Monday, April 15, 2013

Sad day

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will remember that my mom's four cats came to live with me after my mom became ill. Cricket stayed for about five months, until my mom was able to get an apartment; Mai Ling and Keishu stayed for about 15 months, until Mom was able to move back into her house; and Sabrina is still here, because she had just been taken in by my mom about a week before she got sick, and never had time to get used to living at Mom's house.

Yesterday, Mai Ling crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was a beautiful girl, with gorgeous, sapphire-blue eyes and a purr as loud as any I've ever heard, and she will be missed. She and her "sister", Keishu, were constant companions in my craft room while they lived here; here is a picture of them in the chair behind my stitching chair (Mai Ling is on the left):

It is so hard to lose beloved pets, but the love they bring during their lives is so worth it. It was almost like Sabrina wanted to make me feel better while I was crying yesterday, and she started rolling around on the floor, looking exceptionally cute:

And it helped, because who could not smile at that big ball of fluff?

On the stitchy front, I have another update on Blue Jeans and Daisies:

I have added an extension onto my Qsnaps, and am getting closer to being done with part 1.

And for some happy news, I will be heading out to the Mira Minion Retreat this Friday! Guess I'd better start figuring out what project I'm going to bring. Stay tuned for a full report sometime next week!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!


  1. I an sorry to hear about her passing. As a cat person myself, I know how they are just like your own children. But at least your ball of fluff us there to help you.

  2. Sorry to hear about Mai Ling.
    Hope you feel better with Sabrina to cheer you up.
    Your BJ&D is looking good.
    You've made a lot of progress on it.

  3. I'm so sorry about your kitty. I do have to say I did smile at that picture of Sabrina. Hope you're feeling better soon--at least you have your retreat to look forward to.

  4. so sorry to hear about your loss. it's terrible, I know it.
    I'm sure Sabrina will pull off those moves every day to cheer you up, cats know how to take care of us.
    a big hug and many happy xxx (we're both working on Blue Jeans, but I just started it - a poor attempt not to add any new WIP to my ehm.. collection)
    chiara -

  5. Aw! I am :( that you had to let that cat go. But sometimes it's better for that animal, that we humans let them go. I hope S can cheer you up.
    I believe the retreat will be a success.