Look closely, magic is all around you.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This is Lisa's daughter, Mariah. I just wanted to let everybody know that while driving to work, she was swept away in the river. She had been missing since yesterday at 6 a.m. but this morning, firefighters found her body in her car. She was the best person I know. She was also more than a fantastic wife and mother, the best any of us could ask for.

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Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

omg!! i AM SO surprised and very saddened by this news. It is hard for me to believe. I was suppose to be her stitcher for a piece that suggested the theme for. It was to be a Masked Ball and she was planning it for around Halloween time. I sure feel aloss that we can not do that now. It would have been a great piece I know. You are all in my prayers. I am crushed by this news.

Anonymous said...

I can only hope in time you will find peace. Lisa was an influence on so many people and was a bright spot in many of my days just reading her blog and seeing all of the great pictures and goodies she posted. I will always treasure the many charts and other items Lisa created. She was indeed part of the "magic" around us she spoke of.

KathyK said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss - she was a talented designer and her spirit will live on in each stitch we take when following her designs. I wish you and your family much comfort and healing thoughts - take care.

Clara said...

Oh Mariah! How unbelievable and terrible loss!!!! This is a tragedy. I'm so so sorry for you and your family. xxx Clara.

elenamac said...

I'm so so sorry to read this bad news! please accept my sincere condolence. My heart goes out to you and to your family.
She was a very talent lady!
My thoughts are with you and your family!
A stitcher from italy
Elena

Berkana said...

Mi spiace con tutto il cuore, seguivo i suoi lavori......era veramente bravissima!
Vi sono vicina
Berkana

Berkana said...

Vi sono vicina in questo triste momento!
Con affetto
Berkana

Allyson said...

So sorry for your loss, our thoughs are with you at this dreadful time.

Zsuzsa said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Sending prayers for you and your family and friends.

VALIE said...

Such a tragedy.
Strength to you and your family.
We grieve with you. I have just ordered a new model which I'll stich in Lisa's memory.
Val, from France

Villa-loredana said...

SIncerelly with you in your sorrow in this tragic momment. Make good blees her, and her soul lies in peace. Loredana

1vanberg said...

Blessings to your family. I only knew her needlework but that tells so much about a person. --Bonnie

Ani said...

I send my condolences across the miles to you and your family, words cannot soothe the grief you feel at this time I know, sending virtual huggs your way. Best, Ani

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

It is me again, I told my daughter about what happened to Lisa and how sad it all was including The Masked Ball design that will not be done. My daughter said I should try and design one myself.I have designed tatting but never a cross stitch design but I told my daughter if I did I would call it "The Lisa Roswell Wickedly Wicked Ball" in her honor.Who knows I might try to design the ball. I feel so saddened still this morning and can't believe it happened. Mariah and all your love ones I will continue to say prayers for all of you.Please know your Mom meant alot to us and that she was so special.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Susan in SC said...

I am very sadden for you loss. She will be missed by many people.

Anonymous said...

Mariah, my condolences to you and your family. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom I was always drawn to her blog.....it was so clear she valued her family so much, and I love her designs. And as anyone that has ever tackled a problem with their health will know.....nurses are 'special'.
Angela

diamondc said...

Mariah and family: My heart cry's for you all I am saddened by your loss, I know in my heart that your mother is in heaven designing as we speak.
God Bless You All as you go through this difficult time.
Peace to you
Catherine

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you & your family during this difficult time.

Linen Stitcher said...

What a difficult time for you and your family, Mariah. I'm so sorry for your loss and pray that you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Kim said...

What can anyone say at this moment?
My prayers are with you and your family. She will be so missed.
Her charts were awesome and I loved them.

tucmar said...

I just learned of your tragic loss this morning when I went into The Busy Needle,here in Tucson, to pick up the latest patterns from The Primitive Needle. I am so sorry for your loss, Lisa was one of my most favorite designers. Sending condolences,love and prayers your way.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

i am so so sad to hear this ;( my thoughts go your way....
GiZ (a french stitcher)

Tracy said...

