Monday, August 19, 2013
celebrate and cry
Thank you Heather Hutchinson for your thoughtfulness and care on that day and for all those days when you took over for me. You and Wendy Gauthier added a layer of laughter and friendship to the stitching times we had Thursday after Thursday in the church hall. Thank you Judy Larimer, enthusiastic supporter and friend, for bringing your famous cupcakes to go along with Heather's chocolate cake and the other treats brought in by the women. (Heather took most of the photos in this post which is why there are two of me.)
Special thanks also to Julia McCutcheon, Heather Thoma, and Joanne Lewis for your faith and support in me and to the project over its entire four years. Reverend Faye Stevens, thank you. You believed in the project from the start. Without Faye and Julia, I don't think it would have happened. Thank you everyone, all 147 of you. Thank you Ned.
We borrowed the church china tea cups, there were cards and speeches and tears and a standing ovation. Thank you for that.
I continued to gather hands and draw rings/bracelets for the book throughout the day.