a sad thanksgiving

my family had a sad thanksgiving this year, as my grandma passed away on saturday. it was fairly unexpected, but we are taking comfort in the fact that she was sick for only a brief time and passed away at home, having seen many of her family and loved ones in her last few days. i’m so grateful that i made it home in time to see her on saturday afternoon, just a few hours before she was gone. she was adamantly opposed to going into a nursing home, so i am sure it all went as she would have wanted – had she made it through the weekend, she would have been going to the nursing home on monday.

for her memorial service, i made a collage of photos using a tri-fold foam board and some mod-podge. i used about half the photos i picked out, and the other half will be put on a bulletin board with a note that people may take a photo if they would like. after the service, i am giving the collage to my mom.

a sad project, but i’m happy with the way it turned out. lots of tears mixed in with the mod-podge.

grandma’s collage


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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