Oh Gosh!! This is probably the hardest project I have shared... Why? It's a tribute to the most dear, sweet, kind, giving, loyal gentleman & gentle man - My Daddy!
I took some persuading to even post here today. After all, when & where is the right time & place to get back in touch with 'Normal Life'? It is only 5 weeks and 1 day since my wonderful father died. Too soon? Is there ever a right time?
My conclusion was to ask myself what he would have said & wanted. I know that he would want me to continue to craft and be happy, the latter being all he ever wanted for me. Happy isn't how I would describe myself right now but sharing here feels right as this is the last piece I made for him (& my dear mother), the last piece he saw. It was made for their anniversary which was Sept 3rd & miraculously I actually finished it in time! Daddy was a huge support to me in more ways than I could ever tell you. One was in my crafting, he always encouraged me as he knew it relieved me of quite a few demons. I have said before, this is a kind of therapy for me and so what is more fitting at this time than to at least share it. I haven't been able to actually make anything yet, however, mummy has asked me to do a box, especially to store all the amazing cards and letters we have received. So far I have only ordered the materials but I will do it, for both of them!
Ok, I have no idea of the right thing at the mo' or what you all will think of this. Some will like that I have done it, others won't. I have learnt I cannot please everyone, all I can do now is what feels right and true. I may regret it as soon as I hit the submit button but that's just me!?
My thanks to all of you who have been there, shown support, shared with me. A few of you even sent cards to me all the way to the UK? I still find it incredible how thoughtful that is. They will be forever treasured both physically and in my heart. The most touching act ever to befall me!
I'll leave it there my friends. I wish you all a blessed & healthy festive period, wherever you are and whoever you are with! Take care. C x