Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Granny Just Amazes Me!

When I went to see Granny this week she was working hard on another quilt.
She didn't see me come in and I had to go and touch her arm before she even knew I was there.
Along with not hearing well she really concentrates on that sewing machine.
I told her to go ahead and sew and she did a few minutes and then she turned around on her little stool and said, "Lets talk."
She sent me into the quilt room to see the quilts that she has made.
I will check and see if any family members are wanting this and the next 2 quilts before I put on my sidebar for sale. Isn't this one just so pretty?
Granny says she didn't do as good on this one. The lines aren't as straight as she likes them but it is a very pretty quilt.

Here she is telling me why she had to use a few off white squares in the one on the machine.
As you can see most of it is white but somewhere in there is some off white squares. I never saw them.

This quilt is sold to Tina N. if it still there on Friday when I go to visit again.
She requested a purple quilt and she was tickled when I emailed her this picture.
Thank you Tina.
This is the quilt that Granny was working on last time I was there. You can actually see it on the last Granny post. It was on the machine. Granny just amazes me everytime I go to see her.
She says she is really having a hard time getting up and walking in the mornings. She said her mind wants to walk but her legs don't want to. But she told me that the verse I gave her a while back is what she repeats as she is trying to get her legs going. She looked at me and said whatever you go through just repeat that verse in your mind and heart and you can get through anything. Little did she know I needed to be reminded of that this week.
So if Granny can get her legs going by repeating this verse, I know I can get through anything by doing the same. Thank goodness for Granny!
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Phil. 4:13


Alice Grace said...

Visiting with Granny always cheers us up! You gave her faith with that verse, and we all need to remember it thru everything we go thru.

Heidi said...

Thank you for sharing Granny with us again Valerie. I love hearing updates on her. I just want to hug her!

Bobbi said...

granny stories always give me such a sense of warmth in my heart! if the blue one isnt sold or for family i would love to be a purchaser...or the top mixed colored one. if not its ok...ill just keep checking :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

That verse IS such a blessing. Love seeing her creations.

Needled Mom said...

She is such an amzing woman and a wonderful role model. I"m so glad that she is still able to get around on her own. That is what keeps her going, I'm sure.

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Dear Friend,

Your granny just amazes me! It seems as though she is every one's granny here.

I admire her strong work ethic especially in doing something she so loves to do.

My thoughts are with you.

Love & Prayers,

Allie said...

Yep, Granny is amazing! I'll keep her in my prayers too, for her legs. You are very blessed to have such a Godly woman in your life, dear Val. I'm praying for you guys too!

Patty said...

Yea Granny is truly amazing. Val, I meant to tell you that Granny's quilt arrived last week, thank you and thank Granny for me. My son loves the colors and the design. He was impressed when I told him about Granny.
Peace, Patty

Maria said...

Granny is an inspiration to us all. I love to see what she has been doing.

Susannah said...

Hello Val, Granny is just a love, isn't she? I miss both of my Grandmothers. They were so special, too.

I had that verse stuck way back in my brain. It was nice to read it again. It is so true. I, too, could have used that verse a few times lately.

Wishing you and your family much the verse says.


Midlife Mom said...

Each time you write about Grannie it makes me feel so good to see her up and about. So glad she is able to quilt, I really think that keeps her going and she loves it. That was a wonderful verse to give her, we all need to be reminded of it don't we?! I loved visiting the antique shop with you via blogsville! I saw so many wonderful things that I would love to use here in my house!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing part of your day with Granny. She is an amazing woman and such a source of strength and joy. That is a very special verse to comfort each of us. Blessings to you this day Valerie.

Amelia said...

Seeing that verse this early morning and knowing it is helping Granny brought tears to my eyes. That verse has helped me at some low times and it can you (and others) if we just let God!

Said it once and will say it again - always love your Granny posts.

Darla said...

Granny is an inspiration for sure...a wonderful scripture to tuck in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Granny is definitely a sweet inspiration to us readers as well. She is so precious. Wishing you a great day, Val. :)

Pat said...

Granny is a wonderful human being and I'm so glad you have shared her with us on your blog.......she is such a large part of your blog!!! That verse is one that all of us should we all have trials and tribulations that cause us some real struggles. Thinking of you....LOTS!

Julie said...

She amazes me, too. I love the scripture that motivates her. She is truly an inspiration to us all. I hope you are doing okay--sounds like some trials that you are going through. God Bless. Have a great day. Julie

Anonymous said...

She is such a blessing!! You are blessed to have a Godly Granny!! She is truly and inspration not only in quilting but in life!!
So inspired by this post!!

Terra said...

Kudos to your Granny, she is a great quilter and an inspiration.

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Janaina said...

Big hug, granny!!!!! *Ü*

beth said...

thanks for sharing granny with all of us. She's quite an inspiration!

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Valerie ~ What an amazing G'ma ... she is such an inspiration to keep on going ... her creations are wonderful.

TYSM for your sweet notes, they mean a lot to me.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

Mary said...

I love Grannie's quilts and would love to add the button to my sidebar. Please let me know how to do that.

I am very interested in a quilt that was made by Grannie. I will email you.


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

She amazes me too. I wish I had half the spunk she has.