New Years Day my family lost an amazing woman. Ruby June was my beautiful grandmother and without a doubt the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for. This blog and my eldest daughter are named for her. She taught me to sew, quilt and how to be creative with limited resources. She was eternally a child at heart and was quilting, sewing and gardening into her eighties. To quote the obituary that my mum wrote, "Her life was a celebration of faith, family and food." Nearly every time I would visit there would be a pot of ham and beans just for me and there was always a never-ending jar of oatmeal cookies to dunk in your coffee. When I think of her I will always imagine her kneeling in the sunlit garden in a big floppy hat and sweatpants two sizes too baggy. Her house was always cluttered and she did things her own way, which caused a lot of people to think she was a little strange. But to me, these things just made her more endearing and these are things that I've inherited from her. The things she taught me I will pass on to my daughters so that she will never really be completely gone. And of course the quilts that she made for me will be passed on so that my family will always be able to be wrapped up in her love. I will miss her with all my heart.