But if it were not for the internet then I would never have "met" Debbie or learned of her passing. Deborah aka SoCal Debbie started following my blog (and vice versa) back at the beginning of 2013 and we exchanged regular comments and emails over the months. As a Brit I had never heard of the abbreviation SoCal for Southern California and read it as "Social" which those of you who know Debbie will agree was a great description for her.
Sadly Debbie suffered a sudden heart attack while out walking her dog and despite the best efforts of her neighbours and the medical profession she passed away. I know there will be alot of posts mourning her and I hope she is watching us all and appreciating the sentiments. Debbie was also a contributor to our Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog where she will be greatly missed. She leaves behind some beautiful stitching as well as some treasured emails.
Gosh, here's a serendipitous happening. I went to find the last progress picture of the holiday stitching and right underneath is Debbie's name as she chose the Theme-a-licious link for the next month.
Anyway, after that, here is the photo from March 2014 when I last stitched this design: