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the first day of this month and I haven't been around here much.
A universal happening that takes enormous emotional proportions and energy out of me yet everyone experiences first-hand at one point or another.
There's days where I feel like I'm sleepwalking through life.
I find comfort in needle, thread, and pulling stitches through cotton.
I think going to Houston next week will be more helpful for me than any
other year I've attended Festival.
So much to think of and remember and hold close in my heart.

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Comment by colorado13 on November 23, 2010 at 10:27am
I'm sorry. It's so difficult getting through the first holiday season; your inner strength and the friends you have might help you. Thinking of you.
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 31, 2010 at 3:48pm
Lois, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you during this time.
Comment by Ally Bryant on October 30, 2010 at 3:46pm
I'm sorry for your loss - cherish your memories. And I'm sure he would want you to do the things that make you happy. Enjoy the show.
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on October 30, 2010 at 12:43pm
I'm so sorry about your Dad.
Comment by Vicky on October 30, 2010 at 10:39am
My heartfelt condolences. Cherish your memories and during your quiet times, they will put a smile on your face. My prayers are with you.
Comment by ra57 on October 30, 2010 at 7:30am
Sorry for your loss- my father passed away the end of July so i know what you're going through.
Comment by Marnie/NH on October 29, 2010 at 9:55pm
I lost my Dad 7 years ago and still think I should call him and talk.... I have many good memories that I remember now. I also go to my photo album and look at the good memories. It is hard but we do move on and live life again. The good memories stay with you and make it bearable . Take good care of you. Enjoy the quilt festival, that is good medicine.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on October 29, 2010 at 7:04pm
The others have given you very good advice. Cherish the wonderful memories; in time they will overshadow the grief. Prayers and sympathy go out to you.
Comment by Linda Hughes on October 29, 2010 at 4:49pm
So very sorry for your loss. Fathers are really special people.
Comment by Its Vic! on October 29, 2010 at 4:25pm
This may not be you but I don't think we ever fully realize the answer to the question, especially when we are much younger - what are Dads good for - until they are not with us any longer. Then, for some reason a nagging question of doubt comes and goes - did my Dad really know I loved him, because I think I missed too many opportunitys to show it or say it. That is the time to go through the photos of all the smiles and fun from days gone by. Then some peace - yes, my Dad knew.

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