This morning the dreaded phone call arrived to let me know that my beloved Grandma had passed away. We have all known this was coming, but somehow even knowing it doesn't prepare you for that news that someone you love so dearly is gone forever. This morning I have spent time both laughing and crying...just remembering. Grandma had such an amazing life and at 94 she was very tired and ready to go. I cannot tell you how much I will miss her, but I take great comfort in knowing that I, alone am her legacy in regards to our common bond in our love of sewing. As strange as this sounds, today I feel even more motivated and energized in regards to my little pattern company. I am so excited to see what this new year brings and all the wonderful possibilities that may come my way...and somehow, I know I have a very special angel sitting on my shoulder guiding me through it all. On our last visit, Grandma and I talked about my plans for the future and her face just lit up when she heard about my plans. I could see in her eyes that she was behind me 150% and that gave me even more confidence to push forward. So even in my sadness, I can see her face and hear her voice and I know she will always be with me.