My granny – Granny Doris – made this quilt in the 80’s. It got passed on to me earlier this year, and has covered FB’s bed since he moved into his own room.
I really love it.
My granny was a big influence on my crafting – she was the sewer in the family (my other granny – Nannan – was the knitter, though sadly she doesn’t knit any more.) When she started to loose her eyesight she gave her sewing stash – fabric, notions, sewing machine etc – to me. It remains one of the best presents I have ever received.
She has been a champion of the crafting my sister and I have done – a very vocal fan of our creations.
Sadly she died on the 10th October at age of 91.
She crammed a gargantuan amount of living into her later years – this is a woman who kept on travelling, who lived independantly even after she went blind in her 70s, who went white water rafting in her 80s.
She kept going to her craft group even though she couldn’t craft anymore, because she could still talk to people about what they were making.
I really love that.
It makes sense to me.
The world feels just a little be less – something – now that she’s gone.