Friday, January 06, 2012

Not The Best Week Ever.

Just about sums up my week.

My grandmother, my Nan, went into hospital on Tuesday after suffering a fall at home.  For reasons that are still unknown, she deteriorated rapidly on Wednesday and, late that night, she passed away in her sleep.  She went peacefully, without any of the pain that she had endured for several years, and for that I am so thankful.

My Nan was a wonderfully creative person; her spare room was always full of swathes of material, her sewing machine and overlocker, spools of thread in every colour you could imagine.  There wasn't a hem she couldn't fix, a jumper she couldn't knit.  Over the last ten years or so, she became more and more involved with other creative pursuits; she adored card-making, collecting thousands of beautiful beads, card toppers, ribbons, sparkly doo-dahs, everything you could possibly want while paper crafting!  We would spend hours making things together, exploring parchment craft, embossing, stitching with card. 

Some of my fondest memories are of us sitting together in her craft room  
- cups of hot tea steaming - 
- a plate of biscuits tempting us to reach out every so often -
 - table top scattered with cardstock.pens.glitter - 
- talking.laughing.admiring our work
-  just being together -

You inspired me more than you know.  You gave me the tools to create.  You watched me grow and encouraged me all the way.  If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be headed in the direction I am now.  Thank you, for everything.


I hope you guys are having a good week.  I'm going to attempt my first vegan day tomorrow and hopefully tackle a new recipe as part of it.  Have a great weekend!



  1. Oh my gosh, sweety. *big hug* I am so, so sorry. My mom passed away very suddenly a few years ago, and while I wasn't there, I was shocked that she was fine one night and gone the next. I am SO sorry. My thoughts are with you, girl.

  2. @Angie - Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate your sweet words. It really makes you realise just how precious and fragile life is, doesn't it *big hugs back*