My brother Don was a huge supporter of my efforts as a weaver and writer. As I've written elsewhere he turned his basement over to be used as the assembly station and storage for Magic and other publications that I did subsequently.
Putting together A Good Yarn has brought back memories of my brother and today I've melted in emotion at the thought of the memorial finally coming together and that my words at the service will be used to honour him.
"I can think of no greater example to follow than Don's.
Be bold enough to have a dream.
Be brave enough to try to make it come true.
Live life with joy and love.
And every day, work to be a better person."
My younger - my only - brother (and sibling) taught me to be a better person. He will always be in my heart, especially today as I pick up the text pages for A Good Yarn and finish assembling the first 75 copies.
How I wish he were here in person rather than spirit (although I know that he is) to enjoy this next publication with me.
detail of jacket I wove for Don - Don charted the design of the Royal Hudson engine - jacket was sewn by Darlene Wainwright and is now part of the railway museum collection