Armed with a trusty Juki sewing machine and a tuffet of straight pins, she sews all our hems, labels, and linen blanket bags. If there’s a repair to be done – Lousie fixes it. She is full of laughter, providing us with endless cheer, and stories about her grandchild.

Her favorite color is blue, however our pink and white check winter weight blanket makes her swoon. As she recalls, “…soon as I saw that blanket, all I could think of was my Grammy’s love: she had the rosiest cheeks.”

Louise first arrived at Swans Island for temporary work – that was 3 years ago.