A Crafting Queen has retired…

A princess and the Queen.
This is my late Grandmama. She was a tower of strength and endurance. She was born August 8, 1928 and passed away from natural causes December 13, 2013. 

I do apologize for going a bit quiet on all of my social medias, store, and here on the blog. This news hit me hard…it is still hard. She was the ‘go-to’ crafting adviser for when my Mom did not know. Grandmama taught my Mother, and my Mother taught me…and one day I plan on teaching my Little Miss as much as I can. 

She married her sweetheart and crafted through all of her years.

She had a sewing business where she specialized in slip covers for furniture but I know her for her doll making. She was a wonderful doll maker. And I have many of her creations.
She made me my own family…they are tiny tiny dolls with tiny tiny hand stitches. So much love went into this gift for one of my birthdays.
She created so many dolls for so many family and friends. And the fun part was many of her patterns she created. Other then my marriage papers, I never thought slips of paper could mean so much. She gave me all of her hand-written, manufactured, and published doll patterns. What a priceless gift. 
I am so excited to buy supplies and give doll making a try. It is an honor to be given so many great gifts from my Grandmama. She was full of sass and words of wisdom. 
I love you and miss you already Grandmama. Thank you for being the ‘crafting’ guide I needed. 


The following is the published obiturary: 
Carol Patricia Culver In Loving Memory
Carol Patricia Culver

Carol Patricia Culver, 85,
formerly of Durand died at 2:35 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 in Fair Oaks
Nursing home from natural causes.
Born August 8, 1928 in Dekalb, IL
to Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Mary (Knudtson) Joslin. Lived 14 years in the Durand
area. Married to Howard G. Culver in Plainfield, IL on November 17, 1951.
Member of Bible Baptist Church of Harrison. Owned and operated her own sewing
business for 25 years specializing in slip covers. Enjoyed reading; especially
murder mysteries, and crafting. Carol loved spending time with her children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Tim
(Wendy) Culver of Johnston City, Tom (Ann) Culver of Wheaton; daughters, Terri
(Garry) Patton of Depue, Tracy Culver of Minooka, Tamara (Dennis) McCorkle of
South Beloit, Tina (Delmar) Butt of South Beloit; sons, Ted (Diana) Culver of
Broadview, Toren (Regina) Culver of Earlville; adopted daughter, Char Ward of
Minooka; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sisters, Louise, Rosemary,
Irene, Anna; brother, Russell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by
parents; husband; 2 infant children; and brother, Tom.
Funeral ceremonies will be held at
12:00 p.m. Tuesday December 17, 2013 in McCorkle Funeral Home, 767 N. Blackhawk
Blvd. Rockton, with Pastor Phillip Willard of Bible Baptist Church of Harrison
officiating. A visitation will be held in the funeral home from 10 to time of
service Tuesday. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Dekalb at a later date. Memorials
may be given to Bible Baptist Church of Harrison, 11878 Genesee Street,
Harrison,IL (source:http://funeralhomeweb.us/restinpeacePT.aspx?MemberId=128606&MName=Carol%20Patricia%20Culver&FLVId=)

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