Monday, 13 August 2012

A dilemma and a sad time.

While I was making these three little cards I was thinking about a friend who died suddenly last week
She had gone to England to see her family and very suddenly died. She loved living here in france so she has been brought back here  for her funeral.She was a courageous lady as she was handicapped by an arm she couldn't use and a leg that wasn't quite right and that affected her balance. She decided she would like to try the keepfit class I and 2 friends go to. The french ladies there were all very
encouraging and as ready as we were to watch out for her.Just last week she decided she would like to try the dance class as well!
Her funeral is this week and I have heard many of the other people who will be going discussing what black clothes they will wear. Two of my closest friends died a few years ago and I was heartbroken .At both funerals we nearly all wore bright colours knowing that they were both people who would have liked that,For me it meant more of  a celebration of their lives ,and many friends spoke of the fun times we had all enjoyed with them.Most people here will wear black and I feel will think I show a lack of respect if I don't.So what will I do?I think I will compromise and dress up somber colours with something bright. I just noticed all the faces on these cards look a little sad,I wonder if that was an unconscious decision?


  1. Beautiful blog. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friends and former friends. How sad...your cards are lovely and yes, the faces are alittle sad. If your friend truly loved bright colors, then I would honor her by wearing something cheerful. Sometimes we worry too much about what people my think. I am here, because Sheri from Red Rose Alley wrote about the beautiful doll you sent her. How special you are to do that. The doll is gorgeous. I am your newest follower. I hope you visit. Hugs, Linda

  2. i am so sorry you have lost another dear friend but try and remember the good times with her. As for the outfit perhaps you could wear black but with a bright scarf

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Jill. Sending you lots of prayers and hugs. I am sure whatever you decide to wear will be just what she would have wanted you all to wear. These cards are beautiful and perhaps she will be looking at them from from up above and smiling.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend. This story reminds me of my brother-in-law's funeral that I went to many years ago. I wore a brighter color to it, but I think some of the people thought that I should have worn something more toned down a bit. To me, your cards are beautiful. I have something that will cheer you up. Please look at my blog today - I think it will make you smile.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  5. I am so very sorry to hear of the sad loss of your friend Jill, and it would be a lovely and fitting idea to celebrate the person she was by adding colour to your outfit.
    Sending you a big virtual hug xxx

  6. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I agree with you: a funeral should be a celebration of the life they lived. ((Hugs))

  7. Greetings and so nice to meet you. I am so sorry to read about the loss of your friend. I agree with you to wear something with color to celebrate her life.
    I have come over to visit you from my sweet friend Sheri's blog. I love the doll you sent to her. What a gorgeous creation you designed. You are very talented and I have so enjoyed my visit here to you lovely blog.
    I just love your three little cards. So precious.

    Sending hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  8. This is so sad. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. It sounds like it was sudden and unexpected. I too had a friend who lived in France and was originally from England, who suddenly passed away a year ago. (It is interesting as I just did a post about her as she had passed away a year ago on July 31st.)
    She was a doll maker so I posted four of her dolls on the post. Well, you could always wear a colorful neck scarf with black. (And maybe my comment is too late for the funeral.)
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Teresa in California

  9. Your cards are soooo lovely and your blog is beautiful ! so sorry about your friend :(


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