Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Last Sunday my mom phoned us up to let us know that my sister-in-law's brother died in a car accident. The tyre burst, the car rolled, he fell out(not wearing his safety belt) and they think the car rolled over him and he died...only 37 years old...his girlfriend survived the accident with only a few bruises....also not wearing a safety belt. So tragic, unexpected and severely final... nothing one can do or say to turn back time.....

Saturday we went to his memorial service and this beautiful quilt was behind the pulpit! It inspired me tremendously to make one for our church. Well, it might take me 5 years(since handwork is NOT my strongest point!) but I can do it! After my exhibition last year @ church we decided anyway our church needs some color... so this might be a good start!!

When someone dies, and you have the assurance that the deceased was a believer in Christ, at least one has the peace of eternal life in heaven for that person...which is way better!♥

Anyway, sewing wise I was busy with a special project: I finally plucked up all my courage and started presenting workshops this year. So I also thought of sewing a little ironing board, pin cushion and thread catcher for each student to use, so class could just be a bit more streamlined! Finally done, so relieved! Now I can do all those mundane jobs of hemming a pants, fixing a zipper etc AND THEN get on with something fun for myself!

Today is Valentine's Day, and this morning I read the most precious piece of Scripture @ http://odb.org/ Our Daily Bread! Let someone know they are special to you!

Have a blesssed day


  1. Hello Sandy,

    What a tragedy, my condoleances for you and your family.
    The quilt is beautiful and that workshop lloks like great fun to me! Pity I'm not living nearby ...
    Have a nice day!!! Groetjes, Carolien

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a huge comfort to know someone we love is with Jesus and we can grieve with hope in seeing them again.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Take time to mourn, it is the most important thing you can do to recover.
    Lovely quilt, and definitely an inspiration!

  4. Thank you for the beautiful condolences!!Love from South Africa♥

  5. Sorry to hear about your family's loss. What wonderful things to make for your workshop!
    Quilting by the River

  6. Sandy, take care and draw your strength from our Lord Jesus!The supply is never ending.

  7. Thank you very much!! Knowning the Lord is a blessing!!♥