I’ve written about the passing of my best friend, Jen. She passed last July and the year before she passed, she bought her dream sewing machine, a HQ Sweet Sixteen:
She was over the moon with it. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would inherit this beauty! Never. 5 months after she bought the machine Jen was diagnosed with liver cancer and she didn’t make it. She was such a trooper and so strong-willed but that damn cancer took over. She left her machine and most of her quilting stash to me. It has taken time but I picked up “Sweet Jenny” this week-end. I find the name fitting and I also find that I have big shoes to fill ;). If you know Jennifer, than you know that she just jumped in and did things, unlike me. I am sure that she will be with me every step of the way!
Here are her new digs:
I threaded her this morning and took my first stitches and I am giddy with excitement. Such a wonderful gift with so much future.
As I was going through Jen’s room, we found her “snippet” jar. She always saved her snippets for me. There were some scraps lying around and we just stuffed the jar silly ;).
Here is to friendship: