Despite her age, Grandma still lives on the family farm, where she enjoys cooking, gardening, baking, sewing, and growing African violets. I have fond memories of learning how to make sock monkeys with her. Many years ago, she made me my first sock monkey (pictured here)! Ever since, I have had a soft spot for these stuffed simians!
Ever the kind soul, Grandma sent us back with some homegrown zucchini from her garden, homemade banana bread and cookies, and old wool coats from the local Christian thrift store where she used to volunteer for many years. She always saves old wool clothing for me for my many wool projects.