Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dilemma of Living Alone




 

I have been by myself for almost three years.  When my sweet husband was healthily he was the person who took care of the yard and all house maintenance.  When he could no longer handle those responsibilities I hired a person to take care of the yard and I became the maintenance woman.

 

After his death my next door neighbor took over mowing the lawn.  I had fired the yard person as he was not doing what he was being paid to do.  Then I took over everything in the yard except the mowing.  My single daughter was my helper for two summers but she now has a full time job and does not have the time to help.

I now have hired another lawn care service and I believe this will work out.  I will always be so thankful for neighbor Dean and his generously in helping me out but he has more on his agenda than he can handle and I know he was relieved when I let him retire.

 

After saying all of this, I have decided it is time for me to give up being a home owner and I have my name on a couple of 55+ apartment communities.  The one I want is in the town I live in and I am number 14 on the wait list.  However, the good news is they are going to build an additional fifty units and I have been assured I would definitely get one of those apartments.  It may be a two year wait but I can survive that long---especially since I hired a lawn service.  This old body cannot do what it once use to be able to do.  Happy days are ahead, even if it is a two year wait.

 

I have two years to clean out and clear out and I started today with my old “yard” clothes.  They are now in the garbage can.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Do You Wash Your Quilt?

 
 

This is a quilt I made for the grandchild of my daughters friend.  It was one of those requests like “Mom, can you make a quilt for H and will it be ready next week”.  Needless to say, my daughter does not sew and has no idea what is involved in making a quilt, time or cost. 

I will say this about my daughter, there are many things she does very, very well and I could not have made it the last two years without her help.  She has been my yard person and has worked very hard helping me keep the yard looking cut and trimmed.

As I said my daughter knows nothing about quilt making or sewing.  I always wash my quilts after I have finished with them.  Daughter comes over to pick up quilt and she is looking at the quilt and looks at a specific piece of fabric and says “You washed it and look the fabric has faded”.  The background of the fabric was a pink ombre (beautiful pink shade) with an overprint of wildflowers in delicate shades of purple.  I just had to laugh! 

The quilt turned out nicely and I do hope Miss H enjoys it.  Do you wash your quilts after you finish them?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Babies


This winter/spring our family has been blessed with two new baby boys, my great grandsons.  They live in different states so I thought I would make each of them the same cute quilt.  I used bright colors thinking later their moms could use the quilt to teach them their colors.  Welcome to our world Beau and Brogan.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dresden Plate 1

I just finished hand quilting this Dresden Plate.  The fabrics are from the Aunt Grace line of fabrics that I accumulated over several years.  It is a warm, cozy quilt for cold winter days and nights.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Carolina Blue Quilt Top

I completed the quilt top for my grandson who is attending UNC.  He had requested the colors of Carolina Blue and white.  I chose a variety of Carolina blues for the blocks and did the sashing in white with navy cornerstones.  The binding will also be navy.  I love
the way this quilt turned out and I know he will enjoy it also.  He is such a great young man!  It will go out to the longarm quilter in mid September.

 
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Blue Fabrics


These are a few of the fabrics I will be using in grandsons quilt.  I need 54 blocks and I have 25 sewn as of now.  The push is on to get it completed ASAP.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Maybe Before Christmas

I have been asked to make a quilt for one of my wonderful grandsons who is headed off to college this fall.  He wants it Carolina Blue and White.  Yesterday I headed to Dahlonega for the beginning of
fabric purchases and found the background and a few Carolina blues.  Also I found the backing which is a medium blue with Carolina blue dots.  This quilt will be machine quilted by one of my friends who does long arm quilting.  Watch for pictures as the process begins.