You might recall that my beloved grandmother, Phyllis, passed away almost a year ago now last February. She would have been 90 years old. My grandmother and I had a very special bond and her death was a tremendous loss for me. I called her every Sunday and sent her a card every other week. It was no secret that I was her favorite! She loved to share my cards with the staff and residents of her nursing home. Needless to say, this past year has been a time of great change without her presence.
Below are two of my favorite photos of my grandmother and I taken at my father's wedding in June of 2004.
The jacket my grandmother is wearing in these photos was her favorite coat. It was bought by my father, her son, in Bar Harbor and it was covered with many of the lighthouses in Maine. When she passed away, it was the only thing I wanted.
This past Christmas, my father and step-mother of Briarwood Crafts gifted me two
very special presents from my grandmother. First, from her favorite lighthouse sweatshirt came this tote bag:
The most sentimental piece of the bag is that the actual clothing tag, that all nursing homes label with the patient's name on it, is stitched into the interior of the bag's lining.
And, from the sleeves of my grandmother's jacket came these felted mittens:
It is amazingly thoughtful gifts like these that give the true meaning and spirit of Christmas.
To show my sincere appreciation, I created this z-fold lighthouse
themed card to express my thanks:
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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