Roses were one of Nana Joyce's favourite flowers. She has glorious ones in her garden. Sometimes up six flowering at once on the same stem. So I was very surprised when my very beautiful, thoughtful friend Wendy delivered them to me this morning over a cuppa tea. Even though it must have been 50 degrees it was so nice to sit and chat over a cuppa on the veranda.
It's been a sad year watching my full of life Nana slowly and painfully be deflated from this horrible disease we call cancer. But she never gave up, god bless her, whenever she was served a knock she'd bounce back and be ready to get home,quickly, she hated being in hospital. Although we all knew each time it wouldn't be long til she'd be back there.
She passed away at 5:15 pm on Tuesday 9 th of December 2008
I have spent the week thinking back on memories of my Nana, and there is one memory I have of her giving my cousin and I a little sewing machine at Christmas(we would get matching gifts every year) and like to think maybe it's that gift she gave me that inspires me to sew, or the fact that she sat up most night helping her then husband met deadlines,tailoring suits for Brisbane's Police Detectives in the 60's . If not I still like to think she had some influence on my sewing big or small. She is going to be missed. RIP.