My dear friend May, also known as Maisiedoats on Flickr, Etsy and Ebay, passed away peacefully early today in Australia. Thankfully her three children were with her at the end.
I will really miss May, she was a very good friend and until she became ill, we spoke every day by email. And yet we became friends in such strange circumstances! Many years ago I was being hassled by someone on a dolly group and May noticed it, then contacted me to offer support as she too had been hassled previously by the same person. I realised that I was not alone and we started to chat and the rest, as they say, is history!
Because May didn't enjoy sewing and I can't knit very well, I used to make jeans and trousers for May's dolls and she would make knitted garments for mine. I still have all of my Maisiedoats knits because I'd never seen such fine tiny stitches until I saw May's!
I am very sad at the loss of such a good and dear friend but I'm also happy to know that she is no longer suffering. I expect there will be a whole bunch of Angels now waiting on their new beautifully knitted socks!
Rest in Peace May, you were a lovely friend and I will really miss you!