This week the island mourns the death of our post lady, friend and familiar island face. Each one of us feel something of the impact that such a loss has on her children, siblings and mother who fortunately are nearby enough for round the clock community love and support. At times like these we recognise the importance and strength of community and the individuals that make them tick: some sit by in the family home to comfort and console, others make funeral arrangements, bake for the reception, step in to take over the work duties of the deceased and family, look after the children…

At times like these the tittle tattle of daily life carries on but is most definitely usurped in magnitude and importance by the call to support and be supported in this motley island family.

So the tittle tattle I have been working on in the milliseconds that kids holidays, family inundations and community allow are:

Sewing nest brooches

and making a series of nest sun chair covers for Mia

Sewing the nest stitching onto the bronze sun
Sun wheel on the blind
Stitched suns (hand dyed silk discs)
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

2 replies on “A CLOUDED SUN

  1. Hi Sarah. Gorgeous work as ever and I love those curtains in the last post. Sorry to hear of the bereavement. Take heart in the closeness of your community whilst you grieve – a precious thing to have and hold isn’t it? x

  2. Beautifully said Sarah. In my 20 years here I have never felt such universal shock and grief and seen the bereaved wrapped in so much tender care. We are lucky to have this extended family care. xx

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