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.