Thursday, June 18, 2015

With an aching heart...

Hello my friends. It's been over two months since my last post. That last post was of the Mother's Day card I crafted for my mom. The very day of that post my sweet mom, the best friend I will ever have, had a severe change in her neurological status. Melanoma had taken over her brain. I was blessed to receive a last hug, kiss, and 'I love you,' while she still recognized me. She slipped quickly into a coma and passed away in a Hospice Center eleven days later. She was never able to see the card I made for her. We held her funeral and buried her ashes the day before Mother's Day. I placed her special card and a long letter for her into her burial vault.

This is the reason for my long absence. I needed time to gather the shattered pieces of my heart and reassemble them as best I could. I'm still in the midst of that process, but am beginning to feel the urge to create again. My mom was the person who fostered my love of art and crafting from the time I was a little girl. I think she will be happy to see me working in my craft room again. 

I'll be back in a few days with a new project for Frilly and Funkie. I hope these past couple of months have seen sunnier days for you all. I send you my love and wishes for all that is good and wonderful.


  1. I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you...

  2. Dear Nancy,
    Sharing about your mother and her last days moved me to write to you, because it is so similar to my own experience with my own mother. Cancer, quickly say goodbye, hospice, and now 5 years later, she is still with me. I had just spent a month previous to Mothers day that year working on our family tree, printing reams of information about the family, lists of relatives and history...and then the phone call. My mother was my birth mother, and I only knew her for 16 years before she passed away. Blessed years they were. But I will never forget. And you won't either. The thoughts and memories will come back. Jot them down if you feel like. I finally began crafting again by making a wall hanging with both our pictures on it at the same age. It helped so much. And time helps too. And tears are good. So through tears for your loss, I pray you remember the blessings. They are priceless!
    Hugs and a shoulder to cry on,

  3. Your lovely mum will be so pleased you are crafting again, she will always be beside you i am sure.
    Keep remembering the good times and stay strong.
    Sending you big gentle hugs .
    Elaine H X

  4. So pleased to hear that you feel the need to create again Nancy.You have been in my thoughts and prayers these last couple of months. I lost my dear Mum 18 years ago and miss her every day. But I feel closest to her in my craft room and often feel she is there with me and often ask her "So Mum, what do you think of that"! I hope you find the same when you start to move back into your craft room. (I have missed your wonderful creations). Take care. Jennie x

  5. I am sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! My therapy is my craft room. Allow your creativity to flow and know your mother is at your side.

  6. So sorry for your loss, Nancy. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  7. Bless your heart is a hard journey you have been on. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am glad that the dawn is coming on the horizon for you....even if the day breaks slowly, it will surely come. Be gentle with yourself. Love and Hugs!

  8. I'm so sorry for your immense loss Nancy. I have missed your beautiful creations. I'm glad that you are coming around a little towards crafting again with happy memories of your Mum right alongside you. Sending you warmest wishes and hugs. Nicola x

  9. Oh Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss, I can only imagine your pain. You create some of the most gorgeous pieces of art, it will be so lovely to see you back here. Big hugs xx