Sunday, April 20, 2008
A special tribute for Lenda
Oh my, my heart is heavy...I started regularly participating on internet messages boards 6 years ago on the HGTV-holiday crafts board. This group of women shared many delightful crafts and were always available to support one another. Although I got involved in lots of crafts through this board, I came to realize I wanted to focus specifically on card marking. As things go I lost contact with some good on-line buddies but Lenda and I had stayed in touch and as the years went on she too became involved in papercrafts.
Last summer she joined the Stamp Shack where I spend most of my online time now and I was totally surprise when I found my friend lurking. I posted a welcome note and we chatted through a few messages. But she had much going on in her life so we didn't write very much. I indeed was surprise when I didn't receive a Christmas card or a follow-up response to my e-mail for that had been our tradition. Just recently I made a special card for her but I had an urge to check-in on her here before I sent it so I went back to the crafting board where she spent so much time. I learned that my friend had passed after Thanksgiving to join the other crafting angels. Now she leaves a very empty spot in my heart.
Year after year we would talk about begin excited for springtime, anxious to see the first flowers and the opening of our porches. My springtime card for Lenda reflected that conversation we had so many times. I share the card I made for Lenda with you as I send it off to her family with my sympathy.