Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Belated IHSW Post: Eid Mubarak!

Eid marked the end of Ramadan. It is a happy and sad moments for many muslims, either personally or religiously.
Personally I was very sad that I couldn't go home to my parents house and celebrated Eid with my parents-sisters & their husbands-nieces & nephews and also our extended family. The festivity in Indonesia is more prominent than in Turkey. But I tried to cheer myself at least we are able to come to Turkey and accompanied my mother in law, otherwise it would be very lonely Eid for her.

my parents with their daughters (minus me) and their grandchildren right after Eid prayer

Despite Eid preparation and also receiving guests/visiting relatives, I still managed to do some stitching for IHSW :)

Silvermoon Tea Project: before IHSW

IHSW day 1: did a little stitching in the morning before went to buy Baklava , sweets and cake for Eid. Couldn't do any stitching in the afternoon and evening because my sis in law's family visited and had iftar (breaking fast dinner) in our house and then I had to tidy and clean the house for Eid

IHSW Day 2 (Eid): did this in the morning

ISHW Day 2 afternoon: filled some colours while some neighbours visited :)
See you again next IHSW, hermitters ! :)

Dearest Ramadan
I can’t believe that your time with us has come to an end.
Before you arrived I worried about how we would manage to accommodate such an honoured guest into our home and family. I need not have been concerned.
Your arrival, as always, was one of joy and blessings.
You brought light into our home. Your presence made sure we ate together, even in the early hours of the morning, exper
iencing the joy of family meals. You helped us control our tempers, and be that little bit kinder to each other. You allowed us to remember Allah together – and talk about The Merciful in greater depth.
Some days, having you in our family was not easy. You demanded and challenged us. That, however, is what a good teacher does. You taught us that we can be self-disciplined. You showed us that we can rise to the challenge. You made us aware that we can better than we are.
For all these things, and more, THANK YOU!
We are going to miss you, but pray that we can welcome you into our home again next year.
(Sarah Joseph)

***** many thanks, terima kasih, sağol, شُكْرًا


  1. You made excellent progress on your stitching. It's a beautiful chart - well done!

  2. What a lovely post : ) I loved seeing all the photos : )

  3. Lovely photos and beautiful progress so far.

  4. Hello

    Just found your blog.

    What a lovely post and gorgeous photos.
    Great progress on your stitching too, I love this design.

    Holly x

  5. Love the pictures of your family, Yana. Thanks so much for sharing them. :D

    Silvermoon Tea is coming along beaaaaaautifully!! :D