Thinking of you all as you lay your sweet Lisa to rest.

Alf N Stitches said...

Lifting you all up in prayer!

Wend said...

I was so saddened to hear about your Mum. Its only recently that I came across her lovely blog, I'm sure she will be sadly missed by many!
Sending you and your family love and light from the UK.
Wend x

LizG said...

I pray for Lisa and her family, and join in these feelings of profound loss. I will miss Lisa very much.

Prairiemom said...

I am so so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. As a motherless daughter myself, as well as a cross stitch addict, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours in the coming days and months, along with everyone else whose lives this very special lady has touched.

Meari said...

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. :(

Anonymous said...

I have stitched some of your mother's designs. I am so sorry for your loss. Her legacy will live on, even in the homes of us who did not know her personally.

Carin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family from Holland.

I have just ordered the missing supplies for Witches Nine en create an "Spooky SAL" event on Facebook in honor of Lisa. A lot of people are participating this in memory of your mother.

My thoughts are with you and your family!

J Rankin said...

Mariah, I would like to express my sincere sympathy regarding your Mom. She was very talented and will be truly missed. She will however live on through her stitching.

Blu said...

So sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and yours.

Kellie said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am very saddened by this news and so sorry for your loss.

Jan V said...

Dear Mariah, This is such a tragedy for you and your family, even from a distance it was easy to see how much she loved you all. My deepest sympathy.

mitzy said...

please accept our sincere condolences and our prayers
we were on the Nashville needlemarket and have met
Dominique & Monique
http://www.dessinsdhc.com/

Quiltsmiles said...

{{{{hugs}}}}
She loved you all.

Bertie said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family for the untimely passing of Lisa. She will be sorely missed.

Teri said...

I am so sorry to learn of your family's sudden and tragic loss. You are all in my prayers.

Talix said...

A couple of weeks ago, while shopping for a chart for my brother's wedding, I discovered a treasure trove of "witchy" charts, many of which were done by The Primitive Needle. In the past week and a half I've created a wish list at a stitching site and most of the charts I first picked out were done by TPN. I even found Lisa's blog while I was surfing for charts!

I was shopping for floss and fabric today when I learned of Lisa's death. My heart goes out to all of her family and friends.

Sherry :o) said...

may God hold you in his hands as you all work through this. I was shocked to see various shop owner's newsletters telling about Lisa. I will miss her blog postings and we certainly have lost a talented lady! Take care..

Stitch By Stitch said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Your mom was one of my very favorite designers and such a neat person. Just this fall I was blessed to have "won" Ephalba the Witch from her. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God pour his grace and peace upon you and your family as you go through this very difficult time.

Karen said...

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Lisa will be missed by all of us in the cross stitch world. I can not imagine how your family feels. My deepest sympathy to all. Karen from Rosewood Manor

Anonymous said...

Mariah,
I was always intrigued by your mom's imagination and designs. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on this terrible loss. My heart goes out to you. Peace be with you and may fond memories comfort you.
Sincerely,
Denise

Judith Tuttle said...

It was devestating to hear about Lisa's tragic death. Mike and I will be remembering her in our prayers and send our condolances to all of you. Her talent will be truly missed in the needlework industry.

Judith Tuttle
Twisted Oaks Designs

Karen Kluba said...

So very sorry for your loss. Lisa will be missed by the entire cross stitch community. I can not imagine what your family must be going through. I can tell from the beautiful family photo that Lisa was very proud of her family. Karen from Rosewood Manor

maryrose said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Lisa's passing. She was such a talented woman, and will be greatly missed. Keeping you all in my prayers.

WickedStitcher said...

Although we never met, or even corresponded on her blog, I always felt like I knew Lisa and we had a lot in common. I`m still very saddened by this news and hope that you and your family will get through this. Remember the happy times, and what a sweet talented lady she was.

Carolien said...

My deepest condolances for your loss, what a tragedy.
I wish you all the comfort and courage you need to go on without Lisa.

Dutch greetings,
Carolien van Boven

Daffycat said...

Heartfelt condolences. Lisa will be missed.

