Sadly, my Grandma passed away this week. I feel badly that I wasn't able to visit more, but unfortunately she lived twelve hours away. I will admit that we were never very close, but she is the one who taught me how to sew when I was a little kid. I have thought about her many, many times since I've made a career out of that simple lesson, but it's something I never discussed with her or thanked her for. I really regret that.
I feel very fortunate to have been raised with two sets of grandparents- Grandma and Grandpa on my dad's side and Oma and Opa on my mom's side. Grandma was my last living grandparent, so I feel a bit heavy with loss. It's like each family loss has come to the forefront to add to the weight, even though each one felt completely different. One was extremely tragic and sudden, others there were years of watching my loved one suffer with illness, others I was mostly absent for which I feel guilty about. All I can say is be good to each other while you can. Stop holding grudges, stop blowing minuscule things out of proportion. Be loving and forgiving as much as possible, because you don't know what tomorrow could bring.
I'm working extremely hard to get orders out this week and the beginning of next week since I'll be traveling out of town for the funeral. I'm actually ahead of schedule for most of the preorders, so you won't have to wait much longer :)