fun post

(fond sigh, my favorite labs)
yesterday afternoon a large package addressed to me arrived in my absence (I was in the office all day) delivered by the post (wo)man on our doormat; our youngest son was at home during that period and paid no attention whatsoever to the sound of the frontdoor being opened and closed: he assumed it was his older brother returning home! My husband found the package on his entrance and handed it over to me as soon as I got home. A parcel from the inimitable Julie (I wholly recommend paying her blog a visit for many reasons, one of them being her incredibly amusing story telling) a parcel full of goodies: the India Flint eco dye book and another one on how to go about harvesting the dye ingredients, colourful fabrics, many kind words, the postcard above by Stephen Huneck  

.....this exquisite fabric, I have an idea what to do with it Julie!!

I'm definitely going to get a piece done with this fabric for the exhibition this January, the dyeing experiments will follow afterwards as soon as the exhibit is one it's way and I have more time on my hands...I can hardly wait.

.....jelly beans for the boys;-)

it was a wonderful home-coming, my birthday and christmas wrapped into one, thank you so much Julie

and because it is a fun post I add these pics: last Sunday I was in den Bosch with my mum and sister, where we visited the Stedelijk Museum and I noticed these rings: not very practical to wear but a lot of fun!

and on our way back to the train station we saw these in a shop window: hey wouldn't it be fun to make these with a bunch of kids in a workshop?! I especially like the mohawk hairdo in the middle

another walk by myself this morning, I am getting used to them; there were two guys training their black and yellow labs in the woods: it was fun seeing them in action
and as I walked further pangs of sorrow mixed with fond memories of walks with Tungsten, seeing the bright yellow leaves, hearing the leaves dropping plickety-plock on the carpet of leaves, I felt happy


Marti said…
Yes to feeling happy because as the wonderful postcard that you received said, "friendship" and you and Tungsten had that and so much more and besides, he was with you on those familiar walks because love and spirit are everlasting.
Julie S said…
Thanks for the kind words, Saskia, it was so much fun stuffing the box! Do you think we could start a business bringing jelly beans into the netherlands??
Julie S said…
PS I am feeling like your sorrow is gradually giving way to happy memories, at least around the edges.
Saskia said…
yes Marti, yes!! a Friendship indeed

Julie, my business sense is non-existent, but we could of course give it a go, as these beans will surely sell themselves.....haha

and yes, I do feel as if the grief (at least the most constant painful part of it) has become 'lighter' although I do experience pangs of sorrow at unexpected moments (sometimes all someone has to do is mention the words 'dog and play' and I'm off again)



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