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« on: May 13, 2006 11:44:14 PM »

so, here's my fancy first post...

i lost my mom last year, to a hit and run accident. very, very sudden, and i'm still really messed up over it. i thought about writing her a mother's day card every year, and saving it, but i could never get my self to either pick out a card or write one myself. then, in a flash of inspiration, i thought about how she loved cats and purple things, and thus my little crying purple cat was born. or produced, or crafted...whatever.





the stitching isn't great, and everytime i look at it i burst into tears, but i'm happy about it, too.
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if mame was right and life really is a banquet, then i think i'm on a diet...totally against my will.

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006 11:50:14 PM »

I think the stitching is absolutely perfect and it's unique and definitely heartfelt...all in one. Smiley

Your crying purple kitty is beautiful and your story is very touching...thank you for sharing both with us.  Welcome to Craftster dasyatis  *hug*
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006 11:58:47 PM »

thank you for posting that. that is a great start to help move along. as longas the kitty is stitched with love it doesnt matter if you mess up a litle bit :]
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006 12:26:11 AM »

the cat is perfectly made because of what its made from
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2006 12:59:26 AM »

couldnt think better words than the girls have already posted.  when we thank you for your story, we thank you for sharing, trusting...  we gain from it too.
and your cat is lovely!  truly is!  you made such a great job!  and when one sees it, they cant help but smile cause it truly oozes love.  its a lovely present!
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006 01:14:23 AM »

Firstly condolences on your loss

Secondly I love your cat Cheesy I think it is a lovely idea - perhaps every year you could make your mother a purple cat to represent you for the passing year. Maybe if you become a mother that year you could make a baby purple cat, if you get a new job - do one to represent it.

I know you will never forget your mother but this way you can spend time thinking of your mother and making a keepsake. Perhaps sew the year onto each piece somehow.

Thankyou for sharing

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2006 01:36:05 AM »

that is SO sweet. good for you for finding a way to grieve and celebrate in a way that is comfortable for you. i know your mom loves it Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2006 03:10:26 AM »

wow! what an beuatiful way to celebrate your mother. you've created one of those incredibly rare projects that actually captures the emotions that inspired it. even if you hadn't told us anything about it at all, it still would've moved me deeply - a real work of art. thank you so much for making it and even more, for sharing it, and a piece of your mother, with all of us on craftster. i agree, wherever she is, i am sure she loves her mother's day gift.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006 09:01:33 AM »

you guys are so amazing...thank you for all your kind words!!!
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if mame was right and life really is a banquet, then i think i'm on a diet...totally against my will.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2006 09:54:56 AM »

That is really amazing and such a nice gift for your mom. I lost my dad a couple of years ago very suddenly and since then, Father's Day has been pretty difficult. You have definitely inspired me though, to make something for him, so I thank you.
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