Saturday 11 June 2022

Taking a break

Hi everyone,

Thank you for joining me. I wanted to let you know that from today I will be temporarily taking a step back from my Stampin' Up! business for a short while. A week ago today my mum sadly passed away and her death has really knocked me for six. Although it was not entirely unexpected - she was 90 and had a diagnosis of dementia - the end still came more quickly than expected and as I live 170 miles away, I did not get a chance to be with her to say goodbye. My brother, who lives much closer was with her and assures me that she passed very peacefully which is very reassuring. 

Looking through my photos, I think this is the last photo of my mum and I together - taken 5 years ago. I have so many lovely memories of mum before she developed dementia. She is definitely where my crafty genes came from. In her retirement she tried her hand at so many crafts - calligraphy, watercolour painting, Pergamano, stamping, cross stitch, knitting.....the list goes on! 

I hope you can all appreciate the need for me to take time out for myself and to be with my family. While I am away I will not be posting on here and will not be participating in any blog hops etc, and will not be publishing any videos on YouTube but I may still be around on social media. I am aiming to be back in early July - or before if I feel ready.

Thank you all so much for your support. My online shop will still be open and thank you packs will still be sent out as usual next month.

Bye for now,

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  1. Jill, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum's passing. My heart breaks for you. I lost my Mom in 2018 after a 6 month battle with cancer and it still sends me reeling sometimes. Take all the time you need, healing is so very different for each of us. And most important, cherish the many memories you have with her, they are what will help ease you through the sadness. All my love.

  2. Praying for you. May you find comfort in your memories. Mary from the U.S.

  3. So sorry for your loss, Jill🌺

  4. Hello Jill so sorry to read of your Mums passing xx.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss I know how devastating this is for you and your family, and that is definitely where your focus should be right now. You have many anonymous people wishing you well and supporting you with much love, prayers, and positive, caring thoughts. Best wishes to you.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Jill. My heart goes out to you. Sending healing wishes from Australia.