Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Granny Has To Be Busy!

Granny still has a little cold and doesn't feel good but it doesn't stop her.
I asked her why she didn't rest and she said that she just could not sit and do nothing.
Quilting keeps her going and all of you bloggers buying Granny's quilts is what gives her hope.
She said she just can't wait to get up and get started everyday.
I think that she is like the energizer bunny!
She never stops! She has told me about her legs moving slower and slower lately.
But she says she gets up and quotes the verse Phil. 4:13.
She said that it is in her heart that she can do all things through Christ which strengthens her.
Now is she an example to us all or what????
Are these not the sweetest hands?

I just put this quilt on my sidebar for sale.
She finished this one yesterday.
It has her famous border on it.
I promise you that it is an original.
There will never be another one exactly like it.

Isn't it pretty? Isn't she a doll?
Look at that smile.
All of her quilts are just so warm and cozy feeling.
She has already started another one today.
She almost has the top completely done.
She told me today that she needs 4 more rows.
She measures her quilts by taking the tops into her bedroom and lays
it on top of her bed and that is where she figures how much more she needs.
That is also where she sandwiches it together with the backing and batting and with her 1 safety pin in hand she gets my daddy to help her roll it and get it back to the sewing machine to be quilted.
I never visit without just being in awe of her.
If Granny is not quilting, you will find her reading her Bible or doing word searches.
Here she is with my sweet cousin, Nancy.

Some of the words that Granny looks for she doesn't even know what they mean.
For example today she was looking for the word video. She doesn't even know what that is but she can find those words a lot better than I can. Nancy brought her an orange today. She had it already peeled and ready to eat. Granny loved that. Nancy is so good to Granny. She will do anything Granny needs and she doesn't even have to be asked. Can you tell that me & Nancy love our Granny?? Well, we do.


Susannah said...

Such heartfelt words from you, Val. Your granny is a peach and I would love to know her.

martha - caknitter said...

We love Granny, too!

Mildred said...

Granny is an inspiration. I hope her cold gets better soon. I look at her hands and marvel at all they have done over her long life. She is such a joy not only for her family but for all of us in blogland too. God bless Granny.

Darla said...

Granny needs her own sitcom!

Amelia said...

Sweet Granny - love those posts...Granny is so blessed to have such loving family around...but we know you all feel blessed to be around her too.

Connie W said...

Thanks for another sweet sweet sweet Granny post. Granny rocks. :)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

How very special Val...I love reading about Grannys quilts and I do believe she's where she's at today because of her belief in the bible's what give her, HER ENERGY.
That truly is a beautiful quilt. I clicked on the picture of her holding it and the color combinations are so will be cherished in someones lving home for sure.

Connie said...

Love the story of granny, and her bible verse is so true, It helps us all. Hope granny cold get better real soon, such a loveing family,she is so special, This put me in mind og my mother in law, she will be 90 in august ,she piece her quilt on her hand and them quilt them, she does a wonderful job, she is piecing a trip around the world now. when the weather warn up she will be busy in her garden, How I hope that I can be like this, if the Lord will so maybe I will. God bless your granny and the family. TAKE CARE!

Needled Mom said...

Granny never fails to inspire us, Val. May God continue to bless her.


Hi Val, I would love for you to put my name on the quilt that Granny just finished. It is so beautiful, and a perfect gift for my Grandaughter. That Granny is just the sweetest sweetheart I know! Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

Your granny is one amazing lady. Everytime I read one of your posts on her, I just marvel at what she can and does still do.

Allie said...

Every time I think I can't, I think of Granny and "her" verse. Yes she is amazing and I love her to pieces.

Midlife Mom said...

It's wonderful when our 'seniors' have something to look forward to each day. It makes their lives so much more fulfilling and meaningful. If only more of them would still participate in life the way Granny does, they would be much happier!!! Lovely post Val, always like reading a Granny Update!! xoxox

Anonymous said...

val I would like to know what size you cut the squares for granny I have got some fabic and would like to go ahead and cut it up for you.

Patty said...

Probably one of the reasons that Granny keep going is that she doesn't know about videos and other stuff electronic those things are the thieves of time.
Bless you

Love Bears All Things said...

She is barely keeping up with the demand. I am so glad everyone is buying her quilts.
I still have that package to mail her. I thought I had a box big enough but no luck. I'll have to try something else. Maybe just a padded envelope.
Thanks for sharing Granny with us.
I'm happy to know her cold is better.
Mama Bear

Kim said...

What a pretty quilt! They are all pretty though. Did you read my blog entry where I talked to you about the quilt that I won and how much Whitney loves it? I think it's titled snow and more snow. Anyway, my family sure does love Granny's quilts. I will have to buy another one soon! I love her!

Alice Grace said...

Sweet Granny! I hope she feels better soon.

webbsway said...

I was just wondering if you guys have much snow and do you have to worry about Granny not having a way to keep warm if the electricity would go out?

Candace said...

What an amazing lady. It is wonderful that she is receiving the love and appreciation that she deserves. She makes me ashamed that I am not accomplishing more.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love seeing Granny Valerie - I know we all do. blessings, marlene

QuilterBee said...

I am a Granny fan, she is amazing and I love her! Amie :o)

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Val, I enjoyed reading your posts.....beautiful quilts your Granny makes...Warm Regards Lyn