At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, March 9

Focus on Life - Week 10


I promise that this week's post will be much shorter! Thank you to all those who left lovely comments last week - it means a lot :)

This week's theme is 'All Wrapped Up', which has loads of possibilities...

Sally included several dictionary definitions of 'wrap', both as a verb and a noun... I decided to take one of each and express them in one photo...
 
Verb: To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about
 
Noun: A garment to be wrapped or folded about a person, especially an outer garment such as a robe, cloak, shawl, or coat


My beautiful pashmina, sent to me from the States by a beloved friend, after we moved back to England over 20 years ago!! It has worn extremely well, and gets even softer and snugglier each year.

Whenever I wear it, I am enveloped by warmth and love, encased in a life-long friendship, and the miles apart just slip away...








27 comments:

Kashmira said...

Love reading about such loving and cherished gifts. They bring a huge smile and warm the heart :)

maryharding said...

Lovely idea of being wrapped in the feelings of a loving friendship. Beautiful shawl.

maryharding said...

Lovely idea of being wrapped in the feelings of a loving friendship. Beautiful shawl.

thewovenspoke said...

wrapped in wonderful warmth of friendship sweet.

SummersStudio said...

Sweet sentiment. I have a pashmina sent to me by a friend when I was sick. I understand just how much you feel that love wrapped around you when you are snuggled up in your pashmina.

Alice said...

A beautiful cherished gift to wrap you in wonderful memories.

AntiquityTravelers said...

wonderful! I love the simple gifts that I use everyday as a wonderful memory of someone, or someplace. Sounds like a good friend

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Claire,
Now that is something wonderful to be all wrapped up in. It brings warmth and memories too.
Therese

Bonnie said...

Lovely pashmina. Wonderful to be 'all wrapped up' in love, warmth and friendship.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Your friend is going to love that her gift still means so much. Beautiful color!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love things that when worn provide us with wonderful memories.

Islandgirl said...

I have shawls all over the house, most have been knitted by me but it is a wonderful feeling being all wrapped up in a shawl!

Pearl and Pebble said...

I think shawls are so beautiful. How much more wonderful is this lovely shawl because of the love and comfort you find in it. Such a treasure:)

Karen Williams said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift! Perfect to brighten a cold winter day.

Beti Horvath said...

You are also wrapped in memories when wearing your shawl. Lovely picture - leaves us wanting more!

LoriF said...

What a lovely thought...and a beautiful wrap to go with it!

Alicia said...

Love gifts like this, which defy time and wrap in you memories and friendship!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful gift to be wrapped up in!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Very nice- looks comfy!

Donna said...

Lovely post, I love pashmina's too.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Umhm a Pasmina is hard to resist. I worked in a very cold office (read several menopausal woman in control of the heat) So I basically was always wrapped up tight in mine

Annette said...

Beautifully said, Claire! How wonderful to have a beautiful reminder of a beloved friend.

Marlene Cupo said...

That looks so deliciously comfy! Wear it in good health and loving thoughts of your friend.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

What a lovely gift. Love how so much meaning is all wrapped up in it.

Shel said...

What a lovely pashmina to be wrapped up in,..and the memories of your friendship make it extra special!! Great photo, too by the way! :-)

Becky Pancake said...

That's a great pashmina. It looks so comfy.It's wonderful that it's wrapped in friendship.Thanx for sharing Claire.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Claire, Such a nice post, especially for the cold weather we are having. It makes me warmer just to read it. I have never been able to pull off wearing a shawl. I keep tugging at them but I love the way the look on other people!