Monday, June 8, 2015

This, that and a winner

I'm sorry for the delay in posting the winner of my little giveaway.
The week flew by and so did the weekend.

Last week, we celebrated a milestone for me - my 25th anniversary working for the same company.
The iconic Wrigley Building pictured above has been my work home for a quarter of a century. 
How could that be?

Here I am at the celebration. The years flew by...

This weekend had its share of laughter and tears.
A dear friend and member of our stitch club passed away. We celebrated her life on Friday. At 69, Karla left us way too soon. Praying for her husband Larry and all of her family and friends. I am so grateful that we had stitch club a short time before her passing and even got a group photo of us all.

My youngest son's best friend also graduated from high school this weekend and we were able to celebrate this milestone and the next chapter of his life...

I hope this isn't too morbid, but I wanted to share...

This weekend, I finished this memorial to our dear departed pup, Orion.
I used a tombstone angel by Kathy Barrick for the design.

I backed it with an antique Civil War era fabric that I had been saving and edged it with a vintage faded black rickrack. It is stuffed with sawdust and now resides next to my stitching chair.

Thank you so much for all the kind words in the comments for my little giveaway! I appreciate each and every one. There were 39 entries and using, the winning entry was #23 - Fran Caswell.
Fran, please email me your mailing address and your prize will be on its way

"Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."
~1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Blessings, Patti


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations on your anniversary--25 yrs with one company is almost unheard of these days.

The memory piece is not morbid--it is a wonderful tribute to your dear friend

cucki said...

Congrats for your anniversary...
The memory piece is really looking so lovely. Xxxx

linda said...

Orion was a special member of your family; to honor him is a wonderful thing to do. Congrats on your work anniversary, great habits and ethics! And congrats to Fran on winning the give away.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to Fran.
25 years at the same company. That's quite an accomplishment! Sweet picture of you :)
LOVE the memory piece. A sweet remembrance.
Hugs :)

Karen said...

Congratulations on your special milestone with the same company. That's a great accomplishment. I love your special tribute to Orion - a very special member of your family and a sweet little piece that will make you smile every time you look at it.
hugs - Karen

marly said...

So sorry you lost a friend. Orion's pillow is wonderful. Congratulations on your milestone.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow 25 years at the same place ~ Congrats to You!!!
So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved stitching friend ~ prayers and thoughts go out to you and her family ~ that is to young now days!!!
I love your stitched memorial for your beloved pet ~ what a wonderful tribute!
Congrats to Fran ~ such a wonderful giveaway ~ Thanks for hosting!
Blessings to You!