Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thanks, Kaffe

One of my best friends, Sue, has been in the hospital for over a week. The long-term prognosis is not good, surely not what any of us wanted to hear. Even though I'm in a bit of a bind, timewise (more on that tomorrow), I decided I needed something to cheer me up. I headed over to Barnes & Noble. A large cup of coffee and Kaffe Fassett came to the rescue.

Kaffe has a new book out:

Spectacular doesn't even begin to describe it. I spent a long time totally immersed in color, shapes, gorgeous photography, stunning fabrics...

(click to enlarge photos--it's definitely worthwhile!)

This is not a cheap book, and I could have saved a lot of money by ordering it on Amazon. But I needed it today. I needed the color and optimism today. I needed the hope and inspiration today.

Sue sent a text message saying "Don't be doom and gloom. Call me." I called her. Her voice sounds really good today. I think I'll take Kaffe to the hospital this afternoon, and Sue and I can spend some time turning the pages together...becoming lost for a bit of time in simple shapes and spectacular colors.


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Grandma G said... #

I'm glad you found something bright and happy to cheer you up. I hope you and Sue have fun sharing the COLORS. My thoughts have been with all of you.....

CitricSugar said... #

My prayers for your friend, her family and for you - sounds like you'll need a little extra strength right now...

I think taking a riot of colour to visit your friend is a great way to spend the afternoon. Enjoy it.

Needled Mom said... #

I just read your friend's very sad. I will be praying for all of you. I know she will appreciate your visit and something cheery to look at with you.

The Luedtke Family said... #

Consider writing a summary of your visit, her comments, ideas, thoughts, and moments either in the book or stick a piece of paper in the book. You won't want to forget your afternoon.

Sandra said... #

What a great book! It is good to find something to cheer yourself up as it is important to find things that can give you some strength: I`m a nurse working on a oncology ward and my taughts are with your friend and you!