my grandmomma, at age 83 & 18. my mom took this photo of her, and i could just look at it forever. her beauty (both inside and out) hasn't changed at all over the years!
this is such a special lady, and we have so much in common. her mother (my great grandmother) used to sew clothes for her as a child. then, my grandmomma picked it up and worked in a "cloth" store most of her life. this made my mom fall in love with sewing, and she began making all of her clothes by the time she was in middle school. as you know, she now owns a stitch in time and writes the sewing blog, maxie makes. of course, i naturally fell in love with it too, so i now design fabrics and sew as well!
i love thinking about all the generations working together and carrying on each others passions. and now that i'm about to have a little girl, i wonder if she'll love it as well?
my grandmomma lives in georgia and has kept a flower garden more magnificent than any i've ever seen her entire life. she speaks with a softness and wisdom that i'll always love (especially with her southern accent). she's funny, caring, thoughtful and always keeps ginger snaps in her cupboard.