Wednesday, 7 January 2009


This was my sister Debbie at the end of October 2008, just following her 46th birthday. Around the 10th of December, she learned she had stomach or pancreatic cancer. She passed away on the 30th December. What a shock. I am glad I got to go back to Maine to see her.

Debbie wanted the word spread that everyone should reconsider the amount of soft drink/pop/soda/coke they drink. Drink water instead if you can. It may make a difference in your health down the line.

Debbie also liked to sew and do crafty things. Here is an example of a bit of her wit. It was a post it on another sister's fridge, so I took a photo. Maybe i will do it in textiles just for the memory.
And now to catch up on all the things I meant to do over the Christmas holiday I never had.

These are the lovely flowers my husband bought to welcome me home.


Amy in Austin said...

Oh Sandy, I am so sorry that you lost your sister. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Amy

Kathleen C. said...

Oh! So fast, and so unexpected... my sympathies for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
And "Door Henge"... she was a very funny woman. I love the idea of capturing that in textiles...

Sandy said...

Thanks for the thoughts and messages. It means alot. Deb was so different by the time she went, I thought I would put something up as I remember her. That photo was when she was "well" in late October.

It really makes you think twice about those niggly things you put to the back of your mind so you can just get on with it. They don't always just go away if you forget about them.