Monday, May 2, 2011


Some of you know Sandy(no blog) from her sweet comments on your blog. Some of you know her from her sweet emails encouraging you on. She had the ability to love others and to make one feel special. What a true friend and blessing she was in my life.

She passed away on April 29th.

I have been out of town for a week, was suppose to be gone longer. All my post last week were preposted. Sorry for the second post today.

Sandy was on my mind alot while I was gone and so it was not a shock to find that she had passed away when I got home this morning.

I am so grateful to have known her....we had planned several times to meet but the day I was to go over was the day she became really ill.

Wish I had a picture.

When I am dead, my dearest
by Christina Rossetti

When I am dead, my dearest,
  Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
  Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
  With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
  And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
  I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
  Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
  That doth not rise nor set,
Haply* I may remember,
  And haply may forget


swooze said...

Did she have a blog? I am not sure I knew her. Hugs to you.

Debi said...

So sorry for the loss of Sandy. Keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers.

JustCindy said...

So sorry to hear about Sandy.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh so sad to hear. Prayers are on the way. Thank you for letting us know.

Toni said...

Barb, I'm sorry for your loss. Her family and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Yvette said...

I am also sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers for her family.

Cyndi said...

You and I will most definitely miss a wonderful friend...she was so special. But she brought us together as friends, and we will hold that in our hearts and remember!



Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry, Barb. I do not think that I knew her, but the loss to her friends is great.

Vicki ♥ said...

I am sorry to hear of Sandys passing. She will be in my prayers as will her family. Always sad to loose a special friend. Hugs Vicki

Gene Black said...

Hmm... I have received comments from a very nice "Sandy" - I wonder if it is the same person. Did her email start with "mini" ?

Julia said...

So sad heart goes out to her family and friends..
What a shame there's no blog we can go back to and remember her by...
I'm sure she will be very much missed..
Julia ♥

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I've been out of town too, and just catching up on my blog reading.


Am really sad to hear of your losing a good friend, life is so hard sometimes!!
my thoughts and prayers are with you and her family and friends.
Hugs, Di

JJ said...

So sad to hear about that.

Joanna said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sandy. I will keep her and her loved ones in my prayers. You posted a lovely poem.

Linda said...

I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I know you will miss her alot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

quiltmom said...

Sending you warm thoughts and sincere condolences in the passing of Sandy. I am sure she knew how much you valued her friendship and caring. She left this world a better place.
My sincere condolences to her family and friends,
Warmest regards,

SewCalGal said...

Very sweet post. I am truly sorry about Sandy. I had hoped for her to recovery. I'm sure she valued your friendship very much.



Barb said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.
I love that poem, thanks for sharing with us today.

Barbara said...

Sad news. Thoughts and prayers...

hetty said...

So Sorry to hear of your sad loss. Thanks for sharing that wonderful poem.

Vintage Sandy said... sorry to hear of your friends passing what a beautiful poem and thanks for your sweet comment!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Will definitely miss her and her wonderful emails. I have a picture of her if you would like me to send you a copy. Great one of her with her accuquilt go!

Kim D. said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Sandy.

Susan In Texas said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sandy. I hope she lived to a ripe old age. If my guild is representative, quilting is an aid to longevity.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Wendy said...

I too had several very nice and encouraging emails from a "Sandy" but am not sure it is one and the same ... however, either way I thank you for your post and send thoughts and prayers for Sandy's family and friends for losing someone so kind.... until we meet again.

Mary L. said...

I'm so sorry, Barb. Friends are hard to loose.

Sheila said...

I am so sorry for the loss of a great friend , a friend who obviously touched many lives ,I wish I would have known her . My thoughts and prayers are with you as well as Sandy's family. Sheila

Regina said...

:( Prayers and hugs going out to her loved ones.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

So sorry to hear about Sandy. :( April was such a sad month.
xx, shell