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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In Memory of Samuel Woods





In Memory of Samuel J Woods
July 8th, 1921 to April 24, 2010
Grandpa Sam passed away this saturday.
He was 88 years old. He was a sweet man
and a true man of God, he went home to be with
the lord. As a stitcher, my stitching friends can
appreciate the work he did. He did needlepoint.
Posted above are some of the pieces of work he
did, what a great idea to have them at his wake.
It is a tribute to just one of the hobbies that he
enjoyed.
He worked in the pantry at the church for many years
as a volunteer and loved to cook. The last supper
is one of my favorite pieces that he did.. He kept
track of how many hours and how many months to
finish, which I thought was funny. I never thought to
keep track like that on my pieces. It was a labor of
love, 2000 hours and 9 months to finish, which I thought
was very good. He had requested that this piece be
donated to his church - I think he already had a place picked
out for it to be hung. I was hoping to get just one piece
because I understand and appreciate the time and love
that goes into a piece. He has sisters who received his
remaining pieces and will enjoy them I am sure. I
bought my camera with me to NJ for the wake just
hoping I would be able to get one picture of the last
supper. I had no idea any of the pictures would be hung
there, what a sweet surprise and something I will treasure.
I have beautiful pictures of his pieces. Its something to
think about, I want my pieces plastered all over the wake
when I move on to heaven. I will have a lot of people
waiting for me when it is my time to go to heaven, sam
will be one of those waiting for me. Until we meet again,
enjoy heaven sam. Click on the picture to see it larger.
All pieces were under glass, it was hard not to get a
glare on the photos, I think I did good.

16 comments:

FayeRaye said...

Cherish his memories and remember the good times.....Always, Faye

Vicki in CO said...

What a wonderful way to pay tribute to something he loved and enjoyed during in life.

Vicki in CO said...

What a wonderful way to pay tribute to something he loved and enjoyed during in life.

Nancy Woods said...

I am so impressed! It is great that you are sharing with all of us his work. Absolutely gorgeous!

Rene la Frog said...

Amazing work and what a wonderful gift to leave behind

Jules said...

Incredible!

A wonderful tribute to a very talented man, indeed!! I know you will treasure the photos you took of these pieces for years to come. And what a legacy to carry on in your own stitching.

Carol said...

Oh, Cindy, I'm so sorry for your loss--your grandfather sounds like such an amazing man. And what wonderful reminders of him are left on earth--his needlepoint pieces are so impressive. I'll bet it was always special bond between the two of you in sharing a similar passion. It is nice to know that "The Last Supper" will have a place of honor in his church, isn't it?

I'm sure you will always treasure your special memories of him...

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great pieces. I am sure everyone will love them. He sounds like a great guy.

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Milly~ said...

Granpa Sam sounds like a very special man. He's resting in the Lord's hands now and someday we shall seem him again. Thanks for stopping by my blog and expressing your thoughts on my loss.

Anonymous said...

That is a great tribute to someone that liked doing needle-work. Thanks for sharing.

Marl

ParisH_Cadiz06 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。......................................................

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - his work is just awesome. Gives you wonderful memories of him to hold forever.

silentsgirl said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandfather, and what marvelous stitching he did. Thanks for sharing that.

Vicky L said...

WOW! Those pictures are amazing. He sounds like a very special man, a very good way to remember him by.

Lynn B said...

Wow, what a wonderful tribute to someone who loved stitching.

I have the last supper in my 'to do pile of stitching' I think I may start it someday soon!