Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A friend of mine passed away this past year from cancer. I met her through my daughter. My daughter and her daughter became best friends in High School. I went to work Katy's freshman year and Barb, my friend helped me with the carpooling of my children back and forth to school. She was one of the nicest ladies you would ever want to be around. She loved to talk and could keep you entertained for hours. I sold Avon around that time on the side also, and she always bought from me. She especially loved lipstick. When she passed away I mentioned to her daughter, Christine that if they wanted to save some of her clothes, I could make some bears out of the clothes, or whatever they wanted. I made 8 bears for all 8 grand kids and one bear for Christine, her daughter. The brown terry bear on the bottom right is one I made for her. The outfit is one that I sized down from an outfit Barb wore to Christine's wedding rehearsal dinner party. I made her some nice red lips to remember Barb's love of lipstick. I feel bad about all the chances I had to visit with her when she was still with us, and was always too busy or something. I wish I had made more time for her. She was so easy to be with! These are some bear hugs for her grand kids that she adored!