Monday, June 14, 2010

late night post

I have finally put together a piece that has been on my sewing room wall for some time. It even has a title. Tonight I opened a new package of batting - the Mountain Mist fusible White Gold (100%cotton) that I love to use.  Tomorrow I need to cut and layer it so I can stitch sometime in the next few weeks.  Not yet - I have too many other things I must finish working on.  But I feel a sense of satisfaction at having gotten to this stage - against all odds.

Jessica, Tommy, and Miss Emma flew to Milwaukee Friday night because Tommy's sister Tania, who has been bravely battling colon cancer for about 2 years, had taken a turn for the worse.  She was too ill to travel to NY when Emma was born and has been devouring the Facebook pix and videos, saying she couldn't wait to see Emma.

Friday night, she finally got to hold her new little neice,kiss her, and  tell her she loved her. By Saturday night, she was gone. I honestly believe she waited for Emma.  Rest in peace, Tania.

8 comments:

Beverly said...

Amazing, I have seen that also. I'm glad Jessica, Tommy and Emma got to go to say good-bye.

Can't wait to see what you are working on, it seems like family stuff is keeping you plenty busy. Take care--

Gerrie said...

What a lovely, yet sad event. Sorry for the family's loss, but how nice that Emma is there to fill their hearts with promise.

Are you going to show us your new piece or is it for something that requires secrecy?

Approachable Art said...

Oh, poor Tommy, so sad, Rayna. My condolences to all of you, and especially to little Emma, who won't get to know her aunt personally.

katherinesands said...

So sad, Rayna, but I'm glad she got to hold little Emma before she left. My condolences to your family.

Rayna said...

Thank you, all. As a colon cancer survivor (so far) I find this loss especially difficult.

queenopearls said...

Rayna, I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. Tania sounds like such a sweet soul and it does my heart good to know she was able to hold and see Emma. I can only imagine you, as a survivor, understand better than most what Tania went through.

My love and hugs to you all.

~ Christina

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

My condolences to Tommy, his family, you and your family. May Tania rest in peace, knock on wood.

Rosemary@semo.net said...

Condolences and hugs sent your way.