I love your attention to details. I felt like I was right there working on one of my quilts beside her. Loved the sweetness of this, and how as we get older we find new loves and a new normal. (Getting older sometimes gives us greater appreciation for the simpler things)
I adored this little tale because it's filled with such love and devotion...and not just that of your grandmother for her beloved birds but YOUR devotion to her and how her kindness has obviously seeped down to you, through your fingertips and down onto the page.
Being a bird lady myself, I could totally relate to this story, even though I am a few years younger than your grandmother was. I enjoyed this tremendously -she didn't feel sorry for herself, just enjoyed the simple pleasures that were available - her birds. This was a lovely snippet from her life and I know she would be very proud and happy that you wrote this memoir.