Friday, 19 February 2010

Our dearest girl...

Hello,
forgive me ..... but, I wasn't under any illusions that it would hurt when Rosie passed away, but I have been knocked sideways at the depth of sadness we as a family feel. Rosie passed away last Saturday night, thankfully peacefully. We were able to stroke and talk to her after she had had a stroke and be with her as she slipped away from us. She became part of our family Christmas 1995 and we have been in receipt of fifteen years of absolute love and total devotion. We are heartbroken. Will there be a time soon please, that I can think of her and not cry? To all you lovely friends, please give your sweet family pets an extra hug today and a huge hug from me. xRosie enjoying a walk in bluebell woods last April.
~O~
Onto much happer subjects....I was cheered today by Posty bringing me my part of a swop.... the lovely and exceptionally talented becky of vintage fairy tales sent me the most wonderful package, containing a flower made with gorgeous vintage textiles. Becky made the flower when attending a workshop in France with Julie Arkell. Not only did I receive this, but also the most fabulous medal for valour, which I shall wear next week on my cardi with pride. If you don't know Becky's work, please take a look at her blog. A lovely and talented lady and my friend. I shall be sending Becky one of my new necklaces and another little thing. Thank you so much Becky. ~O~
Despite having a thousand better things to do, I have been making or should I say pithering with this bird cage all of last evening and most of today! I have finally finished it and what a fiddle faddle is was too, but I am happy with it and I do love a bird cage. It bought Miss Flight to mind and I did leave the door open for little birdy to fly.

Just a short little post today. Thank you to everyone that visited my last post and to all who left a comment...so sorry if I didn't thank you personally.
Thanks for stopping by.x

69 comments:

silverpebble said...

Oh I am so sorry Viv - you have lost a friend. I am thinking of you and your family x

GardenofDaisies said...

Sending you hugs as you deal with the heartache from the loss of your dear Rosie. Pets are truly part of the family.

cupcake studio said...

So sorry about your little Rosie!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Viv

I am mso sorry to read about Rosie. It is so sad when a pet we've had for so long passes away.
I have had many cats ever since I was a child but each loss is just as painful. Despite the hurt of losing them, I could not be without a cat in my life, they give so much..
Thinking of you Viv.

The gifts you have received are truly beautiful, so glad they helped cheer you up a bit.
Take care
Isabelle x

Linda said...

I'm so sorry. I know what you are going through. We lost our sweet Charley on January 31st. It's devastating. It will get easier... but it takes time...

Lyn said...

I still get upset 18 months after my baby boy Bob died, it is so hard because as you say they are so loving and loyal and part of the family.
It will get easier but you will never forget. At least she was with you at the end and that is a comfort I am sure.
Thinking about you and sending hugs.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful flower brooch and what a great job you did on the bird cage. I love that you left the door open.

Feltmaker said...

I am so sorry you have lost your friend. I hope it is some small comfort that you were together when the end came

Fx

Pat said...

The sorrow will pass and you will be left with only the happy memories. Hold onto the good life you gave her.

Micki said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Rosie, it can be just as traumatic losing a pet as losing a human friend, I know I felt a huge loss when my doggies went their way.

Hugs
Micki x

amyrehnae said...

oh, i am so very sorry to hear of your loss. i will be holding you close in my thoughts. xoxox, amy

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dear Viv,

Yes, yes, it will hurt less, and one day you will find yourself laughing over some dear quirk of hers, or a way she had of looking at you. And it will be a comfort, i promise.
xx
julie
lovely works from Becky and yourself. Beautiful birdcage.
x

marigold jam said...

So sorry to hear about the death of your pet - it does get easier in time and you will be able to remember her without the awful sadness you feel now - it takes time but that day will come I know as I have been there!

Lovely little bird cage and love that pretty vintage fabric flower.

Lynne said...

So sorry about Rosie. It is devastating when they leave us.
I always admire your art work.

Lisa said...

I'm very sorry to read about your poor Rosie. Sending you all a big hug.
Cherish your happy memories.
Lisa x

Hen said...

