It is a Generational Thing
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by O'Quilts
2d ago
Happy Fathers Day...As I am so grateful for the fathers who raise other peoples children with love. Here is my oldest grandson, Evan...He will be 19 in 12 days.  He dropped out of high school at 16; He learned a trade in construction from his step-father; He has accumulated in his savings...money....Last year, he bought himself a tiny house and plugged it into the back yard for his own independence and freedom..  A few days ago, he bought himself...with his own earnings, his first car.... Sooo very proud of Evan. Dear Aunt Carl....of Greenville Alabama...my daddy's sister.  Yo ..read more
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Gratitude
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by O'Quilts
6d ago
 A lovely quilty day today.   Grateful today for honest friends who are free to share their angst as well as their joy. Sharing quilty  things with quilty people...there is nothing better!! Cassandra from https://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/ has this chicken pattern...It is a bit task heavy as there is tracing and ironing and cutting and stitching; however, I think it is quite cute.  I found these tonight only because my Lynsey straightened my apartment before she went home.. My family in Portland is excited to be getting chickens...I think Portland allows 4 or ..read more
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Looking for the Light
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by O'Quilts
1w ago
Yesterday at  CMQG, I had the pleasure of being surrounded by amazing talent. Due to the sharing and chatting and laughing and sewing, I managed to finish piecing all these blocks Just adjusting the value and I will whip them together... It is close to the time I will be chatting  with my great longarmer, Mary Jerz. My Lynsey is visiting....It was to be one night, but she needs to finish a million home schooling lessons in a few weeks in order to graduate to the next level...10th grade.  So much stress for her...probably quieter for her to study with her grandma. and of cours ..read more
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Grandma O'Quilts is So Joyful
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by O'Quilts
1w ago
 OMG  Joy is a new set of IKEA shelves in my bedroom.  More joy is my friend Sherry to assemble them. Old bureaus from my growing up years...My mother's bedroom 65 years ago..rickety but still usable. I need so much  help moving things around.  Using my walker due to pains in my adductor  muscles and in my feet.  Age is so upon me. So hard to transfer fabric and baskets from one place to another. I am so overwhelmed with fabrics and fabric bits and pieces and scraps...yet every little bit is precious. I just cannot let go.... Indeed, I have ordered a tra ..read more
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Outdated Grandma O'Quilts
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by O'Quilts
1w ago
First up....Aoife and Rosie on their way to California from Oregon to camp at the Redwood National Park. Grandma's zippy coin purses done  Card pouches...I am playing "Hand and Foot" with the other old ladies here...It is so disorganized...Voila, I have made laminate pouches and added 4 new card decks each, to donate...Trying to keep things together....Trying anyway. Tonight was Dylan's 8th grade graduation....Ii cannot believe high school will be next.  All  summer he will be working with his step father and older brother learning the family construction business. Dylan ..read more
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Sunday and Such
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by O'Quilts
2w ago
Joe is one of the chefs here...He makes me Cuban sandwiches even when they are not on the menu.  He is sooo nice So...voila...a potholder made just for him...Will deliver it tomorrow!! The back of Joe's potholder: A zippy purse...I have not made one of these in years... Patriotic ones. This tutorial is thanks to :https://emptynesters3.blogspot.com/2012/08/coin-purse-tutorial.html Picture of Aoife and her daddy a few days ago.  Unfortunately the girl is sick...again...pre-school stuff. Aoife will be 4 in 7 weeks...OMG!! All my grandchildren have slept under this "Brown Bear ..read more
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And the Time Goes Where???
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by O'Quilts
3w ago
June first is my wedding anniversary.  We would have been  married 44 years if ALS had not stolen him 9 years ago.   Tonight I finished this top...either a wheelchair quilt or a cuddle quilt.  My sister picked out the border...Thank you Charmaine...She has a wonderful sense of  color. When I had my home, I would have paid big bucks for these pink depression glasses. The color does not show here....I have a one bedroom apartment with fabric galore, ...no room for glasses.... However, in our little store, I found them for $2 each.. I bought two, just cuz I could not lea ..read more
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Memorial Day
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by O'Quilts
3w ago
This is the story I posted on Instagram this morning....hope I get it all here as I cannot even find my own post. John Henry Washington Newton Burt was the  man who raised me   He was from rural Alabama, town of Greenville. He lied about his age and joined the Air Force at age 16.  He had an 8th grade education.  The Air Force gave him the opportunity to get his GED and trained him to be an airplane mechanic.  He was an Air Force lifer until he got orders to go to Viet Nam....He retired then, as he had already served in the Korean War. My mother met John Henry ..read more
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A Day at the End of May
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by O'Quilts
3w ago
 A lovely view from my patio this evening. More potholders...I just love love  love to make potholders.  A small quilty thing with color and design to give away to folks who need cheer around here.  A  potholder without a binding is the same as a quilt without a binding...Color and design, the binding just gives the perfect finish. Here they are in a basket on the wall by the door.  All first time visitors choose one for themselves...So wonderful to see folks carefully do their selecting. I probably have 15 ready  now... May is going quickly...I mean, it ..read more
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Just a Lovely Day in Charlotte
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by O'Quilts
1M ago
Today's finishes:  50 pocket tissue packs.  By August, I usually have 100 made for  the holidays...This year, I think 50 is just fine. Sally is a jewelry artist....She took a cliping from a quilt magazine and decoupaged it on a piece of wood...I just  love it. Finished  two potholders today....The panel of chocolate sayings is  very popular in potholder gifts. We have a store here called "Goods to Go"  Donated items for sale.  Money goes to help folks pay the rent when they run out of money.  This ACTS community  has promised never to tell ..read more
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