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This past weekend was the day for the reveal for the Convergence themed quilts in the Fiberactions group:


I had big plans for this challenge and originally had a bright colorful quilt in mind for it but a few weeks after the word was announced my dog Gertie got very ill and all my attention and energy was focused on caring for her and I just wasn’t in the mood to work with bright colors.

Gertie was a very special little dog and she completely stole my heart with her gentle sweet  and loving nature.  She never left my side and was my constant companion.    Gertie passed away this past weekend.

29 comments to Convergence

  • Gertie looks like she was a real sweetie. I know you will always miss her. We recently lost our little Murphy after 17 years.

  • So sorry to read about your loss of Gertie. I know how much you can love a furry friend. Hoping you are feeling better,Sue. On another note,congrats on your article in CPS Stusios! hugs Donna

  • Theresa

    I’m so sorry about Gertie,she’ll be in your heart forever. she looks like a real sweet pup.

  • Jeannie

    I am so sorry about the loss of Gertie. I am nursing our beloved Nels and hoping we can get a few more years with him. My heart goes out to you and know that we are all here for you. Hugs

  • Tesla

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my sweet Pongo on the 23rd of March. I just know that two sweet and gentle dogs have sought each other out and are now playing together at the bridge.

  • Oh,Sue,I’m so terribly sorry.:(((

  • Iris

    Oh Sue…I’m devastated for you. I know how you feel about your dogs …. but especially Gertie. I remember her well. She was everywhere we were when I visited…in her own quiet way. Very sweet dog,totally adored you as you her,a real loss. As with each of your dogs,you and Scott are the most conscientious and loving caretakers. If I believed in a next life…I’d want to come back as one of your dogs. True this quilt has a somber color theme,but it is a bold and wonderful design,deceptively simple and a great tribute to Gertie via color! All that’s missing (for me that is) is that little bright spot of red that was her collar (and her tongue,too). But I suspect you were just not up even for a spot of color just yet. Best to you Sue!

  • Oh,Sue,I’m so sorry. Keep the memories of Gertie.

  • So sorry to hear about your dear doggy friend Gertie. I love your piece for Convergence. The simplicity is striking.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I know it will be lonely without Gertie for a long time.

  • Marie

    Loving thoughts are pouring your way to hold your heart gently.

  • Dear Sue
    I am so sorry about your beautiful dog! I know and understand your pain.
    warm regards

  • Some times we deal with black and white but all too often edges converge and we deal with the grey. Bless you.

  • How sad Sue. I know how it hurts,we lost our Greta 2 years ago.

  • How sad Sue. I know how it hurts,we lost our Greta 2 years ago,it´s terrible. Hugs!

  • marilyn league

    So sad about your beloved pet. They are such a big part of our lives.

  • Sue I am so very sorry for your loss of Gertie. By this look on her face she knew how loved and cared for she was in your family. May you find peace with her wonderful memories you have. Blessings…

  • Sue,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    I love your Convergence quilt!

  • Sue,I am so sorry to hear about Gertie. She looks like such a sweet little soul in your picture. How nice that you were blessed with this little angel,and that she was blessed with you,even if it didn’t last long enough. Hugs to you.

  • Sue –I’m so sorry about Gertie. We lost our little dog Gypsy this past weekend too. I’ll bet they’re playing together now.

  • Oh Sue,I am so sorry about Gertie. It is so tough to lose our companions. Gertie looks like such a sweetheart. Thoughts are with you.

  • So sorry,Sue. Have gone through this recently and I know your loss.

  • Great little picture of Gertie,she will be missed 🙁

  • I’m so sorry for your loss of Gertie –she looks like such a sweet dog. I know you’ll miss her greatly –I hope your memories of her will be a comfort in time.

  • I am so sorry about Gertie…these little darlings really find a way into our very fiber,don’t they.
    Condolences Sue…I know it hurts.

    And I think your piece is much nicer in the black/white/grey than in color.

  • Carol C

    I’m so sorry for you. It’s never easy to lose someone you love.

  • aw Sue,I’m so sorry,she looks such a dear soul. many condolonces.

  • So sorry to hear about Gertie. You took such good care of her. Thinking of you.

    I love the convergence piece so neat and precise!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss of Gertie,Sue.