Thursday, December 2, 2010

A very sad day

Morning folks...a decidedly sad day in the cubbyhole....came home to the news that a dear friend has lost his battle with cancer and time for me to make the very hard decision to step down from the Funky Hand Design Team.   Workshops classes and lots of commission work for Fiskars in the future finally made me realise that I am not the superwoman that I thought I was and because I haven't been pulling my weight on the team recently....it's not fair on the other girls.  Anice was so kind and understanding in giving me some time off from the team but I am a 110% girl and there is only so much swinging the lead before the guilt trip sets in so it's time for me to hang up my Funky Hand Hat.   I am so going to miss Anice and my lovely teamies who have all become very special friends.....they are just the best and as this was my very first Design Team it was with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I sat and typed the dreaded e-mail. I can't thank Anice enough for giving me the opportunity to work with her fabulous CD's and I wish her all the best for the future....exciting times ahead with lots of new stuff coming your way in the New Year.
I was lucky enough to meet up again with one of my Funky Hand teamies in NYC......someone you all know and love as much as I do....the fabulous Enfys.....she is such a warm loving and funny lady as well as a mega talented card maker and we had a fun evening....yummy dinner at Mimi's with En and her lovely hubby Mike with entertainment from a transvestite on the piano...yes you did read that bit correctly and hey the glamorous grans scrub up quite well don't you know.....En is the one with the lovely golden tan after basking in the cookie temperatures of Tampa Florida....I'm the one who looks like a milk bottle.

Catch up with you all tomorrow with a cheerier post about shopping New York style...perhaps a sneaky peek and of course The Furry Boy will be announcing the winner of his Splash The Stash Give-Away
Hugs Kath xxx

44 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Kath, Sorry to hear it's a sad day for you :-(

Lisa x

Paddington fan said...

Hi Kath
Sending you a hug to the cubbyhole
Love Jacky x

Isha said...

Sending Hugs Kath!!! Hope today bring you all the happy news!!!!

janette.tay said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Kath, keep safe and warmx

joey said...

Awww Kath massively sorry to hear about your friend, big hugs.xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

this is sad news and i will really miss seing your FH creations. I'm off to Cheltenham tomorrow to see the family for a week and a wee bit of crimbo shopping at the Christmas Market. Will catch up when I get back. Take care and stay warm. Hugs Ali x

Sarpreet said...

hi Kath, sorry to hear of your loss. it is indeed a very sad day. I am lost for words. I really do understand where you come from. not sure if you had time to read all your messages from the week you were off? but I have been raising funds by selling my cards for Cancer Research uk. Or attempting, not been so successful. i always have a stash of christmas cards spare as I often go to stalls, etc.

Anice said...

Kath, I'm so sorry to hear about your sad news of your friend. Sending you all my love and hugs at such a difficult time. You were one of my first DT members and I hope a good friend now after these years. I will miss you very much on the DT forum but understand completely that you need to prioritise your life. I wish you all the very best for the future and thank you very much for all your help with Funky Hand.
Love & hugs
Anice xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath, so sorry to hear about your bad news. Lots of hugs and kisses come your way and may you be conforted that all good wishes come from your fellow bloggers. Love Jo.xxx

nnalorac said...

Sorry to here your sad news Kath, sending a big cosy hug, on a lighter note, a very glamourous milk bottle, looking good girl!! Carolxx

Anesha said...

Hello Kath, so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. (((HUG)) goes out to you. I am sure Buddy will give you lots of hugs as well. Take care. Anesha x

weewiccababe said...

sorry to hear your sad news Kath, it's a terrible disease.
sending some more hugs
Debz
xx

Suzanne said...

So sorry to hear you have lost your friend, Kath. Thinking of you xx

Anne said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Kath ,
BIG HUGS
Anne xxxxxxxx

Wrightboysmum said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news. Take care.

Debbie said...

Hi Kath, my thoughts are with you.You've done some great work with Funky Hand and you'll be sorely missed.Take care.Debbie. x

Tab said...

Kath I am sorry to hear about your friend, hope you today is a better day for you.
Give yourself and that bundle of fur a hug from me :o)
Love Tab x

Ps thanks for your kind words about Billy xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

So sorry to hear that a friend of yours has lost their battle with cancer - how very sad - and not the sort of news that anyone wants to hear.... thinking of you xxx

Also making the decision to leave a DT must be sooo very hard - I'm sure they will really miss you Kath, but I'm also sure that you will have their complete understanding.

Hope tomorrow will be a brighter day for you.

Take care and big hugs

Tina
X

Jules said...

Hi Kath

Hopefully you have already read my message to you over on the Funky Forum.

