I wanted to create a moon to represent the Winter Solstice. With each new Solstice I can always feel the changes taking place on every level of life.
I cut out an angel to look like a shadow just because I liked the effect of it.
When I looked at the completed picture I thought about angels and how they are unseen but, with us. So, the shadow effect was just right for the picture.
I created this picture not knowing what I was about to be told….
“But it seems to be true that we cannot have joy without its opposite, we cannot have light without the dark. Try as we may.” — Kari writingupastorm.typepad.com
I received the sad news that my 97 year old grandmother is going to leave this earth at any time now. She told my sister she had been to heaven while resting and was ready to go.
I am sure there are angels with her and angels waiting on the other side. “Angels” being perhaps my mother (her daughter) waiting for her and my grandfather.
I also got the news that my Dad is not well and will not be here much longer….I am sad because I will miss my Dad and my Grandmother . I can not be with them now. It gives me comfort knowing my sisters are watching over both of them in my absence.
For various reasons I was led to write a letter to each of them because I can not be with them. They may not be able to read what I have written but, I thought perhaps the letters
can be read to them. It would be useless to call my dad because he can not hear me over the phone.
How do you say goodbye in a letter?
I sat at my desk tearfully asking myself that question. Suddenly, I looked up and saw this book that I bought quite a while ago but, was not ready to read it when I bought it:
It is as if the title stood out to me when I looked at the book shelf.
When I bought the book I had no idea when I would ever read it. I just knew that I liked Sylvia’s books and have always learned a great deal from them.
I began to read and it gave me a peace about everything. There really is no death only
change. I am not certain what each day holds but, I find comfort knowing that there
is more than what I ours can see or our hands can touch.
On a happier note…..
I thought I would share what I have been doing on my time off….
I covered these unattractive 1950’s chairs with scraps of fabric. I spray painted the legs with a silver paint. I covered 4 of them with various scraps and thought I would share a bit of two of them. (please disregard the black thread that did not get cut away and the fuzz)
I used my Guatemalan fabric for one of the chairs.
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A lovely surprise came in the mail….
This lovely fabric from:
I can not wait to start stitching with these lovely bits of African fabric. Thank you so much Isabelle <3
While at an Antique shop I found these needlework pieces….This one made me smile! : )
“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”
I am always touched to find such things…I imagine the time and love that someone put in to these pieces and why they were willing to part with them.
I also found this lovely antique Christmas card.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate….
and much Peace in this time of transition from one season of life to the next.