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
Skin: E21/00, YR000/0000, BV23/31
Hair: E79/47/57/23, V9/17/15/12