Monday, August 16, 2010

One step at a time...

 In the sewing room, everything is pretty much as I left it. A brief flourish of inspiration, and then nothing. The UFOs, the projects, the ideas...they just sit there. But my old friend MAM, she never deserts me. In a wash basin, or a bag, a box or a pile, it is what it is, odd bits and parts who don't mind be sewn together. And so, I start there..to see if I can move forward, or at least closer to 'there'.
 Big A graduates. An ending and a beginning. She is my oldest grandchild, the heir apparent and leader of the pack. She had the title role of "Granddaughter Solo" until 2 years ago. She now has 3 little junior princesses following her about. Yes, the grandchild count is 15, with 11 of them being boys! Oh Joy! Boys!!!
 Her party was a huge affair, lots and lots of family from 4 sides, since she has two sets of parents and multiple grandparents. It was a fun day, watching her meet and greet, give hugs and jokes with equal abandonment. She's off to college in a few weeks. She will be starting at UW-River Falls, my old haunting ground and where I had a meet and greet of my own, way back in the 50's. End result? Wedding bells and no degree...ya right, re-thinking that one!! She's majoring in Elementary Education and I hope she can "just do it". All the way to the goal line.
 
And you know, it really doesn't seem so very long ago that this was the Sept. 13th birthday quilt. It's a MAM, of course, with the added touch of her name. It's been on her bed ever since. Wonder if it will go off to college?? Probably not...LOL
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19 comments:

Angie said...

Oh Finn Oh Finn Oh Finn I am SOOOOO glad to SEE YOU!!!!! Please don't go away again!!! I have so sorely missed you, woman, (and Ebby too) but SERIOUSLY, promise me you will leave your blog here and that you will be HERE!!!! PLEASE??? :d I have goodies to show you---I've made two small rugs, and crocheted washcloths and knitted two shawls and made pin cushions, and ROFLOL SEEEE I need you here!!! :D Hugs and more hugs!!!!!
Your Biggest Fan EVER!!! Angie

Michele Bilyeu said...

And what a wonderful first step it is!!! Your granddaughter is beautiful and so is the quilt that has truly stood the test of time! Love seeing her, again, it again, and you again!

Blessings and many thanks for reappearing.We have all missed you so very, very much!!!!

Susan said...

Hi Finn! Long time no see - but I sometimes see you on FB!

Congrats to your beautiful granddaughter and best wishes on her aspirations - we will keep our fingers crossed that she will 'just do it' - graduate that is, and not meet Mr Right until way later!

And of course I love the beautiful colorful quilt you made her, as I am sure she does. You are making memories and passing down to her 'pieces from your scrapbag of life'.

Huggs!

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's good to have you back! We missed you.

julieQ said...

HI Finnie!! Squeals of excitement to hear from you...and on such an auspicious occasion! Congratulations for your dear Granddaughter!! I still love that quilt...How have you been this hot, hot summer?

scrappy quilter said...

You have definitely been missed. You were one of the very first blogs I found when I started visiting blogs. So glad to see you back. Congrats to your granddaughter. Hugs and love dear friend

Screen Door said...

Great sees a post from you.... Awesome girls!!!!

Ms. Jan said...

Hi Finn,
Glad to hear that you are OK. I've missed you! jan

Stephanie D. said...

Hmmm, so does the granddaughter get a new college quilt now???

Glad to see you posting again!

Auntie Em said...

Hellllloooo Finn! So nice to see your post. I love the before and after pictures of your lovely granddaughter.

Brenda said...

nice to see you back

Clare said...

Oh Finn.

I coldn't believe my eyes when I logged into Google this morning and saw that you had posted! Lovely to have you back. I've really missed you.

I agree. Your lovely grand daughter deserve a Finn special for college.

Libby said...

Oh how fast they do grow up *s* So good to see you post - you've been missed very, very much!

AnnieO said...

Hi Finn, so glad to see you here in blogland again, I missed you so much. Your #1 granddaughter is gorgeous, congratulations on her graduation and good start on her future! Hugs!

Sweet P said...

Hi Finn! Great to see you back. Alison appears to be a wonderful young lady. I'm sure she will have a wonderful time in college.

Silverthimble said...

Welcome back, Finn! I am like you, returning to my MAM blocks when I lack the enthusiasm or inspiration to do much else. Somehow working all those bits and pieces into a useful top gets me going again when I get stalled.

bluebird-lyn said...

Dear Finn, so very happy to read your post...missed you....love Alison's quilt....I made one for our Jess and it still is on her bed ...some 12 years now....Hugs Lyn

Dolores said...

See, you were truly missed - and now you are back.

Magpie Sue said...

For a minute there I thought I'd somehow made it back to my own blog. Your MAM blocks look a lot like the ones I've been making lately! And I've been making them because I can't seem to settle to anything else. Welcome back friend!