Posts tagged family
Another tip I’ve been reading about building readership is to blog everyday, no matter what. I thought that if I didn’t have anything to say about quilting or fabric that I shouldn’t update, so I’m changing my mindset. And I’m not above using babies to get readers! So happy Friday, here’s a happy baby to send you into your weekend!
Then he got the hiccups and talked to me for a while…
Enjoy your weekend!
This morning I woke up to the news that my grandmother, Audrey Alleyne (she went by Alleyne) passed away last night. It’s sad news but I wasn’t too surprised. Her health has been declining for many years as she battled with dementia.
I prefer not to remember her how she was at the end. I want to remember her as she was when I was a child: always full of laughter, generous and fun. Dementia took that away from her and made her confused and scared.
My only regret is that I didn’t learn to crochet from her when she still remembered how. I still have one of her crocheted blankets.
Hug your loved ones tight tonight!
Remember how I said in this post how I don’t like to have more than one project going at a time? Oops. I do now! I have put my Chasing Chevrons quilt on hold and started this zig zag quilt. It’s for a very special little girl in need, but I’m going to wait on the reveal until I get the OK from her parents.
The pattern I’m making up as I go along, but it’s based on this quilt by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I think I’m going to do purple instead of black pieces, though. And ALL the material is from my scraps bin or my stash. Hooray for a scrap buster!! And I can tell you where each scrap came from… but if you just look at the quilts in this post you’ll find them soon enough!
So on my to-do, list continuing from this post:
JD’s Silly Safari Quilt (in progress)Complete!! My niece’s Christmas present (sleeping bag)Complete!!
- Chasing Chevrons (in progress)
- My husband’s T-Shirt Quilt (picked out the shirts to use)
- A scrap quilt (doing zig zags)
- Doily Quilt (bought the fabric!)
Happy Wednesday! I’m going out to my parents’ house in Orange County to watch my nephew. Normally his Grammi (my mom) watches him while my sister and her husband are at work, but my Mom needs to go to the hospice today to visit HER mother… Unfortunately she’s very, very sick. It’s been coming for a long time now, so we’re not surprised, but it’s still sad. Happiness and sadness in the same day, isn’t that how life works?