When I checked the online site for new patterns at Butterick I was excited about 2 of the new patterns that they came out with for the Summer. So excited about the newbies until I went right out and got both of them, but today is only going to be about just one of them B5917Here. This was a brain teaser to put together, but it kind of flowed fairly easily once I got started.
I was right in the middle of making another project when I got a phone call that wasn't good. For a few days I was hurt and in a daze. My Dad's baby brother had died and I knew that I would be attending the ceremony, so my focus changed. With my heart heavy and eyes filled with tears and memories, I began to assure myself that a wind of a different direction would be best for me. As I went through my pattern stash for both me and the girls, B5917 said pick me. As I looked around for fabric, this nice silk weave linen jumped out and said pick me. Even though I was not mentally there, some how everything just stood out and in place.
As I cut each piece of pattern and each piece of fabric, my task seemed so very hard, but I refused to let my weight gain stop me from being with my loved ones as they grieved. Every step was a step closer to covering my new body.
Then the day came for me to look at what I had made. My final fitting before hemming and cutting away the basting stitches was at hand. Looking in the mirror tears began to flow again.
As the funeral began I sat next to one of my aunts. It was evident through her sobs and tears that she was so torn. I put my arms around her hoping to comfort her and in a small way I think it did because I was the daughter of her oldest brother. The time came for the final farewells and for some reason, for me, this is the hardest part. I thought back to my own goodbyes and realized that my cousin will be starting the release of his grief. I've had almost 12 years of releasing grief and because I had such a wonderful Father, there is not a day without a thought of him. I have learned to live through the grief and know that life is a process and a lonely road that we each one have to travel. I just hope that as we sojourn on this road, we make a positive difference in the lives of the others that we meet.
And now, there is but one. I pray that he is allowed health, strength, and prosperity beyond measure as he is all that our family has left of such honorable men.
Thank you for sharing this moment with me and I wish you Lots Of Love and Plenty Of Hugs...Dellia