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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's On Your Wall Wednesday

I've posted before about my love of quilts. It's hard to decide what a favorite pattern would be. In the 80s I was team-teaching second grade. My team mate, Peggy, was diagnosed with cancer. She fought a hard battle but she passed away after several years of battle. She was in and out of the hospital many times during those years. She had substitute after substitute. If you've been a team-teacher before, you know it's hard to team-teach in that situation. While Peggy was receiving chemo one time she made this counted-crosstitch for me while she sat for hours taking her chemo. When she gave it to me all framed she told me how much she appreciated my "hanging in there" with her. Peggy did expert work in every craft she did. She knitted me several things and was constantly making something for someone. This piece of needlework has always been on a wall in my home since then and it will always be there to remind me of my good friend and team-partner, Peggy.

Be sure to check-out the other walls at Grits and Glamour for What's On Your Wall Wednesday!

12 comments:

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

PammieJo - that is a spectacular piece, and what a great gift from a special person. I love all the different quilts. Thanks for sharing this with us. See ya' next week! Blessings, Barb

xinex said...

What a nice memorial for your friend. So sorry for the loss. What a beautiful piece!...Christine

Happy To Be said...

Beatutiful piece and just PRICELESS...thand so much for your story...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Paula said...

What a special piece for you to have to remember your friend.

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...this is a very special piece on your wall... I'm so sorry about your friend. It is nice you'll always have this beautiful artwork to remember her by... ;-) Bo

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a thoughtful gift from a dear friend!

Kim Chalfant said...

Priceless!!

mbkatc230 said...

This is a beautiful piece of work, but more beautiful is the sentiment behind it. Thanks for sharing this, Kathy

KBeau said...

How fortunate that you have something your friend made. Thanks for sharing.

Cass said...

Oh what a beautiful and moving post. Thank you, Cass

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I wanted to thank you for identifying my cambridge glass. With that bit of info, I was able to determine that my salad plates are cambridge glass in the rosepoint pattern. I even read that post of Cindty's & never made the connection *shaking head in disgust* Thansk again!

Envoy-ette said...

Wow, this is so touching! A piece of her lives on, and now we too know how talented and loved she was.