08 November, 2012

For Nana: Miss You Today

 You may or may not have heard, my dear Nana, Maria Grech, died this morning, November 8th, at 7:15am. I woke to the email an hour later. It was pretty sudden. She was hospitalized on October 26th to be treated for back pain. Unrelated lung cancer was discovered as well as a tumour pressing on her aorta; they still do not know what caused her back pain. Due to reactions to medications she was unconsious or "out of it" for a lot of this time and was placed in a recovery center. Mike and I were able to see her for brief visits on the 3rd and 4th and she was able to meet Sirius which made her very happy. After we left she stopped eating and drinking and, as I said she passed away today.

Maybe it's a crafter thing, I don't know, but my first response aside from some tears, was the need to colour. After hours long battling with my printer that has decided it doesn't like printing digi images that don't smudge, I was able to sit down and make this. A lovely friend of mine, who I've recently converted into a Whovian, sat with me via phone and we watched two episodes of Doctor Who while I coloured and created this. His name is simply Fairy Bear and he's from Make it Crafty. I used a large collection of other supplies, which you can find listed below. He is coloured to reflect me and my sadness today... although I probably should have removed the Christmas trees from his sweater to make it less holiday themed.

Thank you to all the people who have written me and commented with prayers and well wishes. All your love and concern is greatly appreciated in this sad time for our family.

Jillibean Soup stickers
Pink Paislee resist chipboard
MME All is Bright red
Theresa Collins Christmas Cottage red
AC Amy Tan Ready Set Go browns
Heidi Swapp "today" stamp
Penny Black "you are in my heart" stamp

Copic Colours:
Skin: E21/00, YR000/0000, BV23/31
Hair: E79/47/57/23, V9/17/15/12
Red: R59/37/24
Green: YG67/25
Bear: E89/87/84/44
Wings:C2, BG11/10/90


  1. i'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. i just came over to check up on you since you've been so quiet. will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. so sorry about your loss. It's never easy.

  3. Sorry to hear about your loss, so glad you have an outlet to share how your feeling. This is a wonderful tribute to her. Take care and I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  4. My thoughts are with you. Very lovely card. Take care. We are waiting to hear an update on my FIL and whether we will be traveling to Sandy damaged territory where he was hospitalized after the storm. They have no heat still and no electricity at his house so the hospital won't release him and no nursing home will take a new patient right now. He just went "catatonic"...we think the storm just overstressed his body (he already had a stroke not long ago).

  5. I am so sorry for you loss .. I believe she would love this card.


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