Sunday, March 29, 2009

Remembering our TDIPT Sister

Sue Zalek of 2stitchin

It's hard to believe it has been a year since the world lost a most beautiful woman..... a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister and friend to many.
I'm sure the family would disagree, it probably seems like an eternity to them w/out their sweet Sue, and I know they must miss her so terribly. We do.
Sue was our TDIPT sister, and together w/ her sister Lynn, they were known as "2stitchin".
They worked together as a team, and what a team they were! There stitcheries were among the finest you would see.
We were delighted the day they accepted our invitation to join TDIPT when we first began. Sue brought so much to the group, and she and Lynn seemed inseparable to us.
Sue died suddenly of a heart attack (Aortic Dissection) , just like the actor John Ritter, and just like him, she was taken way too young, and so suddenly, and there was nothing that could be done to save her.
This past year, we have grown to know Lynn on a more personal level. After first losing her dear sister and business partner, she didn't know if she could go on w/ stitching, and especially under the same name as before. Oh, but she has kept her chin up, and been stronger than most could be, and we know it hasn't been easy for her. She has honored her sister, by continuing to create beautiful stitcheries, but we know it has not been easy for her. When Lynn came to us so wounded, and asked us what she should do, we all advised her to keep the name "2stitichin", and as one of our TDIPT sisters so perfectly put it,
Sue is right there w/ you as you're stitchin, of course you should remain 2stitchin!
Today we remember with much fondness, our dear Sue, and today we think of sweet Lynn not only with love, but with much admiration, for she has set an example of what it means to be strong, and she has shown us that even though life can be cruel sometimes, you must go on, as she has, through the pain and sadness, never forgetting, but learning to live life a little different.
We all have so much to be thankful for and as we remember Sue today....lets also remember how short life can be. We need to embrace one another, and treat each day as if it were our last, and never take it for granted.
You're in our hearts, and we'll not forget you dear Sue.


  1. Lynn, please know we are all with you today sharing your sadness but also remembering the happier times, Sue as she was day to day, talking about her kids, her sisters, her work. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. I'm so glad I got to know her and will always treasure my memories of her.

    You're all in my thoughts and prayers~Diane

  2. Very nicely written, a lovely tribute. it is extremely hard to lose a sibling, especially one with whom you share a close bond. It is nice to see friends that care, love and support each other.....
    Margaret B

  3. Patty what a beautiful tribute to a talented and wonderful lady.

  4. ~Thinking of you Lynn and all yor family~ Hugs, Pam

  5. ~Thinking of you Lynn and all yor family~ Hugs, Pam


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