Saturday, 12 October 2013

A new bright star in the sky

As many of you know on Friday morning we woke up to the news that there is a new star in the sky .... our beautiful , brave  stitching friend passed away after a long battle with Cancer which she nicked named the Harvard Graduate ....

I started following Pumpkins blog way before the cancer returned and stitched a few wee ornaments to help raise awareness and sent them to The Attic over the pond as they have a big  fund raising event every year and I wanted to do a small part in helping to find a cure.

We then heard the wonderful news from her that she was expecting Junior and she proudly showed off the nursery that her and Mr Pumpkin had done for the wee one's arrival ... I stitched a hanging ornament to match and stitched his name on it and as far as I am aware it is still hanging there for him to look at ... and I kept sending letters every few months (and got some back ..lol) and our friendship grew as these things often do, with comments on each others blogs as well and I hoped that one day I would get to meet this funny brave girl and have some stitching time with her .... 

well I will have to wait a wee while for that to happen now .... and as I said in my Pumpkin Patch day post ... the cottage is ready and I hope that she will have the kettle on ready and waiting so that we can have some stitching time in front of the fire .....

Until then I know we will keep her in our hearts and celebrate her life every year .... and I will light my candle for her 

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.” 
― A.A. Milne

with love from a heart broken mouse xxxx

31 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

well normally you make me laugh but tonight you made me cry. She was a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed by the entire stitching community. Love and hugs (real ones next month), Ally xx

Denise SA said...

I am crying at least she is out of pain. I read a whole lot of her blog posts when everyone posted pumpkins for her . My heart goes out to her family

Margaret said...

What a beautiful post. I am so sad about Cathey, and I didn't even read her blog. Her story touched me so deeply.

Catherine said...

Beautifully said, Mouse....hugs to you.....

Ali said...

I didnt know of Cathey until all the pumpkin posts which was a beautiful gesture - but I feel like I know her now and its just heartbreakingly sad :-( xxx

Beth said...

What a lovely tribute Michelle. Such a sad end to a young and caring woman.

Sharon said...

Beautiful post, Cathey will be greatly missed.

marly said...

You said it well. Amen.

gracie said...

Lovely post. ...

Michelle said...

Lovely post Mouse. As I said in my 'a sad day in blogland' post on Friday although I didn't know her personally apart from our emails to each other she touched so many of our lives x

Jan Gartlan said...

Such a sad loss to the world. Hugs to you x

♥ Nia said...

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Gabi said...

Wonderful post! I had not much contact with her, but when it was very hearty. When I read about her passing away,I first was very angry and asked:" Why Lord her?" It is NOT fair, first you gave her that adorable little boy and now you take her away not letting her watch this boy grow up.
I think of her as a new star twinkling from above!
Sad greetings from Germany

Lesleyanne said...

Such very sad news. A beautiful post Mouse. Hugs xx

Vickie said...

Perfectly said Michelle.
I have been thinking of her all weekend. Reminiscing of the happy times we shared with her in the past.

DJ said...

Sending hugs and prayers. I imagine a place in heaven, a large cottage, where we will meet all our stitching pals one day, where the needles never break or tarnish, the thread never runs out and the tea is always flowing. Lovely tribute, Mouse. *Hugs*

CalamityJr said...

Ah, Mouse, you've said "see you later" (not goodbye) so beautifully. We can all share the sadness and hopefully we will always remember Cathey's beautiful life and keep Junior in our prayers as he grows up.

Kay said...

xxxx

Kay said...

xxxx

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

ah such sad news. I have been so touched by her story.

Gillie said...

Love that comment from AA Milne. xxx

butterfly said...

Such a beautiful post, you played a part in her life dear mouse .
One day there will be a great party up above , we all have loved ones just waiting for us up there. big hugs.

Kaisievic said...

Beautiful post, Mouse. Yes, just imagine all the fun we bloggy stitchers will have when we all go to Stitchy Heaven.

Simply Victoria said...

A lovely tribute to a special lady.

Kate said...

Lovely tribute Mouse - Cathey certainly touched many lives.

Angie said...

such a sad loss. Her poor junior.

beautiful tribute

Mylene said...

A beautiful post!

Wendy S. said...

What a lovely post. As I read it my eyes swelled with tears. Hugs

stitcheranon said...

She was an amazing lady who always put others first. Thank you for the offer of stitching xx That is very kind of you xx

Scattered Threads said...

She will be missed greatly Mouse and although I did not know her, I find myself thinking of her.
Jackie

Sally said...

A wonderful post Mouse. Cathey will certainly be missed by many.