'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 30 May 2014

This week, my friend of 40 years retired from a job she’s been doing in our church for 20 years – it’s been a very emotional time for all involved – both now and in the past - including her three sisters, who worked with her in the café. 

I decided to make a book for her, as a little keepsake to celebrate her time there.  She’s touched the lives of so many people in this time and vice-versa, bless her.

I had to get her sister to sneak some photos of her and we both managed to get some of the staff currently volunteering, plus a couple of those who worked there years ago.  Here are a few photos, though some of them are a little bit blurred – my phone photos are never as good as those taken with my camera.








I forgot to mention that the tags in the envelope are little messages from both staff and regular customers.



Here are a few shots to show the gorgeous mica effects – I don’t often use mica these days but maybe I should!





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Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Hopefully, I’ll be back with some Attitude of Gratitude journalling – I haven’t been able to do any at all this week – life’s been really hectic this week with two lots of babysitting (all day) plus a party and a pretty nasty cold!


8 very kind comments from lovely people:

cockney blonde said...

What a lovely idea Cath and a beautiful keepsake. I'm sure she loved it, x

Chris said...

What a fabulous keepsake for your friend. I'll bet it was very much appreciated. I love the colours you've used.

Chris x

ps hope you're feeling better now.

Karin said...

wow gorgeous keepsake!!
Groetjes Karin

Von said...

That's so special and beautifully done Sue :)
Von ♥

Deborah said...

What a fab idea - and beautifully done. I really like the pocket of message tags. Your friend's going to be thrilled.

Gery said...

Health first, Kath, take care of your cold, so you won't get realy, realy sick!
You must be a lovely person to do something like this for your friend.
I'm sure she appreciated this lovely book!
All pages look gorgeous and such a good and nice idea those tags with little messages!!!
Wishing you a peaceful week.
Groetjes Gery

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a lovely, precious memento. Gorgeous, gorgeous little book x x

hazel said...

This is such a lovely and special keepsake - your friend must have loved it.
xxx Hazel.