Friday, March 5, 2010

Granny made 3 Quilts This Week!

I went to visit Granny today. Yes, this is where I found her.
I brought her lunch (Dinner as she calls it) from Checkers.
Once in a while she likes to get a hamburger but not very often.
She always wants the same thing:
The dollar hamburger
Small French Fries
and an apple pie from Checkers. She eats half of it all and saves the rest for supper.
Did I tell you that she went to the doctor with her cold and she only weighs 93 lbs.?
He gave her some antibiotics and she is much better.
Granny made 3 quilts this week. She is unreal. She told me that she was so excited to get up this morning because she could not wait to get to work. I just think that is something. Granny worked in a mill for 49 years and she thinks of making quilts as her job especially since she is selling them now. I have sold several that haven't made it to my blog. Several people just are telling me to pick out one for them and they send a check and I mail it. My bank and the Post Office are wanting me to bring some by there for them to see. They need to just look at my blog!!! The quilt above is gorgeous. The fabrics and the sheet for the backing were all sent by bloggers. I will put these quilts on the sidebar for sale if you are interested.

Oh I love this scrappy one too!
For Sale: Granny Quilt

Granny made this one for a lady that sits with her at church.
Isn't that sweet?

I love this one too. Oh I just love them all.
This quilt is for sale also.
Granny would kill me if she knew that I snapped this picture.
After she eats "dinner" with her half cup of milk, she always gets a little glass with a little coke in it so she can swallow her pills. She definately has a routine.

As some of you know I am in the midst of a trial. Remember, we are always either going in to a trial, in the midst of a trial, or coming out of a trial. (I like the coming out the best.)
I have wondered if Granny would be able to hear me good if I were to talk to her about it.
I would love to hear her wisdom. I wanted to ask her to pray for me. There just wasn't the opportunity to share with her but then as I was leaving her house I noticed this on her refrigerator. I haven't saw this before at her house. It could have been hanging there for a long time but I just saw it today. I read it and thought to myself.......Thank you Lord.
I truly believe with all my heart that this message was just for me.
Answer to questions about paint at the Love Shack: We used Sherwin Williams paint. The color is Tony Taupe. We love it. It is on the outside and inside of the house. We use a glossy white for the trim paint. Thank you for all the compliments on the Love Shack. Now lets just hope it sells!
The 3 winners of the Random Acts of Kindness will be announced next week. Two of my daughters have picked their choices but one daughter asked if she could have the weekend to read them again. My daughters are so honored to do this. That post just proves that we all know someone that has a story. We all go through trials. We all deal with what we are dealt the best way we can. Reading those comments on that post really makes you stop and think and be thankful. If you haven't read them just scroll down to where it says Thrift Store Finds and 500 posts! (Feb. 26th post).


Alice Grace said...

I am more than amazed at Granny now! I thought one quilt a week was wonderful, then she went to two a week, and now three? What a woman!
Keep the faith, God's redeeming love will see us thru our trial.

Jamie said...

Wow! I can't wait to find out which one I will get! I'm really looking forward to my surprise on the way! Thank you so much. You and your family are in my prayers.

Allie said...

Hm - Granny is really stepping up production! She is AMAZING.
Love the saying on the fridge - I think it was put there just for you, for just that time.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a lady Granny is.
Isn't the first quilt with the pink fabric, the fabric I sent you for Granny?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love Granny's scrappy quilts best. Three quilts in one week. She's amazing.
Keeping you in my prayers tonight.

Michelle said...

Thank you so much, again, for sharing Granny with us. She is really getting creative with her quilts, isn't she? You are so blessed to have her.

You are in my thoughts and prayers, my dear. I feel so blessed with your friendship.

martha - caknitter said...

Wow, Granny is a superstar!
Can you tell I've been working with kids? I wish I could crank out 3 quilts, she's such an inspiration. I think hard work runs in your family.

Just when you think you're going through a challenging trial, someone comes along and tops you. Sending you strength through prayer, Valerie. Hang in there.

Kim said...

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10. I love this bible verse and thought it was very fitting for us.
Granny is such an amazing, tiny little powerhouse! I love her quilts she made, they are all so pretty!!

Darla said...

Granny needs to share her 'secret' of having so much energy and staying trim!

W. Latane Barton said...

Go, granny, Go. That woman is amazing. I am ashamed of how I whine about doing things. She's my inspiration to do better.

Needled Mom said...

Three quilts???? That is amazing. but we all know how incredible Granny is. I love the scrappy look too.

I was wondering if you had mentioned your trial to Granny. It would be interesting to hear her take on it at her age. I am sure it would be much like what you read on her fridge.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm 20 years younger than her and I can't keep up with her! blessings, marlene

Love Bears All Things said...

Granny sounds like she is a lot like my Mother. Mother's weight got up to about 125 in her productive days. Once she was diagnosed with Parkinson's and started having trouble eating, she probably weighed what Granny does. Then in the last few months of her life she just wasted away. She probably didn't weight 70 pounds when she died.
I wish I had Granny's metabolism and appetite so I could eat less and lose weight.
Valerie, I like the first quilt. Is it red or pink? I couldn't tell from the photo but if it is red, then I would like to buy it for Wonder Boy.
Sorry I haven't sent the package for Granny, yet. I just haven't gotten to the post office. Maybe while I am in Memphis next week.

You're in my prayers.
Mama Bear

beth said...

three quilts this week?
WOW! Tell Granny we love ALL of them!

martha - caknitter said...

Valerie, I wanted to pop in here again to let you know today was my friend's baby shower and she LOVED the blanket you made for me. Thank you so much. You don't know how much it means to me. Your scarf should be in the mail by the mid-week. :-) I hope you're having a great weekend!

Real Life Reslers said...

Granny is amazing! Thank you for answering about the paint color. I said a little prayer for you today. God will get you through it, whatever it is. Have a good day! :)

Pat said...

Your Granny is surely an amazing woman!

Anonymous said...

The scrappy quilt is just wonderful! Love it. All will work out, just keep on doing what you do.