Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pennsylvania Dutch BOM #11 - Winner

I hope everyone who is doing the Pennsylvania Dutch BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop is keeping up, even if you are not reporting your finishes. This will be the most wonderful quilt, and certainly one that I will hold dear for a number of reasons.

The winner of this month's drawing for the $25 from the Fat Quarter Shop is .... ERIKA! Congratulations, Erika. I will email you your certificate in a few minutes.

I can't thank the Fat Quarter Shop enough for their support this year to our little sew-along! You all are so wonderful!

And a reminder -- since this BOM is almost ended -- there are some awfully gorgeous ones beginning shortly! If you don't believe me, check them out for yourself! I'm personally waiting for two of those to begin! :)

On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has emailed me with your concern for my work person. I feel it's okay now to tell you that this is my boss, the founder and Chairman of the Board of our company. I have worked directly for him for over sixteen years. Even though we knew he was sick, his rapid decline the past few weeks has us reeling. At this writing he is still with us, but the end is very near and could come at any moment. Please keep his wife and family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. We will miss him so much.

UPDATE: I received a call from his wife shortly after I made this post that he was gone. I've been over there since she called and just got home to clean up a bit and go back over there. Thank you all so much. This has been a difficult week, a difficult day, and next week will be likewise. He looked so peaceful, and for that I will be forever grateful.

15 comments:

julieQ said...

I am so sorry for you and your boss...what a terrible thing, and I know it hurts to have such a long relationship end. Hugs, Vicki!

mascanlon said...

So sorry, we spend so much of our time at work and when we have great relationships it is just like family. Hugs Vicki.

CaraQuilts said...

I'm so sorry this has been such a difficult time for you and your work family. Hugs and thoughts to you.

Judy Laquidara said...

I've thought about you and his family so much this week but didn't want to bother you at this very busy and sad time. I've checked your blog often for updates. Thanks for keeping us posted and my prayers are with you all.

Caryl W said...

I am so sorry to hear of this news...I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you Vicky!!

AnnieO said...

Vicky, So sorry for your loss, that of his family and all of his work associates. What a difficult thing to witness. I lost my doctor boss in 2005 who I'd been working for for 13 years but he died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism while on vacation in Ireland, so it was a terrific shock of loss, but we did not have to watch him suffer with illness. My sympathies indeed.

Carol said...

Vicky I'm so sorry for your loss...good thoughts for you and your boss' family...take care.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

So sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking about you and praying for his family this week. (((HUGS)))

Simone de Klerk said...

I'm sorry to hear, that your boss passed away. You will miss him.
Take good care, dear Vicky.
Wishing you lots of strength and love!

Darlene said...

Vicky, I am so sorry to read about his passing! No matter how prepared we think we - we just aren't. (hugs)

jaybird said...

oh vicky... i'm sorry to say i know how you are feeling right now. i lost someone this week that was in my life for my entire life... i know it's been a hard year for you and i hope that in time sewing can ease your pain.
-all my love.

Erika said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.
Hugs to you Vicky.

Rebecca said...

What a change in your life! I wish you the best in adapting to this loss.

jillquilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Max and Maisy are sending puppy love.

ytsmom said...

So sorry to hear of your boss' passing. I know your relationship was more like family. Take care.