Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Saturday, 13 December 2014

In memory of Chile

This was sent to me by a friend following the death of our dear cat Chile.
 
 
 


To my dearest friend.
I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.
I spoke to you softl...y as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to me.


Author Unknown

Friday, 5 December 2014

Sad times

I'm feeling quite fragile at the moment after the tragic and sad death of our 4 year old cat, Chile, on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 02.15 am.  I am always up at that time and he collapsed and died in front of me, I can't get the image of him out of my mind.  I gathered him up in my arms and ran into  the lounge where my husband was, but Chile had already passed.  So very traumatic and unfair.  We have 4 other cats and they are all looking around for him.  I took Chile to the vet at 8 am and they rang to say they couldn't find anything conclusive as to the cause of death.  His heart, lungs and other organs were fine, and he was a young cat in good condition, so the thinking is that he had a brain haemorrhage.  He was my pal and used to sit on me and lean into my shoulder, and I miss that closeness terribly.  Although we have lost cats over the years and it was always so very hard, they had all reached 18 years and had to be euthanized due to old age and ill health, that's why Chile's sudden death is so hard to deal with. We loved him so much and he will always be in our hearts  xx








Monday, 1 December 2014

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" December Challenge

Well another month has flown by, and here we are again with a new monthly challenge.  This time we have been using the lovely artwork of Toni Arthur.....MyArtByToni



I used a Creata heart shaped easel card, decorated it with coloured hessian strips, then added the Toni Arthur digi image, which I had coloured in with promarkers, and dusted with distress ink.  I then added some flowers and a couple of Tattered Lace foliage die cuts.  The stamped sentiment is from Hobby Art, and I dusted the edges once again with distress ink.  I had a few short strips of hessian which I gathered into a bouquet, and I added a gem to each stem, and attached it to the point where the easel card stands up on the base.  I also added a few dabs of stickles to the image, in between the flowers, just to add a little sparkle.  I hope you like it !


 
Items Used
 
Creata cream easel card
Coloured hessian strips
Squeezed Lemonade distress ink
Promarkers
 (Putty, Gold, Meadow Green, Arctic Blue, Ivory, Mandarin, Mulberry, Pale Pink)
Stickles glitter (Orange Peel and Lavender)
Tattered Lace foliage dies
Hobby Art sentiment stamp
Assorted flowers
Gems
 
 

The view from our field

The view from our field

Decoupage Delights

Decoupage Delights

Moonflower

Moonflower

Faery Ink

Faery Ink

Lunagirl

Lunagirl

Digital Scrapworld

Digital Scrapworld

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Julia Spiri Designs

Julia Spiri Designs

Paper Nest Dolls

Paper Nest Dolls

Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles

Sweet pea Designs

Sweet pea Designs

The East Wind

The East Wind

Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

Art by Miran

Art by Miran

The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Toni Arthur logo

Toni Arthur logo

Monogram

Monogram

Tribe quote

Tribe quote

Vince

Vince

Great Challenges to be found here !

Great Challenges to be found here !

Shades

Shades

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Lazy

Lazy

Ditzie Designs logo

Ditzie Designs  logo

KKK Christmas decoration badge

KKK Christmas decoration badge

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

Trimmies Rule !

My card featured on Little Claires Blog

My card featured on Little Claires Blog
Mr Darcys Christmas Post !

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog
Embossed and distressed !

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one
One for the cattery

More cute kitties

More cute kitties

Non-pyramage pyramage !

Non-pyramage pyramage !
What a cutie this little chap is !

Patchwork Kingdom rocker card

Patchwork Kingdom  rocker card
Made for Mollie on her first day at secondary school

My first shaker card

My first shaker card

A little book I made at a workshop !

A little book I made at a workshop !

Adjustable photo frames

Adjustable photo frames
Made using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some brads and a piece of ribbon