Saturday, 11 July 2015

Horrible news.

Gentle Deskers, you will be shocked and dismayed to read of the sudden death of Eliza Harms on Friday 10th July. Her great and best friend DeDe is handling the breaking of news and I'm sure that like me, you send her love and courage to handle that, the hardest of jobs.
Eliza joined WOYWW a few months before she rescued Yoda and made all of us cat lovers. She was always absorbed and incredibly busy by her job in broadcasting, she seemed to me to live her life in a whirlwind of activity work and fun.  I'm not going to say any more just now; DeDe will post when she can face it and we'll chat about this extraordinarily caring and engaged friend again on Wednesday. Meanwhile, please hold Eliza and her lovely family in your thoughts.

38 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sad news, indeed, Julia! My thoughts go out to DeDe and Eliza's family. Elizabeth xx

voodoo vixen said...

That is such sad news, my thoughts go out to Eliza's family.

Twiglet said...

Eliza and her family and friends are in our thoughts. Thanks for the post Julia. x

Bridget Larsen said...

OMG I used to craft with her when I lived in Melbourne...that is a huge shock. she was so young

pearshapedcrafting said...

So sad to read this. My thoughts and prayers are with dear Eliza's family. Chrisx

sue jones said...

What sad news - thinking of of her family and friends x

Judys Fabrications said...

I am so glad I took a risk and contacted Eliza and met this lovely lady last year when we visited her state. So many of you have known her longer than me, but I can say that she was just as nice in person.She was a real "rock" to her family, and she and her friend Dede had a lovely close relationship that I basked in for the time I was there with them both.
The day that Eliza died, the two friends had spent most of the day together, and played in Eliza's craft room for much of that time. Isn't that what we'd all like to be doing when we pass. Much too soon for Eliza of course. It was actually Wednesday that she passed! Wednesday..and she was at her desk.
Judy

Shaz Brooks said...

Oh Julia, that is such sad, sad news. What a lovely lady she was, only knowing her through WOYWW, of course, and her love for Yoda showed through constantly. Sending much love and thoughts to those she has left behind. xxxxxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such sad news, my thoughts are with everyone; family & friends. Much love Zo xx

Annie said...

Such sad news to lose one of our blogging friends. Such a lovely lady and our love and thoughts go out to her family and friends.
Hugs,
Annie x

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm so saddened by this news. I always loved her comments. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

Claire Grantham said...

This is a huge shock. I am so sad. I loved Eliza, she was a wonderful person, my thoughts are with her family and DeDe right now. Cx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's astonishing how upset this has made me, given that I never met Eliza in real life. It's testament to the friendships that are built up through WOYWW that we can be affected so much. She lived her life to the max, didn't she? I think that's wonderful. But I'm so so sad that she's gone before her time.
Grab each day and make the most of everything.

Jan xxxx

Ps please can you ask DeDe to try and head off the card I sent?

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Julia, so very very sad to read this post.... Truly, we were privileged to know her and Yoda through WOYWW...
... but sad most of all for her very dear family and friends.
Will be in prayer for all concerned. Shaz in Oz.x

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh what sad, sad news... My thoughts and prayers go out to Dede and all those that Eliza left behind.
It comes as quite a shock to me, and I didn't even know her in person, only through WOYWW.
Well, she seemed to have lived life to the full.
Thanks for letting us know.
Lisca

Sue said...

Oh no! What terribly sad news.

misteejay said...

Sad news indeed. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
Toni xx

jan spencer said...

Such sad news, my thoughts are with Eliza's family and friends.
Jan x

Kyla said...

Sad news indeed. Thanks for letting us know, our thoughts are with her family and friends
Kyla x

Neet said...

I cannot find words to express how I feel save that this has upset me so much. Eliza was one special lady and I have included a paragraph from one of her emails on Flat Susan's Blog because she was so special and so amazing. I will miss her so much and am thinking and praying for her family, for Myrene, Michael, her father, Dede and Yoda and the other fur babies.
Neet xx.

MrsC.x said...

such sad sad news, my thoughts are with her friends and family at this horrible time x

Di said...

Oh gosh, one more star shining in the sky above us, A lovely lady - love and thoughts are with De De her much loved friend, Yoda our little darling entertainer and of course her own family who are all so young to go through such heartache.

I worked out that Eliza must have only been about 52 or so - life and what it deals is just so unfair. I cried here - mostly as a beautiful and genuine lady is up in the stars right now, you lit up our lives previously Eliza and we'll always think of you when we look up into the stars at night.

RIP sweet girl.

Hugs

Di xx

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

I'm just devastated here in OZ...I had known Eliza many years and stayed with her as well....she cared about everyone and everything...it made her open to attack by others and it broke her heart at times....such a loss indeed :(

Peg Robinson said...

Bad new indeed. I always loved the interaction with her and blogging. Yes Yoda is a favorite too. So sorry to hear of the loss of one of our friends.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What very sad news. Losing such a lovely person so soon seems so wrong. My thoughts are with all her family. xxx Maggie

RosA said...

Sad news, and so sudden. Although I knew her best via Woyww, I actually met Eliza years ago at an art retreat. It was always a privilege to swap art with her. And I always enjoyed her lovely Yoda stories. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Kelly said...

Saddened by this news. Eliza was a bright light in our group for sure.

April Story said...

That is so sad. She was always so sweet and I loved the pictures of Yoda.

April

Rita said...

OH my! What shocking, sad news! Sending love and prayers to her family and friends. This is going to take a while to sink in.

Nannie4 said...

Having just lost a very dear friend, I know how upsetting and difficult it is. Another new angel to watch over her loved ones.
Nann 4

Belinda Basson said...

Isn't it amazing that even though most of us have never met in real life, how connected we feel. I sit here in tears as I read your message having just gotten my email from Neet about Eliza's passing. What a wonderful thing this WOYWW is that you started where bonds have reached across the world. My love and thoughts go out to her Dad, children and Yoda.

okienurse said...

Such sad news. Sorry to hear about this and sorry for Eliza
s family. She was an awesome woman. Yoda is one of my favorite desk critters.

Vickie

Sandy Leigh said...

Thank you for sharing that Julia. I'm completely heartbroken.

sandysewin said...

Oh, how sad. She will be very much missed.

Deanne Evans said...

such sad news, much love to all that were close x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thank you for sharing this sad news. My sympathy to her family and friends. Always a fun visit to her blog, will miss her kind thoughts.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I haven't read email for awhile so this was such a huge shock to run across today at WOYWW. It is several hours later and still such a shock!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I haven't visited WOYWW for a while and I'm only just catching up on news - I'm deeply saddened by Eliza's passing. I was so looking forward to seeing more photos of Yoda - I took it for granted that they will always be there. I'm still in shock, I can't believe it, so so sad...