I'm so sorry about Rosie, Viv. Pets are a member of the family and it's only natural to be so devastated. I only hope you feel better soon and can say from experience that while you will never forget her, the pain shall turn to happy memories.
I do love your bird cages, clever you. Hope you can do something cheery this weekend.
Hen x

Pixie said...

so sorry Viv..I know how dear our furbabies are to us all. Your Rosie was a loved memmber of the family. Big hugs to you!

Kayla coo said...

Hi Viv,
So sorry to hear about your faithful friend.
I will give our dog Bertie a hug from you.x
Beautiful delicate work as always.x

vintage flair1 said...

I am so so sorry to read about your gorgeous Rosie!
Thinking of you,and take care.
Bridie x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Viv, so sorry about Rosie.

Love your bird and birdcage - what an imagination!!! Thinking of you all. Best wishes, Lesley

Fleur de Boheme said...

I understand you so much -a dear family member has passed away and it´s heartbreaking. Our old dog Snuff is 13 1/2 now, bear in mind he is a big dog, so that´s quite an age, and I´m dreading the day he will leave us.

I feel with you - but you gave this dog a long and happy life and she will live on in your and the whole families memory.

Big hug from here. Kirsten

jane and the happy crow said...

So sorry to hear about your loss of little Rosie, when we lost our westie Holly we were absolutely devastated. They are such little friends, that we forget will not always be with us.
Your new creations are as usual stunning, you are so clever. Jane xxx

Laura Cameron said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your wee Rosie xo

twiggypeasticks said...

It's so sad when we lose our fur babies, they are family members and leave a big gap.
Twiggy x

YYZ said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We lost our dear old man, Oblio, after a long illness, on Christmas Eve and I still cry every day. He was with us for 15 years, too and he was my soul and my heart. We lost his "brother," Zen, suddenly in August.

Don't let anyone try to rush you; your relationship with Rosie was important and you (and she) deserve to mourn properly. She must have felt so loved.

jenny elkins said...

Viv...so sorry about your loss. It hurts bad and long. I felt our house was just to quiet after we lost our Magic and only waited 2 weeks before we got another. It helped so much. So sorry you are going through this. hugs.

T's Daily Treasures said...

So sorry to hear about Rosie. I know exactly how you feel. My Toni was with me from the time I was 2 until I was 17. We had to put her to sleep in the end because of kidney failure, but we were able to be with her, and pet her as she drifted away. I still get teary-eyed when I think about it. I still have her picture by my bedside. And after 27 years, I still miss her. Is that crazy? Am I too sentimental? When I came to Kuwait, my Scooter who was nearly 4 at the time, was sent to live with my friend in Dallas. I thought I would only be here 2 years, but Scooter wound up staying with my friend for the last 12 years of his life. She took good care of him, he was loved and she loved him. She has his ashes in a box in her guest bedroom. Isn't it amazing how our pets touch our hearts and our lives so deeply? Wishing you joy as you remember all the love that little Rosie provided you over the years. The flower pin from your friend is absolutely fun and so pretty. I just adore your little birdcage with the postage stamp bottom. It is the sweetest little thing. May your heart sing! Blessings, Tammy

grrl + dog said...

Well I am a huge Julie Arkell fan, and love the birdcage too.

I cant help but shed a tear as my own dear fur child is eleven and they cant last forever.

I hug hum every day...

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm so sad to read about little Rosie. I know how very hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Sending hugs your way.

Your little bird cage is wonderful!

Jayne
x

Midsummer Stitches said...

hope you are soon feeling a little happier,it is a sad time to lose your pet.
x

BusyLizzie said...

so sorry to hear of your loss. It really hurts to lose a much-loved pet. Lizzie xx

Annie said...

So sorry to hear about Rosie, I really feel for you and your family. When our last dog Daisy died the pain was terrible. It took some time and she will never be forgotten but we now have another amazing rescue dog, Josh and he makes us laugh every day.
Ann x

Clare said...

