Thursday, April 29, 2010

going again

I'm at it again. Some time ago. probably within the last year I decided that I would make a granny square afghan for my each of my grandchildren. I decided that the best time for them to receive it would be at High School graduation. Since my oldest grandchild is four I knew I had a few years to get these done. But I know they take a long time so I started. I think I have close to enough squares crocheted for one afghan. But I am not going to put one together yet. I have decided to keep making squares. If I make 5 squares a day it will take me five plus years to have enough squares for 35 grandchildren. You say 35? That number was derived my thought that if each of my children had five children that would be 35 grandchildren. If I have more grandchildren them I will have to make more afghans. Happy to do that. If I have less then I will donate the "left overs" to a worthy cause. I know. I'm weird. By the end of this year I should have 6 grandchildren. So that is a more workable goal for the moment. Make enough squares for the almost current six. For sure I'll have them ready in time. I hope.

Friday, April 23, 2010

wish big

My husband and I have been invited to a party for a lady we know through our church. The invite says no presents please. So I made a nice card instead. Well I think it is a nice card. Happy birthday Ellen! See you tomorrow.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The book

On Tuesday, April 13, I took the completed memories book to Bro. and Sis. Johnson. They invited me in. It was so special for me to be with them and to listen to them talk and express their thoughts and feelings on such a thing to have received. They thought it was very nice. He remarked that it looked they would get some crying in tonight when they had a chance to read the messages from their friends. They are going to add other cards and notes that have been delivered directly to them. The pages are quite nice and very creative. I am confident they will enjoy having it and that their children will enjoy it as well. The day is coming when he will no longer be on this earth. He's hoping for a few more weeks. What special people. Memories live on for us who stay on earth after our friends leave.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's done

I did it. I finished the nine-patch quilt!! Well at least the quilt top is finished. I don't know what the traditional way of putting together this style of quilt is but this is what I chose. I decided to put the same color fabric squares together to give them a bigger presence in the quilt. The six pieces in the middle are the ones received from the FB quilt group. I am satisfied with the turn out of the quilt top. Hurray! I finished another project.

Pages for PJ

A dear man in our church ward is in hospice care for his cancer. He is loved by so many people here. We as a ward had planned a Celebration of Life for him. It was to be tonight. His health deteriorated so much since we began the planning that it will no longer be held. We, the organizers, decide to still make the memories book. We asked people to write their memories of Phillip and bring them to the event. Instead they have been sending them through email, and Facebook. Last night one of the ladies making the pages asked me if I would make some pages for the family to add pictures too. She is the page queen so I was a bit overwhelmed. I finished the eight pages at 10pm last night. I hope they fit the bill for her and the family.