Sad News

I am putting this blog on hold for a little while as last night Mum died. It was not unexpected as Mum had been very ill for 5 years and bed ridden for 2. Unlike many, however she retained her wits and sense of humour to the end. 

I will return to blogging after the funeral and when things settle. Give me a week or two and things will return to normal.

Classes will go on and I will be in the forums to answer questions with the exception of the day of the funeral. 

I will be quiet on Stitching Fingers too, approving new members but that is about it.

For those doing the stitch explorer challenge June is a catch up month. So if you are behind this is the time to fix that.

Added Later:

Thanks to all who have posted a comment. It is appreciated 


  1. Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about your mom dying. She will always be with you in your heart and missing her in my experience never gets easier but the memories make up for that. Sincerely, Cheryl

    Cheryl Nocera
  2. Sharon,

    I understand your loss. My Mommy died last Saturday June 27. I am devistated and I cannot believe that she is gone. I just don’t understand why, she was only 59.

    Take care.

  3. Dear Sharon,

    Hope you are doing well at the moment, considering the circumstances of course. Thinking of you regurlarly. Take your time, losing a loved one is hard.
    Dees (the netherlands)

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. I know what you are going thru as I lost my parents in 99 and 06. I just lost DH in April of this year. I will be thinking of you and yours and I will send my prayers. Each of us must find a way to cope with the death of a loved one. My needlework has helped me through by allowing me to have a few moments of spritual peace where I am not over come by grief. It has been my life line. Thinking of you.

  5. Dear Sharon,
    You have my deepest sympathy as I have recently lost my husband I know what you are going through. The thing I felt helped the most was to keep busy as it seems you are going to be.
    You have the strengh of God within you to draw upon as we all do.

  6. Peace and Love Sharon
    Take really good care of yourself ,
    losing a loved one is hard on ones physical body as well as emotionally.
    and we need to be extra attentive to our health and well being.
    linda m in bc

    linda m in bc
  7. Sharon:
    I’m so sorry of the death of your dear Mother. Even when you know it’s going to happen, it’s always more difficult than you expected.

    Love and hugs, Carolyn

    Carolyn Phillips
  8. Sharon I’m slow, but I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It seems no matter how prepared we are for the loss of a parent, when the time comes it’s just as jarring.

    My thoughts are with you.


  9. Have just returned home to hear your very sad news. I am so very sorry Sharon. I know how hard it is to loose your mum. I shall be thinking of you, and don’t forget to take care of yourself at this difficult time.
    Jules x

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sharon. There is no passing that cuts the heart quite so much. My Mum passed 36 years ago and I still mourn her every day . I will hold you and your family in my prayers.

  11. Sharon, The words in english are difficult, but please read between the words for feeling my sadness; I have lost my mother (7 years) and she miss me terribly.
    Courage for you. sympathies and prayers.
    anne Gailhbaud

  12. Dear Sharon,

    losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to cope with. I wish you and those arond you and your mom all the strength, wisdom and love you need.
    Dees, the Netherlands

  13. Hello Sharon, My sympathies are with you and your family. In family get togethers over the next week or so, have lots of laughs about old happy times with your mum interspersed with all the tears. This helped us when our Mum died suddenly several years ago. Regards, Ruth P

    Ruth Palsson
  14. I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Even when these things are ‘not a surprise’ it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time {{hugs}}

  15. Love and sympathy on the loss of your mother, who was surely a remarkable woman to have raised such an extraordinary daughter. May your shared laughter remain close in memory.

  16. So very sorry to hear about your Mum. Hope you find great comfort in wonderful memories and the love that is coming to you from around the world. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Linda in Canada

    Linda Hubbard
  17. So sorry … but also very happy for you and your mother that she kept her wits about her to the very end … what a blessing! Even though her death was not unexpected, the road ahead will undoubtedly be a bit rocky … take it easy on yourself … xo

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know it is a tough time to go through. Thank you for all that you share with each of us every day, your knowledge and artistic talent!!

    Karen K
  19. I am so sorry and I do know the feeling of lose that comes from losing your Mother. I cared for mine and she was such a joy and it was such a rewarding experience right up to the end. She had, as did your Mum, a wonderful sence of humor and made the caregiving so much easier.
    I want to leave you with this thought.

    (Death leave a heartache that nothing can heal,
    but LOVE leaves a memory that no one can steal.)

    My heart goes out to you and your family. God be with you and your dear Mum.

    Jan MacKay
  20. My heart hurts so for you! I am so sorry for your loss. My dad passed away in 1995 of lung cancer, it came on quick…but the end was very sorrowful to watch. I believe he was ready to go…but we are never ready to lose them. Please be comforted in your memories and by your friend’s love. Kathy

  21. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I know, loosing parents is always a shock, no matter what the circumstances. I wish you find the time and peace you need now for yourself, and to be there for one another in the family. Love to you and yours!

  22. Dear Sharon:
    My condolences to you and your family in the loss of your Mother. May warm memories sustain you during this sad time and I wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  23. It’s GENERALLY very difficult to left comments on an "english speaking blog" as far as i’m french speaking. It’s always very difficult to share with someone when one of our relatives has gone … so I’ll only say that I stand by you during those sad days.

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