The First Hundred

...in the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Decisions, decisions


Great-Gramma Mimi came for a visit, and enjoyed seeing Josiah trying out the rocking chair that belonged to her daddy when he was Josiah's age.

My Momma-Mimi is a veteran quilter; she's made one for each of her seventeen grandchildren, and has several others she's working on right now. I was so glad for her input as I've started Josiah's quilt. While I might be content to "just get it put together", she has an eye for detail and encourages careful work.

Do you know how many different combinations you can make with 20 quilt blocks?
(This is a rhetorical question.)I'll post a picture when I've made up my mind, and finished the project. Thanks, Mimi.

10 Comments:

  • At 8/06/2006 11:43 PM, Blogger curious servant said…

    So much work!

     
  • At 8/07/2006 7:16 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    I started to compute the answer then I looked up the meaning of rhetorical (hehe).

    Your family has some wonderful traditions and talents. ;-)

     
  • At 8/07/2006 8:33 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    I admire your patience!
    I am sure it will look great, it already does.:-)

    God's Grace.

     
  • At 8/07/2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Thanks for the quilt pictures. You are doing complicated stuff! They are looking nice.
    Also, that old Mimi rocking chair looks like it has had some excellent care. It has found a nice sitter in Josiah.
    Josiah will be wanting if when he has kids, if he is anything like our Karen. So enjoy it while you can.
    ..

     
  • At 8/07/2006 12:40 PM, Blogger uncle joe said…

    Seeker
    I hear tell you’re doin’ well,
    Good things have come to you.
    I wish I had your happiness
    And you had a do-wacka-do,
    Wacka do, wacka-do, wacka-do.

    (this was on aj's blog, but just want to make sure you got the message)

     
  • At 8/07/2006 7:01 PM, Blogger Gramma said…

    Hi Seeker,
    Your top photo shows the layout I am thinking of doing... no progress on my quilt yet, but not worried. I know I can finish it with or without my friend's help. Maybe I should get myself busy. Anyway, I love the tradition of your family, and hope my own may pick it up.

     
  • At 8/07/2006 7:29 PM, Blogger theresa said…

    I can't wait to learn how to quilt....it's gonna be one of the first things I do when I sell my house and downsize. All the patterns look good to me. I can't wait to see the finished project. How long will it take?

     
  • At 8/08/2006 7:08 AM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    Aw! I love seeing great grandchildren get to meet their great grandparents. The children think they grand parents are just old kids. My girls used to get Nan (my g-mother) in the floor just like she was a kid and play Barbies. She loved it and would do it until she couldn't get down any more.

    Great quilt! I found a bag of quilt squares that Nan had made some time ago. My goal is to make as big of a quilt as I can and hang it in the hall. I got her sewing machine, so now all i have to do is learn to use it! :o) Wanna come over and teach me??

     
  • At 8/08/2006 9:16 AM, Blogger jel said…

    Wow, L ove the quilt,

    I still have my quilt that my granny made me a long time ago :)

    take care
    and have a great day!

     
  • At 8/09/2006 1:53 AM, Blogger audrey` said…

    A masterpiece of love and patience :)

     

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