Sunday, August 14, 2022

Grandma O'Quilts is Still Alive

Selling the family home of almost 30  years ranks in stress, second only to losing my darling man to ALS..Giving things away, my  heart was sad, yet glad to those with great appreciation to funky and practical.  I sold almost nothing as I wanted good appreciative homes for my things. I am moving out to a temporary apt this Tuesday until mine is finished.
Evan's 17th birthday was June 28.  This past Friday, I celebrated with him and all the family as they came to say goodbye to the home they were raised in, in their formative years.
My downhome and funky label to remind Evan that he is so loved.

The backing is scraps as almost all of Granddaddy's shirts are gone, as this is number 6.
I put this in the middle of the backing to ensure  Evan has blessings with him.
He even had birthday cake,  And, as he works in the pizza restaurant, he made all the pizzas  himself.
Saying goodbye with Grandma to the family house.
My DIL said  goodbye too...I  have known her since she was 20

I am finally packed and ready thanks to marvelous friends who volunteered to help me.  I was stunned at the help coming down the pike.  Each was able to do something different.  I am blessed for sure. I will not feel on my new path until I am gone from here.  That will happen on Tuesday with a closing on Thursday   Amazing Grace.  I tell my husband about  this every single night.

Lessening my load with things in my home for 28 years...I loved reading this interesting piece:

Four Thousand Weeks and the Age of Subtraction 

  Thank you Elizabeth xo


Linda Swanekamp said...

May God give you strength and peace as you move. In the long run, it will be better for you in this stage of life. Grateful so many stepped up to help you. Happy Birthday to your grandson!

Michele Bilyeu said...

So beautiful! The post, the quilt, the label alone brought me to tears! You are still alive and still so beautiful Gma Muldoon. And your handsome grandson know your deep and endless love as all those grands do!

O'Quilts said...

Hi Michele...Life is so hard sometimes. Leaving is the worst. Tomorrow I begin anew...grateful for that opportunity..Praying for my son as he tries to find his way. xo

http://thankfullga447 said...

The quilt is beautiful and you sold already. I found getting old is a bit scary. Time will heal with the moving.