Friday, 6 March 2009
Sarah's knit and crochet bouquet
Today is Sarah Richard's funeral. Those of you who regularly read my blog will know who Sarah is. For those who don't Sarah was a co founder of the Knitting Noras in Bolton but was also well known for being a member of several other clubs which reflected her interest in crafts, fellow Vegans and her love of books and book crossing.
Whilst we Noras were all reeling from the shock of her sudden passing it was mentioned that it would be a good idea to make a knitted bouquet. That way all of the members could contribute by making flowers and stems to be combined into a bouquet. Sarah had been so touched by the Big Pink blanket that we had made when we all contributed pink squares. I was decided therefore, to make all the flowers in shades of pinks as Breast Cancer colour is pink.
I contributed a few crochet flowers but the team of Noras spent many hours making the stems and sewing the flowers together. I can only pick out a few names who are responsible for the artistic arrangement and finishing off so I hope I don't offend the ones whose names are not mentioned. Lisa, Vicky, Jen and Eadaoin are just four of the names of the artistic flower finishers. Please add any people I haven't mentioned in the comments.
I think the finished bouquets look blooming fantastic. I hope that Sarah's family like them. They have been made with love from the Noras for a fantastic lady who will be sadly missed. The bouquets have been expertly photographed by Vicky who has given permission for us to use the photos on our web pages and blogs.
Some members have managed to get to the funeral today. Others are having a Knit Out in her honour at the time of the funeral.
Farewell Sarah - you may be gone from us physically but you will never be gone from our memories