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February 23, 2015



Nice post.


This a lovely post. I'm sorry for your loss.


This is a beautiful post. I think in making, we put a bit of ourselves into each thing we do. My Mom always told me that the reason her food tasted so good is she made it with love. Thank you for sharing all of those warm memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.


She helped make one more thing--memories. Blessings on you and your family.

Rachael H.

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute.


I think your grandmother was a very smart lady. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I also think I would go insane if I couldn't make, be it knitting, sewing, cooking, whatever. Something creative always calms a fundamental part of me.


So sorry for your loss. What lovely memories you have! You are certainly propagating her legacy, encouraging us all to make.

Jeanne B.

You have some lovely memories of your Grandmother, may she rest in peace. My mother's name was Helen. It's a good name. My sincere condolences.

Judith C

Well said!!! I think it was their generation and I'm so glad they offered to teach our parents and us. I love making things and what I love more is when my kids either ask me how to make something or set out to learn to make something on their own (like a trebuchet that can throw an egg the length of a football field when he was in the 8th grade.) What I don't like is when I get that snooty look from someone when I say "I made it..." and then they say "you could have just bought that at Target."


I'm so sorry for your loss of your dear grandmother. My mother, grandmother and great aunts taught me how to make. All strong southern women, they quilted, sewed, crocheted and knit. From my very beginning I was surrounded by love and creativity. They are all gone now and I am in my sixties myself. Still there are times I miss them so much it hurts.


My grandmother is a maker, too. I'm sorry for your loss -- and for that long losing period your family had to have.


Great post, thank you. Very sorry for your loss.
I agree on encouraging how to make things--my son is 16, and really doesn't make things. His chemistry teacher assigned a project that I thought was rather crazy. He had to make a little stuffed mole and make it an outfit. (A mole is a unit of measurement--so it's a pun.) He cut the pattern, stitched it all by hand (never threaded a needle before now). It's not perfect, but he learned that he could do this. He had the patience and the ability. Make something from scraps of fabric.

Gary Bernard

Really nice Wendy. She will be missed by all.
Love you, Dad


This is lovely. Thank you for making it and sharing.

Kathleen Hartz

What a great post. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing these words....now maybe I can explain to my family why I spend the hours that I do making things. My grandmother taught me how to make things, too.

I also helped my grandson and 2 of his friends make moles this year!!

Melissa from Oklahoma

Agree. Making. We need it. Well, I need it and I needed to show my children and now my grands how.

So sorry for your loss.


Yay for making! And for your grandmother, who looks like a woman who has a good sense of humor.
I'm sorry for your loss, but happy that you had her for so long.


That did serve as a lovely tribute. I'm sorry for your loss


Very sorry about the loss of your grandmother. I see a strong family resemblance there. :-)


Sorry for your loss. Grandmothers are special women


I am so sorry about your bubbe. It is not easy to loose someone so close to you.


My great regret is not having told my mom how much I learned from her...she was a pack rat and could make anything out of nothing. She would keep my dad's old pants and voila! A Halloween costume. As a teenager, I wanted so bad to have a dress from the STORE, she let me do it and would show me the shoddy seams, buttons barely sewn on.and made me appreciate handmade things. Sewing, knitting, cooking , she was always trying new techniques. When my husband and I started our own garden, she got excited to try broccoli, fresh spinach and sprouts ( her generation was all for the canned stuff) always trying new recipes. When I lived at home , I was not interested at all in all that crafty business. When I left home, I did it on my own. Now, in my sixties, I see my kids ( who were not interested either) taking the same path and LEARNING TO MAKE.
Your post has stirred a lot of memories...so sorry for your loss.
My pregnant daughter just called and is coming to visit. She said" oh, I" ll bring my knitting so I can practice to Purl. Sigh...
Most important to tell people what and how you have learned from them.
Second, never stop learning.


I love to make too, also learned it from my grandmothers. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, may there be peace for you and your family.


If this moving post isn't an homage to your grandmother, I wouldn't know what could be. May God rest her soul, and give you & yours comfort now. Girlfriend will likely find her own special craft, after she's had a go at several!


What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful grandmother. You look like her.

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