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Dec 18, 2012

Remembrance

Good morning.  Along with many others, I'm having a difficult time dealing with the recent tragedy.  Seeing the children's pictures last night was just...........  I had been in a good mood for some time and usually the hormonal aftercrash is somber and it came about the same time as the event.  I don't know if any other menopausal maniacs as myself, tend to fixate during these mood swings but it seems I am.  So last night, after seeing those sweet faces, I made a chart.  I don't know why.  Maybe since stitching is therapeutic, I thought it would help.  I may stitch this today, make it into a little pillow, and put it away in a safe place.  I can't help these families, but stitching a remembrance for their children and keeping it near, is the only thing I can do. 
Drawing is tomorrow - hope I don't forget.



50 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh dear Marly! My hair is standing on end, literally from reading that. Yes, this is so very tough, isn't it? I still have a heavy heart.♥

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Patti(pjrusty)

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Beautiful tribute and sentiment~
Blessings,
Jean

Wagapapa said...

Beautiful words to stitch and remember them.

Big hugs from here.

Carole W. said...

Beautiful, Marly....and you just know those "loyal guardians" led the way.

natalyK said...

Beautiful tribute! I am also trying to come with a heavy heart.

Ann said...

I can't understand why some people turn into monsters dragging innocent people with them.
Beautifull words that reflect what we all feel!
Kind greetings,
Ann

WoolenSails said...

I thing we all have a heavy heart for the children and their families and I think your sampler is a wonderful tribute to the the tragedy.

Debbie

Stitching by the White River said...

Vwry nice, it says it all.

Solstitches said...

Your words are very moving Marly.
The past few days have been so very sad.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. Made me cry. I have had a hard time with the deaths as so many people have. This seemed to be just what I needed to read.

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've said it perfectly. Thank you.

Terry said...

Beautiful words - it helps your heart and mine as well - Thank you.

cucki said...

Beautiful tribute and sentiment.
love cucki x

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Dear Marly,
There is no end to your talent. It says it all, perfectly simple and brief in beautiful prose.

May we Keep the 'Christmas Spirit' with Love, Peace & Blessings to ALL.

Barb

Krista said...

What a beautiful design in remembrance. It is hard for all of us.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Simple and beautiful, Marly...well done. I agree...it is so much sadder seeing the faces and hearing about the lives of those that are now gone forever. Such sadness...
Robyn

Chris said...

Beautiful. Now I am crying.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is so lovely. You really have put into words what we are all feeling. Such sorrow, such loss...

Blessing to you always

prim_bug said...

Oh Marly, this is such a hard time for all. Prayers are sent and God willing the healing process can begin for those poor families that have all suffered such a loss, as well as for the rest of us that are suffering for them too. Your words are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and let the healing begin.

Barb said...

Marly, that is just beautiful! I taught for 30 years and just can't get past this horrid event. I am trying to honor the children and teachers and totally ignore anything about the horrid killer. Your pillow is such a lovely way to honor them.

Anonymous said...

Perfect, beautiful words..... My heart aches for all.

Margaret said...

You've brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Marly. It's perfect.

Hazel said...

I'm crying reading this. So beautiful. Xx

Carol said...

This is the most profound tribute that I read to the children and their teachers. Thank you.

Jodi S said...

Great tribute in stitch to those innocent victims and their protectors!

dixiesamplar said...

Such a lovely tribute, Marly! It is a heart-breaking tragedy; and our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered loss, the town as they try to recover, and the nation as it tries to grapple with the evilness of the world.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Marly, that is so beautiful, lovely tribut so......my heart is so heavy seeing those sweet children's faces, what they loved, put to rest. Here in Winnipeg, where one of the little girls just moved from to Newtown, there are many memorials for the family, so heartbreaking. Blessings Francine.

Carol said...

That is when I broke down, too, Marly--seeing all those sweet, innocent faces who had so much life ahead of them. It is heartbreaking for all of us and I just can't imagine what it is like for their parents and sibling, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Just so unbearably sad...

Your tribute is very sweet--thank you for sharing it with us.

Barbara said...

Marly, you've said it beautifully. I will definitely stitch this and put it safe as a remembrance.
Hugs,
Barbara

Patty C. said...

Lovely chart as a tribute to such a tragedy...

P.J. said...

I have no words...as it has been too much. Thank you Marly, this is a wonderful tribute.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh my goodness Marly....this sent chills up one side and down the other of me. How beautifully touching. Perhaps that little chair that I intended to leave empty all season long will not remain empty....I know I'll never get this (or anything else it seems) done before the holidays....but how appropriate to stitch it and put it in that chair as soon as Christmas is past.... Thank you for instilling some lightness of creativity and respect into this sorrowful season. Hugs ~ Robin

kelley said...

what a beautiful tribute...thank you for sharing this...hugs

Isobel -Argante- said...

Oh my goodness Marly.... this is a wonderful thought and a great tribute... It's so sad what happened, so sad....
I know that there is a group on FB that decided to stitch a blanket... maybe you could love to join that group :)

Hugs ...
Isobel

Lynda Ruth said...

I too needed something to heal my broken heart and I live in Canada.Will be sitting this also asap love to all the broken families Lynda Ruth Bowers New Brunswick Canada all of us in this nation mourn for your loss. Bless you all.

Lanie said...

Marly, your tribute is simply perfect...lovely...so inspiring...so full of emotion.

Thank you.

Barb said...

Bless them all and you too Marly for even though we are such a long way from all of this horror, we see on our news the worlds awful happenings and this was certainly awful.
Such a moving tribute and please take care of you.

Jenny said...

This is beautiful Marly, just beautiful! I to have been so sad about this and find comfort in my needles and floss, so I am in the beginning stages of stitching a sampler for these beautiful children and brave teachers. I love what you have designed...it just says it perfectly.

Jenny said...

This is beautiful Marly, just beautiful! I to have been so sad about this and find comfort in my needles and floss, so I am in the beginning stages of stitching a sampler for these beautiful children and brave teachers. I love what you have designed...it just says it perfectly.

missy said...

I have not the gift of words but I'm so thankful you do.

Bonnie said...

Marly
That is so beautiful. Thanksso much.HUGS
Bonnie

quiltygirl1 said...

Thank you for the beautiful words which so aptly expresses our feelings of loss.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful, Marly!
I just can't comprehend the evil. WHY??? They were just babies.

Brenda said...

Thank you for designing this up to help get through this terrible tragedy. Such sweet lives lost.

Catherine said...

Thank you...

Marie said...

This is beautiful. An employee where my DH works lost a child in this dreadful tragedy, so very sad. I would love to stitch this for each and every family that lost a love one.

Thank you for sharing.

Martha said...

Beautiful tribute.

Christine said...

As a teacher, this was the first tragedy that literally brought me to tears while at work. What a beautiful tribute you created with these words - so well put. Thank you for your generosity in sharing the pattern.

sunny said...

I just discovered this today, through a link from Carolina Stitcher. This tragedy has changed my life, and I will be honored to stitch your tribute. Thank you so much!

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