Friday, October 24, 2008

Nana Cool

This is my Nana and Granddad on their wedding day. Unfortunately Grandad passed before I had the chance to remember him, but my Nan she was way past cool. An unflappable, accepting, nurturing kind of cool, all the great markers of a Nan. She spent hours playing games with me and taught me how to sew. She passed away just after Caleb was born, but at least she got to meet him. She was a crafting powerhouse and it was a huge part of her life. I have noticed that Nana love pops up a lot in Blogland, so as the end draws near on Blogtoberfest, I am making next week my Week O Nana. I would love for you all to join in even if for a day, there are lots of CWA Granny inspired crafts out there if yours wasn't so, perhaps it is granny squares, or those crocheted toilet roll holder things with the dolls at the top. Or perhaps it was your Great Aunt or Father that was rocking it, in honor of my Nan it is an accepting and nurturing join in, if you want to.

12 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a wonderful photo! My Nan was an amazingly crafty lady - pottery, painting, sewing, crochet ... you name it, she did it.

I love the sound of your Week'o'Nana. I'll join in!

potty mouth mama said...

I'm in. For shizzle. Great theme.

CurlyPops said...

I'd love to join in..what a cool idea!

Word verification chuckle: EFFILOO

Drewzel said...

Go Nanna! Go Nanna!

zukzuk said...

Hey Cindy!

I too love the idea of your week o'nana! My grandma is a bit kooky but sometimes that's the best kind of nana to have!

Hx

victoria mason said...

my nan still has her old singer peddle-powered sewing machine that she got after the war, she's blind now but she still sews a bit if my aunt stands behind her to direct! (ps. yes i had a bit of a blog-stumble there, but now i'm back on!)

Sophie said...

unfortunately I didn't know either of my grandmas and one grandpa for a little while. My kids absoloutely adore their grandparents, they are such special people.

Kylie said...

Oh I am meant to be having a blogging break - but I think I will break it for this.

Mama de Saga said...

Love this theme. What a gteat keepsake that photo is.

Sasparilla Sue said...

I think this is a great idea, I think I'll join in a coupla days!

mellimoomoo said...

That is such a sweet theme - I'm in! Thanks for your kind comments on the new journals Cindy, I appreciate it.

Karin said...

I love this. I've been wanting to do a post about my grandmas for so long! I always figured that if I got picked for "This is...", it would be about grandma's. LOL

Week o nana. Brilliant! I'm in but I've got to get the scanner going.