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Saturday, November 27, 2010
There is a beautiful love story behind these beautiful neck ruffs…
Once upon a time (actually it was the mid 80’s) Lori met Jack. She fell hard for him. This drummer/saxophonist had stolen her heart. Pledging their troth in 1986, they began a beautiful journey together. Across many miles of travel, they settled in the frozen tundra, or maybe it just felt that way to a southern peach. It was actually the Fox Valley. Many moons came and many moons went. Their hearts were full, but their house was empty.
Then, in 1999, a miracle came along in the form a tiny baby girl. At almost the same time, tragedy hit. A terrible disease attacked Jack’s lungs. They called the family in to say their last goodbyes, but it wasn’t time. Another miracle came. This time in the form of Jack overcoming this dreaded disease. God had given them a miracle of time together. Against all odds, Jack lived his life. He was a loving husband and devoted father and the life of every party. Several years later, another tiny bundle arrived on their doorstep. Overwhelmed with joy, their two beautiful girls began to grow.
Days filled with hope, laughter, friends and family. Their love grew deeper every day. Jack gave of himself to help others almost everyday of his life. In 2008 Jack became very sick. He struggled for every breath. This time when the family said their goodbyes, he stepped over into eternity. He was no longer struggling. He was at peace.
These neck ruffs all began their lives as Jack’s dress shirts. Transformed, they will be worn by his three lovely ladies. Each time they wear these beautiful collars, Jack will be snuggling them. A beautiful reminder of the devoted husband, father and friend.
I would love to make a neck ruff for you from a piece of clothing that once belonged to someone you love.
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
So fun participating in these non team challenges!
Acorn Alley, who provided the inspiration piece, also picked her top ten treasuries and we were in there!! WOO HOO! Very exciting. Thank you, thank you very much :)
Here is our treasury that made the top 10: