Friday, September 6, 2013

A Sad passing of a blog friend

I was so saddened to learn that my blog friend, Sandy Schmidt died on September 5, 2013.

I was privileged to meet her and her sweet daughter, Samantha a couple of years ago. Recently Samantha had a precious baby girl, Chloe.

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There are not enough words to express how much Sandy will be missed. She influenced so many of the primitive blogs and websites with her amazing talent.

Her blog was The Olde Country Cupboard.

This is a link to an interview from a couple of years ago….HERE.

And this is the link to her Obituary….HERE.

She was an amazing woman, a good friend and wonderful wife and mother. Everyone who knew her loved her. I’m glad I have a few of her creations to remember her always.

Please keep her family in your prayers.

35 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

I offer my heartfelt sympathy.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your blog friend, Diane. Pam

Low Tide High Style said...

So very sad, my thoughts are with her family and friends.

Kat

Barb said...

So quick and sad. I just barely had a chance to meet her on line.
Barb

Danice said...

Yes, so very sad. I never got to meet Sandy in person, but loved her blog and own some of her You Are Special Patterns. Many prayers for the whole family.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs.

Donna said...

I didn't realize that you knew Sandy. I knew her a little bit from visiting to one Delphi forum, but I have several online friends who knew her well. She is gone too soon. God bless her, now in heaven, and may her family find comfort.

PatC - All is Bright said...

I will certainly miss her. Not only was she a talented and creative lady, but such a sweet and giving person. I bought many patterns from her and will always remember her when I sew one. She will not be forgotten.

TexWisGirl said...

i am very sorry.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm happy you got a chance to meet her in person tho. xo

TheRustyThimble said...

So very Sad, Prayers for her family. Sandy was a very talented inspiring prim friend and will be greatly missed by many

Brenda

Peggy Sue said...

I read...I stumble and I read some more..and I go to all your links...and emotions run high...I see a woman with such talent..Loved all the dolls and bears...and I of course see the word "cancer" pop out and I feel and think and my heart lurches. Thank you for sharing your friend at 'The old country cupboard' I wish I had knowen her...because thru your post...I felt her. Many prayers to Sandy's family. I am so greatful she got to meet her grandchild..and thank you for posting about someone who seem's to have been wonderful in so many ways... P.S. a BIG HUG to you... xoxox

Mevely317 said...

Oh Diane, I'm so saddened to read this. How blessed you were to know Sandy and meet she and Samantha. I'm certain you were a blessing to her, as well.
Hugs,
Myra

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, I'm very sorry to here this. Prayers for her family. Twyla

Jeannie Marie said...

My deepest condolences to you and of course her family and wide circle of friends.

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry. I didn't know her but can tell by you and the others that she must have been special.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of This and That said...

Deepest sympathies. Life is so fragile. She sounds like a wonderful person.

cynthia lee designs said...

Sandy will be greatly missed. Sending up prayers for her family.
Heaven has gained a very talented angel.
hugs,
Cindy

Noelle the dreamer said...

Prayers and thoughts goes to all who will miss her Diane!
Thank you for sharing this moment with us!
Hugs,

Teresa said...

Prayers said for you and her family! I am so sorry for your loss.

Incipient Wings said...

I'm so sorry about this great loss.
I'll definitely pray for her family.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is so sad. I'm very sorry, Diane.

cucki said...

So very sad..
my thoughts are with her family...
Hugs x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is so hard to lose a friend! I'm glad she got to meet her Grand. God Bless!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Such a wonderful crafter.. all her lovely bears and raggedy ann's..
You will have fond memories of your dear blogging friend.. She was so young.
I see you have one of her dolls in the photo.
My condolences to her family.. very sad.

Farmhouse prims said...

Thank you for the beautiful tribute to Sandy, she will truly be missed. She touched so many lives. I am so glad that you got to meet her. hugs, Lecia

Musings from Kim K. said...

So very sad. Thinking of you. Sending you a few virtual hugs!!

Karen said...

Sad to hear of your dear friend's passing...

Lavender Cottage said...

Very sad, so sorry for the loss of a friend made through your blog.
Judith

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

May God pour out his blessings of comfort and peace upon Sandy's family and friends during this difficult time.

I'm so sorry you'll be missing her. We need to appreciate each other while we're here. We're not promised tomorrow here but oh what's ahead over there!!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Vee said...

I am terribly sorry to read of this loss. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her in Blogdom. May all who did be comforted.

NanaDiana said...

I missed this- I am so very sorry. Bloggers certainly have a connection of the heart- xo Diana

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
So sorry to hear this. Glad that you have some of her creations which are now even more precious. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends,
Linda

Di said...

So sorry to hear this, I pray for her family and you. It is so sad when our friends leave this earth. My dear friend died many years ago from breast cancer. I celebrate her spirit everytime I do something I know she would have enjoyed! Take Care, and thank you for sharing with us. Di@Cottage-wishes

It's me said...

What a sad news....warm hugs from me darling...love Ria...x !