The lovely Julie-Ann, a DUST team leader was laid to rest on Monday. You may remember that Julie-Ann, was involved in a plane crash some weeks ago - at the time, it claimed the life of her daughter and the Angel Flight Pilot. Julie-Ann fought a brave fight, but has now been reunited with her beautiful daughter, Jacinda.
Some very brave DUST ladies attended Julie-Ann's funeral on behalf of DUSTers everywhere - a heartfelt thank you to Melanie of wiccked, Jade of Scherre and gazpachosoup, Liz of hundredsofbuttons & her hubby Graeme and Robyn of Rivergum.
Melanie and Jade compiled a beautiful book on behalf of the DUST team to present to the Twigg family, the cover art was created by Melanie and the book contains the messages sent in by DUST team members with their donations for the Twigg Family. This random act of extreme kindness makes me fiercely proud to be a part of the DUST community.
On the Threshold
This is not death’s dark portal,
‘Tis life’s golden gate to me,
Link after link is broken,
And I at last am free.
I am going to the angels,
I am going to my God;
I know the hand that beckons,
I see the holy road.
Why grieve me with your weeping?
Your tears are all in vain,
An hour’s farewell, beloved,
And we shall meet again.
Jesus, Thou wilt receive me
And welcome me above;
This sunshine which now fills me
Is Thine own smile of love.
R.I.P. dear Julie-Ann, you may be gone but will never be forgotten.
Now to the matter at hand. I have a fabulous Friday Friend to introduce to you - this week I want you to meet a sweet DUSTy Diva by the name of Rachel, of missisaau !
One of the wonderful things about the pencils made by Rachel is that they can be customised ! I had the pleasure of working with Rachel on a custom order for my brother in law who is mad for Dickens - a set of pencils for his birthday last year wrapped in text from Bleak House. Needless to say they were a hit !
Dear readers, time to brew a cup of tea perhaps and take the weight off your feet so you can read about and browse more paper goodness from the marvels that are missisaau ! Have a fabulous weekend xo
p.s. don't forget to check out Maddabling Spring Clean Giveaway - see the link below for details and a happy snap of the prize pack. A chance for you to get creative and to win some pretty things. Entries close on the 25th September. http://maddabling.blogspot.com/2011/09/maddabling-spring-clean-giveaway.html
Who is missisa ?
How and When did your handmade/artistic journey begin ?
Winter. Wind whistling through closed windows. Crochet and funny tv. Blossoms and thick jackets.
Hmmmm. I think I most love the seals and stickers and the paper flowers. Actually, everyone loves the paper flowers.
What are your future plans, dreams, aspirations ?
Honestly, I'm not sure. I want to study sociology at university and continue to raise awesome kiddies. I want more sleep and less stress. If anyone works out a way to be totally at peace and have it all, please let me know!
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