Here's a day's advance notice: tomorrow, December 15, is my grandmother's 98th birthday. Is that not impressive?? This picture was taken on her 96th birthday. She's a bit more frail, but still just as feisty as she's always been. Kevin and I stopped over to visit her Friday night; we took her a card and a carton of oysters of all things. She loves oyster soup, and my mom will make some for her. Funny.
It wasn't until I was married and thinking of decorating my own home that I began desiring quilts. I realized that I couldn't afford to buy them at antique shops or flea markets, so I determined that if I wanted quilts, I was going to have to make them myself. And who else to ask for help and advice than Grandma? We grew quite close through our common interest in quilting. For that I am ever so grateful, too.
Besides that quilting frame, I have all her other quilting stuff now, too. Over the summer, I cleaned the last of it out of her house and brought it here. I recorded that monumental task in several posts back in July. I also have been recording pictures of as many of her quilts as possible. The tab at the top of the page will take you to the ones documented so far.
I have written many posts about Grandma over the years. Suffice it to say, it's a great blessing to be pushing (cough) 60, and still have a grandmother who is as spry and alert as she is. Happy 98th, Grandma!
Happy Quilting, Friends!