After working with Fran (or Frannie as I liked to call her) for 15 years she became like family to me. I loved her spirit, her sense of humor, her generosity, her love for her family, her love of animals and most of all her talent for crochet. Over the years she has crocheted some of the most beautiful afghans, doilies, baby layettes and more. We were a team – Fran helped me bring my ideas to life.
A couple of Christmas’s ago I was blessed with one of Fran’s afghans. In all my years of crocheting no one had ever given me an afghan. This was not just any afghan. It was a huge beautiful blue afghan Fran crocheted with wool yarn she found at a garage sale. Each winter I lay it across my bed. Now more than ever I feel the spirit of Fran in every stitch of that afghan. It warms my heart as I dose off to sleep.
Fran you will always have a very special place in my heart. I will miss you very much. I love you.
Photo: Summer 2010 - Fran (left), Tina (right) and I went to Mertyl Beach, SC for the weekend.