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
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.