Friday, September 26, 2014

Sadness in September

My in class sample from last week's class
Last week I posted about the Utah Quilt Guild's annual Quilt Fest. I realized this week that I did not take any photos at the quilt show or in my Saturday class.  I was a bit distracted all week. I was able to get my bags unpacked. I moved my class sample from the portable design wall onto the wall in my sewing room. I am trying to sew a few pieces in between other things.

By Florence Evans
Every year at the Fest there is a Mini Quilt raffle. I always donate a mini quilt to this event. I have always bought tickets, but have only won once, way back in about 1997 or 98.  I won a mini quilt!!!  Made by my good friend and co-teacher Florence!  

The reason that I was distracted last week is that my Father-in-law was in the hospital. On Saturday my husband got a call and he flew out there the next morning. He was able to spend some time with his Father before he died peacefully on Tuesday. It is sad for me, Dave was a wonderful guy. I remember the first time I met him in 1979. Sweetie had brought me out for a visit to meet the family. I was surprised to see Dave helping out in the kitchen, it was something my Dad didn't do in those days. We sat down to dinner and there was a green salad. Offered at the table was Dave's Special dressing. As Ranch dressing (which I loved) had just came on the scene, I pouring a generous helping over my salad. Imagine my surprise to find out when I took the first bite that it was HORSERADISH dressing! I can still feel the tears in my eyes. 

Dave loved to garden. The vegetables were always so lovely and delicious. The flowers were beautiful. The backyard was peaceful. A great loss to our family.

This is my off the wall post for this week.


  1. I'm sorry for your loss - it sounds like you have lovely memories of your father-in-law.


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