You will know that I am really sorry to be losing you as a DT buddy .. .. but I didn't know about you losing your friend. I was sorry to read about that here.

Losing a good friend comes as a real reality check doesn't it and makes us reassess everything.

As I said before .. .. there is only so much that one person can do and still remain sane.

Thank you again for all the help and inspiration you give to me .. .. I will still be popping by here to see what you are up to your eyes with!!

Take care Kath.

I shall miss you at Funky.

Sending you cyber hugs.

Love Jules xx

Allison said...

willmiss you on the team Kath- glad you had a great time with En
AllisonX

Lorraine said...

oh Kath i am so sorry you have lost your friend my thoughts are with you at this sad time,i am glad you had a great time away you deserve it huni xx

Barb said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend, Kath. And as far as the end of you DT work for the FH, remember that now you at least won't feel like you're being pulled in quite so many directions at once! Lovely photo. . .you look beautiful! Hugs!

Lynda said...

Sorry to hear you're having a sad day and I'm sure you'll be missed loads over at Funky Hand. ((((Hugs)))

Love Lynda xxx

Jacee said...

sorry to hear about your bad news Kath, you must be feeling sad today.
Sending you a hug,
luv Jacee

Tracy said...

Sorry to hear you've lost your friend Kath, what a sad thing to come home to. I have to agree Enfys is a lovely lady, i'm on the Polkadoodles team with her and her creations are gorgeous, you must have had a good old natter.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Kath x so sad news about your friend x keep your chin up hun x Leigh x

Serendipity Stamping said...

So sorry you have returned home to such sad news. Another hug for you! Loved the pic of you and En! Glad you had such a great time on your trip. I just have to find a way to get back there at least once, even if I have to go alone (although would not be nearly as much fun with no one to share the wonders.) Hi Buddy, bet you were all over Mum when she walked in the door. #15

Kelly Massman said...

Sorry to hear about your sad news! Hugs,

Minami said...

Sorry to hear about your friend

Macpurp said...

am so sorry that you have has such a sad day. HUGs xxx
much love xxx

ursula Uphof said...

Dear Kath, so sorry to hear it it's a sad day. Sending you loving and warm wishes. Will miss seeing your creations at Funky hand, and loved the photo of you and Enfys. I already told her it was good to see two of my fav. blogging friends having a good time. You both look GOOD. warm wishes and hugs also for Bud.

Kirsti said...

Oh dear Kath - so sorry to hear your bad news about your friend...cancer never seems to have many happy endings does it???...Hope you are ok and keep warm and safe indoors in this horrible weather...take care and (((hugs))) from me...xxx

mudmaven said...

Oh Kath - sorry to hear you came home to sad news - thoughts and prayers coming your way! We all strive to find our balance points and you are doing what you need to do to find yours. Good for you! Hug that little buddy of yours and thank the powers that be for today - tomorrow will take care of itself! ~chris

Sue said...

Hi Kath
am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend hun, hugs, im sure you will be sadly missed from the DT team.
The piccie of you & Enfys is lovely you both look fabulous, sue,x

Kat said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Kath. Just posted a Sympathy card to a friend who lost her Mum and heard about a customer, a lovely old man who's died too. Think I can understand how you feel about leaving the Funky Hand DT. I sometimes feel a bit bogged down with my DT work especially with Christmas fast approaching.

On a lighter note you and Enfys look very glamorous.

Hugs Kat xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, so sorry to hear you have lost a close friend. Sending you lots of hugs. Hugs x ChrisB

Cynthia said...

Hi Kath
So sorry to hear your sad news of the loss of your dear friend, hope all these hugs from around the globe will help to cheer you up.

Cheers
Cynthia

glitterangel said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, and I shall also miss your funky hand creations xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

So sorry about your friend Kath. Sending {{hugs}} from across the miles.

Enfys said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Kath, sending hugs to you.
You know how I will miss you on FH, but We can still be just as much in touch via blogs/phone/email
Hey kid, we look good, we scrub up well for a couple of oldies.
En xxx

Rufus said...

So sorry that you came home to such sad news. Have the furry boy give you some extra licks. You and Enfys look fabulous!
R/

Sarah A said...

So sorry to hear the news about your friend Kath, totally devastating but at least he is no longer suffering if that is any consolation.

Gosh the FH was a big decision to make but I hope it frees you up the time you need, you can only fit so much on your plate for it not to overface you, any more and you would have a buffet!!

Take care

Sarah x

MrsK said...

Hey Kath Sending you lots of Hugzand keep your chin up lass xxxx

Pumpy said...

Kath, lots of love to you, and your friends, Family and friends. xxx

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