Monday, February 22, 2010

For Renee and her Josephine

This painting is dedicated to sweet Renee of Her loving daughter,
Angelique has posted on Renee's blog with the stage of
illness her mother is now in. I am very saddened to say she
is not doing well.

I felt even more heartache when I saw that Angelique had
posted about Renee and her special relationship with her
granddaughter Josephine.

Renee asked me to create an advance birthday gift for Josephine
not long ago. I will be sending it out to Angelique soon. I know
Renee would want her Josephine to receive her gift. A hand-stitched
banner that she wanted to hang in Josephine's new bedroom.

My heart goes out to Angelique and her family. You are an angel, Renee.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for always being an inspiration to us all!


  1. It is very sad indeed. So much suffering. I've lost many friends to cancer.

    The banner is beautiful. Your stitching is impeccable.

  2. Dear Lisa, his is all so sad.
    I am sure Josephine will love her banner. It is wonderful.
    Have a good week

  3. Oh hon..both of these are just stunning...Renee would love them both! What a beautiful way to celebrate her! Thank you for sharing this with us! What a wonderful gift for Josephine..from her grandma!! I love this! So Renee!
    I have been in tears for days. It is all so hard to imagine her not being here. Hugs to you, Sarah

  4. Lisa what a beautiful banner you created for Josephine! I can see all the lovely detail you put into it. The last update was so sad, I was hoping she would be with us for many many years. I only hope she is pain free right now.

  5. That is absolutely amazing Lisa. The banner is soooooo renee and Josephine.

    Many blessings to you.

  6. Oh, that is so sweet, Lisa! Josephine will love it as will her family! Such special people!! Love, Silke

  7. We're all with you in sending prayers and thoughts to Renee and her family... I think it will help to know they are being embraced in prayer far and wide.
    The painting is just lovely...and sad; the sepia tones make it feel full of memories and reflection. The banner is beautiful...magickal and sweet.A perfect gift for Renees' grandaughter.

  8. What a moving post. And what a beautiful item that you have created for Josephine. The painting is such a lovely tribute; you did a wonderful job. I am sorry to hear of Renee's illness. But she seems to be a woman of tremendous strength and courage.

  9. How sweet Lisa! I'm so saddened by Renee's struggle right now. I just can't quit thinking of her. I hope she knows how deeply she touched us all♥

  10. Lisa, this banner is SO beautiful. Josephine will love it. Renee will love that you did this for Josephine.
    I wish I knew Renee - she sounds like an angel, indeed.
    ♥ audrey

  11. oh how wonderful...she will cherish this from Grandma...I am crying just reading about this....she is such a wonderful woman....

  12. We pray for Renee every day Lisa. We all miss her so much. That banner is beautiful and I am sure Josephine will be so happy to know that her Grandmother ordered this especially for her. Great work. Take care.

  13. This is so sad. Your banner is beautiful. The picture is sweet, and thoughtful.

  14. Very sad indeed - I have been following Renee's blog for months not and my heart breaks each time I read it

  15. your special gifts from the heart will surely put a big smile on renee and her family's face! and i know that josephine will cherish her beautiful banner.... :))

  16. How sad. Your banner is gorgeous and I'm sure she will love it.

  17. Your picture is divine and the banner is lovely :-) I have lost a loved one through Cancer it is such an awful thing :-(

  18. I too am sadden by the latest news. I really thought that Renee, her charm, her wit, her love for art and life and her blog would continue on forever.
    It angers me when this dreadful monster takes lives from their loved ones especially knowing it let me live.
    Josephine will love your beautifully made banner and see all the love your put in it!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. Renee would love your painting Lisa...just love it...and the banner...I can see the love in every hard it must have been for you to sew this and think about this little one who may not get to spend more time with her precious grandmother...

  20. Oh, Lisa, I feel so much sadness when I think of Renne and her family that my heart really aches! She IS an angel! I'm sure Josephine will LOVE her banner! It's so lovely and the painting is simply Wonderful!
    Lots of love, Sanda xx

  21. That is darling! I just recently found Renee's blog and my life is different because of her. I'm glad that you were able to touch her family.

  22. The painting is perfect Lisa and the banner is wonderful. A bright spot amidst so much sadness for Renee and her family. I'll be glad when God takes action and ends suffering and death as promised (Rev 21:3&4) Untill then we can keep on supporting one another.

  23. Hi, Lisa! I love the painting you made to honor Renee and her Josephine. Very touching story. They will be in my thoughts - Renee, Josephine, and Angelique.

    P.S. My blog has moved! My new location is!

  24. Oh Lisa...this is too sad. I'm so bad with words when it comes to such sadness. Renee and her family are in my thoughts and they'll stay in my prayers also.

    Your painting for Renee is beautiful as is your perfectly stitched banner for her little Josephine.

    I always tell you this Lisa, I think you're an angel, and you have a heart of gold.

    Sending you a big hug, Sweetie.
    Paulette xoxo



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