Sunday, 8 August 2021

Some very sad news

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our team mate Kath has died. 


As some of you have observed, Kath has been missing from our last few posts, she had been really poorly following a devastating medical diagnosis last month. 


I feel fortunate that I was able to chat with her a few times during those weeks and she asked that her crafting friends knew what was happening and her family have now asked that I pass on the news to the crafting world. Sadly I am having to make this posting far sooner than I expected.


Kath was a stamper, starting with a love of Penny Black stamps many years ago, she also enjoyed working with Woodware stamps. More recently she discovered Chocolate Baroque stamps and immediately loved their floral designs. She gained great satisfaction from paper piecing using her every growing collection of DP’s, over the years she shared many beautiful creations using this technique.


She was an invaluable team member at both Allsorts, We Love Chocolate Baroque and formerly Penny Black challenge. She was always so reliable with work prepared weeks in advance and the first to help out with commenting if another DT was unwell or away. I feel privileged to have know her for many years, met up with her and have her as a good friend.


She will be missed by so many and we send our love and thoughts to her family at this very sad and difficult time.


I will leave you with a few of Kath’s recent cards, the first using what she told me has been her favourite in recent months, it's called Canary Bird Rose from CB......



We will miss you so much Kath.

51 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

My condolences to her family and all her friend. What a lovely tribute. x

Bunny said...

What a terrible loss for her family and her friends and the blogging world. My prayers to all. [Bunny]

Elaine Stark said...

Very sad news. My thoughts are with her family and friends. Kath will be greatly missed in blogland with her inspiring creations. Elaine

Jackie T said...

This is such sad news. My thought's are with Kath's family and friends. She will be missed. Take care. Jackie xxxx

Irene said...

Such sad news, a loss for everyone but luckily fond memories will remain forever!
XxIrene

Anita van Deur said...

My condolences to her family and all her friends.

crafty-stamper said...

So sad news condolences to her family and friends
Carol x

KraftyKoolKat said...

I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. Her family and all the ladies she worked with over the many Design Team Challenges are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy
xxxx

Aunty Sue said...

So very sorry thinking of her family and friends heaven gained 2 angels as my step mum gained her wing this weekend

Lynne said...

Such sad news. Thinking of her family and friends at this time x

Doris P. said...

I am very sorry to read this sad news. My condolances to her family.

Jean said...

Deepest sympathy x

Sandra H said...

How very sad l feel your loss l was a follower of Kath's and will miss her to much as many more will do sending my deepest condolences ss

anne said...

Such sad news and a great loss to her family and those who knew her. I was privileged to have spent many happy hours over the years crafting with Kath both in workshops and our craft group, she had such a wonderful sense of humour and created the most beautiful cards, she will be missed xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is such sad news I never had the chance to work with Kath but her creations were beautiful, my sympathy goes to her family and friends,
Lolo x

Liz said...

Such sad news. We will all miss seeing her beautiful creations. Thinking of all her family and friends at this difficult time. xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh that's awful news, she was such a talented lady and will be much missed

Craftychris said...

Oh no - such sad news - Kath will be missed lots I am sure and my condolences go to her family and friends. Your tribute is lovely. xxx

Pauline C said...

Very sad news .. I didn’t know Kath but as a fellow crafter I send love and condolences to her family and friends at this sad time xx

Mk said...

I am so sorry to hear such sad news. We will miss her beautiful creations. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

Aimeslee Winans said...

So sad to hear, my prayers are with her family and friends in person and online. She will be missed. xoxo

mamawcindy said...

So sad to hear of her passing. She did beautiful work. Praying for her family.

Caroline said...

So sad to read this. My condolences to her family and friends.
Love Caroline

Jane Willis said...

So very sad to read your news. Here in the crafting community we often become close friends with people we have never met, especially when on a DT together, and I'm sure you will all miss her.

Mandy said...

Oh gosh, what an awful shock. I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. The crafting world has lost a real gem in Kath.

Condolences to your team and to her family. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many.

Best Wishes Mandy xxx

Lia said...

Oh, this sad news strikes me so much. I am so sorry about this and bring my condolances to her family.
Lia xx

Sue - said...

I am so sad to hear this news! Kath was a long time commenter on my blog and I have missed her over the last few weeks. Please pass on my sincere condolences to her family. Her comments and lovely cards will be missed.

Sarn said...

Incredibly sad news. RIP Kath.

My heart goes out to her family and friends.

I will really miss her.
xxx

Marjeta said...

Deepest sympathy

Di said...

So very sad - the world is a poorer place without our Kath. She will be sadly missed by more people than she would ever have realised. Rest in peace dear friend.

Thoughts are with her many friends and of course her family.

Love, Di xx

Cathy said...

So sorry to hear this, sending hugs and prayers to her family, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Will miss you my friend. Hugs Mrs A.

Ans Gilbert said...

so sorry to hear this, my condolences for the team and her family,
Hugs
Ansx

yvonne 3D said...

So very sad to hear condolences to her family and friends. YvonneXX

Colien said...

Very sad news, my condolences to all family and (crafting) friends.
Dutch grtz Colien

Eileen said...

I am Kath's sister and would like to thank Brenda for the lovely post and also thank everyone for all your lovely comments.
I had thought we would have more time with her, although expected we did not expect it to be so soon.
Thank you for all the cards and flowers she received.

It was my 70th Birthday on Thursday (she had done me a card) and I am so pleased that I got to spend a good few hours with her - she seemed in such good spirits, but then she was taken into hospital on the Friday and passed away on the Saturday.

I am going to miss her so much.
Love
Eileen xx

Wies said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to her family, friends and the DT members.
Wies xx

Marlena M. said...

Oh no! Such sad news; I'm so sorry. Prayers for everyone and especially for her family.

Sarn said...

Deepest condolences to you and the rest of Kath’s family. She will be sorely missed xxx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Kath. She sounds like a wonderful person and I am sure everyone will miss her; especially her family. She has blessed many lives while she was here on this earth with her fabulous creations and caring ways. Prayers for her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

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Fikreta said...

Im so sorry for your loss.
Prayers for her family and friends.
May she rest in peace.

NanaConnie said...

What a terrible loss for not only her family but the entire online crafting community. Bless you for the wonderful post sharing her cards and reminding us of how much talent she had.

Cards by Beckie said...

Such sad news. I send my love to all Kath's family and friends x x

aussie aNNie said...

RIP Kath, I worked with her for a long time on this challenge blog and she was indeed very valuable...sadly missed. ♥

Tina Z. said...

So sad to hear this...
Sending my love to all friends and family.
Hugs xx

Chris said...

Oh my Goodness I've only just seen this post, what dreadful news. I knew Kath was ill but had no idea how serious it was. She was a wonderful lady with a kind heart- and the most amazing sense of humour- and will be missed so much. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
xx

Cath Wilson said...

So sorry to hear this, Brenda. Kath was a talented lady and a warm hearted soul. I had a few conversations with her. My thoughts and best wishes are with her family at this time. Bless you for carrying this.
Cath x

Anke said...

Oh I`m so sad to hear this, my condolences go to her family and friends.

Kath will be missed lots ...

Anke

Vicky Hayes said...

I am so sad to hear this news. I looked forward to Kath's posts and her comments as much for her sense of humour as her wonderful creativity. She was such a lovely lady and will be much missed in the crafting community. Sending love to her family. Vicky x

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh that is so terribly sad. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and teamies.

Craftyfield said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with her family and friends, online or in real life.