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The Woolly Hugs for lovely BOF’s family

We knew her time left with us was short, but the news of Bee/BOF’s death was still a terrible shock, we send so much love to her family and her many, many friends who love and will miss her greatly.

 

Reading everything we have, the thing which really strikes us is how much she was loved. As a significant presence on MN, she was a proper good egg, astute, kind and funny. So many benefitted from her incredible sense, passion and support. She ALWAYS knew what to say it seemed. This was replicated over on Facebook, for those in her amazing reading group, and of course to those who counted her as close friends in the real world. She gave of herself so freely. Touching the lives of so many, she was beautiful inside and out. I constantly felt in awe of her. We were lucky and went to her wedding, and this is how we will remember her, this glorious vibrant epic woman in absolute love. We just wish we’d known her better and for longer. Those who did, you were truly blessed.

 

However we knew her, we were the lucky ones

Our original crafting thread is here

We made four blankets, so that each of her direct family could have a Woolly Hug with them and know how much we loved her. So for her husband Lee, her two beautiful adult daughters and her mum. Thank you everyone, it was a big challenge, but one achieved easily in the end. We’d chosen our colour theme to match her wedding and hope this worked well. The core of each blanket was the same as folk made four matching squares to cover across the set.

Lee was seriously emotional and grateful to receive them, bless him, they will all miss her terribly. Huge love to him and all missing her wherever they are xx


 

The Blanket for Etotheipiplus1equals0

I have just opened the blanket with the children. We love it! It’s so beautiful and soft and we loved spotting the different things that remind us of S, who we miss so very much.
We have decided it will live on our little sofa in the kitchen as he spent most of his time in the kitchen – he was chief cook and also worked at home in there, plus he would sit and listen to his vast music collection. I still struggle to listen to music as he loved it so much. As I sit there I will think of him.
Many many thanks to everyone for their contributions and to you for organising such a lovely gift.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas. x

Our original thread is here… Sending so much love to E and the children, especially this Christmas time xxx

The Blanket for peachgreen

Oh, you wonderful, wonderful women. I barely know what to say! It arrived today and it is so utterly beautiful!

I cried and cried when I opened it, but in a nice way. You have encapsulated so many of the wonderful memories I have of Mike and our life together. Lyla and I snuggled under it tonight while we were watching TV together and she said “it’s like Daddy is givin’ us a cuddle!” And it really DOES feel like that. It sounds silly because obviously if he was here we wouldn’t have it, but I so wish he could have seen it, he would have loved it so much.

What you do here is a beautiful thing. To give up your time and money for a complete stranger – it is just staggeringly generous. But please trust me when I say that it is worth it. I will treasure this blanket for the rest of my life – and Lyla will treasure it beyond that, throughout hers. It is the most beautiful and special thing I have ever owned and I am so grateful to you all for the love and kindness you have shown me.

I wish I could thank you all enough, or in person. I’m so touched. Thank you.

Our thread is over here…  Thank you so much everyone, so much love for peach and her daughter xxxxx