Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Great Grandma Lottie (1888-1994)

I wanted to share a portion of my great-grandmother's journal. She lived to be 106 years old and I remember her well. I attended her 100th birthday party in Louisiana when I was 12 and shortly after she moved to Michigan to live near my grandfather. My mother and I went almost every day to visit her in the elderly home where she lived. We would play dominoes and spend time with a lot of others there (I remember Vandum, Richard and George the most). I have a lot of special memories of those times. She died of pneumonia my senior year of high school and she was surrounded by her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, included me. She could still recite poetry she learned in elementary school and was a wonderful Christian lady.

She was featured in the January 18, 1993 issue of U.S. News and World Report and was also recognized on her 100th birthday by the United States Government for the fact that all six of her sons had served in World War II.

Here is the link to her journal:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Charity Quilt - Widows of Kiev, Ukraine

Below is the quilt I am working on for our Kiev Ministry at Church. It is a ministry to widows in Kiev, Ukraine. I hope my widow likes the quilt that I have made her. I have tried to pray for her as I make the quilt. I don't know who will get it, but the Lord knows. I hope she's not allergic to cats!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

What I've Been Working On

Well, I have been working hard the last few weeks on my sewing skills. Here are a few pictures of things I have made.

I had to make an Auburn purse so I can wear all my Auburn gear when we go to the Orlando Auburn Club venue to watch the football games!

Here is a purse I made for church to match my black/white dress. They are both from a free pattern I found online. I still need to sew in a clasp for this one.

And...I have finished the quilt top for this quilt. As you can see Aubie really likes it.