On the Wheel, On My Heart

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my sister Heather’s death. It’s been over a month since I’ve done any spinning. Yesterday as I was getting antsy for the arrival of today, I felt like I just needed to get on the wheel. Nothing seemed more appropriate to spin than some red fiber I had waiting to be spun and knit into a Red Rose beret.
Heather loved the color red and she wore it well. Whenever I see red, I think of her red lipstick, her red nails like Grandma, the red dress she wore to the last singles’ banquet at church, her red shoes, red roses she loved to buy for herself, and the list goes on and on. She would have loved this hat I’m going to make, and if she was still here, I probably would have been spinning this yarn to make it for her.
So today I have red merino blended with some sparkly firestar on the wheel. On my heart, I have the precious memories of my sister and the unending ache reminding me that she is gone.