Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sewing through the blues...and reds...and greens...

In Memory of Mildred Louise Schell Yielding
November 7, 1928 - February 20, 2012


I apologize for being out of communication and the "no-show" posting.  I owe many of you replies to your nice comments and emails.  My Mom just passed away after a long decline.  She is at peace now.  Thank you to everyone who sent good vibes and sentiments in my direction.  I am in dire need of some serious fabric therapy now that I am home from Alabama, and I intend to lose myself in the quilt cave.  

There is some mindless fabric manipulation in my immediate future...I think I need to pull out Mom's pale green Singer Featherweight, and put it through a work out...


Thank you,
Teresa


47 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, Teresa. And spending some time on your Mom's machine will probably do you a lot of good right now. A very nice way to remember her, and think of all the good times.

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  2. Teresa I am so sorry to hear the news of your mother. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  3. I too send kind thoughts in the loss of your mother.

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  4. Sending you hugs from across the seas. Gorgeous photo of your mum-quite something for a woman of that era to have a degree. She must've been one amazing woman.

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  5. Sincere condolences for your loss and many gentle hugs.

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  6. Sending you lots of hugs and good thoughts...I'm with you, I lost my mom on the 19th...she'll be right there with you as you stitch away on her Featherweight. Take care.

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  7. Sincere condolences, Theresa.

    Sewing with your Mum's Featherweight sounds like a great idea. Fabric and sewing are very therapeutic.

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  8. Very sorry to read the news. Sew on!

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  9. So sorry about the loss of your mother. Please never apologize for doing the right thing. Attending to the things that happen just before and after a death are totally consuming both physically and emotionally.

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  10. Very sorry to hear of your loss--fabric therapy does help. I made a "remembrance" wall quilt (which is hanging over my piano)the year after my Dad passed away and it calls him back to my mind each time I sit down to play. Sincerely wishing you only the best of memories...Julierose

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  11. Sad to read of your Mother passing away. It was a nice remembrance you posted of her. The time you spend sewing with her machine will hopefully bring back many fond memories and smiles.
    Judy (no need to respond to this)

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  12. I'm so sorry to read your news..my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. ((Hugs))

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  13. putting your moms sewing machine to work sounds like the perfect therapy. We have been going though a bad time with our mom right now although she is getting better once again - I know she is in her final years though at 87 years I never know when I go home if it is the last time I see her. I know what you are going though. As you sew you can think of all the good times you had with her.
    Karen

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  14. So sorry about your mom's passing.
    Quilting is so much more than a hobby.

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  15. So sorry about the loss of your mother. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to you.

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  16. I know you will miss her everyday. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sew up a storm in memory of her.
    Janet

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  17. Those are the kinds of milestones that really knock us on our keister. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that sewing will ease your pain and bring you some measure of peace. Pat in Washington state.

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  18. I'm so sorry for your loss. How wonderful to have that featherweight. :)

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  19. What a hole this will leave in your life, but how wonderful that you will be able to carry her with you as you work on her machine. May the memories it evokes be sweet, and the rhythm of the stitches soothe your soul.

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  20. (((HUGS))) My condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourself.

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  21. My condolences on the loss of your mother. Take one day at a time. :)

    Jen

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  22. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My father passed on January 17th of this year so I know what you are going through. It is hard to get focused some days but I am thankful for family, friends and quilting, as I am sure you are too. May memories of your mother give you peace and comfort.

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  23. I'm sending you many gentle hugs, my friend. Take care!!

    Crispy

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  24. Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. There'll be a hole left there, but try to fill it with all the good memories.

    I've never seen a pale green featherweight. Would you please show us a picture of it?

    Hugs to you.

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  25. Sorry to hear of your loss, Teresa. Take it easy and enjoy your therapy.

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  26. I am so sorry to read about the loss of your mother, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sending you cyber hugs and wishing you lots of peaceful sewing moments to remember her.
    Always,
    Cheri

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  27. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. How special to have a sewing machine that was hers. I hope your time in the quilt cave is very theraputic!! Sending a big hug.

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  28. Sewing on your Mom's machine will mend your heart in a way that nothing else can. Your mother was a beauty,how lovely to be able to see her like that, so young and fresh. Think of the good times as you sew.

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  29. so sorry for your loss. I will keep you any your family in my prayers. Sewing is always a good way to spend time thinking and praying.
    I am happy to know you will be back online and posting some of your beautiful work.
    hugs from Louisiana
    beebee

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  30. Very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Smile when you remember the good times, cry when you have sad times, and know that we're all thinking of you.

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  31. So sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort and healing with your quilting.

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  32. Sending cyber hugs your way. Take care of yourself and get some rest.

    Elaine

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  33. You go sew your brains out. I am so sorry about your mom.

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  34. Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.
    I was wondering where you had been - good to see you again.
    happy sewing.

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  35. Deeply sorry for your loss. Sending healing hugs.

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  36. Place your hand over your heart....there she will always be Teresa....sadly it is hard to say goodbye to those who gave us life

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  37. I think spending time with your moms sewing machine will put a smile in your heart.
    Maybe you should make something that would be a rememberance of your mom.

    Our small quilt group made quilt blocks for a friend, She assembled the quilt to be apart of the process. She said it reminds her of her son.

    Wishing you a lighter heart in time...K

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  38. So sorry to hear about your mom. Hopefully working with her machine will be therapy for you. I am sending good vibes your way. Take care of yourself during this time.

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  39. I am so sorry. Your happy memories will help get you through the hardest times.

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  40. Dear Sweet Thoughtful Teresa,

    I love your idea of spending time with your Mom's Singer Featherweight.
    Whatever project comes to pass will have special meaning.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Ellen

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  41. I am sooooo sorry to hear about your MOM Teresa! It's nice to know you are home safe and sound and have the 'quilt cave' as a place to go and work out your grief. I find that even if I don't really do anything but putter around there is peace and happiness everytime I can be in my sewing space......I'll be cheering you on!!

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  42. Sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Take some time for yourself, cherish the memories, and lose yourself in fabric. My prayers are with you.

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  43. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I don't think it's ever easy to lose someone you love no matter the situation. I lost my Mom in December. She was a year younger than your Mom. It just seemed to soon to me. I really figured we'd have her for at least another 10 years. It's great that the two of you shared an interest. Quilting is a great comfort. My prayers are with you.

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  44. Hi Teresa So sorry about the loss of your Mom. My heart aches for you. Hope that some fabric and sewing time with Mom's machine will be a comfort to you.

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  45. During my Mom's illness and afterwards, quilting helped to heal my heart ..... so very sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  46. So very sorry for your loss. My Mom passed away in 1989 and I still have some of her fabric stash. Put the fabric in your hands and sew and think of all the memories you have

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  47. OH, gosh, Teresa,
    I have missed this and I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers!
    What a sweet gift Kathie sent to you.

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