As most of you know, apart from the odd one-liner from the Horror's that I share, this blog is pretty much all about craft. I don't usually share 'real life' on here 'cos I'm sure you all get as sick of 'real life' as I do...I figure it's way more fun to aahhh over pretty paper and giggle over the nuttiness of my children!
However, every now & then something happens that you feel you must share, as much to explain to all your incredibly wonderful blog buddies as anything else. Because I have had some truly caring messages this week checking that I'm OK and it's really...humbling almost to know that people care.
Last week my beautiful Nan died. She wasn't ill a terribly long time and she had almost all of her children with her at the end. It was, for want of a better description, a 'good' death.
She was a truly inspirational woman and I know that if we'd met as peer's I would've made her be my friend - she was incredibly talented with a needle and thread, had a wicked sense of humour and her shoe obsession rivalled even mine (her collection was passed on to me around 10 years ago when she had to admit that snakeskin cone-heeled beauties circa. 1943 would look far better on me than on an 80 yr old - she took it with good grace...;))
The funeral is on Friday and I'm hoping that next week I'll have some craftiness to show you - in the mean time, those of you who took time to let me know you cared, thank you. It really did mean a lot.
The photo is Nan and the li'l Horror (when he really was li'l!). It's definitely a fave :)