Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Wake and the Scraps of Life

Last night's craft gathering turned into an Irish style wake for dear sweet Noah. We sat around and told stories, laughed, ate chocolate cake, drank hot toddies and Irish beer and celebrated the long life and gentle soul of this good dog. Jean brought a hand-made star garlard from 10,000 Villages to donate for craft materials, but it turned into the perfect hanging piece for the window above Noah's corner, creating a little shrine of light, color and remembrance. I didn't get a photo of that, but here is an old photo I found of Noah enjoying life and the scraps left on Theo's high chair tray.

No crafting got done last night, but we did get to paw through fabric scraps. Charlene (aka Mimi) recently gave our group 3 bagfuls of great fabrics leftover from her quilting and sewing projects. Thank you Charlene!

I also brought Mimi's "click-it bags" for show-and tell and we made copies of the instructions so maybe that will be a future GGM activity. Everyone loved these bags, and Jean wants to make one to hold make-up.

Thanks also to Jean for the fun clothing scraps and remnants. With all of these great materials we now have no excuse not to get crafting!


  1. Thanks for the great write-up of Noah's wake. It meant a lot to me to have you all there for support and reminiscing <3

  2. I'm glad we got together to remember Noah. Thanks for the write up commemorating him!