So stitching has been bittersweet this week. I have enjoyed trying to make things using this ribbon, whilst wishing from the depth of my heart that I didn't have to. I have spent the week thinking about her. In my head she is still very vibrantly alive. She was a real shining star, my friend Aileen. And I miss that I won't be able to talk to her again. Although they lived in New York, facebook kept us all in touch. She used to post funny & cryptic updates on her status which sometimes infuriated me that I didn't know what they meant. She had lots of friends, would talk to anyone & everyone, got angry with injustice or irritating people. She had an infectious laugh & smile. Knew how to apply perfect lipstick. Showed me how to pluck my eyebrows many years ago. Loved being a Mum. Arranged the most outrageous parties & gatherings. Put people together. A baby is due this week from her matchmaking another lovely couple.
She is missed by so many. Damn that driver for not seeing her Vespa.
|Husband & Aileen early 1990's. A year before I met him. He looks like a kid! Wasn't she Beautiful.|