Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ta-Daaa and more

I finished Becky's quilt yesterday while I waited for J to take the written test to get his learners permit to drive. One must do something calming when faced with something so nerve racking. And I can't think of anything more nerve racking than teaching a teenager to drive. I thought this would be my husbands job. My dad taught me so it makes sense but for some odd reason my children say they prefer me. Is that a good thing. I'm not so sure in this case.
I know I said I was going to give this a scrappy binding but I worried with how little the black border was that it would be to much so I continued the black. Sorry the picture is dark it is raining here today and that rain is trying to turn to snow. And for some reason the flash on my camera has decided it does not want to enlighten the world. Here are a few of my 1/2 square triangles pressed and ready for my project. And here are the rest waiting patiently for the iron. I got them sewn before I had to go to the doc yesterday.
Happy news at the doc so went out with grandma to celebrate. It is our little tradition. Every time I go to this doc when I am done I call grandma to have a visit and when there is good news we go to lunch. So we went to lunch yesterday and had a delightful time. We laughed and talked. She encouraged me over some worries I had about my children. It is so nice to have access to her wisdom and she always helps me put thing into prospective. Where my mom is my inspiration and assurance that I can accomplish great things. Grandma is my listening ear and and comfort that things will work out. How blessed am I to have these wonderful ladies in my life? More than I will ever know I am sure.




22 comments:

  1. Yay! another finish! Teaching your kids to drive? Yikes you are brave.
    What are the plans for the HSTs?

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  2. The quilt came out beautiful! I love it! I hope all is well...although from the sound of things you had a good Dr. visit. I know what it is like to have someone to go to who has lots of wisdom. Hang in tight on the driver's license.

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to your mom and grandma.

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  4. It is so nice to have that ear to listen to our worries and put them to rest:) great job:) glad the Dr visit was a success:)

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  5. Three cheers for Mom's and Gramma's!!!
    Now I just wanted to give you a "bright" side to look at instead of focusing on the scarry side of your child now driving.
    He can run errands now!!!
    He can go pick up the emergency milk for you when you need it!!
    Now you can sew in the passanger seat while he drives YOU around for a change!!!
    LOL
    Have a great day!
    Melissa

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  6. Glad you had a reason to celebrate! Your finish looks great - despite the weather. I'm ready for the snow, just to move on :) Looking forward to more pics of you hst's.

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  7. Good luck with that new driver. My son's 19 and I still don't like to ride with him. You have my sympathy!

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  8. Ya! I'm so excited! I'm even better at peeking at presents now than when I was a kid!

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  9. When my 3 children were learning to drive, hubby did most of the teaching... I was too much of a nervous wreck!! Even being in the car with them now, in their early 20s, I can be somewhat nervous... 8-)
    Yahoo! Another finish on a quilt! Feels sooooo good hey!? 8-)
    It is wonderful you have a good relationship with your mother and grandmother...
    Happy stitchings!

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  10. can relate to teaching kids to drive... my deal was you do driver's ed, get a license then you can borrow my car. No driver's ed no car... Then, when he registered for driver's ed it dawned on me -- I still had to get in the car with him while he practised! Had never occured to me....

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  11. Yea...so happy you got good news. I think you made a good decision on the binding. I never knew my grandparents - my paternal grandmother died 9 months after I was born, and my maternal grandmother died when I was 19, but lived "far away" and I can only remember seeing her once. Both my grandfathers died before I was born. So I enjoy your time with your grandmother - she sounds like a real jewel.

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  12. You are brave to teach your kids to drive - I've already made it known that I will not be that parent. And I love the quilt - looks great!
    Kris

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  13. Mums and Grandmas are wonderful - it is lovely to hear how much yours are appreciated!
    My grandson goes for his driver's licence soon - so good luck with it all!
    Hugs - Lurline!

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  14. Cherish your Grandma!! I know what you mean about being so lucky to have her ear. I lost my Nan 3 years ago and there isnt a day goes by that I dont wish I still had her here!! Grandmothers are surely precious!!! CAthyx

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  15. Glad to hear you got good news from the Doctor! How wonderful that you have your Mum and Grandma to inspire you. I can only imagine what it is like teaching a child to drive. My son is 14 so I guess this is something I will have to address soon. Love you new quilt - the design is really effective.

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  16. I love that quilt! So pretty, and you are indeed a very brave soul. I remember my learning to drive days and am very thankful to the patience of my parents. I almost drove my dad into a ditch!:0 I am a good driver now, though, knock on wood.:)

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  17. That is a nice that you go to lunch with your grandma like that. I'm sure you are treasuring these times in your life.. even the teenage driving thing. You'll look back on it one day and think.. "It all went so fast".
    The quilt is wonderful. :-)

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  18. truly a blessing. good luck with that driving thing...i'm glad those days are behind me!

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  19. I learned (in my adulthood) that my parents and grandparents will always know more than me no matter what. Even as I gain knowledge and experience - they are too. And so I will not catch up with them. And it goes on after we leave this life too.

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  20. so pretty, I love it. Your blog is very nice! so much creativity!

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  21. I like the idea of black myself.

    Em, having your Grandma at your side - your roots, your history - is always such a comfort and a rock. There's clarity and fair, solid support with so much love.

    They don't call them treasure's for nothin' :> .

    ...btw, you're a treasure, too!

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  22. What a lovely quilt - I love the pattern with all its triangles! You must share some of your grandma's calm and patient wisdom with your children and that's why they like you teaching them to drive :-)

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