Thursday, May 7

Some Thankyous.

I have been a little remiss here, giving Thanks for an Award, from Street Guru.

So, without further ado, I will say Thank You, for this Kreativ Blogger Award. Please go visit Street Guru, he has some interesting observations.




Then, I discovered I had been tagged by Sweet Connie W to do a Seven Random things about myself.

I have done this before but a long time ago now, so here goes again...

1. I do love quilting, but every now & then I lose the Mojo, & have dry patches.

2. Same as above, re writing. For those of you awaiting another chapter in my 'story' on my other blog... well, I do have several written in my head.

3. I really enjoy reading. The more grizzly the better. I hate to watch grizzly, & I dont like watching violence. Reading it seems to be another matter entirely. hmmmn, does this indicate the secret violence of the hidden me??

4. The older I get, the more I realise how much I will never, ever know.

5. I have very vivid dreams. Always have. Some of them are more like Nightmares. Some seem to have been recurring almost all my life, especially the locations, and settings.

6. As a girl who grew up without her father in her life, I am constantly angered by the fact that the coward, who is the father of my Granddaughter, declined to meet her when he had the choice. Also the fact that her paternal grandparents met her, pretended to be enthralled, & so loving.... then dropped her flat. For no reason that is apparent to any of us. How could they? I am almost tempted to hate them for this gross act.
I might add here, they have disappered back into the woodwork again, being careful not to have any public phone numbers or information which would locate them. They only surfaced last time because I had a public notice put in a newspaper, & some of their friends notified them- with some disbelief!

7. I am sure I could be capable of hideous acts to protect my family. Of course one never knows how one would react in any given situation, until faced with it, but my urge to protect 'my own' is very strong.

Some dark thoughts here among the 7. I usually go for lighter.

On the subject of humanity's darkness, I was reminded this morning, whilst reading Ian at I still think so, about Hitler was a man who is arguably the worst human ever .
It sparked a memory in my core, that I have the feeling every one of us, given the right opportunity or circumstance could probably be some kind of "Monster".
I dont necessarily mean a murderer, or a torturer, but some level of darkness we never think ourselves capable of, under normal circumstances.

On the other side of that equation, I also think any one of us, is capable of acts of superhuman kindness, decency and valour. The light & the dark. The good & the bad.

On to other small thoughts.
Someone asked for some close up shots of some of the Autumn Quilt.. I have still not thought of a name I could 'publish' for it! ha ha!

Here in the sunlight, filtered through leaves.

This, taken in the kitchen in the morning sun, through the window. It is fairly true to the real life colours.



Again the sun dappled look.

I did wonder about the Bamboo, but since bamboo stays green all year long, I decided it was perfectly acceptable.

They should all enlarge on clickage, if you wish to see tendrils from frog stitching. Or odd cottons, yet to be cleaned off.




For Sweet Connie W.






18 comments:

Alby Mangroves said...

Perhaps the paternal grandparents were afraid that they would have to contribute financially. If that's their biggest fear, then it tells you all you need to know about them. Their loss, but unfortunately, probably your granddaughter's pain in years to come. If only our hearts could say 'bugger them' as easily as that.

Catalyst said...

K.T. Oslin's "80's Ladies" has been one of my favorite songs since I first heard it...in the 80's. Thanks for playing it, Meggie.

ancient one said...

I love your as yet un-named quilt.. and it is always interesting to read more facts about you...

I suspect we are all more capable of darkness than we care to admit...

Your granddaughter's father and grandparents are the ones losing out... Grandchildren are so precious...

Anonymous said...

A thank you back to you for the close-ups. They really brought the quilt to life for me - gorgeous. Loved the sunlight, too.

We had a similar experience to yours with a grandparent staying well out of the way till the grandchild was grown. However, now he is only too pleased to have the company. Perhaps I should be pleased but it awakens my 'dark side'.

sort of anon, to protect the innocent

Connie W said...

Thank you, my dear friend, for the mention and the song. It will always be one of my faves. Hugs.

Thimbleanna said...

What an interesting post Meggie. I've always though the same about people being capable of extreme cruelty or kindness. Everything just so dependent on where life's path takes us. Thanks for the quilt close ups -- very, very pretty!

Sheila said...

There is a fierce maternal love and protection which tells me I would be capable of almost anything to protect my kids. Even now they are adults, and that extends to my grandchildren too. My mother never knew her father. While she often spoke to me of her life in foster homes, she never mentioned her feelings of loss at not knowing her parents, both of whom were alive. I suspect it cut just too deeply, and I often feel sad and protective of the child she was.
Your quilt is lovely, the colours are spectacular. They remind me of a walk in the Autumn woods, with sunlight filtering through the trees. Clever lady..!

Joyce said...

I love your fabric choices for your quilt. The grandparents don't know what they're missing. I would hate to not know my wonderful grandchildren.

Madame Ladybug (Ady) said...

My mom was a single mom. I am a single mom. Sometimes, I think that her anger and pain comes from a sense of guilt that my state is somehow her fault. I like my life though. I am glad that I did not have a father and I do not want a husband. I am glad that I am independent, like my mother. I hope to pass the same qualities on to my daughter. There is a bright side to some things...

Ian Lidster said...

Interesting insights, especially on whatever violence we might be capable of to protect our loved ones. I am a very peaceful person but if somebody were to hurt Wendy I know I could be homicidal.

Isabelle said...

Your quilt is lovely!

The Sagittarian said...

I agree about protecting ones own, I never knew I even had that Tigress in me until I had kids of my own!

Mike said...

K.T. Oslin.

Wow. I had totally forgotten about her.

Anonymous said...

People are just no damn good. This can be plainly seen when the state of the world is looked upon as a reflection of ourselves ;-)
B Reeto

Kitty said...

Congratulations on your award Meg - so very richly deserved. And I don't think you're properly 'kreativ' unless you lose your mojo once in a while ;-) x

Marianna said...

Congrats on the award Meggie :)

My dreams are like that as well! Thank you for sharing your 7 things about you with us.

your quilts are wonderful!
Have a great weekend
xoxo

rhubarbwhine said...

The colours of that quilt are devine, so autumnal. Gorgeous.

Tanya said...

Your autumn quilt is lovely. It sun dapple makes it sparkely and shine!