Wednesday, November 17, 2010

With Deepest Sympathy...



It's always difficult to make a sympathy card. For me it brings up such a deep level of compassion and ache for the person suffering the loss. Recently one of our former designers at Magnolia-licious lost her husband. I just can't image having to face the rest of life without my best friend and constant companion.

While I was recovering from my most recent bout of surgery, to keep myself busy while I was so sore I did some more stitching. This is one of those cards. Even though I had no idea at the time how I would use this card, when I heard of Becca's husbands death, I began to hunt around for an image that would go well with this pattern without being too "cutsie". I decided that since I couldn't send her flowers I could certainly have them on a card and send that. So here is the sympathy card I made for her.











I left sufficient space to write a personal note and hope that she was encouraged even in some small way by the card. I mailed it out last week, so I thought it was safe to post it now. My apologies for not having a card recipe, I know I wrote everything down on a post it note, but I can't find it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hugs,
Barb

31 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful card. I am sure it will comfort Becca in some small way.

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  2. This is so beautiful--I love the stitching. It will be a comfort to her. Lisa

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  3. Barb,
    What a wonderful card you have created. How very very sad...yet I know she will appreciate your beautiful work! You will have brought a touch of grace to a painful moment with this card.
    Rene

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  4. What a beautiful card Barb both inside and out! I would imagine Becca will appreciate your thoughtfulness and the gorgeous card.

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  5. Barb,
    You are getting fancy with the embroidery! Such a beautiful card for a not so happy time. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings~
    Leslie Avila

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  6. Barb what a beautiful card ! I am sorry to hear of her loss.
    Hugs

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  7. So sorry to hear of Becca's loss. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine the time it took to do the stitiching. I'm sure Becca will be comforted in some way by it.
    Hugs,
    Kim

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  8. Oh Barb your card for Becca is beautiful. She will love it.
    Your embroidery is wonderful. The whole card is so soft and pretty.
    I love the inside as well.
    Hugs Maz

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  9. Barb, what a lovely card. I love everything about it. I always worry about making sympathy cards. But, this one is just perfect.

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  10. Absolutely Beautiful card Barb!
    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Becca will love it!
    rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
    Madge

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  11. What a beautiful card Barb and how very touching that it should be a Tilda! What a thoughtful and caring person you are.
    Judy K.

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  12. Gorgeous Barb! You are so thoughtful and kind! She will love it and her heart will be touched! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

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  13. Barb, this is so beautiful.. you did such a gorgeous card for it being a sympathy card which is the most difficult card to make and I am sure Becca will really appreciate the card and the sweet message you sent with it.. you are a sweet and caring friend..
    Hugs, Jean

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  14. Absolutely beautiful card, just very lovely and kind of you to make such a sensitive card.

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  15. So sorry to hear of her loss Barb,
    The embroidery is beautiful,it is still mine favorite to do also.
    You are such a kind and thoughtful
    person and Becca will just love it,and it will comfort her.
    Hugs Harma

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  16. As usual...it's a fabulous card Barb, I am sure Becka will appreciate it very much...
    hugs, Dewi

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  17. I know Becca is treasuring each card she receives, and is blessed even more by the hand made ones.
    I find it so difficult to make sympathy cards !
    Yours is so beautiful - Becca loves it I am sure.
    Hugs, Candy

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  18. OMG this is beautiful... Girl your stitch work is amazing.... This is just beautiful....

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  19. I think it's a lovely card. I am sure it will be appreciated.

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  20. What a beautiful card, Barb! I always find sympathy cards a struggle.

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  21. Barb, what a beautiful card for Becca. I am so sorry for her loss. I hope she is doing better and it was so kind of you to send to her.

    Hugs,

    Jackie

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  22. You've done such a beautiful job creating this gesture of comfort.


    Hugs,
    Jamie

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  23. It's the thoughts that counts Barb and you certainly is a thoughtful friend. I am sure Becca will cherish this beautiful card and hopefully time can heal the pain.
    PS. Hope you have a speedy recovery on your surgery too!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  24. Wow, Barb, the embroidery is so beautiful, love your neat work! Very nice color combo and the inside of the card is very pretty too!
    How thoughtful of you! I'm sure Becca will love this card!
    Hugs,
    Silvie
    xx

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  25. omg.. this is sooo beautiful.. ♥♥♥
    Hugs, Katrin

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  26. Hi Barb...what a gorgeous card...and, once again, you have created a touching work of heart...as well as another gorgeous work of art!! Becca will surely love having this lovely and loving card in what I can only imagine is the worst time of her life. Pat

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  27. This is such a beautiful sympathy card, Barb! I do so love this embroidery you've done! It will be treasured for sure! hugs, Angela

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  28. Your card is just beautiful Barb! I'm sure she'll appreciate your card and personal note. I just love your stitching on your cards.

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  29. This beautiful card will most certainly be appreciated and treasured.

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  30. What a wonderful and fitting card for Becca. I'm sure she will be touched to have received it knowing that you took the time and care to make it special for her...
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  31. What a beautiful sympathy card, Barb! You're such a sweetheart, and I'm sure Becca loves it! Your stitching is amazing!!!!
    hugs, Sharon

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