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December 30, 2014


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Carolyn wood

So sad she was so talented.

Alissa B.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I am fairly new to crochet and creative blogs so I had not visited her blog. It is very sad to lose someone we love. I wish you and her family and friends peace and comfort. What a beautiful tribute to her.

iulica dale

Dear Lucy,
My name is Iulica Dale,I Live in the north of Romania,in
Maramures.Iam a wife,mother,teacher(chemistry),I love flowers,crochet,old things,traditional things,in every day
I cam in your blog,and like your blog very much.
I wisch you a good year,(escuse me for eror...),thanks for everithyng.

Libby cable

I am in shock about what happened, I can't get it out of my head. I had just started her little squares scarf, I need to do about 250 little squares and have done 100 so far, all the while thinking about Vanessa and the sadness that surrounds her, it's so awful that this happened. I will make her lovely scarf and think of her whenever I wear it. May her spirit at last be at peace x


How very sad, as your friend's work is so very beautiful and she was clearly a lovely lady. I feel sad that I've only got to know about her from your post letting us know of her passing. I love her book illustrations x


I am so so so sad about this tragedy. Can't find any helpful words.
Love and hugs to you Lucy.

Jane in London

With love. She was so talented, and lovely: and I was inspired to knit my own dress after seeing hers.

Linda Cownty

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your dear friend, Lucy. I have lost three friends too soon, never stop missing them. We never really know how troubled someone is when a brave face is presented to the world, do we? Always think of Eleanor Rigby, 'wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door'. I think we all do that at some time xx


I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Vanessa.
We shared a love of dogs, and I always hoped I might meet her one day. Sadly, that is not to be.

Robin Summers

My dear Lucy I have noticed that their are a couple of replies and comments that aren't very kind, understanding or sympathetic. Overlook them hun and hold your memories close to your heart and know that Vanessa was dealing with some things that we knew nothing about. If we did who knows we might have been able to help in a small way. She was a special light that will continue to shine amoungst the stars whenever the sun sets. You and all that knew Vanessa will be in my prayers always. If you need anything please do not hesitate to email me.


Oh no that is so sad. I read her blog too although it may have slipped through the cracks over the last couple of months. She was a gorgeous illustrator and I do remember all her bright colors on her blog too. Lots of hugs xxxx


So sorry to read the sad news. I followed Vanessa via your page about 2 years ago. I recently found her blog tag together with yours in a notebook and thought I'd re-visit. It was her blog pages that re-kindled my love of knitting, and sadly this news coincided with the news of a well loved tweeter who passed away on the same day.

Paula Zuehlke

I am so sorry for your loss.. Your beautiful post is an honor to her memory. I never knew of Vanessa but I am so glad that she encouraged you in your blogging. You have touched many lives as well and I discovered colorful joyful crocheting through you and have many blankets etc to prove it.

Love and best wishes for the new year


it is so very sad. I remember when she used to refer to you as blogless Lucy xxx I think she would have loved your tribute, a perfect reminder of the happier times x


One thing about committing suicide - there are many ways this can be achieved without causing trauma to an unknown persons life.

The train driver involved in a persons suicide is an unwitting unwilling and innocent accessory to the tragic event. Obviously ones own family will be traumatised but please spare a thought for the innocent and now extremely traumatised train driver involved. It's doubtful that he'll return to work even after counselling. Therefore his family will suffer too.

Nikki Taylor

My thoughts are with you Lucy, there are no words to express the lost of a dear friend. Clearly she was an inspiration to you and you must remember the good times that you had together that's what she would have wanted. Much love to you x


It is always difficult to fill such a void. That is one thing that I do love about blogging; our friends, family and even pets can have a tiny little corner that will always be there and, in my mind at least, keeps the memory alive.
Wishing you a healthy, peaceful and creative 2015!


I'm so very sorry for you, the people that loved her and for Vanessa.

Barbara Harrison

I was so sad to hear of Vanessa's death and in such a tragic way.I always read her blog and realised things must not be good when it tailed off.As you all now she was wonderful illustrator of children'
S books.I. Bought three books from her following an exhibition,for three of my gran
Dchildren.She wrote personal message in each one.Books,now,that they will treasure for evermore.So,so sad.Barbara

Angela-Southern USA

So sorry for your and the world's loss of such a talented spirit. She will live on in the hearts of the ones that knew her and in her works of art.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


I didn't know Vanessa or her work, but I feel so deeply for your loss. Big hugs - no words can ease the pain.


I am just in shock, I did not know she had died, and hit by a train too I've just read! We used to correspond some time back... she was delightful and very special. I am deeply, deeply saddened by the news.

Sigi G

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear, special friend. My heart really goes out to you Lucy!

Winwick Mum

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I hope you can find happiness in your memories, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and anyone who knew her, and especially with her family xx


It's hard to lose a friend. Very sad.

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