Celebrating all mothers everywhere! Especially the mothers in our lives that so lovingly make our days special, including those who are remembered and missed and will always live on in our hearts. Sending you wishes for much happiness on your special day!
Being a grandmother is the best! Don’t get me wrong, I loved being a mother and raising my kids. But let’s face it, now I can spoil the grands and send them home if they get too unruly or too hyped on sugar, not that I would ever provide that to them…ha!
I admit it. It’s a lot more fun to have someone else, like their parents, to do the hard stuff or that discipline thing. You remember, right? That discipline thing that makes the little beasties more bearable for other humans that have to spend time with them. Besides, they do have to eventually grow up to become responsible caring adults as future world citizens. But this grandma has found that this growing up thing happens even faster for the grandkids than it did for the kids. So, in the meantime, Grandma’s just wanna have fun with the grandkids and then send them home … after some ice cream.
If you have a favorite thought you like most about being Grandma, Nana, Mamaw, or your special name that your Grands call you, please feel free to share a comment below.
Do you love quilts in your home? Do you love the feelings that come with either receiving or gifting a quilt? I call quilting my cheap hobby as either I sew too slow or I buy fabric too fast. I haven’t decided. Either way, it takes me a while to complete my projects.
I attribute my love of quilts to my grandmother who also loved quilts. When I was a girl, my grandmother would tell me the story that went with each quilt as we would relax and lay on the bed talking late on a summer night. Most of her quilts were made from scraps into log cabins, colorful butterflies, Sunbonnet Sue’s or Sam’s by her Kentucky lady friends or from her mother (my great-grandmother) who saved and used scraps from everything. “Waste not, want not.” My great-grandmother would ask me if I was saving the buttons from my discarded clothes for sewing or ask me “are you going to throw away money?”. She was the original recycler. She made quilts primarily for her family to stay warm she said, not necessarily to look pretty. She used wool from grandpa’s suits, old cotton dresses, coats and other household textile items. But she made them into crazy quilts and used colorful embroidered threads to connect the pieces and tied them with yarn, which made them useful but pretty and decorative.
However; while I like most all quilts, scrap quilts, especially those with bright colors are my very favorite. I feel almost like I am getting a free quilt from my left overs! The above photo is one made entirely from left over scraps sewn onto tear-a-way papers (10″ Paper Piecing Squares) that I bought in a stack from Missouri Star Quilt Company (missouriquiltco.com), very inexpensively on one of the online Daily Deals. I have been experimenting with combining old and modern, which is fun! This certainly is not one of my more traditional patterns that I usually prefer. But it worked up fast and I have made a good dent in my scrap bag. I will machine quilt it with a quick pattern and tada will have a quilt that I will be comfortable with for everyday utilitarian use (being dragged around anywhere), maybe a concert in the park or a picnic.
My grandmothers would be proud to know they had influenced me with what they would call common sense and not wasting! Plus, it just adds another quilt to my stash to either gift or keep. It’s a Win Win!
I plan to add a quilt page and also a photography gallery with my next Blog redesign. In the meantime, quilt lovers please feel free to share a photo of one of your creations or showing a favorite pattern. Happy quilting and thank you for visiting! I hope all of my visitors enjoy Terre’s Blog – Women for All Seasons where I try to show a variety of topics from the spice of life. Thank you and please visit often!