29 September 2011

Not a happy post

This was supposed to be a happy post. It's number 100! I was planning on getting stuff ready for a celebration and a giveaway. But instead, I've got little to post and little planning got done. This monday, my grandmother passed away at the age of 89. She was a great lady, she was sweet, she was funny, she was wonderful and I loved her dearly. She was my yarn-buddy: throughout her life, she had been the co-owner of a chain of yarn shops in and around Amsterdam, has tought knitting and crocheting classes, and when I told her in 2009 that I learned to crochet she was so excited that she gave me all her yarn that she no longer wanted or could use. Most of my stash: grandma's yarn. When I picked up knitting again after her trying to teach me at least 5 times in the past and never getting it right, and told her on the phone, she kept telling me how amazing she thought it was. Whenever I showed her an FO, she'd inspect it just so she could tell me my stitches were perfect, or my sewing up was great. The past 2 years, our connection was strengthened by our mutual love for yarn.

Tomorrow, we're going to say our last goodbyes and I thought it only appropriate to make something to send along with her. I crocheted a little rose. I hope she likes it.

Bye, grandma.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had a wonderful relationship. How wonderful that you got to share a passion and find comfort in your continuing with her beloved hobby.

  2. The rose is a beautiful tribute. I'm sorry for your loss.

  3. So Sorry..May you find comfort in her memory and find the joys and smiles. She would want it that way. The rose is just awesome.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. She will love that little rose.

  5. Dear, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your grandmother sounds like an amazing, fun lady, the rose you've made her is perfect.
    p.s. I just took a look at your translator website, it looks absolutely awesome with Mini-Me! I know starting as a translator can be tricky and challenging, I'm wishing you the best of luck! :-)

  6. Thank you all :) It was a nice little service and we were able to say our goodbyes the way we wanted to. She's going to be missed by a lot of people, which is a good thing.