Saturday, August 10, 2013

ScrapHappy Saturday - Red Tales

These are the red projects still in progress from last week.  There is some red crumb fabric ready to be used, a pile of strip set spaghetti for nine patches and even a tiny stack of finished nine patches.  Back to school has started for teachers and so my sewing time is going to be limited for a while.  We teach an extra class this year due to budget cuts, so it is sure to be an unusually busy year.
We have a principal and two assistant principles at my school, they take turns evaluating teachers and split up all of the administrative duties.  On Friday, Jim, the assistant principal who takes care of facilities and disciple, called in to say he wasn't feeling well.  He went to the doctor, but they sent him home again.  That night he had a massive heart attack and died before the ambulance could get him to the hospital.  He was 47 years old.  Back to school this year was a bit unusual.  Instead of the usual meetings on Wednesday we had a session of everyone remembering and telling stories.  They had a team of grief counselors on hand for people to talk to.  There was a memorial service last night and this morning is the funeral mass.  So I will sew for a few minutes and then get changed to go to another funeral.

Sorry to keep having bad news.  I am sure things will turn around soon and I'll have lots of good stories and quilting projects to share.  I hope so anyway.

So, here is the usual linky list.  Use it to share your red creations.






49 comments:

Barb said...

That is so sad

Deb A said...

Oh no, that is very sad. I hope this week is a bit better for you with the kids coming back.

Karen said...

OMG. I can't imagine how difficult the start of school will be for your staff. I will be saying prayers for all you as you grieve together. Sending hugs.

Betty Lou said...

So sorry to hear about your assist. Principal, this has been a difficult summer for you. Keeping you all in my prayers.

pinsandneedles said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a terrible loss, to compound previous losses and a WAY too short recovery period/vacation. So sorry to hear of the continuing challenges. I am in a similar (leaky) boat to yours...we NEED to sew!

Kat Scribner said...

What a shock to everyone that must have been. So hard for everyone to pick up the pieces. I'm sorry for this family's loss.

Sheila said...

That is so sad. I'm so sorry.

Angie said...

I'm sorry to hear your start of school will have such sad memories. I hope your family and school family can provide some rays of sunshine!

Jean said...

Angela, Thank you for sharing this sad news. Good you had the time for remembering. While it brings tears, it also focuses on the good things about this person. What a shock for his family and all of you. I've heard a minister say that the more we share our stories the more we heal.Tears are good. They help to relive the stress.

Ellen said...

It is so sad that this man lost his life way too early. I am sure everyone that knew him is shocked and really feeling the loss.

Let's hope that better days are ahead!

Judy D in WA said...

Oh Angela, I'm so sorry. Sending hugs and healing prayers.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

That is so sad and must be a real shock... hugs.

Julierose said...

Just a small start on my red snakey for August; too many projects waiting in the wings to do anything more this month.
Don't feel bad about your sad news; these things happen and it helps to talk about them--we all understand. Good thoughts wining your way...hugs, Julierose

Cathy Tomm said...

So sorry to hear of the lose in your school family. Hugs.

KaHolly said...

Life is so fragile. My thoughts will be of his family, both at home and at school.

Terri said...

I'm so sorry about your friend's passing - so young.
Hugs

katie z. said...

Wow! I will pray for all of you.

Andee said...

So very sorry to hear of this loss...doubly sorry there was a chance for him to be saved and somehow his symtoms were missed. My heart goes out to his family and all of the staff at your school. HUGS!

Sarah said...

My goodness what a horrible time you have had recently. Much too young to loose someone! Keep sewing it really is therapeutic!

Kate said...

How very sad. Not a good way to kick off the school year.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

How very sad, wishing you happy memories of your friend and sunnier days ahead.

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