Saturday, July 07, 2012

Yes, I’m sentimental

Isaac just sent me this picture of Lux cuddling a bear that my  mother knitted. My mother died four years ago, and we all miss her terribly.

july '12 with bear knitted by great gran

When Lux first came over from San Francisco as a baby, I loved wrapping her in a soft blanket that my Gran had crocheted, I loved the family link.

When I made the quilt for her cot, I used fabrics from clothes of mine, my daughter’s, some curtains from my mother’s house, and I backed it with some fabric from my Gran’s. I liked the idea of four generations of family being represented in the quilt that welcomed her into the world. She won’t know, but I know; and I think it was important to me because she lives so far away from us all - 5,000 miles. That’s sentimental.

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Anonymous said...

I think it's amazing that you were able to do this for Lux,I barely knew my grandmother, let alone have something physical of hers - I hope it will be treated with a lot of TLC. Shafia x

Sue Hepworth said...

I am very lucky to be able to get to know my grandchildren - I know this.