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« At a Loss | Main | Summer Harmony Blanket :: part 1 »

June 12, 2017


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Crafty Cath

Glad you're OK Lucy. xx


Drifting is so important to help you heal.so glad to hear your voice.sending love to you & yours♥️

Angela-Southern USA

We all drift from time to time. Wishing you a sun filled summer with all the colors your heart desires!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Drifting is okay! I just lost two animals (I know they don't compare to Moms)but I am just getting back to normal after a month and a half, and that was with lots of help from my 'kids'. (they are in their thirties)
I let myself feel the feelings and got sort of introspective and it helped as well.
My heart is with you, as well as some uplifting prayers.

winifred waite

Just take your time Lucy. It's a huge change in your life but thankfully you have your lovely family and a marvelous talent which you are generous enough to share. They will keep you going and pull you through the darker times. God bless.


A big hug from me too ((((XX)))) Give yourself time to fully process your feelings - my Dad died just before I started a new, very intense job and looking back now I can see that I could have done with a little more down-time to get back to "normal" (whatever *that* means!). Enjoy your new crochet project - my vintage hydrangea stripe is still giving me lots of pleasure - about a third of the way through now.


Hi Lucy
So glad to see you back and posting. I think the hazy drifting feeling is protection while you get used to the situation. you never get over it but you do become accustomed.
Gradually the essential things get done and those that have been left to float will be none the worse for waiting.
Concentrate on your nails and other things where you CAN be in control. The little things are what keeps us functioning!
Take care of you


You drift as long as you need to, it's the way your mind has chosen to deal with the loss of your mum.
Getting over the loss of one's mum is a long and odd process, no matter what the relationship was like.
Slowly and gently you'll drift less and less, until, without even realising it, you'll be back to your normal self.
You never get 'over' the loss, but you do get 'used to it'.
Treat yourself gently.

Little Quiltsong

I so empathize with you, Lucy! I've been through this roller coaster of emotions too. I'm sending you many hugs!! So glad you have your family, to hold close at this time!

Carol Osborne

I love how you compose and write your blog and thoughts Lucy. Like many others I have been reading your blog for quite a few years now. We have never met but through your blog I guess that we all feel like we are a part of your life and as such we all feel for you and for your loss.
I never fully understood grief until I experienced it myself when I lost my dad suddenly four years ago now; I still cannot quite believe he has gone and four years sounds such a long time ago now yet everyday he is in my thoughts and I still chat to him and share my thoughts and feelings. My childhood was difficult and as a result I was very close to my dad and I so miss him...eventually I had some bereavement counselling which helped me greatly - I am a great believer in not shutting your feelings away. Some days will be easier then others to cope with so please take just one day at a time and don't overdo things - grieving is very demanding (but necessary).
My heartfelt condolences to you. X


Life will get better in time. You just have to go with your feelings for now.

I am looking forward to seeing posts about your new summer blanket project.

Your cat got away lightly with her bee sting. Our cat was stung every year for the first three years of his life. I always knew he had been chasing the bumble bees and had been stung as his leg was always swollen. He was a regular visitor to the vets, sigh. He still chases bees but has not been stung for a few years now.

Jennifer Keast

I wish there was a 'like' button to press for these lovely comments - people say the loveliest things!!

Rebecca Smith-Keary

It's funny how reading your Blog for so long makes you feel like my friend, even though you've never met me and I've never left comments before! And as your "friend" I am so sad to learn about the loss of our Mum. The blurred feeling is just a natural part of grieving and will fade over time, so just go with it, and take pleasure in the little things, the jar of stocks, the birdsong in the morning, the new basket of wool... and most of all, your lovely family.
Don't worry about the deadlines; most people will understand and be prepared to wait a bit longer and will be happy to help out if necessary.
Having said that, I'm really looking forward to seeing the new blanket!
Hugs and very best wishes to you, Beccy x


We all have different ways of dealing with loss and yours is to 'drift'. Just love your colours for the new summer blanket and can't wait to see the pattern. Take care.


Daer Lucy, I've been following you for a long time and I love everything you write. I'm close to you for your mum.
I live in Italy and I have a nice small colorful carpet that I would like to send you.
If you want I'll send you the picture of the carpet by mail, if you write me.
A heartly hug to you and a kiss on the little nose of sweet Tilly


You need this drifting time Lucy! Don't rush it and in time you will feel like your usual self again. All part of the process. So sad for you and the family at this difficult time x

Hanna Farrell

Lucy, i am so sorry about you Mom. I just want you to know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Give yourself time to grieve and let the little things slide for now. Get comfort from your family, things will return to normal but your Mom will never leave your thoughts. Hanna from New Orleans


I'm thinking of you at this sad time. What a comfort to see you returning to your original colour palette! I can't wait to see what you create.

Tina Irving

You are in my thoughts Lucy. Sending love - Tina xx

Valerie Dumond

Take things one day at a time. It's ok to feel "blurred" but with time, things start to focus. Take time to smell your beautiful flowers. Look at your beautiful yarns and imagine the future project possibilities....or just look at the beautiful colors and just enjoy them for what they are....beautiful colors. And who knows, your camera "malfunction" may have been a sign to just look at things through your own eyes... not the camera's. Maybe you were just meant to experience the "scenes" for yourself only. Not to capture it for future viewing, as we do with our pictures, but to just experience it for that moment only. Sometimes we get so caught up in routine it's difficult to just let things go for awhile. You are grieving for your mom....it will take a a while for the deep hurt to ease, but it will. There will come a time when your tears will be less and you will smile more...your heart will be filled with wonderful memories of your mom that will bring laughter and smiles. Just take one day at a time Lucy. And know that you have a lot of people who, despite never meeting you, support you and understand what you are going through. Know thAt I am praying for you and your family.

Liz Sparkes

One day at a time Lucy, another hug from Australia ❤️


Honey, you're still grieving the loss of your Mum. The stuff that needs doing will be there when you are ready to tackle it. In the meantime, just do the next thing that must be done. It took me several weeks to get back to normal and two years to not wake up with the first thought 'mama's dead'. Losing our mothers is like being 'out there untethered'. My mama meant the world to me. It just takes time. Let yourself grieve; in time it will become less raw.


Checked everyday to see a post so we could know you were a wee bit better. I let out a sigh when I opened and you were there. Prayers for the Peace that passes all understanding.

Chele Hartrick

Nice to have you back Lucy. We missed you. The surreal unconnected feelings are there for you to detach and heal in your own time. Let them in as you have and all will be well. Just don't expect a time frame, you'll know when it's time to move on again. Crochet and flowers in the meantime! 🤗 Chele


Another hug from Warragul in Australia. Do be kind to yourself, give yourself time, grief is very individual. I know you have lots of "pending" things to do, like Yarndale preparations, because I attended last year and met you, how lovely that was.Take small steps each day, because some days will be better than others. I am in the process of blankets using the ripple pattern but making with the coast pack, for my daughters who live near the coast. Lots of love to you Lucy.

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