Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Way We Roll...

Tawny's mom gave Lynsey the most beautiful Marie Osmond doll...
They are meant for each other.
Lynsey has never even seen a doll so lovely, she was overwhelmed.

Because the doll is large and porcelain, we do not want it to be broken
in our wild and crazy house..
 I made a place in Granddaddy's old closet..for the doll.
The next morning...what do I see....Lynsey has made a bed for her, quilt, teddy bear
journal, book, et al....Lynsey loves dolls!!!!
A big hug and thanks to Nancy. xo
Lynsey went with me last night to the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild
She takes care of her grandma...and insisted on pulling both machines, herself
I worked on my project and Lynsey made this mug rug for her therapist.
Lynsey is trying to work thru some childhood trauma before I took guardianship.
Also, the death of her beloved Granddaddy.
I told her how proud I was of her to ask for a therapist...and that both of us
are so lucky to have found wonderful ones..
When I say life is so stressful that I feel like red wine and candy corn for breakfast.
BarBara is on it!!!!
This box came in from Pennsylvania yesterday!!!
Carol came by for some tea...We sat outside...She lifted the cushions to shake off the leaves...and their between the seats, was a baby Copperhead..sleeping away in the cozy spot...
Portent of fall..whenever it comes to very hot Charlotte!!
I will, never again, sit down to read without first checking the seats!!!!
Dear Lynsey took the measuring tape and measured 17 month old Ava
She then announced to me that she was making her a dress.
I suggested that a skirt might be easier...Oh, NO...Lynsey has a mind of her own.
Deborah showed up at Queen Bee on Thursday with her Jelly Roll rug all finished.
Now...Grandma O'Quilts is packing for Portland, Oregon.
May not post for awhile...
Leaving Monday for a two week R and R...TBTG I can walk now.
Did I mention how much I love my ortho guy?!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dear Memories of Mine....#1

At a Wing Haven summer camp one year...
Stephanie could not believe I had paid money for them to play in dirt!!
Clipping threads on a quilty gift.
Lordy, they are so little...
Fintan working at Catholic Charities in Miami.
Discussing care for the developmentally disabled ,with Kennedy
The love the children drew on the deck with markers after Granddaddy died.
Drawn with permanent ink so he could see them from heaven,
Judy and Diane,...dearest friends from graduate school in Miami..
Through thick and thin...41 years later, still comforting each other.
The minute the grandchildren came to live with me, I put them all in karate.
Four years later, they were all black belts.
When I ran out of money , Lynsey cried...I so wish that they had scholarships.
I cried too.
Easter 2014
One week before I lost my love to ALS, motor neurone disease.
Christmas 2013...Good sport Santa
The gleam of hope, as we carry on..

Maya Angelou writes, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Oh, Friday Night...

I have finally finished this patriotic table topper flimsy.
Snowballing of the corner pink squares, made a big difference
I do love the border, Anna Marie Horner fabric
Hopefully tomorrow afternoon, I can spray baste it.

Who makes a patriotic topper when Halloween is right around the corner???
This backing is delightful vacation scene
Art Gallery Fabrics have such a wonderful feel.

Grateful that I had a quilt ready to give away today.
A superhero for our kids at school.
Metastasized Melanoma into the brain.
Now in Hospice care.
Forty years old..with a wife and a 4 year old child.
Oh, my heart...this life is hard.

I do love TED talks.
TED Anxiety and Depression

Guild Sit and Sew tomorrow...Oh, Happy Day

Thursday, September 19, 2019

One Happy Day

The first fall day of 2019!!
Ten place mats for Meals on Wheels, Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild
17 scrap pot holders for Christmas.
My brother, Raymond, lost one of his favorite cats...Angel..yesterday.
RIP Angel...My bro is so upset.  Angel was 12 and died of kidney failure.
My brother and his wife have 12 cats left.
Zoe is 12...She sleeps with my son in the second sewing room, Eamon's sofa bed.!!
All night long I have been searching for Stitch...Calling outside, checking under beds, etc.
Here he is...useless to be annoyed....Stitch is his own man!!!
My patriotic table a distance thru my second sewing room/ my son's bedroom
I love this...I will tweak it a bit..I am happy for this update.
This weekend, I am going to use this to dye a polyester blouse.
Stay tuned.

