Las Alabanzas de Yoli
It is with a heavy heart that I bring you this blog. My Abuela, Yolanda Olguin, passed away earlier this month. This has been a devastating blow to myself and my family, as she was our family's rock. She will be missed tremendously, and I want to say a sincere thank you for the well wishes that have been sent to me and my family during this trying time. Over my extended stay in Odessa last summer, I had many amazing days with my grandma. I will be eternally grateful I was given that time. One of those days, my grandmother and I worked on a special spur-of-the-moment project. I've named this vase cover Las Alabanzas de Yoli.
My grandmother was a true creative and enjoyed many hobbies including floral arrangement. Together, she and I created this piece as a representation of our two creative outlets together. For her part, my grandmother selected and arranged the flowers. For mine, I knit the vase cover. This pattern wasn’t intended to be released, but I have decided to publish it to honor her memory and legacy. My work and style have always and will continue to be influenced by my Grandma Yoli. To Grandma; this is for you, thank you for all you have taught me. I’m only just getting started down this road, and a part of you will forever be with me as I travel it. Like you said; atras del miedo esta el dinero. Te amo mucho, Yoli.
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