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My brother-in-law passed away this morning surrounded by his family. I think we all breathed a collective sigh of relief as his last days were difficult for my sister and their children. I am so pleased that they were able to have him at home and surrounded by their love. We will fly to NY on Thursday to participate in the celebration of his life.

Mia wasn’t well enough to help me decorate the tree, but Mr C did get the lights on. I am enjoying the simplicity of this for now. I am hoping she can come over tomorrow afternoon.

I finished quilting the Kimono fabric coasters today and got them cut into squares and fused to red felt.

Here is a detail:

I am watching a German film with sub-titles so I better pay attention.

14 Responses to “Peace”

  1. Cathy says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about your brother-in-law passing.
    He was fortunate to have his family close by. Take care of yourself and ondolences to your family.

  2. jenclair says:

    Sorry to hear about your BIl, Gerrie. It is especially difficult to lose a loved one at Christmas.

  3. Diane D. says:

    I’m so sorry about your BIL, Gerrie. I wish you safe travels.

  4. I offer my sympathy to you and the whole family. While it is a good thing his suffering is over, no doubt he will be missed, and the loss is a significant event for many. My sincere condolences to you all.

  5. I’ll be thinking about you this week when you go back east to give comfort to your sister and family. I hope the celebration of your BIL’s life brings peace and love.

  6. Angela M. says:

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I’m glad your BIL is now at peace and at rest. Bless your family at this difficult time. BTW, the tree is beautiful. I’m sure your BIL would have enjoyed it if he could have.

  7. Carol Hansen says:

    Condolences and hugs from all of us Gerrie. May you all enjoy the celebration of his life.

  8. Carolyn says:

    Blessing to your and your family! I hope the celebration of your BIL’s life will lift your spirits.

    You have inspired my son (11) and I to make oodles of coasters for Christmas presents. Thank you!

  9. Connie Rose says:

    Sorry for your loss, Gerrie. But glad your BIL passed away in peace with his loved ones. His spirit is free now.

    I do love your tree. Have a peaceful sunday.

  10. Vicki W says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about your BIL but we should all be so lucky as to go with our loved ones close by. Have a safe trip.

    PS, These kimono coasters are my favorites!

  11. Karen Rips says:

    I’m sorry your family has such sadness this time of year

  12. Janice says:

    So sorry, peaceful thoughts to your family.

  13. Jeannie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Gerrie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs.

  14. KathieB says:

    So sorry, Gerrie.