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a gift of love

June 15, 2013

it has been a difficult week

I feel like Chicken Little

but–the sky hasn’t fallen

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and this wonderful package from Velma has made my world a brighter place

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Velma has captured the colours and patterns of her world on the paper she makes, from the gifts of nature that surround her

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they remind me of the rocks I collect where ever I go

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 she has created a tiny book, stitched together between wooden covers

and held with a paper band

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each page a unique, miniature world

filled with love and healing

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and a woven moon

in a textured sky

which hasn’t fallen

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2013 12:40 pm

    so sorry to hear about your difficult week, but it makes velma’s gift that much more precious. WOW, the book. WOW!

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    • June 15, 2013 12:43 pm

      Aimee – it was a trade and Velma was worried that it was late – but the timing was perfect, when I needed it most. And, YES the book! WOW!

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  2. beadsandfibreslady permalink
    June 15, 2013 3:18 pm

    I have a friend whom I deeply respect and whenever she uses the term “difficult”, it actually means “really trying” or “deeply upsetting” to us ordinary mortals. I send some love from Hampshire in England and follow your posts with loving attention. Your weaving is very inspiring and so is your photography so I have shared it with a few weavers here so that they too can dip into the love therein…

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    • June 15, 2013 4:16 pm

      beadsandfibreslady – thank you for the kind words, for following my blog and passing it along. I married in Southsea, had my first baby in Portsmouth and have wonderful memories of Hampshire.

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  3. June 15, 2013 4:17 pm

    What an exquisite little book. Get well soon, Jean.

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  4. June 15, 2013 4:22 pm

    jean, i am glad it came at the right time. sending more hugs and love–

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  5. Judi bushby permalink
    June 15, 2013 7:02 pm

    What a lucky girl you are. Simply gorgeous. Makes you feel rally special when thins lie that come along.

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  6. June 16, 2013 9:27 am

    I’m so sorry to learn things have not been going very well for you Jean, I hope the new week dawns brighter. Velma’s package came along at just the right time. Hugs and love to you my Indigo sister.

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  7. lagriccia permalink
    June 16, 2013 10:33 pm

    Dear Jean, sorry to hear about your difficult week, but the little book is a wonder that must make you dream.

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  8. June 17, 2013 1:53 am

    sorry to hear you are experimenting a rough patch. but on the other hand happy to hear you are surrounded by so much love.
    keeping you in my thoughts.

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    • June 17, 2013 11:08 am

      Neki – thanks, I am moving forward, a little more slowly than usual!
      Blandina – the paper is almost like leather. Velma made me promise I’d write/draw/stitch in it but it is going to take some time before I’m ready to do that.

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