Monday, November 16, 2009


I put my sister on a plane at 4:30 this afternoon and I feel lonely this evening. There is an empty chair at the dinning room table that for the past three days has been held down by my sister. When I came home from the airport I sat and beaded for a while but eventually not feeling the joy I put it down. I know this is just a temporary reaction because I am very excited about the project that I started when she was here and am full of ideas on how to continue with it. But the whirl wind that is my sister and her creative energy is gone and it leaves an empty place in my heart. Still I am thankful for the surprise visit and the inspiration she brought, and I know I get to see her again at Thanksgiving. I am showing photos of what I've been working on, click on the photo to enlarge it and see details.


  1. It's funny that you posted this... I've been feeling the same way today. My brother and his wife came to visit from Colorado last Thursday... and left yesterday. My folks also pulled out this morning for Pennsylvania, they'll be home in about 2 weeks. It hurts so much to say goodbye when we have such a close~knit family. I can't wait to see them all again! :)
    Keep up the creating, you are doing an amazing job and it will help to ease the sad feelings.

  2. I hope you feel better soon - parting is so saddening, isn't it?
    But your new project is utterly ravishing, Lorrie!!!! So beautiful, detailed, just gorgeous! Can't wait to see where you go with this!

  3. awww bless you and your a twin and we have been together ever since we were born, i remember when she went to university- the day was full of happy good byes...but when i came home i sat on her bed and cried my eyes out- it was the first time i was sitting alone. Now im older i still feel it, we only live up the road from eachother-but i still miss having her there all the time. Thats such a beautiful creative piece- i love rustic, tattered threads and oldey woldey charms x beautiful x....yes my sister is creative too and she is sooo inspiring - im glad u have a creative sister too x enjoy your new project x

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  5. I understand how you feel, I live in England but all my relatives live in France & Belgium. When they go, I know I won't see them for a while and it does feel empty and quiet at first.
    What a beautiful piece of work!!!
    Isabelle x

  6. Whatever your doing looks gorgeous!! Yummmmm!!!

  7. Lorrie, the piece you are working on is stunning! Truly gorgeous!! I love the combination of fabric and the beads - beautiful!! I know just how it is when those we love first leave again. It's that way anytime my family visits from Germany. It takes a while to adjust to them being gone again... Sending much love, Silke

  8. More soft colors- your purse is stunning! I love all the little details, layering and beads. One more week and you'll be together with your sister for Thanksgiving. It's hard to live far away from loved ones.