Friday, May 22, 2009

Wanna Come & Visit Granny With Me?

Granny is showing me a book she is reading.
She loves to read. It is a book called Crazy Love.
When she showed it to me and told me how good it
was; I thought to myself "Crazy Love"?!? Granny???
But then I found out it has lots of scripture in it.
Whew! I was about to wonder!
I just love this woman so much!!!

This is the last quilt she made. She has made 2 since I was there last.
Today was wash day so no sewing going on today.
She is really amazing!

This is her hanging baskets on one side of her porch.
She has lots of beautiful plants.
See that one in the middle. One day I was there &
broke off a piece to root. It is almost ready to plant.
I wonder if she ever noticed. I would have asked but
I had the baby in the car seat and was already headed out
and as I was leaving I heard the sewing machine going and
I knew she wouldn't mind so I just got it.
I have been meaning to tell her about it though.
My Sweet Granny!

My daughter Maranda & my grandchildren are on the swing talking to Granny.

Me & Granny just a rocking!

My grandchildren, Granny's great great grandchildren joined us for this picture.
They just love Granny!
Both Granny's!
My beautiful daughter Maranda wanted to spend some time with the kids so
she took off from work early and went with me to pick them up from school
so she got to see Granny too.
This is a huge tree in Granny's front yard. There are actually 2 of them.
I have always took pictures of my grandchildren with them posing around big trees
so they know when they see a tree like this to get ready for pictures!
Thanks for sharing this visit with Granny!
I knew I better do a post with her or I would be getting lots of emails!
Everybody loves Granny!


Jocelyn said...

What a sweet post! How very special that you have been blessed with such a woman in your life! Thanks for sharing about your family.

Amelia said...

Oh Val, loved those pictures. The flowers in the hanging baskets are so pretty.

What kind of trees were those...wonder how old they are.

I bet you did a double take when you heard the name of that book..

Enjoy the weekend and thanks for taking us on a visit to see Granny.


Needled Mom said...

It was so much fun to visit with Granny again. I love her front porch and the rockers.

Those pictures with all the kids will make for lasting memories for all.

Those are HUGE trees!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family pictures. You are so blessed to have days like this with so four generations present. Granny's quilt, flowers, and trees are just lovely. She's an inspiration staying busy with sewing and reading. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Brenda Sue said...

I remember playing with you and Karen and our cousins around that old tree! It seemed really big even back then! When we were there a couple of weeks ago, I walked around it a couple of times. Good memories. By the way, does Granny know that she is famous?

Rebecca said...

How blessed you are to have YOUR grandmother (am I correct) still living! I'm curious as to her age - but maybe she isn't telling :) Thank you for sharing her with us. It encourages me to take care of myself, my family, my garden, my mind (reading), etc.

Sue said...

I enjoy all the pictures of your family and your activities with friends on your blog but I am stuck on Granny. Thanks for sharing that lovely visit with us.

My Colonial Home said...

I love this post Valarie - it's always so warm and cozy feeling reading your posts about granny. I so enjoy it.

Alice Grace said...

Wow, Granny looks like she is feeling great this week! I know she loves it when you come. She told me how dear you are to her. And you are giving your grandchildren the opportunity to know her. That is a pretty color choice for her latest quilt.

Latane Barton said...

Your granny is so funny, reading 'crazy love'. I know it had to make you wonder. She's such a dear.

Tania said...

Well. That one is a tree to stand by.

Busy Little Quilter said...

She's beautiful! I love her flowers. Thanks for sharing her with us. Your daughter and grand kids are beautiful, too.

caknitter said...

Awe, thank you so much. It's good to see Granny is doing well. The pictures are all so sweet and the one with the kids standing in front of the! That is one big beautiful tree.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

WOnderful photos. I know your granny is very precious to you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking us on a visit!!! What a wonderful green thumb granny has!! What a wonderful family you have been blessed with.

Midlife Mom said...

What a lovely post! My grandparents are all gone now but I make sure I spend lots of time with my grandkids. It's such a special relationship! Great post!

*karendianne. said...


I love this post, allowing the photos to speak for themselves. It's imaginative and uplifting. She makes me smile on the inside and outside with her continued engagement with life. The creation of the quilts and the creation of life on the the grand porch (now that'sa porch a girl can worship!). The tree, well it's life and shade and a safe harbor. Lovely. All of it. Thank you for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet. I love it!