Weird I know, but it felt right.
Her wool, her hooks, in her bedroom just being with her.
Occasionally she blessed us with a smile, rolled her eyes (probably in horror at our lack of skill) and squeezed hands. She was no doubt thinking "how am I related to these crazy, clumsy crocheters?".
|My big sister's free-style dog - very cool considering the last time she held a crochet hook was many decades ago. She's the arty one.|
|My little sister's love heart which is just beautiful. She had never held a crochet hook before.|
It was a gift to be able to share that time with her and each other.
We joined our wonderful creations together to make a garland that my brothers, sisters and I draped over her casket - covering her with our love one last time.
She may not have approved of the quality but she would have been very impressed with all of the love, tears and determination hooked into every stitch.
Mum, we love you and we miss everything about you.
I know that you are now smiling, back in Dad's arms.