I needed a little time to think of and mourn my dear Sister Sue who died on July 18th 2019 aged 68
It hit me much more than I was ready for and twisted my heart so tight if almost felt painful
Painful in emotions and thoughts ..to be the only surviving member of my original birth family .Dad died in 1988 at 62 years ...Mum in 2002 at 69 years and now my Sister in 2019 at age 68 ..I am the only one left ...it's a weird position to be in ..I and I alone hold all the memories of the four of us ..I feel a need to write the memories down and tell my Sons' and Nephews long held memories of a very happy childhood and adult life ...so many memories of mainly really happy times
I have fully encompassed myself in my pottery ...my love of pottery ...making lots of items, allowing pottery to take over at least 4 days of my week ....concentrating and raising my knowledge of my art and conquering the clay to a higher level ..
It has helped me to make this grieving process go more smoothly
But now I am going to carry on with my life as my Sister would have wanted ...knowing she is out of pain and anguish and in a better place making heavenly memories with Mum and Dad
My dear friend Rosy sent me this poem ...it is just like it was written for us
It has been a very long and super hot Summer here in Alabama
I just can't wait for rain ...long showers for days of glorious soaking rain
We are in a drought here in Alabama and it's just driving us all crazy ..ha! ha!
To keep my garden/yard alive is a constant struggle ...I am lucky as our water company takes it's water from the Black Warrior River so we won't run out and I can water my flowers whenever I can ...
Alas the garden is so tired ...even with me watering it every day it is struggling ..my Lime Light Hydrangeas are not in their glorious Fall colors they are just brown and dead, some of our very large 50 foot high trees are having to be watered as they are going brown and wilting ...trees I have grown from just sticks ..so precious to me ...
I have to make sure I leave plenty of little pockets and bowls of water for the lizards, bees, chipmunks, tortoises etc....
I even had a yellow jacket bee come to the spray from my hose and have a shower from it ...going in and out so grateful for the feel of water on it's back
The forecast for the next 3 weeks has zero rain chances
Even in my beloved island of Guernsey the water reservoirs are very low ...they have had the most unusual Summer full of sun and hot temperatures breaking all sorts of records
Strangely enough our fall flowering Spider Lilies have heavily multiplied and can be found in places that I have never planted them ..we even found two large groupings in our woods ...the birds must be going their job ..they are glorious
At the top of this post
Daisy bought along her new brood of babies ..three of them this year
Last year she just had two
These glorious bundles of fun are little rascals ...they are breaking bird feeders, plants and try to turn every thing in to a toy that they come across
I go and tell them off and they just start turning around in endless circles chattering at me ...so of course I end up with the chastise saying ' you are so cute'
I also have bought some garlands of rusty bells and twine for our Christmas tree at Hobby Lobby and a few more woodland creatures to add to the ones we already have ...Our Christmas tree has fake snow all over it and I put everything woodland on it ...it's my favorite tree ever.
I will be posting lots of new items I have added to my Etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Maisonvogue (just 'click' on the large orange Etsy button at the top right hand corner of this page
I have gifts for Christmas, Wedding,Baptisms, Home decor, jewelry etc ..the jewelry comes in a decorated gift tin ..free of charge ..so cute
I am waiting for this cute bowl to come out of the kiln and I will put it for sale
Along with some Fall leaves with acorns on them ...they will look amazing scattered on your coffee table
Happy days to you all