Hi dear ones, well it’s a bit of a sad post 😢 today for those of us in blogland and WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday (Deskland over at Queen Julia’s blog here). I was introduced to WOYWW by a few bloggers back in 2010, when I started blogging, and one of my first followers, was ShazSilverwolf ... thanks to Maggie Silvercrafter and WOYWW. To my desk.. and Shaz and her handicrafts are the desk stars ⭐️
So grateful to have met Shaz in 2018 at Margaret’s Llandudno crop. This large photo triptych was made by Shaz for me to remember that day, it arrived chez Margaret the day before I left for Florida (it's described in Shaz's last post for 2018, here, as her favourite make in 2018, so honoured). Normally, it’s between kitchen - dining room, however now it needs to be promoted to my craft room..
Large photo in centre of tryptich.
This is another one of them.. yes, we laughed! On the right is photo of Jan and Julia, as Julia was unable to come due to family commitments, BUT our Shaz made sure she made an appearance all the same 😃❤️.
The very last card from dear Shaz is the Christmas card at the back left and it rather touched me as knew Shaz was so unwell. The rest are various ATCs by Shaz and my total favourite (it’s out on my shelves all the time) is the purple and silver WOYWW 10. (My craft room is purple 💜😉). I think the saying on that ATC epitomises Shaz .. “With love from the heart”... “Friends - the essence of Life.” Now some joys of the wonderful day at Llandudno. I never published any photos at the time as was still month before I was home. It was my last trip, my darling dad (story here) had just passed before I left, and it truly was such a time of miracles. At the time I described that day as “a-pinch-me-is-it-real?” kind of day. Starting with the food table spread by Margaret, Chris and other helpers hands, centre at tables is dear Shaz.
Photos will now follow as a bunch, as those who know, can identify without much help. Wifelet, Shaz and Hublet, Doug were at any crop quite a team. Precious memories.
The two sisters Jo and Annie (& hubby) with dear Shaz.
The ladies were in one photo, so the gentlemen starred in the other.
Shaz brought a gift bag to the crop bursting with crafty goodies (these penguin cards back - see here is a set of her Stamps from that day). So Shaz’s liberal bounty often pops to mind as sort through crafty stash.
One more card to share from the Joseph’s coat of many colours series (I’ve not made any in past week, too unwell).
This one was made earlier for dear Shaz. It was her colours, and had it ready to send to her. However when as I saw last week’s post on Julia’s blog, I sadly paused it 😢 - now it’s winging it’s way to Shaz’s dear hublet, Doug.
When I met Shaz in blogland we had an instant affinity, firstly sharing a name, but a love of craft also. This is her first comment on my blog about Stampscapes which we both loved.
Hi Shaz, from Shaz! :) Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and for the link over to my blog, that is so nice. I really like your Stampscapes, and the Purple Twilight/ Mountain Rose/ Peach Bellini blend is one I have to try- its gorgeous. I love my Stampscapes, and I agree with you, they make such perfect male cards,and I also love them for Sympathy cards, and for those people whom 'cute' or floral wouldn't suit.
My Brother & his Wife emigrated to Perth in December 2009, and I know they are saddened by the difficulties being experienced by those in the north.
Thanks for visiting me, I will be back soon.
You can hear Shaz cheerily talking in that comment, and also again on her extraordinary blog, where she willingly shared her skill, wisdom and understanding crafty-wise.
Thank you Shaz for your kind and caring ways, your funny, generous and genuine heart. You'll be deeply missed in blogland, for all who came by, it was a favourite stopping post.. and you always left us with a laugh and a smile with your “And Finallys...”.
And now to two Aussie photos...
First a Eucharist Lily in flower they’re quite intricate and detailed, stunning, love the white and green details. Thinking of you, Shaz....
Creek reflections five mins walk from here, yesterday evening. No swimming for me as been laid up with a summer head cold. A short walk is always good .. very blessed.
The clouds rather reflect the mood at the moment..
Thank you for taking the time to pop over and especially if you’ve time to comment, you are so appreciated. Lord bless you too and keep you safe, and those you love,
Giant prayer hugs, 🙏🤗 Shaz in Oz.x
Thought for the day:
As I thought upon Shaz this verse came to mind, from Proverbs 10:22 “the blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.”
Knowing Shaz, we all who’ve been touched by her life, are rich and so blessed indeed by that knowledge of her, and will keep her memory close in ♥️heart💜.
In our sorrow at her passing, comfort may indeed be found in God alone. Our God knows what it is to suffer loss... the shortest verse in the bible is “Jesus wept” John 11:35.
And the “no sorrow”?
We live in broken, hurting world, so now there is sorrow, pain, grief, loss, this brokeness is not at all of God’s original, perfect plan.
One glorious day “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain, for the former things shall be passed away..(Revelation 21:4)..
One glorious day yet to come, in Jesus...
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