Friday, April 24, 2009

Granny Is Still Quilting Even On Wash Day!!!

Granny & "Little D" her great great grandson!
My daddy holding "Little D", his great grandson and Granny talking to him.

Granny's precious feet!
She never knows when I take a picture of her feet.
She is so used to me snapping pictures of her.
Don't ask me why I love her feet but I do.
Her ankle looks swollen to me. I didn't notice it at her house.
Granny's sewing machine is never out on "wash day" but it was today!
Here she is showing me what she has been doing.

Me & daddy went out to see his gardens which I will show you in another post and when we came back in Granny was at it again!

I was so glad to see her hard at work.

It always amazes me that she does a quilt a week.
This is the one she just finished.

Here she goes back to the back room and I am following her with camera in hand.
Where are you going Granny?
What is in there Granny?

For me Granny?
Pear preserves that she put up last summer!
She said the pears are white and she doesn't know why but she says they are good.
I can just taste them now with a homemade biscuit and butter! YUM!
This is her little box of canned goods.
She told me that she will never eat all of this.

Bye bye, baby!
Bye bye, Granny!

I never thought I would see the day that Granny would be quilting on "wash day." I usually don't visit her on Fridays because she is on a mission that day--Laundry! But I needed to go visit and I found her at the sewing machine. She had done her laundry and had started on another quilt. My dad was there helping her. He has been planting a garden at her house and when she needs anything done he does it--even cutting quilt squares. She just bragged on him. She was thrilled to see me and of course the baby! She just loves him. If you remember not to long ago Granny was thinking of quiting her quilting. But she is still quilting. She said she couldn't quit because I would get upset. Isn't that sweet? And I would! Granny looked great and seemed so happy! Thank you to everyone that has been emailing me and asking me about Granny. I think I counted 11 emails over the last week or so telling me that they miss her. She is the star of my blog - that is for sure!


Amelia said...

Val, thanks for giving us an update on that precious "granny". Speaking for can post pictures of her each time you visit...also of her feet.

Have a great weekend...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a heart-warming post. Glad to see Granny still making her quilts and oh, she looks so happy with the baby. The picture of her waving bye-bye is adorable.

Blessings to you and your family this weekend.

Mistress B said...

I'm glad Granny is still quilting :)

martha - ca knitter said...

I agree, Granny is the star of your blog, but I have to admit...your grandkids are up there with her. I hope Granny's ankle is okay. Good to know she is still quilting. I can't believe she makes a quilt a week. Wow! She's amazing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How sweet to see Granny still quilting. What a blessing to your family. How is your Mom doing?

Chris said...

I just stumbled upon your blog an I'm so glad I did. When I read your post about your Granny it brought a wash of wonderful memories of my own Gram. She's gone now but was very much like yours and so very missed by her huge family. She always kept her wonderful cookies in the freezer to give out whenever anyone stepped thru the door. She didn't do much quilting but crocheted beautiful afgans even after her eyesight was gone. For several years, she did the same pattern and had it memorized so she didn't need to see to do it. Amazing woman. And the way your littla fella gazes up at her while she's holding him, well he looks so much like my son at that age and reminded me of our special times with Gram. Thanks for sharing her with us. A sweet sweet memory for me.

Sue said...

Oh I am so happy to see her back at it! I was away for a week and was a bit worried about her. Valerie, I think she has become everyone's Granny due to you. The preserves was a precious gift, I know how special you are to her. I love the pictures of her with the baby, just priceless.

Rhonda in OK said...

thanks for this sweet story of your granny. She is so much like my granny. I am glad your granny is well and has so many people to look in on her.

W. Latane Barton said...

God bless your sweet Granny. I love hearing about her and wish her well always... may she keep on quilting for years and years.

Needled Mom said...

It is always fun to see what Granny is up to, Val. Do you think we could all adopt her???? Glad to hear that she is still sewing away.

PEA said...

I am sooo thrilled to see her still quilting...I remember the post you had mentioned that she wanted to quit. You can tell her ALL OF US would be upset if she did! lol Loved seeing the pictures of her, she has really captured our hearts:-) xoxo

Alice Grace said...

Granny's beauty still shines! She looks great and so happy. I know she enjoys your dad coming daily sometimes twice a day to help her out and check on her. She gets around so good! I pray she lives many more years.

Karen said...

Again you brought Granny into our world. Thank you Valerie.
Looks like she starting to MULTI-TASK....LOL Guess we're never too old to start new ways of doing things.
Hugs, Karen

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Granny is a special lady! She is going to leave behind a beautiful legacy.
It's so important for us to treasure our grandparents. You do a good job of it, Valerie. God Bless.... you and Granny!

Midlife Mom said...

I'm so glad that she didn't give up her quilting! Those quilts that she makes are so precious to those that receive them! I'm thinking about those pear preserves with some vanilla ice cream! Yum!!

Karen said...

Your granny looks so sweet! I loved reading about her today.
Thanks so much for visiting me on my blog. I really appreciate your becoming a follower. I hope you have a terrific week!

Primitive House said...

Hi Val~~
Lori from The Olde Primitive House here! Just wanted to let you know that I deleted my old blog and have a new one!!
you can find me there!! Stop in for a glass of iced tea...would love to have you!!

Many Blessings My Friend....
Lori :O)

Brenda said...

I love these pictures of Granny! I miss her so much! Thank you for letting us see her and almost feel as though we were there! Please give her my love! And to you also!

andsewon said... the Granny update. So happy she is still at it with the quilts. You all are so blessed to still have her with you!! Your Daddy reminds me of my DH and his Mama. He took good care of her.
I hope we can all be just like Granny in our Great Granny Days!!
Behind on my all my blog reading as we too been planting garden and out in the 90+ F weather!

Suze said...

Such a pleasant day.

A quilt a week you say. Amazing.

*karendianne. said...

Awww, so sweet. I'm glad to hear how her spirit is lightened by your presence and by that of the the baby, too.