Monday, November 30, 2009

Goodbye, my friend.

This is my friend Elva. Elva and I are members of the BBQ City Quilters' Guild. Elva is a quiet person, she likes yellow roses and pastel colors in her quilts. She's been working on a Quilt of Valor made of bright red, and blue, and a white-white. It's a departure from her favorite color scheme. She's been piecing since summer, every meeting we chat and she shares her work on the quilt, she's a careful quilter and I was really looking forward to the chance to quilt her QOV. Elva died last Tuesday. Two weeks ago she told me her legs were really hurting but the doctor was going to fix her up before the holiday. And she just died in the hospital. Just like that. Elva was married for 49 years, she has three grown children and ten grandchildren and one great-grandkid. She's the same age as my mom. I miss you, Elva. I miss your little laugh and the funny self-deprecating things you say, and your heart, always wanting to help others. I miss you friend.


  1. I am truly sorry for your loss. Elva sounds like she was a delightful friend, wife, mother, quilter and an overall generous person. Yes, she will be missed by many. And for those that met her I'm sure they all view they are lucky to have known her....I truly wish I had had an opportunity to have met her, as Elva sounds like the type of person I love to make friens with.

    Hugs to all of Elva's friends & family.


  2. I am so sorry for your lose. I lost my BFF 5 years ago, and I still miss her so much. I wish you peace and comfort at this time, and praying that Elva's family will find rest in the Lord.

  3. So sad, to hear about Elva. I always sat with her, the few times I attended BBQ City Quiters meeetings.