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Showing posts from September, 2020

In Mourning

One month ago, I lost my husband, Noel, suddenly, to an aortic dissection. This picture is from our 33rd wedding anniversary, and I never dreamed that it would be our last- I anticipated spending another 30 years together. Noel was an amazing man- so smart, funny and caring. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive husband- he made me laugh everyday and I will miss those moments. Together we raised three incredible daughters and he influenced the lives of thousands of his students. Even though his time was cut way too short on this earth, he lived life to its fullest- Noel was a big part of this blog from behind the scenes.  For the past few years, he's been the main photographer.  He also maintained all of my sewing machines- which was a lot considering the classes that I taught and the afterschool club sewing machines as well.  He was always my biggest fan when it came to my sewing, an