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Friday, December 5, 2008

My Inspiration



























My Granny is such a delight to go and visit. She always inspires me. She tickles me to death. She always asks me if I have finished another quilt and when I say no, she just rolls her eyes and laughs at me. Today I took the burp cloths and a bib that I made over to show her. She just loved them. My daddy was there fixing a door knob that had broke for her. Needless to say that made me look at her other door knob on the front door. It is funny how we don't notice the little things. It is a glass door knob. Anyway, while I was there she wanted me to go and get the 2 quilts that she had done this week. I am telling you this little 95 year old woman puts me to shame. She also showed me 2 pantsuits that my aunt had bought her. She was proud. I had bought her a vegetable plate and took it for her supper with a piece of peanut butter pie. She loved that. I always snap a lot of pictures while I am there. I love to take pictures of her little feet. She never realizes that I am taking it of her precious feet. I think of where these feet have been in 95 years. Just think ......95 years! She amazes me. Today, we talked "quilt talk." That is her joy and I really understand. I guess you have to be a quilter to understand. She told me that when she wakes up in the morning after her prayers that is what she thinks about. She really inspired me today. I came right home and got busy on my second quilt top (the one I did a quilt along with Amanda Jean ) and I finished it. Granny will be so proud. I hope to quilt and bind it this weekend and take it and show it to her next week. I know that I blog about my Granny a lot but her and my MOM are my inspiration. I love them both so much.

19 comments:

Alice Grace said...

How sweet Granny looks! I love that picture of her smiling at the front door.
Your quilt top is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished.
YOU are MY inspiration!
Love
MOM

Needled Mom said...

I would love to meet your Granny in person. She sounds like a real inspiration for all.

Julie said...

The reason I read your blog is that I love the relationship you have with your Granny. It is so inspirational. I hope you have your Granny's life history written somewhere. She seems like such an amazing woman. I guess I relate to you because my grandma lived to be 96, and I learned so much from her. thanks for a great post. Julie

Darla said...

I personally could read about your granny everyday. Very good and loving post.

Darla said...

Psst, ever thought about writing a book? you also need to get that generational photo while you can, would be cute with the pregnant daughter now and then after the baby is born.

Connie W said...

Your Granny ROCKS! Age 95 and making a quilt every week, my oh my! Your quilt looks amazing!

Karen said...

I never tire of seeing pictures of Grammy! She has become a part of me - what a sweet darling lady and I look forward to the posts you have about her and her quilts.
She is an amazing woman and wouldn't you just love to have followed in those shoes in the early years.
Hugs, Karen

amandajean said...

what a sweet post, Valerie! your quilt top is gorgeous...such rich colors! nice job!! your Grandmother sounds delightful.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I hope when I'm 95 I'm just like your Granny - still making quilts! blessings, marlene

PEA said...

I hope you continue to blog about your wonderful granny because I truly love seeing pictures of her and hearing about her. She truly is precious and you're so very blessed to still have her in your life. My first thought when I saw the picture of her feet were the same as yours...imagine how many miles those feet have walked in that many years! I don't have a gran so I'm going to enjoy yours through your blog:-) xoxo

Carliea said...

I haven't been following your blog long but I really enjoy hearing about your granny. My granny died when I was 8 and my mamaw died when I was 23 so I don't have either and I love to see what you learn from your granny. I don't think the majority of people realize what a treasure it is to have the older generation around to get advice from and to see how they have made it through the trials of life. It is a real testimony to the life she has lived that she has lived this long.

Behki said...

Ive heard so much about your Granny from Mandy its so good to put a face with her...she is absolutely precious!

Lynn said...

What a sweet post. I would give anything for some time with my mom and grandmothers. Sorry - That sounded sad - and you have such joy from being with your grandmother. And she still quilts!!!!

G'G'ma said...

I love your granny too!. Her passion for quilting and her family is what has kept her going for 95 years. I think we need to have a purpose in life....love of our Lord, our family, and quilting is a great third. I keep praying that my eyes and hands hold out for a long time!

Have you ever showed Granny her picture on your blog?

KrisinTN said...

I love when you talk about your Granny, and I enjoy seeing all the pictures. I think she puts us all to change. You did a great job on that quilt. I can't wait to see it finished

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh I love this quilt! The first inner border works so well with the blocks. Great inspirational idea. Yummy.

Granny is cute at the front door. Silly cute and happy!

Brenda said...

Granny is very special - just like you!

Love, Brenda

Lisa said...

Its good to catch back up with you Val. Your granny's face is so sweet. My granny raised me and I miss her so much. Cogratulations on being a young grandmother again. I hope your holidays are Merry and bright.
Hugs from. SC
Lisa

Kim @ Starry Sky Ranch said...

Oh I know you are drinking in every moment you have together. It will be a year next month since my dear Gram died. Her absence left such a void in my life. It was a sweet reminder to visit here. I found you through Mama Bear's blog. Delightful!