This week has been really sad. I pondered over whether to share this post as it’s rather personal and was difficult to write, but I felt I needed to.
My Nan passed away quite suddenly on Wednesday leaving behind a large, loving and close family. She was a dignified, loyal and inspiring woman.
Family was important to her. I took some time to look through her things on Thursday in the bungalow she lived in my with Grandad. Seeing these photos on her sideboard made me feel lucky that most of her grandchildren are almost 30 and got to enjoy her company for so long. She had great grandchildren that are older than I was in the picture below (I am in the middle).
A huge part of my crafting inspiration comes from my Nan. She was a dress maker and had a wonderful sewing room. When we took holidays as a family and she always looked for a souvenir thimble for her collection.
I didn’t know she had this Vancouver one. We visited Grouse Mountain at Christmas and it made me smile to realise we had experienced the same places at different times in our lives.
I found her WIPs; lots and lots of knitting. Mum and I said we’d try to finish them, but she always went ‘off pattern’ as she was so creative with it. The orange piece was a sleeve for a lovely jumper.
There were scrapbooks of local newspaper clippings about our family over the years. In her bag I found a photocopy of my Craft Seller magazine feature in which she was mentioned.
As I was leaving I found this cross stitch. I’ll try to remember this when I am feeling low.
I’ll remember her fondly and miss her greatly.