Friday, June 5, 2015

goodbye sweet friend

Yesterday our Crafty Tuesday group suffered a huge loss. Our dear friend Raquel, who has been a Crafty Tuesday girl nearly from the beginning almost three years ago, passed away following surgery to repair a broken leg. I was devastated when I learned this.

Raquel lived her life with passion and purpose. Whatever she did, whether it was quilting, scrapbooking, weight loss, Zumba or Roller Derby, she did it with her whole heart and all of her energy. She loved her husband and her children deeply. And her friends. We will miss her terribly.

A couple of years ago, Raquel brought me back a bundle of fat quarters from her native Hawaii. I used the beautiful Hawaiian prints to make a postcard quilt which hangs in my studio. From now on I will think fondly of my friend whenever I see it.

Hug your friends and tell them that you love them. I will miss you Raquel. You were a blessing to me.

12 comments:

Morgan James said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs!

barbara woods said...

so sorry Praying

Melissa said...

So hard to believe she's gone! I just saw her a few weeks ago when I stopped by Scrappin' Goodtime - she had asked Susie if I would be in while she was scrapping that weekend. Susie said she didn't think so, but it happened that I stopped in and got to visit with Raquel a few minutes. That photo of her was taken at my birthday party & I use the tote she gave me that day (full of scrapping supplies) all the time.

Hugs to you, my friend - you are special to me!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very sad! I lost by BFF 10 years ago and I still miss her so much. Sending hugs to you.

Sally said...

So very sorry for your loss! (((Hugs)))

Chantal said...

Oh my goodness Ellyn! This is just so very sad indeed! I didn't know her as a friend but I recognize her from working in the quilt stores. Condolences to you and her family and friends.

Debbie said...

Oh what a tremendous loss! I am so so sorry!!

boopnut said...

So sorry for your loss! What a wonderful memory though with the quilt. Hugs!
Deb

Kristin said...

How awful!! I'm very sorry for your loss.

prsd4tim2 said...

So very sad. Hugs!

Maria said...

Oh how awful! Such a sad loss. Good to have that quilt as a loving memory of your dear friend Ellyn. Lots of hugs XX

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

So sorry for your loss. How awful! Hugs. <3 <3 <3