|Granny's love of life was because of her family, her Lord and her quilting.|
She always told me that nobody else was interested in quilting
and that I needed to get busy so I could pass the love of quilting to my children.
|Daddy was just about as proud of Granny's quilts when she finished one as she was.|
At the very end of Granny's life my daddy started quilting too.
It made Granny very happy to know that someone besides me was seeing why she loved to quilt.
|I never tried to sell one of Granny's quilts.|
One day Martha emailed and asked if Granny would consider selling one of her quilts.
That started the snowball. Then Granny sold another and another
and so on and so on thanks to blogger's.
Granny had this stack of quilts sitting here for years until this happened.
Family members would come at Christmas and
buy a few but other than that she didn't sell many.
The only place she went was to church so she didn't see many people.
Once we sold a lot of quilts it gave her a zeal to quilt more. Even though Granny was a healthy woman, this gave her something to get up in the mornings for. I truly believe that she would not have been here as long as she was if it wasn't for you blogger's. She started her day with breakfast and then prayer and Bible reading and then she was at the sewing machine until lunch. Then back at the sewing machine until supper time. Then Granny went to bed around 7 every night. The only days that she didn't quilt was Friday when it was "wash day" and then Sunday because it was the "Lords day."
At the end of her life she did start quilting on "wash day." She couldn't help herself.
The one fear that Granny had was that she would leave this world with a quilt half finished.
I am proud to say that she finished her last quilt before she left us.
She doesn't have to worry about that anymore.
Fast Forward till today:
|I would not have ever dreamed that my daddy|
would love quilting like Granny did but he does.
|He was explaining to me that his quilts are not|
perfect and that he just learned from watching Granny.
I told him that there is not a perfect quilt.
He does do his binding different than Granny but it is "his" way.
|When Granny passed away the family felt like she |
would want Daddy to have her sewing machine.
He takes great pride in sewing on her machine.
|Daddy told me that he cannot sit and have idle hands.|
Granny told me the same thing about quilting.
They surely could not make money doing this.
It is making something much more than money.
It is making happiness.
|These were the stacks of quilts that I saw today on Daddy's couch.|
It reminded me of when I first saw Granny's stack of quilts.