Connie said...

Your mother was a lovely woman and a very talented designer. My heart goes out to you and your family during your time of grief! I know it seems like a small thing now, but the best part of your mother will always live in your hearts! Please know many many people keep you in their thoughts and prayers!

Viooltje (Violet) said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family for your great loss.

Lisa will be remembered everytime someone stitches (or looks at) one of her beautyfull designs.

Stephwak said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a talented lady and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. She was so talented and will be miss by customers and the needlework industry. She will be certainly missed. I plan on stitching one of her designs in her honor.

Average White Girl said...

I'm just shocked and completely saddened to hear about this horrible freak accident. Who knows why God takes us....but perhaps he needed the best of the best stitchers in heaven. Peace and prayers to your family.

NIKY said...

My dear I met your mom just few weeks ago at Nashville needlework market, I saw her so happy and smiling as alway during the market. I love her and her designs. I want to let you know that her smiling face's in my heart and that I'm very close to you and your family. I'm keeping praying for her and for all of you. Niky.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed. Our prayers for you & your family. Pam

Elisabeth said...

Mariah, please accept my condolences. I will be lifting you and your family up in my prayers. I stitched your mom's 1800 Love Letter as a wedding sampler for my stepson and his wife, and I have several of her other designs waiting to be stitched. I hope the fact that she will live on in her work is a comfort to all of you. Take care.
Elisabeth

battatter said...

My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. I really enjoyed your Mother's designs.. she will be missed by many.

Anonymous said...

I am so shocked and saddened by the loss of your mom. We will all miss her, her talents and her fun personality. Know that she was loved by so many and will be so sorely missed. My heart hurts so much for you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Virpi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Annie said...

Offering prayers for the repose of her soul. God bless you all.

Marilyn said...

My heart breaks for your Loss..What terrible terrible news...My prayers are sent to you and your family...
Warmest hugs
Marilyn
Harvest Moon Prims

Cindy Jo said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Lisa ~
may you be stitching on something wonderful there in the Summerland....we miss your smile and creativity.
Blessed be ~

Yuko said...

Mariah,

I'm so sorry that I leave a comment now. I knew that your mom Lisa's accident, but couldn't leave a message here at that time as I was very shocked.
I think I can share sadness, emotions with you and your family a bit, although my English is not good enough at all.

Are you and your family OK now?
I think it takes time to get it over, but I'm sure the day you can talk about her with smile will come one day.

I pray for you and your family, always.

Sarah said...

Only just found this, my deepest sympathies to all Lisa's loved ones - gentle hugs to you all xxxx

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I just wanted to say that now that Halloween is almost here I miss you Lisa. YOu are in my thoughts along with your family.

Dona said...

Just wanted to say I am remembering Lisa today and thinking of all of you, too. Bless you all.

Cindy Huxtable said...

Lisa has been on my mind tonight. I miss her blog and her new patterns. Hope her family is doing well. She is not forgotten!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mariah,
I recently returned to stitching after a 12 year hiatus and have just discovered your mother's wonderful designs. My shock at discovering your loss of her has me overwhelmed. I am so, so very sorry for your family's loss.I will have your family in my prayers as I stitch. Blessings....
queenmum

CieAngel said...

!'m so sorry for your loss, just found out today about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Brightest Blessings!
Cie

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Remebering you Lisa ~ on this your birthday ~ we miss you and will always remember you!
Rest in Peace my witchy, stitchy Friend ~

Lori from Notforgotten Farm

Anonymous said...

loved all her designs. she is missed

Cindy Huxtable

magikalseasons said...

I am so sorry for your loss my heart is with you and your family! I love your very talented Mother's art! Becca

Anonymous said...

Was thinking about Lisa today.

Cindy Huxtable

Anonymous said...

Took a look at Mariah's Facebook. So happy to see she married. I know her mom would have been proud. I miss Lisa's designs. I didn't know her but loved her work.

Cindy Huxtable.

Silent Stitches said...

We all think of Lisa/The Primitive Needle, often.
Gone but not forgotten.

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