Wednesday, May 26, 2010
RIP Gailya

A bright light has been extinguished. Rest in peace, Gailya. I will miss you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sad News

Those of you who have followed the Marine Corps Kids blog will be familiar with the name Gailya and the beautiful quilts that she has made and donated to Marine Corps Kids. Gailya has been one of our most prolific donors making many dozens of gorgeous quilts for the babies.

Recently Gailya underwent some very serious surgery, and her prognosis is not good. Marine Corps Kids will be losing a wonderful donor, and I am losing a beloved friend.

Through our work with Marine Corps Kids, Gailya and I have become dear friends. I can honestly say that I have come to love Gailya, and that knowing her has enriched my life. Her enormous spirit and her unbelievable generosity are qualities that I would like to emulate. She is truly a remarkable woman.

I hope that all the babies that received one of Gailya's quilts will feel a bit of her glorious spirit, and that the love that she put into her quilting will touch all the Marine Corps families that received her gifts.

Gailya, thank you - for your generous donations to Marine Corps Kids, but mostly for being my friend. I love you.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Still here
I haven't blogged much recently, but I'm still here.

I've been busy edging blankets for Marine Corps Kids. I've made many, but sent them out so fast that I didn't take photos or blog about them. I feel good knowing that the kids have them.

I also started a new job this week, so I need to get used to some new working hours. This will make my time for crocheting and weaving more precious.

I'm still working on the hexagon blanket, and want to make some more blankets for Marine Corps Kids.

Saturday, May 08, 2010
RIP Scooter
This morning we had to say goodbye to our cat Scooter. He had sudden onset kidney failure, and the vet didn't think that he would recover with any quality of life.


The decision was hard because his illness came on rather quickly, but we know we did the right thing in putting him to sleep. We're sure going to miss him though.

Scooter was not the easiest cat to get along with. He was demanding and cantankerous. He liked to have things his way and would try to bite when things didn't go according to his plans. He could be a brute and a bully with the other cats, and he was moody with us. He had spirit though. He got mad, but he also loved big.

I'll miss the enthusiasm with which he greeted us when we came home. I'll miss the way he demanded snuggles when he needed them, but left us as soon as his snuggle needs were met. I'll miss the sound of his meowing when hubby left the house and seeing Scooter run to greet him when he returned.

I know that Scooter had a good life. He was loved, and he gave us a lot of love in return. Goodbye my fuzzy little beast - I'm going to miss you more than you know.