Saturday, January 02, 2010

Death In the Family

Here I am; same place, six months later. I have several things finished, more stash, and it will take some time to get pix up to make it more interesting.

On December 27th, I lost my sister-in-law. She had just bought her first piece of real estate, a beautiful new duplex in Oswego, IL, close to the suberbs of Chicago. She only had four months in which to enjoy it before she died outside blowing snow in bitter cold.

We have 4 kitties, and couldn't get any of her friends to take her Bear, a large, beautiful gray tabby male with pretty white markings. We tried to find a good home for him but decided there was no place like our home. We inherited a new kitty to make me more of a crazy cat lady, but we're very happy with him, and he's adjusting well. Only one of our other kitties has kept her distance, but it's changing, slowly but surely. Her estate has a long time to be settled, but I am getting her cross stitch as well as Bear. I'll be getting that soon, but I just found a kit that she had almost finished: the spitting image of Bear. I need to finish the back stitching. Finding it made me cry. I know she is happy that we took her Bear to come live with us. No one could have loved him more. I'll get his pic up here along with the cross-stitched image.

It's good to be back on the Internet.


Barbara said...

Sorry for the loss of your sil, losing someone around the holidays always seems worse doesn't it?
Glad you were able to take Bear.

Von said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry about your dear sil's death. I hope caring for Bear will keep her memory close and bring you comfort. Hugs, Von

Shelleen said...

I am sorry for your loss and glad that you took her cat. It will be loved and spoiled.

KipperKnitter said...

So sorry for your loss. What a great tribute to her to finish her project and also to take her cat. I'm sure she is smiling....take care.