How lovely to see this cute little guy! Isn't he adorable?
His proud Granddaddy sent me this pic, & I just had to show everyone.
On the other hand, I love the two grandchildren we have, so I should just be very grateful.
Which brings me to the quilt. Our beautiful Granddaughter will be 20 next month, & this quilt has been in the making since she was 19, probably longer, if I take into consideration the pieces of stitchery, which I did before I had decided to make a quilt around them!
This pic was taken outside on the clothesline, & makes it look somewhat shabby & uneven. It is not really, it is quite neat & straight, but I had just grabbed it out of the dryer, to take it to give it to our 'Star'. GD.
I have no idea why it took me so long to get it finished. A combination of things such as weather, heat, humidity, laziness, & other life events.
It really is very basic in it's construction, nothing fancy, but I figured the stitchery patches should shine, so went for simplicity.
I took this pic, on the top of our bed, trying to get the stitchery to show up, before I washed it, but it is not a very good photo.
I have called it "Nanna's Hugs" & it was well recieved.
In other news I was recently pleased to hear from an old school friend.
I had left a comment on a web site, asking for news of this person.
Imagine how pleased I was to get a phone call one evening, from the person concerned. A friend of her brother had seen the query, & because they had an unusual surname, he asked if he knew her. His sister, he said, so he passed on my phone number.
The power of good on the internet!
She kindly sent me this copy of a photo I had never seen before, & it has caused much mirth on looking at 'young us'!! ( I love the 30ish figures on the glass doors in the background. It was a Picture Theatre.)
It was a school Fancy Dress, an occasion which I believe struck fear into the hearts of non creative mothers! My mother was actually very talented at such things, but she had little time for creation, having to work to support us all.
I was a Daffodil, & my costume was made from crepe paper & cheap satin lining fabric. I am in the lower left corner.
(Is it just me, or do the heads look disproportionately large for the bodies??)
The friend is in the second row, second from the left, & appears to be a Queen of Hearts. Her long blond hair is in ringlets. I have blogged of her in the past, as she had the voice of an angel!
I can remember the names of most of the children, but 3 boys, & two girls are lost to time.
She also sent me a copy of another photo, taken years later, of us in a school Choir. I am not sure how I got into the choir, since my voice is not wonderful, but I could sing the harmony, so maybe that got me a place.
It is fun to reminisce.
Some of you may have read my previous two posts, which seem to be developing into 'more'.
I can understand when writers ~ real writers, that is! ~ say they get 'lost in their writing'.
That is exactly how I have been, & I can't really afford to do that too much. I have others to think about.
I have minor eye problems, Gom has serious eye problems, & in amogst it all, life needs to continue...
The insane maniacal
cow loon, who rode up my bumper bar, well not quite literally, but damn close!blaring her horn for 100 meters deserved me to give her impolite finger signals, & put my foot abruptly on the brake!!
However, I exercised restraint, did not send any signals back, either finger or otherwise, & I convinced myself a Zen approach was the way to go.
Probably a result of my lovely lunch. Pasta with lashings of pure Virgin Olive Oil, & fresh herbs. Parsely, Thyme, & Basil, fresh ground black peppercorns & sea salt. Bliss!