Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Sunday, July 22, 2012


So many things to go through at my mothers house. She left me lots of silk threads and beautiful fabrics and things unfinished. I've been sorting and arranging and making a mental plan. This past Christmas we surprised her with Chatelaine's Desert Mandala. She cried when she saw it. Never had we spent so much on a single gift. She was so happy. Sooooooo happy. She had been talking about that design for months. She stitched up all the center and part of the frame around the center. It was coming out lovely. Mom was so excited, couldn't wait to show me her weekly progress each Friday when I came over. Stitching stopped when she went into the hospital for heart troubles. One thing led to another and she was there for just over 3 months. She only made it home to pass into stitching heaven. That was last week. :( Before she left, I promised her I would finish Desert Mandala. That brought a smile from her, even while in that morphine induced state. Too many sad days lately. Darnnit!! Here is a finished picture of it that Jo did. Shes done many Chatelaines, as have I. I'll post my mom's and mine when I finish Herbularius and the rest of the beading on Medieval Town. THEN I shall start the Desert Mandala.


Nurdan said...
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Ineke said...

Accept my sympathies for the loss of your mother. It must have been a very hard time for you and your family. Finishing Desert Mandala will be a lovely remembrance.

demeter83 said...

I'm so sorry about your mum, but what I lovely tribute to agree to finish a piece that she loved so much.

Wagapapa said...

Hi Narita,

I'm a new follower of your blog and love your stitching.

I'm sorry for your loss, finishing Desert Mandala is a great promise and I think you will always love that stiching because it's the one you shared with your mohter and it connects you.

Have a nice day. Big hugs.

Nurdan said...

Dear Narita, I commented your today post without reading from the beginning to the end.

When I got back to here again to read properly, I discovered your situation and felt terrible bad! Therefore, I deleted my other comment and re-writing again to give my condolences!

With my warmest and sincere feelings,


Chris said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Finishing this piece will be a wonderful tribute to her.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So sorry for your loss. It is a lovely idea to finish stitching the piece for her. I'm sure she will be watching over you and guiding your needle!

valerie said...

I'm so sorry about your mom Narita. *hugs* I love the idea of you finishing this chatelaine in memory of your mom.