Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Let Your Life Speak

I've been struggling to find my words the past few days. But today, I find I need to fumble through a little bit to express the sadness and appreciation I feel for Lisa Roswell of The Primitive Needle and the Roswell family. I am so saddened that she passed away and had great hopes that things would turn out well for her when I learned of what happened yesterday. Lisa brought her wonderful designs and charisma to our stitching community and we will sorely miss her.

The title of my post is the title of one of Lisa's designs. Lisa's life spoke to all of us. We were inspired by her love of Halloween and her creativity and she spoke loudly to many of us even though we may have never met her in person. Our stitching community has suffered a great loss but I know we will pay tribute to Lisa in our stitches and by continuing to bring her designs to life via linen and thread. She will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Since I feel that today is about Lisa, I'll share my stitching and stuff in the next day or two.

Remember to let your life speak. Take pleasure in the little things. Dance as if no one is looking. Love freely.

21 comments:

Sylvia said...

Valerie, I love how you paid tribute to Lisa. She will be missed.

Gillie said...

You may have struggled, Valerie, but it came out beautifully. I have one of her designs in my Fifteen challenge and it will be brgun today, I think.

KarenV said...

That is a lovely tribute to Lisa, Valerie. I think I shall be stitching on her Crescent Angel design again today.

Sally said...

A lovely tribute to Lisa, Valerie. Such a sad loss for her family and the needlework industry.

Giovanna said...

Lovely words. Lisa's designs are such fun, we're all going to miss her greatly.

Margaret said...

Well said, Valerie. Lisa will be sorely missed.

Julie said...

A lovey tribute to Lisa

Vonna said...

Very well spoken. It is so important to live like this daily, and when we falter (because that is human and inevitable) to remember and return to living life to the fullest, without regrets and without recriminations. Thank you for sharing your caring words Valerie. She shall be missed.

Carol said...

Your tribute to Lisa is simple and touching, Valerie...such a tragedy; I just can't imagine what her family is going through.

Rachel S said...

Beautiful tribute!

Cole said...

Beautifully put Valerie.

Michelle said...

Valerie, what a beautiful post. Lisa touched so many lives, and I think she truly did "let her life speak". She was an amazing woman.

Laura said...

Your words are perfect and comforting. I can't stop thinking about Lisa and her family. She was such a talented designer and such a nice person. Thank you for putting into words what I am not able.

Sending stitching love from Illinois to San Francisco! Wish I could take a walk around the city today. I miss it so!

Siobhan said...

What a beautiful, touching post, Valerie. Well said.

Katrina said...

Valerie, what a sweet tribute!!! I was blessed to know Lisa personally and she would love what you've written. She was a wonderful person and will be great missed.

Catherine said...

Beautiful post Valerie...

Myra said...

Thank you Valerie for putting words to the feelings I had over her loss as well. She was an inspiration.

Loraine said...

Beautifully written Valerie! I have felt so sad this week thinking of Lisa, and her poor family. Thanks for writing what many of us have been thinking!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its always hard on the stitching community when we loose one of our great designers.

Measi said...

Lovely tribute to Lisa. I had sadly not expanded my stash to include her designs, although I'd looked longingly at a few of them.

If you're on Facebook, there's a Spooky SAL going on for March in her honor. :)

Pumpkin said...

Nicely said Valerie :o)