Wow, time can get away from me!

We lost a great quilter and really nice lady a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Sue Garman; she designed several Blocks of the Month for The Quilt Show, as well as many beautiful patterns, especially her applique ones.

She designed one last BOM and it’s going on right now over at TQS. I had already decided to do it, but when Sue passed, that made me feel a sense of urgency.

Ths is my focus fabric. I bought it online from Connecting Threads. Normally I prefer to shop locally, but I need to save money. I have to say I like it. What do you think of my purchase?

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I know I’m late…

I should have been here yesterday. Keri helped our freezer die and we’re getting a new one. Michael and I spent 4 hours going from store to store, and we finally found one that we could agree on.

Today, I was very unproductive. I have no one to blame but myself, and I’ll do better tomorrow. So, I hope to be back tomorrow with a new post and some pics.

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Just another day

Yesterday was my birthday. Not a numerically significant one, but still more sand through the hourglass. You’d think I’d be used to my son’s behavior by now, but he still has the power to hurt me. All I needed from him was a birthday wish, and he didn’t even give me that. DH Mike, DD Keri and I went to Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner; good company and good food. I’m glad we were able to salvage part of the day.

Today is sunny and very, very cold! A good day to stay in and stitch, so that’s what I’m doing.

I finally uploaded some pics of the last  quilts of 2016.

What do you think? I did an allover holly design on the Christmas one, and a geometric allover  on the half log cabin. Both clients were happy, so that makes me happy 🙂

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Happy New Year!

Just checked and I haven’t published since 2015!! I am so sorry. I’m going to attempt this again; maybe once a week. If I put it on my calendar, I’ll hold myself more accountable. Ya think?

Here’s a couple of quilts that I finished in 2016. I don’t do custom anymore, just edge to edge. It’s so much easier on the body!

 

We moved Mom into assisted living in May of 2015, and she adjusted pretty well. I’m only about 10 miles away now; instead of 85. Since Mike and I share one car, I get over to see her about once a week. She started out in strictly assisted living, where the caregivers don’t do much-the residents are more or less self sufficient. Last January, we had to move her, upstairs in the same facility, to enhanced assisted living. The aides help a lot more. Mom is fading a bit; she’ll be 98 in March!

What do you think of Tyler? He’s gotten taller, but hasn’t gained much weight. Fine with me; I can still pick him up for a cuddle 🙂 He’s in 2nd grade now and he’s so smart! We still see him every weekend.

I broke my kneecap in August. Since I couldn’t quilt, I lost some clients. I’m so grateful for those that have stuck by me.

I guess that’s it for now. Like I said above, I’m putting this blog on my calendar. I’m making it a priority. Take care and have a great day!

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Happy Easter!

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The first 2 are from 2013, when Tyler’s family was still intact. The others are from this morning. Michael does an Easter table every year. Once David and Keri got too old for baskets, Michael introduced the table. His mother, having 6 kids over a span of 12 years, did the table once the older 3 outgrew the basket age. Personally, I think it’s a great idea! Fattening, yes. Delicious? Definitely.

I’ve been working on client quilts. Here are two of the most recent. 11013620_972659246086805_6244771693705756600_n 11081206_972660456086684_6846060397086561375_n 11068273_963987816953948_5035249530882953106_n 10461431_963987820287281_7113743403581390594_n

One is an oriental and one very traditional. I am so lucky to know quilters with such eclectic tastes.

BTW, my mother will be moving into assisted living on the 13th. We’ll be getting her stuff out of her apartment later in the month. She was in there for almost 25 years! Now we begin another phase of life. I’m not sure I’m ready for my “Mommy” to do this, but since I don’t have much choice, I am going to do my best by her. Besides Michael, she’s all I’ve got. Love you Mom.

This week

This week I have to talk to Mom. I keep asking for God’s guidance, and He’s led me to a local assisted living facility that one of my best friends is affiliated with. I’ve got the paperwork; I really hope she’s amenable to this.

As for me, here’s a couple of things I’ve worked on this past week.

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Carpenter’s Star Sampler
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closeup of pattern

I’m still trying to get the hang of my new blog! Hope you enjoy the eye candy, and please pray that I do the right thing with my Mom.

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Some recent work

Here are a few pics of the quilts I’ve completed recently. I specialize in all-over patterns, but I also do custom.

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This one’s by the same person, I did an all-over  on it called Acanthus. I’ve been using Pellon Legacy 80/20 batting; I like the definition in the quilting.

 

 

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Do you want to build a snowman? It’s not a Christmas quilt, it’s a winter quilt. The second photo is dark because I was trying to show what I quilted on it-an all over called Flurries.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately, in addition to speaking to a very nice lady named Gigi at a local assisted living facility. Yup, I’ve made the decision-if Mom agrees and gets approved, she’ll be moving. It’s closer to us and they can provide a lot of the services we just can’t. I pray several times a day for guidance and have talked to people I know that have gone through similar things. It just feels right. It would be selfish if I had her come here, just so I know she’s okay. This way, I will know everyday.

Have a great weekend!

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Hello again world

I’ve moved over here to WordPress, hoping that it will motivate me, and help me to understand my world.

You might be wondering about the name of the blog-Sandwich Generation Quilter. Well, that’s what I am. I’m trying to do the best by my mother, who will be 96 in March. She has seen so much! Unfortunately, a lot of it is kind of fuzzy for her. No Alzheimer’s or dementia, just a very full Rolodex in her memory.050

Next up, both our grown kids live here. One hasn’t left, and one came back after a divorce. Hubby lost his office and is now sharing the family room. Oh well. We do what we need to do, right? That said, it would be nice if we could live our lives. I don’t have any pics because they don’t like having their pictures taken.

Last, but definitely not least, our 5 1/2 year old grandson spends every weekend here with his father, our son. We love him to pieces!! However, I don’t remember my kids being this full of energy.

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In between all this, I try to quilt; both for clients and for me. I’ve been a quilter for about 20 years, and a longarm machine quilter for almost 15 years. If you go over to my Facebook page, you’ll see pics of my work. Since I don’t like duplication of effort, most of the quilts will be over there. I’ll share my little projects here.

I think that’s it for now; see you here next time.Siggie block