I was never into Saturday morning cartoons growing up. They required waking up early to watch, something I don’t really do. But as an adult I had my two hours of “cartoons” I loved watching on Saturday morning. It started at 9:00 with Sewing With Nancy and then Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Then I watched the This Old House Hour. It was a great start to my Saturday. And I learned a LOT watching those shows. In fact it was a technique I saw years ago on a Sewing With Nancy show that I’d wanted to try ever since that I used to make the nest panel for my Halloween costume.
It’s been a while since I’ve tuned in to my shows, but this morning I sat in our family room with, based on their interest watching me, at least three future sewers sitting on/around me, and watched the final episode of Sewing With Nancy. She featured two of her granddaughters and shared projects that big sewers can help little sewers make. My little sewers are eager to get started.
Nancy Zieman died this past Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed in the sewing world. I was touched that she ended this last show just as I remember her ending all of her previous shows by simply saying, “bye for now.”
Death is definitely a sad separation, but it is temporary. And her legacy of what she taught and what she sewed will go on. That’s one of the beauties I find in sewing. My children have been wrapped in blankets that my grandmas, who they’ve never met, made. We’re all connected.
So, bye for now, Nancy Zieman. Seams like you’ve managed to do quite a bit of good in the world. Thank you.