Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Until we met again Adriana

Today, a week after her passing, we laid our dear friend Adriana to rest. 

My deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends especially to a small few who cared for her in her last years. She was a woman of faith and did not fear death. She was ready to go to her God.

It is a sad day for those who are left to grieve her passing.

The recessional hymn was the song Big Jet Plane :)
May the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.

I love you Adriana, today my heart is breaking. 
Always your Jenny.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Adriana 1919 - 2012

Adriana was a beautiful lady who inspired everyone she met in some way or other.  She was born into eternal life today at the age of 92 years. She lived a wonderful, full life to the very end.  She was a dear and much loved friend for all of my adult life. We shared a love of sewing, knitting and crafting and as she became more home bound we spent many days chatting and knitting together. She was from the old school and everything was either right or wrong. There were no grey areas with Adriana. One of the things I loved about her was that she always stood up for what she believed in. She never sat in silence. She had opinions on everything and we all knew what they were. We laughed together in the good times and we cried together in the sad times and I will miss her dearly, more than anyone will know.

Death is Nothing at All

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

All is well.

by Henry Scott Holland

"Above the universe you'll climb on beyond the hands of time. The moon will rise, the sun will set but I won't forget."


Friday, July 13, 2012

Stephen West's Mystery KAL 2012 Rockefeller

It's the 13th today. Waiting for the rest of the world to catch up so I can start this mystery shawl. Can hardly wait for the first clue!

The yarn I chose for the shawl is Swans Island Certified Organic Merino Fingering in oatmeal and russet. I have a back up plan using grey and purple if I don't like this colour combo in the shawl. I'm so excited....


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Forever Young

After the darkest storm comes the rainbow!

What is it about a rainbow that gives up hope? I went out this afternoon with a very heavy heart and came upon a double rainbow at the end of our street. It was so close I could nearly touch it. It felt like a sign that all will be ok.

"Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun"


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Little Entrelac Bag

One of the many things I love about Winter is the need to feel warm and cosy. One of my favourite ways to find that warmth is sitting on the sofa with hubby snoring softly beside me, fire blazing, the lifestyle channel playing on the TV and a good knitting project click clacking on the needles. I spent a couple of hours on Saturday enjoying just that.  The weather has been so cold this weekend. I didn't want to venture outside so it was the right time to try the technique of entrelac that I have longed to attempt for some time now.  The pattern I used is Little Entrelac Bags by Susan Lawrence. It was much more straightforward than I expected. The instructions were very clear and in hardly any time at all I could see the little rectangles taking shape.  The whole project was finished in less than a  couple of hours. The yarn I used was Noro Iro. This sachet looks so rustic in the Noro yarn and the changing colours worked well with the pattern. I think I will attempt a shawl using this technique. It's rather addictive.