Monday 4 October 2010

Never forgotten



It was 21 years today that Mum passed away to cancer. She was only 63 years of age.   A wonderful, warm woman, who was always there for my brothers and I.  She was very crafty, in that she was an incredible knitter who dabbled in all sorts of handcrafts….probably my greatest subliminal inspiration, although I never realised it then.  She made us jumpers, socks and gloves every winter…even teaching one of my brothers how to knit!  She tried to teach me, but being the only ‘lefty’ in the family made me a trifle more difficult!!!   I couldn’t hold the needles properly…. I gave it away for sewing!   She could knit, watch tv and hold a full-on conversation with you, without missing a stitch!

She was expert in embroidery, creating many beautiful works….I can remember her crinoline dolls on doilies and days of the week tea towels, which I have safely tucked away.  In her later years, she tried tatting too…and now that I’m mid 40’s, I realise what a challenge this would have been!  Mum began wearing glasses in her 20’s….I’ve only just started wearing them in the last year or so and I can’t imagine trying tatting!!!!!

I sooooo miss you Mum, especially at my wedding, and when Nick was born…but I know you were there watching…..and smiling!   I hope I’m doing you proud and I love you sooo, sooo much and always will.


You’re never forgotten Mum…..I LOVE YOU.   Rest in Peace.


Never forget to tell those that you love, how much you love them, EVERY day!

XX Sugary hugs

Wendy :O)


Vicki ♥ said...

(((HUGS)))) to you Wendy :) YOur Mum does watch you and is very proud of you as you are a lovely lady :) Its hard to believe how the time goes so quick. Hugs Vicki xx

Sew Useful Designs said...

Love YOU Wendy!!! xxxxxxxxx Bless your cotton socks - your mum would be so proud of you - you're so beautiful and loving, a testament to your lovely mum no doubt.

Lots of love to you sweetheart xxxx
Vikki xoxo

Diane H said...

What a lovely tribute to your dear mother, Wendy. Just love the picture of her at the bottom, she looks like the Worlds Greatest Mom, ready with a smile and a hug.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I am sure your Mum has been and is with you every step of the way Wendy...

Gloria J W said...

Hugs, kisses and more Hugs my dear, dear friend. Knew the anniversary was close. and have been thinking of you. Of course your Mum is with you, you are so warm and sweet and such a loving friend too. Your Mum must be watching a smiling and saying "That's MY girl". How could she not.

Allie said...

((((((((((Wendy)))))))))) What a beautiful tribute to your dad died 34 years ago, when I was just a teen, and I still miss him every day. You never get past that.

Jude said...

She is watching you and seeing the crafts that you do and is smiling contentedley.