Sunday, August 21, 2011

Some Thoughts About Good Friends

Ok! so today I'm going to be a serious.  I want to talk about one of the biggest lessons I have gotten from running a quilt shop.  Lots of people might think that it's all  about quilting.  Yes, some of it is.  Ordering fabric, setting up classes, finding the latest patterns cutting and ringing up the money, paying the bills, etc.  Yes. It's all of that and much more.  But, today if you asked me what the best thing I have gotten out of it.  I would tell you FRIENDSHIPS. I have met and had the opportunity to be around and laugh with some of the kindest, most generous  people in the world.  And, every once in a while one of them becomes a really dear friend.  One that really knows me and likes me no matter what.  
I lost one of those dear friends this weekend.    
My dear friend Kathy Smith passed away on Friday evening.  I cannot express how much I will miss her wonderful, funny, graceful, gentle, goofy friendship. 
I know she has made a big mark on my life and Aunt Mary's really would definitely not be the place it is now if she had not been here for me.  
So, the next time your with your friends (sisters) I hope you will take just a minute to look at them and cherish the time you have had. I think they are some real angels.  I'm pretty sure Kathy will have them giggling up there.   


Donna H. said...

You are so right about the amazing friends we've made through quilting. Without my wonderful quilting friends I wouldn't have made it through some tough times. We are all sisters!! We should be sure to tell each one that they are loved. I love you Carrol!!

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Mary Lou Weidman said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Kathy passed away. She was fun, funny and she did great imaginative things. I remember when she took a pattern for a worm and she pieced her renition (darling) and wore it as a headband. She was so nice too. She will be missed. Please tell her family what a neat person we thought she was.

Cher said...

The passing of such a dear, fun friend saddens me beyond words. For those whose lives she touched we were truly blessed. Love, hugs and heartfelt sympathy to those who have lost this special friend.