Step 319: No matter how much you love someone, your time together is limited. Make the most of it.
Today, I celebrate, and offer every bit of gratitude in me, for the life of my grandmother and favorite person, Barbara Jean Dowdell … AKA Grannybarb.
She was an intrepid girl reporter. She was a cocktail waitress on a steamboat on the Great Lakes. She was the first female editor of the Daily Iowan. She had the best stories, supplied by a life built on the understanding that there is no such thing as boredom, only lack of attention.
She was a great wit, a maker of the best gumbo imaginable, a shameless (and gifted!) flirt, a writer, painter, knitter, stained-glass maker and someone who saw the back of a business card as an ideal place for a tiny watercolor portrait.
I’ve finished the Mohair Bias Loop, by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. It’s made diagonally with a lace or fingering weight yarn (I used Uluru, by Queensland Collection) and a U.S. 10.5 needle. It’s fun, easy and a great gift item.