all 9 cat lives well lived

IMG_1151 IMG_1142 IMG_1148our beautiful cat went to sleep on sunday after 14 years, 12 of them with me. it was a very sad afternoon after a lovely weekend celebrating samuel’s birthday and cora’s dedication. she’d been poorly for a couple of weeks and we couldn’t keep her alive any longer – she was clearly suffering and fading anyway.  so it ended as it began, just her and me. the drive to the vet was horrible, but i got to tell her all the things i wanted to.  she deteriorated further at the vet and as i stroked and whispered to her, tears streaming down my face, she was almost gone by the time she was put to sleep anyway.  walking away from her body after it had gone cold and still was so so sad.  i never knew how much pets can become part of who you are and how strange it is when they are gone. she is very much missed but i am so grateful she found me and for all the years we had. x

a new post

so, i’m just going to gloss over the long gap between the last post and this one…

there are many reasons why i don’t blog regularly any more, the main one being time, but also in this gap there’s been a lot of feeling rough due to pregnancy, and needing to trim life down to the bare essentials just to keep family life going.

having said that, there’s been a lot of lovely family life happening and lots of crafty bits being made and there should be a new arrival with us in about 4 weeks, news of which i will share here.

for now, i thought i’d post pictures of a beautiful shawl i’ve just finished for the baby to be wrapped in and for me to wear afterwards.  the pattern is Bridgewater by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. the yarn is BC Garn baby alpaca lace.  all details can be found on my ravelry project page.

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