Monday, September 21, 2015

Beyond Sadness

I usually keep my personal life away from my blog, mainly because my blog started as a place to get away from the stresses I was facing at that time.
It has been a place of peace for me.
But something little brother had an accident and fell, landing on his skull and fracturing it. The resulting brain damage was severe. After 5 weeks he passed away. As his big sister it was always my responsibility (at least I felt so) to protect him, but I couldn't protect him from this. I could not have asked for a better brother. Although distance kept us apart I never felt he was that far away. He was creative and giving and sarcastic and wonderful. He was only 47 when he passed away. 
A picture from long ago... and a favorite for both of us.

He was always the biggest supporter of my blog. He would often email me little comments and sometimes would ask if what I was making was for him. Knowing that he will never again read my blog or comment on it breaks my heart beyond words.
A picture from just a year ago at my wedding. It was a happy day.
It is time for me to start healing and I know that my quilting and keeping my blog updated will help me get through this.  
So it is time to get quilting and blogging again...
so back to my sewing room I go.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your brother. May you find the peace to get through this time of sorrow. I am thankful that you do have this blog and your crafts to help you have a happy place. May God Bless you.

  2. Ann, may you go forward again finding this blog a place of comfort. Know that he is in a great place, looking out for you and loving you always. Your own personal angel! Thinking of you often, which brought me here today to offer you words of support. Pauline.