Last week was an absolutely crazy week for both Paula and I. We each had great weekends - retreat for me, Georgia football for Paula (yes, they lost, but she had a great time anyway), but then it went a little south from there. We're on so many deadlines: Market, Festival, book, etc. that any little glitch throws us into a dizzy. At one point last week, Paula couldn't send or receive email, the post office had lost a small quilt, I miscut one of the fabrics for a re-do quilt, I forgot to write the WOW Wednesday post and that's just the top 4 issues! But all is right in RCQ world again. Paula has email, the little quilt was found, I found more of the fabric I had miscut and the quilt will be done in time and all of you survived without WOW Wednesday!
The topic for last week for the Marcus Designers was: your favorite quote, and here's what Paula has to say:
My Granny Waller was a quilter. She died before I started quilting, but I often wish I could ask her questions and share the love of making something with our hands that can be passed on to the next generation.
She quilted with a group of ladies from her tiny country church. They set up a frame in one room of the church and set around this square frame quilting, telling stories and I'm sure, settling the problems of the world as they saw it. I have a short 5 minute video from one of these meetings and I treasure that little glimpse into her life.
My granny was very down to earth and generous to a fault. Everyone in her small community, from the oldest to the youngest, knew who she was. (ME here: Paula has told me wonderful stories of how her granny cooked a big meal every Sunday and anyone from the community was welcome to come and eat).
I remember, when I was a little girl, asking her if I was pretty. She told me, "Pretty is, as pretty does." I've always remembered that quote and tried to live by it. The lesson I learned from that is to be kind to others and that it's what's inside you that counts and not your physical appearance that matters the most.
I sure do miss her and think of her often when I am working on a quilt.
Thank you Granny Waller for those wonderful words to live by.
Here's to a calmer week for this week! Monday is Fall Mystery BOW Week 5/Block 5; I will try to remember to actually post on WOW Wednesday; and now that I have the fabric I will actually be able to finish the re-do of New Market!
Until next time, happy quilting,