Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nettles in my book

A couple of days ago, I saw this post on Neki's blog, and well, I did hope I was the visitor she was expecting.
Because she does beautiful art, and this would mean she considers me her friend...

You guess it, I was indeed this visitor :-)
Look at the cover texture, and its little window, a gate to whatever I fancy (future, creativity, friendship...).

 The pages are weaven, nettles weaven. The touch is very soft. The embroideries are beautiful, and still another gate for dreams, inspirations, etc...


 We spent a whole day talking textiles, cooking, meaning of life, men, while enjoying the good weather and the sea, and the company of my daughter and her friend. You get the picture. Life is good!
Thank you so much Neki for this gift, and for those hours we shared. They mean a lot to me.

This is a little teaser for my next posts...

Speaking of life being good, the return to reality was bitter on Monday, when I heard that the same man who has killed three unarmed soldiers, and hurt one badly last week, has killed again yesterday morning at a school. A teacher, and his two young kids, then the headmaster's daughter who was running away. A teenager has been shot too. Cold-heartedly, without any hesitation, Chances are great he'll kill again. The victims of last week were either black or muslims, his victims of yesterday were jewish. Apparently a pure hate crime. I'm so sad for the families of his victims. Their sorrow must be unbearable. Because they lost loved ones, and because France did not protect them from hate and racism.
Please, take care, and don't hesitate to spread love around you...

10 comments:

Bassetmomma said...

Sounds like a great day you and your friend shared! What a terrific gift she made! Life is good isn't it!

houndstooth said...

My heart sank when I heard the news yesterday morning. At the time I was waking up, it was just starting to hit here. It boggles the mind how people can treat others the way they do sometimes.

Your book is beautiful! What a fantastic gift -- not only because of the artistic treasure, but because of all the wonderful time you got to spend together!

blandina (aracne) said...

As the recipient of another book, I know the feeling of holding soemthing so special and so deeply beautiful.
I am horrified by those killings, I can but think of the poor woman who lost two of her children, and her husband.

Priscilla said...

It's always good to chat with a friend who shares the same interests. So glad that you had such a lovely time with your friend, she is so talented and her gift was so beautiful.

neki desu said...

crimes are awful, but hate crimes are the worst. on second thought all crimes are about hate.

startare said...

Que c'est beau! tu as de la chance d'être (et d'avoir) une amie si précieuse.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful gift. I am glad you had such a wonderful day with friends and family.

I saw on tv the horrible hate crime done in your country. The person doing this is horribly sick. I hope they catch him.

Remington said...

The book is beautiful! Sounds like you have a fun day!
That is awful about the killings....so sad....

georgia little pea said...

I heard about the killings on the news. Also that a suspect has been caught now? Awful.

A nettle book...how interesting!

Susan Elliott said...

I think I know what special project you're talking about... And the journal is wonderful...!