Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - {09-11-11} Sad good bye

Hello Wednesday,

It’s a bit of a sad Wednesday for me, this afternoon, I said goodbye to a dear friend of our family, and he was suddenly taken from us, on October the 8th. Paul was a very talented photographer; he had a heart of gold, and never failed to make us laugh or smile.

This may sound a bit out there, but today as I was about to leave the house for the funeral a white feather fell from the sky and landed at my feet.  I like to think this is from Paul, and it made me think of a poem and I would like to share it here.

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there,
 I do not sleep I am a 1,000 winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sun on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled light I am the soft star that shines at night Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there; I did not die.

We are all still getting over the shock, but time is a healer, and I know this will be a personal work in progress for me.

And now back to life and my more cheerful WIP's

Can you guess what i am making??

I am also still working on a friends custom blanket

Not sure how many rows I have left, as I am just doing it all by eye, but its growing quickly, I really hope she likes it, it’s comforting to know that a "new" life will be wrapped up in it.
 Tomorrow i need to up load all this yarn to my Etsy shop, looking at yarn always makes me feel better so i am going to post some nice pictures

 See I am feeling better already, what is it about yarn!!?, it has such a calming effect on me, I love the feel, the smell, the colours, I can seriously spend hours just hugging them lol

Well that’s it from me, I feel drained from the tears shed, my head feels like it’s going to burst, an early night is needed, tomorrow is a new day, it’s just a shame that it takes a loss to make you realise how fragile life is, and how easy it is to lose sight of what is important.
Today I told my Mum and Dad just how much I love them, because I don’t say it enough,  before I go to bed I will gaze upon my sleeping children, kiss there sweet innocent little faces and thank the earth for every second I get to spend with them. 

Sorry if this blog post has been a bit morbid, My heart is heavy..its It’s helpful to have a place to reflect. As always thank you for taking time to read. {Hugs to those who need them}
Night xxx


  1. (((Hugs to you too))). The loss of a loved one is never easy to deal with.

  2. You have my sympathies. Yarncrafting makes me feel better, too.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. I do love that poem, even though I still find it hard to apply it to my own loss (my dad passed away last year).

    Yarn really does seem to improve mood, especially beautifully coloured yarn.

  4. Very sorry to hear about your friend.

    I'd like to venture a guess that you'll be crocheting a wreath with that styrofoam ring?

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss :(

  6. I'm sorry for your loss. The poem and the yarn are beautiful.


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