Monday, September 26, 2005

ashes

My father-in-law's funeral was yesterday. His ashes were buried in the church gardens. They had to be in a biodegradable container, which was a simple cardboard box. I made a cloth cover with Irish Chain blocks and embroidered my Irish father-in-law's name on the top.
I did not photograph it--I liked that it served its outward appearance for the day, and now is in the ground, returning to the earth with the ashes.

4 comments:

Darcie said...

Lynn,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father-in-law. I hope that you and your family are able to share many memories.

Darcie

Sarah said...

Lynn -

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. It was so sweet for you to make a cover for the box of ashes.

Sarah N.

Scrapmaker said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. How lovely and meaningful for you to make the cloth cover. Jen

Finn said...

Lynn, good to see you back..have missed you. A beautiful thing to do, that cover for the box. Personal and fitting.