Thursday, August 21, 2008

What's in a name?


When Janelle suggested we start a blog together that was the easy part, the next bit, deciding on a name was the hard part!!

Our DH's suggested many interesting and varied ideas these were just a few, "Frayed at the Edges", "Coming apart at the Seams", "I sew did not", "Sew what?" etc

Then I stumbled across this poem which captured the special bond we have and spoke into the unique situation we find ourselves in so many miles apart.


Friendship Tapestry

So often when I think of you and all the times we shared,
My heart is filled with thankfulness to have a friend who cared,
to listen to me tell of joys and trials.
Your being there has been enough to change my tears to smiles.

The subtle love between two friends is so hard to define.
It is not a square or circle or even a straight line.
It's somehow like a tapestry with colours soft and bold,
Yet, deep within the weaving there are tiny threads of gold.

Yes, rare and oh so lovely are friendships' threads of gold.
For they will last a lifetime, when my story's told
Someone will hold my tapestry and turn it towards the light,
and tiny points, those threads of gold, will gleam and shine so bright.

And they may think , it's just a thread like green or red or blue
Perhaps they'll never ever know that golden thread was you.
But I've been thinking lately how you've touched my life just so
Of how you are so dear to me , I wanted you to know
That even if you're next to me or though we're miles apart,
Your golden thread of friendship still will weave within my heart..


And so "Threads of Friendship" it just had to be :)




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Love :)Kylie


Janellybelly said...

Smiley :)
Thanks precious friend, that poem says it all (sniff, sniff).
Love Janelly ;-)
PS I look like I am stitching with my eyes closed!

smileykylie said...

You probably could stitch with your eye's closed! Clever girl. Love :)Kylie

Margaret said...

Sometimes I wonder how I get from one blog to another, anyway I got to yours and the poem and your quillt were enough to have me write a few words. Thanks for brighrening up the day

Janelle's DH said...

Hi Janelle, I so love and admire the work and effort you have put into this blog; but now can you please GO AND PACK THE CRAFT ROOM!!! And while you're at it, dinner would be nice!
Signed: your husband :
(Hi Kylie, can I please have my wife back now?)

Anonymous said...

Love love love the poem - so sweet and so true of a couple of special friends in my life too! And more to the point I love your comment Janelle's DH!!!!! Hee-hee, you gave me a good laugh!! Surely you know by now that a craft room can never be packed until the last second (it is an essential room you know and must take priority of less important rooms like the kitchen where she would need to cook that dinner!!!!) Hee-hee, sounds reminiscent of my hubbys words at times! - Melly.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the poem - so beautiful! Perfect blog name.

Krafty KJ said...

It is so difficult to balance the demands of life; craft, long distance friendships, sewing, creativity... oh yes cooking meals and washing for the family have to fit in there too somewhere... I'm sure you both do a wonderful job at a balanced approach to life!

Gigi Minor said...

Perfect name indeed! : )