I am stepping out of my mould — love the contemporary look Wendy Sheppard designed for a quilt. And since I became a Creative Memories consultant almost 13 years ago, I have grown to love the fall colours, and would have even had fall colours for my wedding reception — but that was 37 years ago in May and my colour preferences have changed since then. I just want to thank Wendy for the free download.
I just turned 62 — I have five grown children, and the last will be leaving our home town later this month. I have twelve grandchildren — all smart and progressing nicely. The oldest and the two youngest will leave also with their mother. I am happy for them, but sad for me. But already, my four year old grandson will have the opportunity to take French Immersion when he goes to kindergarten in the fall — an opportunity he could not receive in our small town. And I believe the opportunity that will keep me from being sad, is that I have a goal to make quilts for each of my grandchildren (six quilts which are already done). And then I will proceed with one for each of my children and their spouses. And finish three I have started for my guests rooms and my living room. If there are any grandmas out there that have never quilted, but would like to, do it — it is very rewarding.
I think quilting has been a great blessing to me this past year. Our money was short, so I made table toppers from fat quarters I already had here. So I gave a gift I could give with my own hands. I hope they loved them as much as I loved making them.
Now I have found my last daughter is moving away from our small Alberta, Canada town. I am very happy for her and her children, but I cried what felt for hours last evening. I was so glad my friend was here.
But I know my quilting will keep me too busy, to cry anymore. And thank goodness the NHL and their bosses are coming back to work. I have a TV room in my quilting room and will be able to keep an eye on the games while I sew my quilts. Merry Christmas to all have a wonderful new year.