills and techniques up her sleeve and energetically shares them in class.

So now you see I have succumbed once again to diving into another project. If you ask how many I have in the works I could not honestly tell you. But this one I could not resist, and if I could I would sew madly on it for a couple weeks, BUT, I have other news!

My darling granddaughter Becky, (remember Becky who stayed with us last summer?) is getting married Saturday, October 10, in the L.D.S. Mt. Timpanogos Temple in
American Fork, Utah. I am leaving tomorrow, flying into the Western Sun, for Utah! We are all in a tizzy getting everything lined up for the big event.

So I am ending this post on a happy note. We live, we love and hopefully we find happiness and share it with those we encounter along the way. I will be back in a week or so with photos!






119 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm sorry for you family's loss.

The quilt project is beautiful. Glad you enjoyed the class.

Sue said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law. Yes, at times like this I want to do as you and gather my loved ones close. That is just way too young to pass on. I too, cherish every day as though it were my last...because our lives 'are but a vapor' and we really don't know when we will take our last breath. I will keep you in my prayers this coming week.

Your quilt is just beautiful and I have the Butternut and Blue book and want to make a ton of things out of that book! I love anything Barbara Brackman.

Have a safe trip to the wedding!
Blessings

Yvonne said...

So very sorry to hear about your SIL, Marcie.....thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

I love your quilt....glad you enjoyed the class.

Have a wonderful trip to Becky's wedding. Hope the day is everything she dreamed and more. Take care and Enjoy.

onlymehere said...

Marcie, I'm in Utah too and that's such a beautiful temple! What a wonderful time for you and your family. I'm so sorry about your husband's sister though. She's not much older than me. I would have jumped at the chance to take this class! I love the fabrics you've chosen and the pattern. Have a great time at the wedding! Cindy

Terry said...

I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your sister. We are in the midst of a family crisis at the moment but luckily all will be well in time.

Oh a happier note...that quilt is beautiful! :0)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

First, know you travel for the wedding bearing my heartfelt sympathy for the untimely loss of your precious sister in law. What a shock and tragic turn of events for your family, I am truly sorry to learn of this tragedy.

I wish the Beckster all the best, enough love and happiness to last a lifetime. Enjoy, and of course, we demand pictures! Don't disappoint us, Marice!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I mean, Marcie, sorry.

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Oh, Marcie! Sunshine and shadows, indeed! So many of us understand that challenging interplay between the light and the dark passages of life. Blessings to all of you. Congratulations to the lovely grandaughter and her husband to be and deepest, deepest sympathy at the loss you all feel.

Ariane said...

I'm very sorry for your loss! It's always difficult when we loose loved ones. But the quilt you are making is wonderful. I just love those reproduction fabrics. The pattern is amazing. So much piecing. Definitely worth the class. Have a great time at the wedding. Thanks for sharing.

paulette said...

I was so sorry to hear about your sister-in-laws sudden passing. My heart goes out to her husband and children.
Have a wonderful time at the wedding. Life goes on...
Take care!
Paulette

sewprimitive karen said...

What a terrible shock for her husband and children. You just go along with day to day routine and don't expect to lose somebody without warning.

Hope Becky has the wedding of her dreams; she certainly will have an enormous family around her, so how can it miss?!

Love that pattern, no wonder you couldn't resist it.

Carol said...

Marcie I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I'm the very same way, something happens, I want everyone home under my wing.
What a wonderful post...truly the circle of life.
I love your Western Sun quilt...I've loved that one since the book came out, but the circles scared me. Can't wait to watch yours grow.

Screen Door said...

My heart goes out to your family--- so sorry for your loss. I always tell my family-- never leave angry or hurt. Life turns on a dime. It's hard, Moms are tough to lose. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Karen said...

Such sadness to have a family member pass away so suddenly. And with children still at home.
I made the Western Sun quilt a couple years ago. Isn't it neat how it is a star block to start with before the circle is appliqued on!

Carin said...

Wow 51 is so young! I am sorry, prayers from here to your family.

I LOVE that Western Sun pattern it is beautiful, I often say what was I thinking when I do new quilt projects lol!

Marcie, I wish I had better weather her for you in Utah, I hope the rain clears and you have some lovely fall weather while you are here. If you down in Utah county (American Fork area) pop on down to Springville (just South of Provo) and go to Corn Wagon Quilt they have some WONDERFUL stuff.

HUGS Carin

Darcie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Liz's family. Life is so very precious, isn't it.

What wonderful news about Becky! Enjoy your time in Utah celebrating with all of your loved ones, Marcie! Safe travels to you.

Lisa said...

Grandma -

I am seeing you in couple days!
I AM SUPER EXCITED.
CAN't WAIT!

Classes are mean to me.
Can I have a hug?

I love you,
see you real soon!

xoxo,
Lisa

*karendianne. said...

Gosh Marcie, I'm so sorry this happened. What a tragedy. To leave behind her children, too... uh that's so painfully sad.

And no, I couldn't have resisted this quilt. It's completely amazing. Almost love it as much as Indian Paintbrush. hee!

My and blessings of Becky's wedding bring you all rejuvenation and love and hope for the future.

Warmly, *karendianne.

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

So sorry about your family's loss amid the joy of your granddaughter's wedding. Prayers and best wishes coming your way ...

Colleen said...

So sorry Marcie. That is such a tragic loss.

I am glad you enjoyed that class. It sounded like lots of fun :o) Take care of yourself!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love that western sun quilt - I would have taken the class too! Sorry to hear about your sil - I had a terrible loss this week too. I'm still kind of in shock although had a week warning, but still.

Jeanne said...

Marcie, I'm so sorry to hear about the sudden death of your sister-in-law. Sending hugs and will keep you and family in my prayers.

Libby said...

I'm so sad to learn of your sudden loss. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts - not only for help with your sadness, but also for the joy will be experiencing at Becky's wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple *S*

Nana B said...

Marcie, and Mike, prayers are with you from so many, such a difficult time. I totally understand the shock and how hard it is, my sister died at 50. God helps those left behind get through the grief with good memories.
Tell me, are those circles appliqued on? I love that pattern, Flying Geese and stars are 2 favorites, but of course if I make it it will be in batiks. Isn't it great we all like different finishes on things but love the same process by which it is done.
See you soon!!!!

Janet said...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your sister-in-law.
I love your Western Sun quilt so far - what a great pattern - it sounds like it was a fun class.
Have a joyful time at the wedding!

Janet said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news but happy for your Grandaughter's upcoming wedding. The quilt is a real stunner, so glad you enjoyed the class.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. We lost my grandmother to a brain aneurysm and the grief and shock are like nothing else.

Beautiful quilt to be working on...a very unusual pattern. I can see why you were drawn to it.

Rose Marie said...

What an up and down turn of events ..... sad news is always hard to bear .... so very sorry to hear about yours.

Weddings are times to celebrate love, family and life ... have a great time!

julieQ said...

What a shock for all, and I am so sorry, Marcie. Thank you for the gentle reminder to treasure every minute.

Karen said...

Marcie, I'm sorry to hear of your loss and sadness. I'm sure it was nice to have your family together for a joyous occasion of the wedding - congrats! So is this your quilt in the pictures?? It sure looks like fun!
Karen

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