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I Don’t Quilt But I Do Other Crafts

Today’s Word of the Day Challenge word prompt is quilt. I could swear we did that one recently, but I will do it again…only different this time.

I don’t know how to quilt, I can’t sew a straight line to save my life, but I do work on other crafts. I have done macramé, I have tried my hand at crochet. I have made jewelry, shell crafts, and now I’m into diamond art, I love it! Those that have heard me talk about are probably sick of hearing how much I love it.

My eyes and hands are not as strong as they used to be, and my time is limited these days, so that’s why I stick to DA as my craft. I can fit an hour in, while at the same time watching an episode of something on Hulu or Netflix, or, I can listen to an audiobook. Lately, I have preferred shows, I just finished season one of Barkskins and I can’t wait for more. This morning I started Top of the Lake and it looks fabulous as well! I feel guilty for not writing more, but I also get a lot of pleasure from this so I’m taking it. We have to have our little pleasures in life. Plus, if there is a book associated with a show I like, I usually read it after, that way I can visualize the characters even better! So, it also encourages more reading (as if I don’ already read enough!!!)

Yesterday was Father’s Day. I enjoyed the day, though I was in pain for most of it; dang UTI’s and my stupid, arthritis in my knee. Grrrrr. Today I gave a sample to the lab so my kidney dr. will put me on the appropriate meds if necessary. Of course, they won’t get the results back until Friday because he ordered a culture, so I will take OTC meds and flush with tons of water in the meantime. I even remembered to snap a few pics!! Dad and Dave opening gifts and cards, the boys Sean, Chris and his girl Becky in the background.

Saturday, after some errands, we drove out to the DFW National Cemetery to visit Dave’s parents and my mom. It was a short, somber visit, I’m sorry but I don’t get much out of those visits, I just do it out of respect. It is a beautiful place, but looking at a stone marker (our parents were cremated) does nothing for me. I feel guilty about that, but I’m just being honest. I would rather remember my loved ones as they were in life, so my preference is looking at picturesand recalling stories. I do miss all the folks who have gone from my life, there are so many. I pray we are all united in Heaven someday. How do y’all feel about visiting the cemetery?

My moms marker, Dad will go there when his time comes.

 

 

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WOD Challenge 4-21-20 Friend’s and Family Quilts

Good morning! What a beautiful Tuesday it’s shaping up to be!

To preface, I can’t sew a lick unless it’s for some kind of craft, I can barely hem a pair of pants. So, I want to highlight some amazing talent by my cousin Rosa (Whom I’ve callied Rosie my entire life) and my friend Carol Woodard who make beautiful quilts as you will see in the pictures I borrowed (stole) off of their Facebook pages. (Please forgive me ladies)!!

Rosa made this one

Now a few from Carol:

Aren’t they just gorgeous?

I can’t imagine the work and time it took to produce these beautiful quilts! Congrats to these ladies for all of their hard work!! I’m proud of them and do hope they don’t mind me sharing their fabulous creations!

I know my husband’s granny and Aunt Wanda also produced beautiful quilts, he has his own baby quilt as proof, as well as a very old hand made quilt I didn’t want to unfold to show you. They are put away, but suffice it to say, these ladies had tremendous talent.

I remember the stories and even observed the occasional quilting bee, yet I never had the desire to spend that much time on such a massive undertaking. Then there’s the fact that I can’t sew, so….

I have tried my hand at embroidery, crochet, and macramé, I even used to do hook rugs, lol. I’ve made jewelry, and now there is my Diamond Art Painting when I have the time. None of these are as beautiful as what these ladies and those before them have created, yet I keep trying to make my mark in the world. Or at least have fun trying! Peace out people!

 

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