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May 17, 2009

From Both of Us — Our Heartfelt Thanks

Filed under: Updates — Both Sisters @ 7:56 pm

Thank you for all of the warm and thoughtful comments. We were very touched by the outpouring of support. We have spent the last few days with our dad, brother, and other relatives and it has been a time of sharing stories (including some new ones!), laughter, and tears: in other words, a time for healing.

We’ll resume our regular blogging within the next few days.


  1. You seem like a wonderful family. What a comfort at a time like this. My mother died just a few years ago, so I know how it feels.

    Comment by Libby — May 17, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  2. Hi Susan and Sally-
    I haven’t checked in on your blog in a bit and so tonight when I checked and read that your Mother had passed away, I wanted to write and express my sympathy to you both. It was lovely to see your mother’s beautiful work and to hear of her perfectionism! You two little apples didn’t fall far, did you? I know how you’ll miss her, but also know she’ll live on thru your memories and the gorgeous work you do and share with all of us. May you find comfort in the care and love of your friends and admirers. Vel Melrose

    Comment by Vel — May 18, 2009 @ 2:14 am

  3. Even in the worst and saddest times, laughter is such good medicine! Take care girls xoxo

    Comment by Michelle — May 18, 2009 @ 6:29 am

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your previous post about her creativity and mom-ness was heart-warming. Much aloha!

    Comment by Barb — May 18, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

  5. Susan – I’ve met you though the Magnussons… I somehow missed your post on your mother’s passing. Sorry to hear about the loss. My father died 20 years ago; just know that time will heal the pain. Take care…

    Comment by Christine — May 18, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  6. I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. I cannot imagine that she could have had 2 daughters who would have made her prouder than the 2 of you.Handwork was obviously very important to her and her legacy lives on in your 4 hands.I am sure you will knit thoughts of her in many of your garments to come.
    All My Sympathy,
    Elaine Glazer, a reader of your blog.

    Comment by Elaine — May 18, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  7. I’ve not been around either. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’ve been through it with my dad. Now, my mom is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s. It is so hard dealing with your parents’ aging and death. Beautiful pictures of your mother and her work. I have plastic tubs full of my mother’s embroidery. A love of handwork changes forms over time but persists. Some day, many many years in the future, your daughters will remember you through your beautiful work.

    Comment by Marcy — May 18, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

  8. Prayers are coming from my little corner of the world.

    Comment by 2muchfun — May 18, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

  9. I am very sorry. Losing a Mother is very difficult, at least it was for me. Be kind to yourselves…it takes a while.

    Comment by Michelle — May 18, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  10. I’m looking forward to having you back. But I’m glad you are getting to share your stories and laughter and tears with family. Peace.

    Comment by twinsetellen — May 19, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

  11. As long as you are knitting or sewing your mom will always be at your side.
    Mine has been for 21 years.

    Comment by rosanne — May 20, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

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