Yes, sadly dear Myra passed away yesterday after a 2 year battle with cancer. The last 2 weeks have been a struggle not only for Myra but her family and myself too, watching her in pain and discomfort. Yesterday I was with her and the Nurses kept checking on us in case I missed something and should have rung the family who were having a much deserved night off. But she went too fast to get anyone even the nurse. I am so relieved for her and all of us that she had gone to rest but it is still so painfully hard to lose such a wonderful friend and 'sista'. The funeral is going to be a quilt exhibition of Myra's quilts before they get distributed amongst the family. She wouldn't have liked that because she didn't like a fuss but we've had them on her bed in the hospital and the nurses have been admiring them. I know she will have heard the praise.
My old posts will have photos but as I'm not on my computer I cant download one. I thank you all for your kind words and support over the last few months. I am privileged to have had a true and loyal friend for 8 years and I will miss her terribly. And to all of you who made Healing Hearts blocks for Myra Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Her intention was to make 2 quilts - one of the NZ blocks and one of the overseas ones. she finished the NZ one but the overseas blocks have been in a basket pinned to their envelopes and fondled often. So it will be my pleasure to put them together and make a beautiful quilt in memory of her.
Here's to all of my good friends. I don't feel alone without Myra. Though I will miss her so much I know I'll always have a shoulder to cry on... for a little while ,,, Myra said if I cry too long she'll push me over in the street!!! Yeah right.