Monday, August 4, 2014

Edna Mae - What a Beautiful Lady - Remembering Grandma...

I'm currently unemployed, it's true. This isn't a pity party post though, no sir! :) ;) (also, why has blogger not enabled emoticons?! I NEED them to talk at you! O.O ;)). This is a short reflective post! One of the projects I have on my list for the not too distant future is to make two hats for my friends little girls (ages 2 months & 2 years old - joy! :D). The girls are adorable I assure you! :D In any case, the hat project had me perusing my crochet pinterest board (see it here - oh and follow too! ^-^) to show me all the goodies I've found on previous pinterest adventures! I worked my way to the bottom of the board and my eyes settled on a photo that made me slightly nostalgic... if you've been following my blog for a while you might remember it from this post.

I've been totally blessed by an outpouring of thoughtful people in my life who have passed on to me their yarn, their nicknacks, their stories of knitting/crochetting/tatting/crafting times gone by, their time and their patience. Namely I have to say my late Grandma Fagner was one of thee biggest gifters of her talents and time to me. She was involved in so many things throughout her lifetime and I realize she shared her passions as much as she could with me, my siblings, my cousins and so so many others. Here's a shot of my siblings, my mom and Grandma :) - this was the last time I saw her in person before she passed away. Isn't she adorable?!?!

Grandma lived an amazing life, she was 90 when she passed, though admittedly I thought she'd live to be 100 ;-), the lady had some spunk I'm telling you! After I was out of the Air Force I got to spend a lot of time with her, gardening, dancing & crafting. I am so fortunate to have had that time with her. I know she knew Jesus and that when the time comes I will see her again. Selfishly, of course I would rather have kept her here with us . God's timing is perfect though and I trust that. Grandma looked beautiful and peaceful when I saw her for the last time at her funeral - the casket was perfect for her too! It had a lovely feminine touch with flowers and a beautiful light mauve color on the outside. The inside was a wonderful lavender and there was one embroidered flower. A lady til the end . Grandma's are the best!

Over the years I've realized it was Grandma Fagner and my mothers love for peonies that encouraged my appreciation for this kind of flower... I was SO excited when I found out our last house grew them!! It's only fitting I share a photo of one of the blooms with you here ;)

And a few flowers I discovered existed in the past few years that I love too! :D



Photo credit goes to Clarevision from their original post here.
"But Dawn, what is the point of your post?", you might be asking. 

Well, the point is, rather the points are: 
 - Hands down, my grandma was awesome. 
 - Thank the people that take the time to spend the time with you daily, you'll never regret it.
 - The flowers I like have everything to do with the beauty they are and that they remind me of my childhood.     Yes.
 - I have a lot of yarn I need to tend to and projects to make in between looking for jobs. ;) 

I hope this finds you doing well! now go do something the future you would thank you for! ;)
Gah! Where are those emoticons!!! XD


  1. your Grandma sounds amazing, much like my late Gran was...inspiring and wonderful....what a lovely post... thank you for making me stop for a moment and remember, not that she is ever too far away x

    1. Thank you so much for commenting! I'm glad to hear you also had an amazing role model - we need more of them ;) <3

  2. I really loved your post.. I too had a grandmother who was very important to me.. so I can appreciate your post.

    1. Awe Michelle I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  3. A lovely post Dawn with dear memories of your treasured Grandmother and some from your childhood .

    1. Thank you so much Jen! She really was a gem! So thankful I have memories to share of my time with her!


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