Thursday, September 22, 2011

The passing of a lovely lady


Some of you might remember my criss cross applesauce quilt that I made for my grandmother's 91st birthday. She passed away on Tuesday but I know that she loved her quilt, being the Southern lady that she was, she sent me a handwritten thank you note very shortly after receiving the quilt.

My grandmother was a small petite little thing with a size 4.5 shoe that did not allow the children in the proper living room (unless it was Christmas), I swear I thought I would be struck down by lightening if I had crossed the threshold of the doorway of that room. She drank tea, had a library of cookbooks and took me to see my great grandmother in the old folks home. I loved the way she talked, the way she smelled and the way she would always clear her throat when she was upset.  She never raised her voice to me, she never had to where I was concerned.

My children and I will be with our family members to celebrate her life and our love for Louise Mae...our Weece...





Kim

16 comments :

Mary said...

This lovely lady seems to have passed a great deal on to you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sara said...

During your time of grieving may you think of all the joy your grandmother brought to this world.

God Bless.

Sallie said...

Sincere sympathy to you.

Kim said...

Thank you so very much for you kind words ladies. I would have messaged you but my yahoo acct is acting very odd the pst two days. She was lovely and will be missed. Your words bring me comfort thank you.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

You and your family are in my prayers. It sounds as though she was blessed with a lot of love in her life.

Patchwork and Play said...

My deepest sympathies. May your special memories sustain you through the sad times ahead.

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She is resting peacefully now.

Maureen T. said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your Grandmother's passing. Thank you for sharing your memories of her with us.

Teje said...

Dear Kim, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother. You have beatiful memories of her.
xxx Teje

Bree said...

Aww, Kim, I'm sorry. I remember reading about this quilt. She sounds like a lovely lady :)

Quilter in the Gap said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Enjoy the celebration - that is what death should be - a celebration of the life lived and it sounds like you have her in your heart. Mourn but remember.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Loved reading your description of her. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady and very special.

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

So sorry for you loss prayers to you and your family.

Katy Cameron said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother (((((HUGS)))))

Beth said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. The love you have for her comes through so clearly when you write about her. I hope being with your family, sharing memories, brings you comfort.

It's been many years since my grandparents passed away, but they are still part of my days. The things they taught me have stayed with me, and many things remind me of them. I think you'll find that, too, and I hope it makes you as happy as it does me.

Aunt Spicy said...

the quilt is beautiful, made more so by your love for your grandmother!

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