Friday, October 31, 2008

Tempory interruption

There is no easy way to say this, so I will go right ahead and say it
My Nana died, like most nana's she holds a very special place in my heart, and I think maybe more so as my mum died a long long time ago - and so she is a link to some one I have not had around for a long time.
Now I miss them both.

I'd love to say Nana taught me to knit, but she didn't, she was a knitter and we have a few baby blankets here that she made - the cubs are cuddling them a bit right now. She learned to knit from WEA classes in the 1940's and taught my mother who taught me. WEA was/is the workers education association. A society intended to improve the lives of workers by providing ongoing education, in languages, sciences, trades and crafts. She learned to sew and embroider and decorate cakes and knit via the WEA.
I will blog again, soon, but for now the cubs and I need to get our selves in travelling mode and to Auckland by Wendesday, and home latter that week.

na Stella

13 comments:

Shirley Goodwin said...

Sorry to hear about your nana, Stell, especially as you lost your mother early. We know our parents and grandparents get old, but it doesn't help the sense of loss we feel when we lose them.

Knitterly hugs,
Shirley

Octopus Knits said...

I'm so sorry about your nana...

Emily said...

Oh Stella, I'm so sorry. I'm sending big love to you and your family.

Knitting Linguist said...

You know I'm so very sorry for your loss. Travel safely, and know that we're all thinking of you!

Tanya said...

I am so sorry about losing your nana Stella. I shall be thinking of you, take care.

KathyR said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Stella. My thoughts join those of many others as you travel north.

twinsetellen said...

I hope that you find that your nana's death doesn't mean the end of your relationship, by any means.

ily said...

Sorry for your loss stella
xoxo, ily

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you and your cubs find peace. I will be thinking of you all.

Hilary said...

Hugs for all of you in this difficult time.

Andy's Crafts said...

Sorry about your physical loss. It will get better with time and she will still be around in spirit. No matter how much we prepare for death it is always hard to deal with!
Receive my Love from California

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

I am so sorry about your Nana. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
~a

Diantee said...

Sorry about your Nana.