Have you ever had someone in your life, that is not a family member, but has influenced you and guided you and helped you in so many ways? Well I have! This lady lived two doors down from us, in a different neighbourhood from where we are now. I first met her in 1993-4 when they moved in. We bonded with both of them right away. They were in their 60’s then and recently retired. They have 7 kids, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren now. Through the years she taught me so much about gardening, sewing, canning etc. It was like having Martha Stewart close by. She adored my babies and spoiled them with tea parties and cookies. He too was great at help with household advice and lending of tools etc. In essence they were our family, our surrogate parents/grandparents since ours all lived 3000km away. We still see them on occasion, but not nearly enough. Yesterday was her 79th birthday. She also has to have surgery on Monday. I thought a quilt might help her speed up her recovery and because she is so deserving of it. She is always giving. (Still spoils our kids with birthday gifts and Christmas bags). I surprised her at the restaurant she was having dinner at last night and gave her this quilt. I hope it brightens her days of recovery.
Have a great day everyone!