The anniversary of the loss of our very good friend Pumpkin. If you 'met' Pumpkin then you don't need me to explain what we do or why. Pumpkin was a huge part of our stitching, blogging community and we share this day online to remember her, to thank her for her friendship and to share our memories. It would also be nice to think that one day her son may google her and all our posts, our thoughts and our respect for his mum will be there for him to read. Something real and concrete.
Junior, we are posting for you. So see how loved your mother was, and indeed, still is. I expect you're quite big already. Probably at playschool or maybe even in proper school...but not quite big enough to go online by yourself just yet. It's ok. All the blog posts will be here waiting for you in cyberspace.
Junior, I 'met' your mum when I was diagnosed with the same thing she had. Your mum emailed and messaged me every time I had an appointment with the Drs or was waiting for test results. As I got to know her, I realised your mum was one of the bravest, smartest, kindest and most loving people on the planet. Even through her own illness, she thought of others first.
Many, many bloggers knew her much better than I: but time makes no difference. She had the amazing ability to always say the right thing, do the right thing and she touched, genuinely touched people's lives.
We loved your mum not just for the support she gave us all, the money she raised for research or even for her stitching prowess. We loved her because she let us share in your life too. From your birth to writing and sharing about you giggling at farty noises made by a baby toy that she and your dad bought you.
Good lad. Farts are funny...don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise!
Today is the day we show you how many of our lives were touched by you and your mum and dad.
Today is Pumpkin Day.
So keep well, little boy. Be good for your daddy and we will pop by to say hi to you again next year xxxx
For the stitching community I have a little chart I would like to offer you. Cath, one of Cathey's friends suggested a chart to commemorate Pumpkin. I don't normally design to request like this. I go blank if it is something I 'have' to do. I said a little prayer for inspiration sometime ago and a few days ago, I came up with a chart. Thank you 'devine inspiration'. Perhaps next time I request your help you could maybe not cut it quite so fine. It's one minute past midnight and I only just finished....in the nick of time!
Special Friends is stitched on bone or cream evenweave, in dmc with whole stitches only. If you can't print tehe chart from here, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
And yes, I just realised my n is a space out...the chart itself is fine, this was a booboo by myself lol. I will frog it later.
The chart is free, but if you could put a few pennies in a breast cancer charity box, it will of course be very much appreciated.
Excuse the photo..I've been stitching solid for two days now and had to resort to the scanner...it's way too late to be messing around with cameras.
So I will with you all a goodnight (or good morning actually). Pumpkin, I know you are in a better place looking in. We still miss you. We still think of you.