Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving From Me & Granny!

I went over to Granny's the other day and found her making another quilt! Imagine that! Thats pretty good for a 96 year old, isn't it? She gets so into her sewing that sometimes she forgets that anyone is there. She looked up at me while I was taking this video but she is so used to seeing me with a camera in my hand she doesn't think anything of it. She looks as though she is confused on this video but this is just how she concentrates. She has her way of doing things and if anyone tries to tell her different it doesn't set well. If you watch really close you will see that she just finished a strip and then she was going to add it to the rest of the quilt. She always leaves a pc. of fabric under her needle. I noticed that she just left that last square under the needle as she picked up the other end and started sewing it on the quilt. It is really amazing watching her work. I thought she had got it tangled underneath and I started to help her but she figured it out. There isn't anything special on this video except for one thing........Granny! Did you notice her hair? She got a permanent! I just thought you all would enjoy watching her working on another quilt during this Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Oh by the way, this quilt is already sold to my My Sweet Mom! A special thank you goes to Beth C. for sending Granny all this fabric!!!! You bloggers are great!


Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Dear Friend,

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and to Granny! She is one special lady and I have the greatest admiration for her and what she accomplishes at her age. Give her a hug from me.

May God abundantly bless all of you.

Love & Hugs,

Allie said...

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for getting to know you and Granny - may your family be abundantly blessed tomorrow!

Michelle said...

Happy thanksgiving to you, your family and Granny! Where will she go tomorrow for Turkey day?

I love watching Granny....and MY...that is one big spool of thread on top of her sewing machine. Did it unwind ok?
Be blessed,

Karens Hopes said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your precious family.

ria vogelzang said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Granny and to you and your family!
It's great to watch Granny at her sewing machine! And that at an age og 96!! Wish you all Gods blessings these coming days!
Greetings from the Netherlands!

Kim said...

I love Granny hair, I noticed it right away!

Pat said...

I really enjoy your photos of Granny at work! Her hair looks very nice, too. Happy Thanksgiving to her and you and all your loved ones.

Alice Grace said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Granny! I look forward to having her at my house for Thanksgiving dinner today! It is an honor that she would decide on coming here, as I know she had many invitations today.
Happy birthday to our dear friend and my adopted daughter, Vicki!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Needled Mom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Val.

Rebecca said...

Oh Girl...I lost my beloved 92 year old Gramma last November 29th. She was such a beacon of light to me and I miss her so much. She made quilts for years until Glaucoma robbed her of her vision about 12 years ago.

Many blessings for a beautiful Thanksgiving. So happy to happy to Follow along! Hope I can keep you interested!

Happy Thanksgiving again,

Love to you~


Millie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

martha - ca knitter said...

Happy Thanksgiving Valerie and Granny and all of your family!

PEA said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, dear Valerie! As I always say every year, I wish I could cross the border so that I could go celebrate Thanksgiving once again with my American friends:-)

I so loved watching this video of Granny working on another quilt. I noticed her hair right away, how lovely it looked:-)

Please tell her that I appreciate her thinking of me and my little grandbaby, it warms my heart to know she cares. xoxo

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for visiting my blog today. I can't get over your granny - still sewing after all those years. That's very impressive. She's so cute. I wish I could give her a hug!
In answer to your question, Valerie, no, I don't give crochet tutorials on my blog. I do teach crocheting in person (privately) and also at Valdosta Technical College. I'm still waiting to have a full class one of these sememsters. I might also offer Intro to Knitting (in addition to crocheting) ... maybe there would be more interest.
The reason I don't tutorials is because most people I know and visit my blog are non-crocheters and besides, You Tube has the best tutorial videos. I've learned a lot from those, so I figure, the world doesn't need yet one more ;-)

I have to look up where you live. I've lived in GA 5 years and still haven't seen a lot. I've been to Helen and loved it because I love the mountains. I may want to move to Blue Ridge on the border of Tennessee where it's cooler and maybe the bugs won't be so bad. I need to do something about those allergies I've developed since moving here. I'm not happy about it, but I'm glad I met you. Let's do this again ;-)
p.s. are you a member of Pins and Needles on Ning?
Have a nice evening,

blushingrosetoo said...

I get such a kick out of Granny, she is one amazing gal.

Hope your Tsgiving was wonderful.

Don't forget to enter our giveaway!
TTFN ~Marydon

Midlife Mom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to Granny! She is one amazing woman and I so respect her for keeping so busy and productive. If only more seniors would go by her example, their lives would be much more full! xoxox

frantastic said...

I want to be like Granny when I grow up.!

W. Latane Barton said...

Granny's new hairdo is so cute. she looks spiffed up and ready to go somewhere.... maybe to the sewing machine. She's amazing.

Sherry said...

I wish I could get in as much sewing as sweet Granny does! She gets so much done so quickly and so nicely. I am Thankful for getting to have such a wonderful friend like you Val and that you share Granny with us!


Jennifer said...

There is something so special about this video. It makes me wish my Granny was still around. What a wonderful gift to have her around to learn from.