Our Sit and Sew on Tuesday turned into a surprise birthday party for Terri.
Sherry gave her this lovely scarf.
Terri appliqued her fall door hanging.
Felt and wool
Terri's other Show and Tell...quilt as you go.

Today I went to my wonderful grief therapist.
I took myself to my Mexican lunch.
I went to Marshalls to relax.
Then into the pool to exercise.
My Wednesday quilting group came tonight.
Laughing and eating...They helped me snip the threads
for the finished potholders and placemats.
Funny how life goes...One day can be dark despair..
The next so happy and happy.

I have discovered, for the first time ever...ever..that groceries cost money.
OMG a five person household on a fixed income...
Jeeze Louize...last week I bought those bottles of Cranberry-mango, etc drinks.
I bought 10 of one/ get one free.
Today I looked for one to mix with my seltzer water...
Bingo...ALL GONE!!!!
How can that be....???
All three children have become great eaters...
I learn something new about finances...every day.
My dear man would be proud of me.
Stephanie back in her she is sick with a blood infection...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Crabby Grandma O'Quilts and Her Fun Day

Tonight, I am missing my mother and grandmother....
Here they are on the porch in Miami
They were probably 60 and 85 years old...back then..
My family tells it like it is!!!
Had a lovely lunch a helpful physical therapy this morning.
I love my physical therapists sooo much.
Since the dollar tree was next door to the restaurant...
I found this treat for Lynsey's desk.  That girl is a leader!!
Potholders...Below is a small hand stitched Mola from Panama.
I bought it at the Panama City airport probably 40 years ago.
Because I have so much stuff...I have decided to make it into a mug-rug.
Our Kathylynn at Wednesday night quilting..
Her aprons for gifting..Her Show and Tell

Our outside.  The minute I go inside,
Boo is at the door crying to come in..
He is so afraid of his shadow.  He was named Boo because he is a white ghost!!
And, we got him near Halloween, but really...BOO!!!  He is a scaredy-cat.
Our Stitch...the quilting cat..sitting beside me on watch.
He keeps the quilting room safe.
Stitch loves sewing machines too..
And my OCD son, on finding  8 different bags of sugar in the pantry!!
Oh, well...I told him that if I cannot find it, I have to buy another...

On the way to Ala-teen tonight, my son asked the long
they thought it would take to get Grandma upset.
They all started to scream and bang in the car. 
I was furious, but I did not show it.
Once home, I asked for my space, did not talk,,,and sewed in my sewing room
with the company of Alexa and Johnny Mathis...

Everyone else went to bed, wondering why Grandma could not take a joke.
  It must be bed time for me.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Grandma O'Quilts has Strings Attached.

Strings for potholders and place mats for
Meals on Wheels
Sewing strings for my sanity.
Strings all over my clothes and all over the floor!!

Adorable scissor fabric on back of placemat

Notes from Portland, Oregon
Rosie is going to camp for R&R
My daughter took her to the doggie bus stop where she boarded.
Does not look like she is too happy.
Here she is ...Bye Bye Rosie....have fun!!
On the way home, Em bumped into Hercules, the pig on his daily walk.
Just sayin'...if things are not fun in Charlotte, they are mostly fun in Portland.

Our very fun CMQG had our very own Ellen Apte show her quilts the other night.

She showed a lot more...these were some of my favorites
Ellen is such a wonderful artist.
My sister and my son, just took my car to the auto shop for the night.
No car tomorrow.for me.
Thank you Michael...

Going back to my strings, for...there in lies my peace of mind....