Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WiP and a A Tribute from the Hubby

As some of you know, I posted yesterday about our cat, Misty, who passed away Tuesday morning. I wish I'd waited to post it because my hubby sent out an email to our family about her death that I thought was so sweet and eloquent that I just had to include it here.

We lost a very special member of our family today.  Misty T. Cat (T. stands for The) was born July 18, 1992.  She allowed me to share her home for 20 years, and  adjusted to many additions to her household over the years.  She accepted another female into the household in 1998 and learned to love her.  She raised a Labrador and two children, patiently training them the proper way to treat a feline.  She was a stern disciplinarian  (swats and nips issued firmly but lovingly) and very protective of her family (invading lizards were always dealt capital punishment).  She was gracious enough to allow us to pet and feed her as much as we liked.  The last few years were tough for her, but she managed to continue in her matriarchal role for as long as possible.  We love her and will miss her, and I am grateful to have had the privilege. I know that tonight she is a fuzzy gray nebula in the starry sky who will always watch over us.

I also wanted to include my sewing feats for the week: a Noodlehead clutch for a friend and another Carpenter's Wheel to add to my small stack.
I now have 5 of these jewels but more are needed to cover my bed. Onward and upward!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

8 comments:

heather said...

So sorry about the loss of your cat!

The star block looks great.

mtnquiltr said...

What a lovely kitty tribute. I wish animals lived longer, they are such a big part of our lives! Love the Carpenter's block too.

Linz said...

That carpenter's wheel is gorgeous! Way to go girl!!

Again, so sorry about your cat! :(

Cyn ;-) said...

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your kitty. It seems they are with us so short a time... but what a wonderful time.

Just Carol said...

My pets are so much a part of me and when I lose one of them it is so heartbreaking. Your husband wrote a beautiful tribute--she sounds like a wonderful cat. You have my sympathy.

Your block is lovely, by-the-way.

M-R said...

That is a great tribute. And a great carpenter's wheel!

Michele said...

That is one very lovely tribute to a much loved family member. You will never forget her. Love the Carpenters Wheel.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

So sorry about your kitty. I know how hard it can be. Love that Carpenters wheel. Great colors. Glad you had fun in the musical (can you tell that I'm catching up with my blog reading?)