Wednesday, December 07, 2011

woyww-for Sarah

 I know today is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, and I should be showing a picture of my desk, but as I learnt yesterday of the sudden and untimely passing of Sarah Lawrence from Craftynotions, I thought I would dedicate today's post to her.
Sarah and I had a working relationship, which always involved lots of long phone calls ( she loved to talk!) and from time to time we would see each other at shows. I had the pleasure of having her demonstrate for me on one or two occasions, and her banter and dedication to her craft was infectious! She had a heart of gold, and loved to impart knowledge and to give.. a girl after my own heart. I will miss her terribly, as will hundreds of other people, and my heart goes out to David, Tom and Fran.
Sarah, may your desk stay messy and forever creative. I shall miss you ... "toodle-pip" my friend.

34 comments:

Aj* said...

I shall miss her Jenny. I was introduced to freestyle embroidery by Sarah and a few yrs after she was the push behind my taking it to C&G lvl. Through Sarah I had the delight to be put in touch with many wonderfull wonderfull people who helped me reach the stage where I now combine creative embroidery with papercrafts.

The world has lost one of the brightest stars in the textile world, such enthusiasm and a drive to share her skills.

Sleep easy Sarah.


Aj.

jude said...

This is such sad loss to crafting world.Poor family my hearts go out to them so near to christmas also.Im saying this was very sudden.
RIP sarah
hugs judex

Fuchsia said...

A sad Loss ! she was a very talented Lady ' I didn't know her but followed her Blog'
My heart goes out to her friends and a family .

NEEDLEWINGS said...

It's hard to lose someone and especially this time of year. Sorry that I didn't get a chance to know her.

inkypinkycraft said...

I visited her shop unit and she was a lovely , bubbly and friendly lady with infectious enthusiasm,my thoughts go to her family at this sad time, she will be a loss to the crafty world. Rest easy, trace x

Helen said...

I didn't know Sarah, though had 'seen' her on WOYWW and she will be sadly missed by many.

Jacqueline said...

Sending you hugs Jennie.




Such a sad loss indeed.


Jackie x

Neet said...

Such a tragic loss. I cannot begin to imagine what her family are going through, and so close to a festive time too.
I met Sarah a long time ago at Paddy's and what a lovely lady she was. As she grew in her popularity she never changed, she was always the same, ready for a chat and with that wonderful smile of hers whenever you saw her.
She will be missed by so many - now a bright star in God's heaven.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh I know who she is now - such sad news. Hope you are ok - always a dreadful time to lose a friend isnt it. Am thinking of you.

Ann B said...

Lovely tribute to Sarah who I was lucky to meet earlier this year when she was demoing at Abakhan Fabrics in North Wales. I had bought stuff from her shop many times and visited her blog frequently as well as watching her on Create and Craft so when I met her I already felt I knew her and we had a good long chat. She had a cheeky smile and was generous with her time and talent, she will be missed.

Sid said...

So very sorry to hear of Sarahs passing, I too had a long conversation on more than one occasion, she was warm, very creative and very dedicated to her crafting. I am left with nothing more to say than my thoughts are with her loved ones at their time of great loss.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely tribute Jenny.

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful tribute to a very talented lady.

Such a sad loss.

Dragon said...

Touching comments and a fitting tribute, Jenny. I saw her only at a distance but she will be sadly missed and I am walking with her family at this special time
Frankie
xx

Annie said...

A beautiful post for a very special lady. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.
A x

Spyder said...

This is so sad a bright star may have gone out but the shine will always sparkle
Have a productive crafty week Lyn #31

okienurse said...

I enjoyed visiting Sarah's blog and you could tell she was a people person and enjoyed being involved with life! I am sure those of you who knew her better will miss her! Hope you have a great week. Merry Christmas! Vickie aka Okienurse
http://www.okienurse.blogspot.com

Anesha said...

What a terrible loss. Hugs ANesha

craftimamma said...

Lovely tribute to a much loved and admired lady. My condolences to you, her friend and to her family.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Laura said...

This is a lovely tribute to a friend, my thoughts go out to her family and friends at this sad time. Laura

Clare H said...

So so sad, such a lovely lady!

Morti said...

Am sending you hugs on the loss of someone you considered a friend. I didn't know Sarah, and I'm not even sure I ever visited her blog, but this is a loss to us all as she's touched so many hearts.

Morti @54

Charlene said...

A lovely tribute to your friend.

Shazza said...

a very nice tribute Jennie x

Craftychris said...

Such nice words for Sarah.

Shoshi said...

A lovely tribute to Sarah - thanks for sharing. I didn't know her but I can see that she will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to her family - an especially hard time of year for this to have happened. Shoshi #56

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

that is a lovely tribute to her and beautifully written ...xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Very nice tribute and such a loss to the crafty at heart! Prayers to her family and friends!

Bridget Larsen said...

Very sad, I dont know here except for WOYWW but my heart goes out to her family and friends
Bridget #21

Crafting Time said...

We too were very sad to hear of Sarah's passing, the craft world has lost a very talented star.
Helen x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So sad, and so hard this time of year to lose a wife, a mother, a friend. She wil be sorely missed and the crafting world is a poorer place without her.

Mary Anne (29)

Tertia said...

What a lovely tribute to a very talented lady. I feel like she was family even though we only met through WOYWW.

Li'l Pidge said...

A sad loss to the crafting world (and the craft show world).

kyla

peggy aplSEEDS said...

my thoughts and prayers are with those she left behind. it is so sad specially so near Christmas time i think. thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS