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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Grunt, Sigh, Whistle










































































I went to visit my Granny again today. I wanted to stay longer than I usually do so I brought my quilt that I am trying to finish. As I have told you before, this quilt is 25 years old and still not finished. There is a story there and when I finish it, which will be soon, I will tell the story behind it. Anyway, I am removing all of the hand quilting that I have done and am doing it on the machine. Granny was impressed with it. I don't know why. If she could see good, she would see all of the imperfections. But thats ok. It is my first quilt and I am going to be proud of it. Anyway, enough about my quilt. Granny was working on one too. She thinks when someone comes to visit that she should stop sewing and talk to them. I told her lets both get to work. So she sewed and I ripped out my hand quilting. It is so quiet there. I was on the couch and she was at the sewing machine. She doesn't watch t.v., so there was no noise. As she worked, I noticed a pattern. As she sewed, there would be a GRUNT, then a SIGH, and end with a WHISTLE. Over and over again. It was so cute. She was concentrating so hard. I loved being with her today. My dad came in and brought her some pear preserves and I was telling him about the sounds she makes and he knew exactly what I was talking about. I always take pictures while I am there. It drives her crazy. It seems that I post about my granny a lot, but I love her so. She is precious! I wonder if I make sounds when I am working on a quilt? hhhhmmmm......

15 comments:

Alice Grace said...

Oh, how interesting! I would have loved to hear that! What a woman! I have wondered where you get all your energy to do all you do, and now I know, it comes from your Dad's side of the family! What a heritage you have!
Love
MOM

Julie said...

I love your posts about your granny. What a fun day for you and her. Can't wait to hear the quilt story. Julie

Needled Mom said...

And I love reading your posts about your granny. You two have such a wonderful relationship.

I know that I make sounds when I quilt. It is usually talking to myself!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear the story of the quilt.

Karen said...

What a beautiful post! I enjoyed it soooo much. Such memories you will have through the years.
I'm anxious for the quilt story too!
Karen

lindsey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments...seems we have a bit in common! I love your story about your granny and also the beautiful flower photo's. Keep taking photo's of Granny they are precious.
Blessings
Lindsey

Connie W said...

She is so precious. How wonderful that you still have her. My grands have been gone quite a while. I'd love to have an opportunity to see them again. The two of you quilting is just so special. When are you going to take your daughter and granddaughters along and make it a four-generation sew-in? Wouldn't that be fun!

Darla said...

You know I love to read about your Granny, great post. As far as the sounds, if you don't make them now you will eventually!!

Jacquelynne said...

Your granny is sweet. Love that old "work horse" of a sewing machine she has- my grandma has one just like it!

Sue said...

Lovely, you have warmed my heart and soul on a very chilly day.

Needle and Thread said...

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for the lovely comment.
It is so great to see your granny quilting. She is a great woman!
Millie

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Reading about your time with your Granny really makes me miss my Gram. She made quilts, too, and I remember spending a lot of time with her, helping her cut quilt patches, listening to her stories, hearing the hum of the machine...ah, I miss those days. Thanks for helping me remember the goods times with her.

nannergirl said...

How nice that you have your Granny to quilt with. My Nana passed away a long time ago and she was the only other woman in my huge family with any interest in quilting.
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

We all love to read about Granny. You know I think these posts need to be collected, bundled and submitted. ;) She inspires me to imagine that maybe, just maybe I too can continue on like she does.

What lovely quiet time you shared. You're never going to forget those grunts, sighs and the whistles. Actually, neither am I.

Granny Love, *karendianne.

PEA said...

She is indeed a treasure in your life and I hope you keep talking about her and showing us pictures of her. I really miss my gran so this gives me an opportunity to enjoy yours:-) I just find it awesome that she still enjoys quilting so much. xoxo

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet!! Cherish every min. you have with her. :) God bless you & your family!! Luv ya, Shannon Collins