My creative space this week is dedicated to my beautiful nan.
She taught me to sew & encouraged me when I made mistakes.
She patiently taught me how to knit and celebrated my first stiches.
We made dolls, clothes, cut & pasted, made patterns, puppets & dressups.
We baked bread, found shells and played endless games of cards.
We experimented, sang, made up stories along the way.
Nan taught me to sing the alphabet backwards, a
handy thing to know.
She gave me this pink sewing box when I was about nine. I was so excited. It was filled with bits and bobs, elastic, buttons, ribbon, press studs, pins and her own mother's glasses case. Inside the case were a few old needles & a photo of Nan when she was a girl. Her mothers name was written on the inside in ink pen, 'Carrie Moore'.
Nan also taught me to swim in the sea, to love nature, to laugh and to love life.
She was funny, warm, caring, messy, and cuddly.
My nan was many other things of course, such as an inspiring & inspired teacher, a friend to all, the person who introduced playgroups into Victoria, a loving mother of three. She was an enthusiast, an asthmatic & a wearer of slacks. A lover of sweet things and cakes. She was a devoted partner to my grandfather, Hume and a great support to my hard working mum.
To me she was also the best grandmother ever. She is always in my thoughts &
I still miss her every day.
When I was twelve she made me this amazing embroidered present. Every piece or panel tells a part of my life.
I don't really know the rules of My Creative Space, or if there are any, but I hope it's ok to talk about my Nan who gave me such a lot. She will always be so much a part of who I am,
and what I make today.
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