... to the Queen Mother
My mother-in-law, who has lived with us here on the hill since becoming a widow in 2008, turned 95 yesterday.
|Angie and Pops|
In "her day" she was an artist ...
|Displaying her needlepoint stocking|
... needle artist -- both needlepoint and crewel embroidery...
|Crewel Bell Pull|
seamstress (tailored all her clothing), knitter, and quilter extraordinaire...
|Iris kit quilt circa 1960|
"If it's not totally handmade it's not a 'real' quilt!"
Second oldest of eight sisters, four of whom have already succumbed to Alzheimer's, today she is unable to hold a brush or a needle and she barely remembers her talents, even though we have surrounded her with many reminders.
We had a quiet family celebration yesterday. She was flooded with cards from my friends. She doesn't remember that she doesn't know them. She just knows she is special.
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.