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Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Quilt Block & Sweet Visits
















Today was a visiting day. It started with another Thursday lunch with my "sweet best friend" Vicki. We don't normally have lunch or even see each other that often but this makes 2 weeks in a row. It was so nice because we are usually in such a hurry that we tell parts of stories and never finish. Thanks to Vicki, we have another lunch planned for next Thursday. Hhhhhmmm... Maybe this will become a habit. I love it. I hope so - at least once a month!

I left there and went to my "sweet granny's" house and visited with her for a while. She wasn't her normal self today. She just acted like she was really tired, which is very unusual even though she is 95 years old. Her door is never locked so I walked on in and found her on the couch doing one of her word search books. She says that keeps her mind active. I sat down next to her and just talked for a while. I looked up at the sewing machine and there was a quilt in progress. I asked her why she was not working on it and she said she was just worn out. Normally when I take pictures she will always say I take too many or she will tell me that is enough. Today she didn't even say that. She just wasn't her usual self. Will you help me pray for her?

Then I left there and stopped by my dads house and took him some potato soup and cornbread. I didn't take any pictures there. I did stay a while and talk. For years I have dreamed of having a dad that I could sit down and talk with. "Life" took him away from our family for a few years but I get to see him and talk to him all the time now. It means the world to me!

My mom & I always go to a class at our favorite quilt store the first saturday of every month. When you attend this little 10 minute class you receive a package with the block of the month. My mom challenged me before we go in Feb. to have January's block done. You see at the end of the year you have enough quilt blocks to make a quilt. We did this last year but didn't make any of the blocks so we are determined to make these as we go. In my mind, I was thinking that this coming Saturday was the day we go. I rushed home after all of my visiting, cooked supper, picked up a little around the house and then started cutting this block out. It is called "Prairie Star." Every seam didn't line up perfect but I am a beginner so I am proud of it anyway. I love the fabric choices. Isn't it pretty? All I need is another project!!!!

It was a good day. Don't forget to pray for my little granny. I am going to cut her some quilt squares and go back over in a couple of days and take them to her. Maybe that will cheer her up and make her feel better. She is more than precious to me.
Oh yes, I almost forgot. You need to go to my Mom's Blog and see what she is giving my "sweet grandaughter," Triston. I called Tris to tell her to go and look at Moms blog and the next thing I knew..........Tris had done her own blog about it. You can read Tristons blog here! It just made my day when I read what she wrote about me and my mom. It was a gift to us just to know that she wants to sew.

15 comments:

Connie W said...

I've already whispered a prayer for your sweet Granny and will continue to remember her. She is so precious. I could tell you were at Panera from the picture as it looks just like the one up here. How nice for you to get to spend some time with your friend Vicki. Good friends are such blessings and your Granny too.

Kim said...

Absolutely, here is a prayer for your Granny. She is such a sweet looking lady. Such a dear. I was wondering if a pair of 'Machingers' would help her hands move the quilts through her machine a little easier? And a good light over her work to help her see easier, could that be arranged?

Sadge said...

You and your Granny are in my thoughts and prayers.

Catherine said...

I'll be thinking of your Granny and you. She is amazing.

Alice Grace said...

Great job on the quilt block! I love the batik fabrics and the color combination is beautiful! I am praying for Granny. She is such a dear dear person.

Darla said...

You had a great day. Prayers for Granny for sure. Working on my PIF gifts today, hope to have them in the mail Monday!!

Carliea said...

I will be in prayer for your Granny. She seems so sweet and I hope this is just a little under the weather thing. Your block looked really good to me.

G'G'ma said...

Finally there is a word verification I can figure out!!! This will be my third try...maybe the magic number.

Thank you for your visit and the kind words. I see that you are doing the Ziggy Swap too. Did you use white or cream in the center?

Prayers for your Granny have been sent from MI. She is such a sweet lady and it would be an honor to know her. You have been blessed to have her near you for so many years.

QuiltedSimple said...

I'll be praying for your Granny. I hope she gets to feeling like her usual self soon. Great quilt block - love the colors!
Kris

KrisinTN said...

I will be praying for your granny! I'm glad that you are spending more time with Vicki. I'm sure that it is good for both of you. We may see you next weekend. Charlie wants to come down to see his mom & dad so maybe...

Karen said...

Hi Valerie...what a wonderful day!
The quilt square is soooo pretty.
I imagine you can really see a difference in your granny so I'm sure you are worried. Praying for her.
Karen

Brenda Sue said...

Thank you for sharing about our Granny. I, too am praying for her. She is so precious to me. She never fails to amaze me - always busy with a project! Now I know where Daddy got the excellent work ethic! I love you, Sis.

Sue said...

I've prayed for Granny, hope she is perking up. It is easy to see how special she is to you.

What a great day, a perfect day!

Your quilt square is beautiful, a 10 minute class, how awesome that is to fit into such a busy life.

Danetta said...

Absolutely will pray for your Granny. I love reading about her.
I really like the choice of colors for your quilt. It's a very pretty star.

Julie said...

praying for your granny. She seems so inspirational!

As for your seam allowances, mine don't line up either. I call them seam allowance "with attitude" lol

Blessings,
Julie