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Sunday, June 8, 2008

There Is Something Better Than Quilting























Can you imagine anything that is better than quilting? I had planned to work on my quilt projects this afternoon. After church, we went out to eat and then came home. I put my P.J.'s on and went to my sewing room determined to get a quilt block made but then something happened better than quilting...........................My beautiful aunt and my little 94 year old granny came to visit! I was so excited. My aunt said that granny wanted to see my quilts. What an honor for me! I went downstairs and got my quilts to show her. Granny was impressed. It made me feel so good. It has been several years since she has come to my house. I love talking to her. I never get to see my aunt so I loved that too. I love to hear granny talk. I love to hear about her life. She said they were going to have to go and I asked her where she was going. She said I have got to get home because it will be bedtime soon. I asked her what time she went to bed. She said 7 P.m.! I asked her what time she gets up. She said well I am suppose to be up at 5:30 a.m.! I asked her why she had to get up so early. She said because she had to eat breakfast, have prayer time, get her bath, and get to sewing! I just love it! She also was talking about a book she read that told her she was not suppose to work on Sundays, so she doesn't get to sew on that day anymore. I asked her if she enjoyed sewing her quilts and she said oh yes! I told her that it would be considered a hobby and not work. She seemed happy when I told her that. I showed her my blog. I am sure she doesn't even realize what the internet is and I didn't try to explain. She looked at my laptop and said she had never saw one before. She was amazed at the last post I did about her. I read what I wrote about her. She seemed to like it even though she doesn't realize you all can see it. I had written in the last post about her, that I wondered if she dreams about quilting like I do, so I asked her. She said yes. She said she wakes up in the morning and remembers dreaming about making quilts. Isn't she so sweet? Can you tell I am proud of my granny? I just love her so. Will I get my quilt block done today? Maybe, but if I don't, it's ok, because there is something better than quilting......a visit from my granny!

21 comments:

Alice Grace said...

Oh, I am so glad she was able to come and visit with you! What a precious person she is in every way!
Love
MOM

Amelia said...

You are a wonderful granddaughter...taking the time to visit with her and ask questions. No, she probably did not understand our blog world - but that is OK too. You love her and wanted the whole wide world to know it.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

Michelle said...

You all are precious. Your grandmother has a wonderful spirit. I'm glad you can enjoy her. She is definately a daughter of our Lord, and very obedient. Waht a sweet lady.

Yes, you are right, there is something better than quilting.

Thanks for sharing!
Michelle

JUST A MOM said...

oh how lucky you are to have her still.

amandajean said...

what a sweet post. I love it that your grandma dreams about quilts. [I do that too, but I am sure that that doesn't come as a shock. ;) ]

Anonymous said...

Val,
This post really got to my heart strings. Tears rolled down my cheeks seeing the joy that was so obvious on your face at your precious granny coming to your home. You are so blessed to have this memorable time with her to recall in years to come. Thank you for sharing this special time with us.
You are so right there is something better! I love you! Vicki

Jacquie said...

What a wonderful visit and a great post to share it with us. I can read the joy in your words.

Winona said...

Valerie,
I just found your blog this week end, but I must say, I love it! I have gone back and read all your posts. The way you love your family just touches my heart. I so enjoyed this post about your wonderful granny. Both of mine have been gone for many years and I still miss them. You are right, there is something better than quilting. Please keep posting. I have put your blog in my quilting favorites. By the way, you are doing great with your quilting. Take care.
Winona

Danetta said...

I love that your little granny chose to come see you and your quilts. That is just so sweet.

I have to tell you, sometimes I come to your blog and leave it open just so I can hear what music you have playing.

Needled Mom said...

That is DEFINITELY better than a day of quilting. How wonderful for her to come and see all that you have done and to even "look" at a computer. It is amazing how much things change in ones lifetime.

Happy quilting.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a delightful time spent with such precious women in your life! What a blessing from above!

Gina

quiltingnana said...

glad you visited my blog...yours is great...wonderful that you had such lovely time with family. Will visit you again I'm sure!

Alyssa said...

She is so nice to come to your house. I can't wait until we go see her next week. I am proud that she is my great, great grandmother.

KrisinTN said...

That is so awesome! I am contemplating making a small rag purse which is similar to how you make a quilt, but it doesn't matter about your stitches because you are shredding them anyways! I am getting more and more excited about making things with my sewing machine. I have made 3 purses so far, and I've already bought the material to make my sister a baby blanket. I'm just scared to start on it because I'm afraid I'll tear it up!! I love sewing! It makes me peaceful.

Susie said...

How blessed you are to still have your Granny with you! I still miss mine and she's been gone nearly 10 years..
hugs!

Tonje said...

That is sooo sweet. I can tell you care a lot for your granny.

Libby said...

*priceless*

Catherine said...

You are so very fortunate to share your quilting with your grandmother! what a wonderful story.

jo said...

What an amazing granny you have I enjoyed the last post you did about her this one is very special too.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh look how much love and admiration Granny is generating. So neat!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Yes there is!
Mama Bear