Viv your post brought a tear to my eye. I'm sending you big hugs over the tinternet. I hope that the tears fade in time and you and your family are just left with cerished memories xx

Jackie said...

Yes there will be a tiem when you don't think about her all the time. Then there will be days when you think of other things more..but it tales time.
I have just come from a blog who posted a wire bird cage on the same day. How weird?

bellaboo said...

I have just read your post and have indeed given my dog a kiss and a pat.I am so sorry to read about your dear friend Rosie.I lost my first dog Bonny when she was 16yrs...a good age people said,but I missed her like crazy.She was my soulmate and friend for all those years,so sweet natured.Give yourself time to grieve and let the tears fall,you will miss her so much...but it does get easier with time.I can assure you,and you will have all those wonderful memories to hold on too.

Bellaboo

A Time to Dance said...

Oh Viv, I am dribbling positively dribbling ...I cant tell you how much I love the bird cage...everything is crossed in the hope that you may be making and selling them in the future....I am also very sad to hear about your little dog...despiet Alfie being such a naughty boy recently, I will invite him in to sit by the fire with us and watch Poirot

Sam said...

I keep writing then deleting then writing some words of comfort to you, nothing I write seems right!

Its so sad that we can't have our furry companions with us always. I adore animals..and I don't know what I will do when my cat Miss Sue is no longer with mexx

xxxxx
Sam xx

Carolee said...

I've just this morning discovered your blog, and it brought tears to my eyes reading about your Rosie. It's always so hard losing a beloved companion, yet the love they give us throughout their lives somehow makes the eventual loss bearable....sending cyber {{{hugs}}}...

On a happier note, I have to tell you your blog and your work are just delightful! I'm your newest follower, and am off to check out your Etsy shop now...

♥ Carolee

Julia said...

Oh my, Im so sorry to read about your little companion Viv - I know how that hurts. Sending hugs your way.

Love Julia
ps - I think your bird house is beyond beautiful x

mimilove forever said...

Big hugs to you, there's nothing quite like that sense of loss with the furry ones...know it all too well :(

Birdy cage is just divine chick...
xxx

Gina said...

Sorry to hear about Rosie. Sending hugs! I love your little bird cage - beautiful.

JP said...

sorry about rosie Viv - you can't believe how much you can cry over a pet can you - take care

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Viv, I promise you it gets better, eventually, but you never forget. Our Rosie also had a stroke. We watched her birth and had her for 13½ years. From time to time I see a dog who looks just like her, but none of them ever has the look in their eyes that she did.

Actually, yesterday at Bridport a lady brought in her very deaf dog, Sally, who didn't look that much like our Rosie, but she definitely had the all-seeing, deep brown eyes that told a thousand stories. Whilst it reminded me of sad times, it reminded me more of all the lovely times. We lost Rosie in 2002.

So no, you never forget, but it does get easier, and you do eventually stop crying.

Hugs
Sue xx

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

sending sympathy to you....

it is such a loss...they mean the world to us....

she had a wonderful home....

thinking of you and your family

kary and buddy

PepperPi said...

I'm so sorry your Rosie passed away....when i read your post it brought tears to my eyes as I remembered my dear Jessie (dog) passing away several years ago...see, it still upsets me now. BUT, I still have my lovely Pepper (12 yr old dog) with me and I gave her a special little hug from you :)

Clair x

Angela said...

Oh Viv,
How did I miss this, I am so sorry, Rosie was a dear treasure, You and yours have had so many good years with her and happy happy memories to cherish. the sorrow will fade in time.

On a cheerier note I love your bird cage!!!
x

kat said...

I am just new to your blog after seeing your work on flickr and loving your creations. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dearest Rosie, it is so painful to lose a pet. Blessings to you, kat x

lilylovekin said...

