Meet my new lap quilt. Here it is draped over my stitching chair. I have had it a few weeks but it took me a while to make the long walk to the laundry room. I wanted to wash it so it would have that crinkly, quilty look. It is an amazing thing. It is made by Granny. No, not my granny, Valerie's Granny. Granny is in her mid 90's. I want to say 96, but I could be lying. Wouldn't be the first time I had my facts skewed. Granny's quilts aren't perfect or precise. They are not art quilts; to me they are hope quilts. They make me hope for two things in life.
#1 That I will still be sewing at 96! That is one of my greatest fears, that I won't be able to stitch in my twilight years. Granny makes 3-4 quilts a WEEK! Now for all you slackers out there, that is a goal to reach for.
First posted here.
#2 That my children will care enough to come by my house every day if need be and thread my needle when I am 96. You see, Granny can't see well enough to thread the needle any longer. So her son or granddaughter come by and thread her machine needles and wind several bobbins at a time for her. I hope my children will do the same for me.
Isn't she precious? So count me in as a Granny Fan!
First posted at SAGA
And it is about time to register for SAGA convention. This year's convention is in Norfolk, VA. There is a variety of classes to appeal to many different people. Machine classes, hand sewing classes, smocking classes and hand embroidery classes. All by a large variety of teachers. The convention brochure is online now. The link is on the front page to download the convention brochure. Check it out.