My bee group has been together for more years than I can remember. There are lots of reasons why, but mostly, because we support one another. Sure we get together for lunch once a month, and sometimes we even stitch something. But mostly, we are THERE for each other.
We have celebrated grand babies, said goodbye to beloved husbands, had more surgeries than we care to count, and cheered on each others's successes as well as waved sad goodbyes to members that have moved away (winking at you Joanne and Ruth!) We love each other. And that's why it's been so hard when we lost our very sweet and uniquely special member, Patsy, that we have been so deliberate in keeping her spirit with us.
This month we stuffed goody bags filled with her quilting treasures for distribution at our guild Christmas party next month. We love keeping her generous spirit moving and passing her things (that she was wildly creative with) on to all of her friends! I like to think she approves and is pleased, though she would never want us to make a fuss about it.
We also enjoyed some moments in Mary Ruth's gorgeous garden to take photos of some quilts. This one is a quilt top that was Patsy's. Mary Ruth finished it for a charity donation quilt. Some person is going to feel so loved by these frogs. That would definitely make Patsy smile!
Aren't quilting friends the very best?