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Friday, July 03, 2020

Rest In Peace

My beloved wife, friend, travel companion, and amazing artist Sandra has passed in her sleep this morning. My the memories of her interactions with each of us carry us through the grief.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences. Sandra will be missed by many people. A great light in the World.
Stephanie Stanley

Cally said...

Such sad news, Mike, my deepest condolences to you. Sandra was a genuine treasure and will be very much missed. I am so glad she was able to be at home for her last few days. Cally in Scotland

Deanna said...

Holding a space of light for her, and for you.

Lynn S. said...

I am so very sorry, Mike. Sandra was a wonderful person and such a talented weaver/designer. She left her mark on the weaving world and will never be forgotten.

Lynn Smetko

Beryl Moody said...

What a great loss for you, Mike, and to all of the weavers around the world that loved her. My condolences to you and her family. She will be missed. Beryl Moody & Igor Raven

Anonymous said...

That is very sad news. Sandra was such a talented and inspirational weaver - she will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with you.
Lesley

Steven Lew said...

Mike,
My condolences for your loss. May she RIP.

Ann said...

I am so sorry, Mike. She was always so generous with her laughter and her knowledge. I will miss her.

Laura Fry said...

Sandra was very kind to me and I will cherish the weaving she gave me in 2011. Sending hugs to you.

Jean Degenfelder said...

I am so sad to hear this. Sandra was a joy to be with and had i so enjoyed conversations with her. My sincerest condolences to you, Mike and to the family.

Unknown said...

Dear Mike,
So sorry to hear that Sandra has passed away but glad that she was home with you and that it happened in her sleep. She will truly be missed but her inspiration and guidance for so many of us will certainly live on. She will also live on in all the amazingly beautiful and creative textiles that she lovingly created for all these years. She is now free from her ailing earthly body and I can see her happily flying around the universe unhindered. She will be keeping an eye on you and the family and sending love your way. Take all the time that you need to grieve while holding onto those sweet memories. Our hearts go out to you and the whole family.
xoxox
Sheila & Bill

P.S. "The Sky Loom" a Tewa Prayer for well being - popped into my head so I will share it here.

Oh our Mother the Earth, Oh our Father the Sky,
Your children are we, and with tired backs
We bring you the gifts that you love.
Then weave for us a garment of brightness;

May the warp be the white light of morning,
May the weft be the red light of evening,
May the fringes be the falling rain,
May the border be the standing rainbow.

Thus weave for us a garment of brightness
That we may walk fittingly where birds sing,
That we may walk fittingly where the grass is green,
Oh our Mother the Earth, Oh our Father the Sky.

amyfibre said...

Oh, Mike. I'm so very sorry to hear this. And I'm glad she was able to be home with you, albeit briefly. She was such an incredible artist and so generous with her weaving knowledge. As a weaver, I am forever in her debt. Wishing you peace.

Amy

Tien Chiu said...

So sorry to hear this, Mike, but grateful that she is at peace. Sandra was one of my earliest mentors and I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. I will miss her. Hugs and condolences to you.

Tien

Ruth said...

Please accept my deepest condolences, Mike. Sandra was, to me, a fellow Oberlinian, a fellow cellist, a fellow weaver, and a wonderful, warm-hearted person.

Jami said...

Dear Mike,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sandra has been one of my inspiring lights, not just in weaving (tho that is huge) but also in her accounts your travels together.

My thoughts and prayers are with you,

Jami

agnes hauptli said...

Dear Mike, am so so sorry to hear this but am glad she was home with you. Sandra was such a guide to so many of us and so very generous in sharing her knowledge and helping, guiding other weavers along. May she rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to you, her family and friends.

saganishiki said...

Condolences Mike. Sandra was a wonderful inspiration to our weaving world.

Barbie Paulsen said...

My deepest condolences, Mike. She will be missed. Every interaction I had with her led me to work to become a better weaver and a kinder person. Her influence will travel further than we can imagine. So many have been touched by her personality and inspired by her skill.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I knew Sandra only through her blog, but it was a source of joy and inspiration.

Sheila said...

My best wishes for you on the road ahead Mike. Sandra will always be remembered and sorely missed by everyone who knew her, whether in person or through her blog. She will continue to be an inspiration.
Sheila Carey

Anonymous said...

I am so ssorry to hear this. I know you will miss Sandra greatly, and the weaving world will, too.-

Belinda Rosee said...

Dear Mike I am so sorry to read this post, Sandra was such a kind and generous person. The world has not only lost an amazing weaver, but it has lost a wonderful lady. My condolences to you and yours. x

Glenis Beaumont said...

Condolences to all the family. A sad sad time for the weaving community

Susan Harvey said...

Dear Mike,
We all lost a dear weaving friend, but you lost the love of your life. The words are hard to find. In time, smiles and memories will replace the tears.

I will treasure my Jacquard weaving Sandra wove up for me. She was so kind and generous in all our phone and email exchanges.

Susan Harvey

Connie Rose said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Mike. I only knew Sandra online, but we did a couple of weaving/dyeing projects together. She was a lovely person and she'll be missed sorely. Prace and love to you.
Connie Rose

Peg Cherre said...

So sorry for your loss. Sandra will be missed by weavers around the world.

Wendy Morris said...

Weavers around the world have lost a dear and inspiring friend. So very sad for you, Mike.

Craig said...

Mike, May the most cherished memories you share with Sandra brighten your days, brother.

Smithrebecca921 @gmail.com said...

I will always remember Sandra fondly, for her love of wine and her beautiful weaving.

Unknown said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sandra's teaching and blogging were very inspiring to me. Wishing you comfort and peace.

Tobie said...

My condolences to you and her family and friends. May her memory be for a blessing.

Unknown said...

Our hearts are with you,Mike,at this most difficult time. We send you love and strength and will keep you in mind as you heal. Julie & Randy Lovelace

DonnaC said...

Sending comforting thoughts -she touched us all with her knowledge and artistry. She lives on through it.

Gudrun said...

Sandra was a long time friend, I will miss her but not forget her. Her talents and accomplishments were outstanding. May her beautiful weaving, writing, photography give you comfort.

My deepest sympathies,
Gudrun

Caroline M said...

I am so sorry. I never said much here but she has been such an inspiration to me. May your memories be a comfort to you at this time and for all the time to come.