I"m so sorry about Rosie, she reminds me of Penny my 13 year old Bichon that I love and adore. Someday will come when you think of her without the tears but never without the love. Animals are wonderful creatures, I'm so glad she was part of your life for so long.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh no! Viv so sad to hear about your Rosie, bless her and all of you x such a hard thing to bear, thinking of you x

Words cannot describe the joy I felt at seeing your wonderful birdcage, you really are so clever,

Sarah x

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. I hope the days are getting a little better for you all.

Take care.

Lovely work as ever.
Sam x

Victoria said...

Dear Viv, you know how very sorry I am over the loss of your dear sweet, Rosie. The tears may come and go for sometime, but the happy memories will also be there. Hold onto them, and keep them close to your heart, for in doing so Rosie will be able to continue to bless you with her love, and you know that is what she lived for. Also, your darling bird and cage are about the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time. Your talent and creativity always delight me. xo Vic

Alexandra Mason said...

So very sorry to hear about Rosie. Thinking off you xxx

Sharon Lovejoy said...

My dear Viv,

I am so sorry to read of your loss. It has been years since my Una dog died and I still long for her.

Love and healing,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

The Flower Garden said...

I am sorry you have had some sadness, eventually it will turn to happiness as you remember the joy she brought you.

Your bird cage is wonderful I love the open door.

Jo

Tracy x said...

oh... i am so sorry for your loss :(
take time to heal..
sending you many, many gentle hugs
t x

meleen said...

oh sweet viv,
sending a long distance
hug to you my friend!!
meleen

thevintagemagpie said...

Viv I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We have just lost our cat, and although he was 14 we still took it really hard. Sending you a big hug and yes, I will give all the animals in this house and extra hug today.

Your bird cage is simply stunning. You are one talented lady xx

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Cathy said...

Very, very sorry to hear about your beloved pet Rosie. I have cried many tears over the years over our lovely kitties and we are noticing that our beautiful Tiggy is getting thin and old now. Intermingled with the intense sadness is the happiness that they have had lots of years of love and comfort and stroking. What more could any animal ask for?

Judith said...

I am so sorry you have lost such a special girl,it's eight months since Purdy poodle went to the Rainbow Bridge but it gets a little easier day by day and it will for you,she was lucky to be with someone that cared so much.

Secret Leaves said...

I am so sorry to read about your losing Rosie. It is devastating to lose a pet. Warm thoughts to you and your family.

Sharon

Corinne Phillips said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Viv. They leave such a hole don't they. But you just need to console yourself with all the happy memories you have shared over the years. Thinking of you x

Freedom of Stitch said...

How funny that I see 60some comments - no doubt ALL on the lost pet anxiety... and me too, my Bishop having left me in July 2009. The most comforting words from my husband: "the height of your grief is a measure of the depth of the pawprints he left on your heart" I grieve with you, and smile at the fuzzy muzzles that we remember do fondly...

Cowboys and Custard said...

It seems there is a lot of love in blogland Viv and it's all coming to you.. and rightly so!
I do hope your heart is a little lighter today. I have a wonderful poem about loss.. I must send it to you.

Absolutely adore your bird cage...Not often I see something that makes my heart soar..but that does!!

Sending love as always.
MX

JuicyFig said...

Loosing a pet is terrible and upsetting!
This is my first visit to your blog (I think!)
I love the bird cages - They reminded me of the Cranford story when they recieve a skirt cage, and think it is for the bird!

Kath
x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I feel awful that I haven't visited sooner ... I've just read the terrible news. I hope your sadness eases and your heart is full of nice memories ... sending lots of love

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THE BIRD CAGE!!
IT'S GORGEOUS!!

JayneK said...

Hello I am just getting use to this so bear with me..wanted to let you know how sad about losing your beloved pet...I lost my snowball several years ago..in a fire..a bischon..and now i have 5 all rescued..but one..and I dearly love them all..they are such good friends..

Lauri said...

I have been wanting to make a little white wire bird cage for some time, but I do have to say I think this is the cutest thing I have ever seen! So petit and adorable!

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Rosie. So so sad. Hope you're doing ok xx On a more positive note your blog is simply beautiful xx