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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Quilting Makes Granny Happy










I went by to check on my 94 year old Granny and she was not happy. I don't guess I have ever saw her like this. She was sitting doing her crossword puzzles when I came in. Her sewing machine was sitting there with a quilt laying next to it that she had been working on. I bragged on her quilt and she said she never wanted to see that quilt again. This is so not like her. She makes at least 1 quilt a week. I asked her what was wrong and she said her sewing machine had torn up. It was breaking needles. As you can see, her sewing machine is old but this is the only one she knows. I asked her if someone bought her a new one, would she use it, but she did not know. which probably means no. It was so sad to see her so upset. She loves to show her stack of quilts. They are in a little room that she keeps closed off. She gives some away but loves to sell some for extra money. Granny only uses fabric that people give her. Her quilts are not fancy, but they are precious to me. I am sure quilting is what gets her up in the mornings. I wonder if she dreams about quilting like I do. Since that day, the machine has been fixed and she ended up doing 2 quilts that week. Check out the little stool that she sits on all day doing her quilts. She is an amazing woman. Granny is happy again!

29 comments:

Danetta said...

This is just precious on so many levels.

Amelia said...

What a tender story...now your Granny is happy - doing what she dearly loves. May God bless her in many ways.

Amelia

Donna said...

Quilting was my mom's life, after Daddy died. Hers were simple too, mostly tied rather than quilted. She turned them out like a factory.

I hope I have something that makes me that happy when I'm old (if I live to be that old).

Myra said...

Your Granny is one impressive lady!!! Wow!!! Good for her to be so on the ball and able at her age! Good for her!!! Go Granny!!!
Oh! And thanks for your kind comments on my blog!
Shall visit again sometime!
Happy stitching!

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh...I want your Grandma!! She is so sweet. I wish I had someone like that in my life!

Needled Mom said...

She is one very productive woman!!! Thank heavens that the machine was able to be fixed and she is up and running again. This was a wonderful story.

Lori said...

What a nice story about your Granny. I can only hope I'm that active and determined when I reach that age. I know I couldn't sit on that stool all day now at 47. She's incredible!

Lissa Jane said...

Wow!!! talk about Super Granny!!! my grandma is 85 and she knits coathangers and lots of them, and sells them for what they cost her to make so she can make more! keeps her semi sane I think *W*

thanks for visiting my blog!

KK said...

Valerie - found your blog when you visited mine - thanks for the sweet comment. I love your story about your granny. I have more fabric in my studio than I will ever be able to make into quilts - would love to send some her way.

Michelle said...

What a gift you gave your grandmother by fixing her machine. You restored her soul and returned happiness to her heart. Bless you!
Michelle

Dawn said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I loved your post about Granny. She is adorable! And i enjoy your site very much. I will definitely be checking back with you. :-)

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Wow :) I'm happy your granny is happy again, she makes very pretty quilts :)
Hugs,
Amy M.

Alice Grace said...

Granny is special in so many ways! She has always been a shining light in our family, and now is no exception! Thank you for visiting her. I know your Dad is proud of you for going to see her! I love her too!
Love
MOM

Bugsy said...

Wow! What great quilts! You can see how much she enjoys them and quilting!

I'm sorry to hear about her sewing machine troubles. I know how frustrating that can be.

I hope this all works out! I'd encourage her to get a new machine, especially since she loves quilting so much!

Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'll be back for more!

Love Bears All Things said...

My grandmother made quilts this way in her later years also on her old treadle machine. I have one of them.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Mama Bear

Jacquie said...

Go Granny go! I can only pray that I will still be doing this into my 90's. I'm so glad she's happy again!

paula, the quilter said...

Your Granny is one very productive lady! That stool looks like an old piano stool. They are actually pretty comfortable and the height is very adjustable. Your Granny is ergonomic too!

Mishka said...

Such a wonderful story about your Granny. I'm glad to hear she is back to stitching again.

Thanks also for posting the banner for my Quilting Bloggers site. I appreciate the support!

Michele

Alyssa said...

I love granny so so so so so so much that makes me criy because.......... she was mad because her sewing machine was not working but it is working now so she is happy now she loves me to and she is fixing to diey and I will be sad

Susan said...

Great story about your grandmother - 94! Thanks for visiting me over here in Ellijay! I know where Rocky Face is, have passed through there many times. It is so neat to find people close to home here on Blogger. Nice to meecha!

Sue said...

I was moved to tears by this, thanks so much for sharing. I would love to give her some fabric. Please let me know how I could do that. She makes quilts so much faster than I do.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your grandmother is adorable! Bless her heart.

Her quilts are so beautiful! Sewing is one of her gifts. I hope that she is able to continue quilting and sewing as long as she'd like to.

Blessings,
Gina

CONNIE W said...

Thanks for sharing about your sweet granny, what a heart-warming post.

JUST A MOM said...

OH MY WORD when I saw that singer I about died I love it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

This is an absolutely charming and delightful post. It deserves to be in a magazine. Just my humble opinion but I'd encourage a submission.

Treasured to Share Love, *karendianne.

amandajean said...

oh, that is so sweet. I love your grandma's quilts. especially that blue and white one. stunning and simple at the same time.

Marie said...

What a touching post! And a lovely blog!

Thank you so much.

Marie :)

Helz said...

Your Granny Rocks!!! I'm so pleased you fixed her sewing machine for her...

Anonymous said...

I love your Grannies quilts She is so gorgeous I lost my grannie 40 years ago and i still miss her so. Treasure her she is so special Its good to see you look after her so well give her a hug from me.
Hugs Mary.
This is my first visit to your blog.