Friday, 4 December 2009

Blessings

I am blessed with many good friends, so when my lovely friend Margaret had a big birthday recently I returned the compliment with this little..book?
Waxed brown paper on the outside and a handmade cord.

Inside a kind of folding panel covered in shibori dyed teabag paper.
It opens out to green and then again to pink.







Pink doesn't photograph well..

but I'm sure you can read the words..

which will be familiar to some as..

....an Irish Blessing.


I photographed it today at our monthly meeting of the Felt group.
We are blessed to have a lovely hall in which to hold our meetings and today we were blessed with good food as well as lovely fellow felters.

Look at the little Felt Christmas trees!

Our lives are enriched by the people we love.


(In memory of Chris who my husband and I lost from our lives last night )

43 comments:

JP said...

what a lovely present - i bet she loved it - your colors are lovely

Julie said...

The book is beautiful. I am sorry that you have lost someone special.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful book .

Swirlyarts said...

That book is beautiful and such a great gift to give :)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a lovely present, I bet she loved it.

Joei Rhode Island said...

I've always thought that was such a beautiful blessing....and your book makes a beautiful presentation.

maggi said...

What a beautiful gift. So sorry for your loss.

Menopausal musing said...

Humbled by your post and so sorry for your loss.....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lovely book, and I've always liked that blessing (even tho I'm not Irish). The little felt trees on the table are cute. Sorry for your loss of someone special.

Mary said...

The book is fantastic - I know she loved it! I'm sorry you lost a friend.

Jasmine said...

Your book is thoughtful and vibrant. I'm sorry for your loss. I hope that you are all right? x

Lynn said...

Lovely lovely books... sorry for your loss.

Thimble Fingers said...

Losing someone you care about is never easy ... may the thoughts of many people who care about you, help you through this time.
Your book is beautiful and I'm sure was greatly treasured by your friend.

Vicki W said...

That's beautiful!

Primary Work at Home said...

Nice book. I love it.

jennyflower said...

Gorgeous book, really special, sending condolences for you loss. x

silverpebble said...

Thinking of you Jackie x

Gina said...

What a wonderful gift. You are obviously a very special friend. Thinking about you. x

WendyCarole said...

what a brilliant book

sending condolences

Heather said...

Condolences for the loss of Chris from your lives. Margaret must be thrilled with the book you made her. Such lovely sentiments in your beautiful lettering and all those gorgeous swirly leaves and stems. It's worth having a big birthday for!!

Greedy Nan said...

I know that your friend will be all right where they are as do you.

lilylovekin said...

What a lovely gift to give a friend.

cocoa and blankets said...

The book is beautiful and the words...one of my favourite blessings...I have it on the wall in my study....we must be in rhythm...I was going to do a post on blessings tomorrow...I am so sorry for your loss...as always...every blessing to you and yours my friend......

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What a lovely gift for Margaret, one to treasure, and I also love brightness of the table set for tea at your meeting place, with the Xmas tree in the background helping to ward off the gathering darkness outside. So sorry about your loss. Lesley

Pam said...

A wonderful little book Jackie. Such beautiful work!
Thinking of you in your sadness. x

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

The book is so beautiful. What a wonderful sentiment too.

vintagerockchick said...

Thank you for showing your book - it's beautiful - and so sorry for your loss x

connie said...

What a lucky friend you have! I love your book. I am sure she loves it...

I hope your week improves.

Judy Scott said...

Such a beautiful book, I'm so sorry for your loss ~ sending a hug to you ~ Judy x

Rosie said...

What a simply wonderful gift - so beautiful. I would be overwhelmed to receive such a present, you are such a good friend.

fiona d said...

I love the Irish blessing and the way you have done it - just wonderful. Thinking of you.

ArtPropelled said...

A gift to be treasured!

Jude said...

I'm so sorry for your lose.
Lovely book, you clever thing!!
I love that poem, we sang it in the choir last year, sadly , I've not been able to attend this year due to working nights..miss it!!
Hope you are well, thank you for contacting me.

purplesusie said...

Oh Jackie, how beautiful, what a lucky lady to have a friend like you x

Dot said...

What a gorgeous gift for you friend. I am sure she will treasure it. Love those little felt trees too.
Am very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Chris.
Dot xx

Jacky said...

What a lovely little book, the verse was truly beautiful..

Linda said...

What an amazing, thoughtful book Jackie.... very precious indeed.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Hugs
Linda

Chris said...

A beautiful post. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Laura said...

What a beautiful book. I am sure you made your friend feel very special. You make such beautiful work.
Sorry about your loss.

nimblejacks said...

beautiful books very ethereal and fairy like my daughter wants one!!!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your book is beautiful, your designs and stitching are wonderful. Sorry to hear you have lost a special person in your lives xx

Chriss said...

So sorry to hear that you have lost someone you love at this time of the year. May the beautiful words you put in the present come back to you, as you so truly deserve them.

Deborah said...

Beautiful book. I am sorry for your loss.



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