Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Steven's Day

On this day in 1994 we lost our son Steven
He was a young man studying art at OCAD
and full of plans for the future

As he drove to his summer job
he was hit by a car whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel
Our Steven had no chance
On this day of memories this poem by Ron Tranmer often comes to mind

The Broken Chain

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
We feel you around us all the time
and now, Steven, you have two little nieces to watch over
both named after you
Ashley Rose
Stevie Ray
Me thinks that would tickle you pink!
and boy would you love them

Monday, 17 July 2017

All Caught Up

Found on the shores of Georgian Bay.
It is kind of funky isn't it.

Lots of white stones scattered about Ontario.

Simple beauty

 Pitted white. Must be chalk surely.

Love this one.

More funkiness from Ontario!

Love this one too.
It is the simplicity of running stitch appliqué.

I'm relieved to be caught up.
Moving on to next week's stones
and a Summer of stitching.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Stones in Absentia

Every morning as the rest of the family began to stir
Ashley and I would examine her Mommy's
rock collection.
Precious moments to start the day.

Sometimes we would just examine them.

Sometimes we would trace around them.

When Ashley discovered my eraser
she took great delight in returning
all our hard work to white pages again.

By the way, Vicky....
do you recognize the background stitches!

It was so wonderful being a grandma
to our nearly three year old....

....and our new 2 month old.

Two weeks of precious moments.

I hope your day is filled with memorable moments.

Monday, 3 July 2017

While I'm Away

Cracked marble

Smooth and speckled

A nose and two eyes
A mouse perhaps.

Wrinkled like a comfortable old shoe.

Stones exist in the moment

This one decided to become a teeny tiny slither.

Kind of.

Have a great week.