DESIGN WALL MONDAY -
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We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))
On my wall today -
The Quarter Log Cabin Blocks -
Using a jelly roll from my stash -
And a pattern by Liz Katsuro at Jelly Roll Fabrics - HERE - ;))
When a breeze blew them all off the wall -
I got them back up -
But didn't bother to put them in order - ;))
I have A LOT more to make - ;))
The strips are sorted -
And some are sewn together -
But that's about it - ;))
Still haven't finished anything on the other walls - ;))
I keep getting distracted -
You know -
Checking the mail -
Paying the bills -
Getting groceries -
Fixing something to eat -
Checking blogs -
And reading - ;))
The rest of this post is personal so feel free to skip it - ;))=====
I have a Kindle and have been downloading free stuff - short stories and such lately. But when I went to Sam's last week - I bought a REAL book. I LOVE REAL books - I LOVE the smell of them - and I LOVE the feel of them. Anyway - I bought "American Sniper" - the Chris Kyle autobiography. I know that I will never see the movie - BOB doesn't do movie theaters and barely knows how to find them "On Demand" - and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about so I bought the book.
I like his style - very readable.
And I know that he died - but I don't know the whole story - yet.
Anyway - as I was reading - I flashed on Grandson #2's reaction when he first saw our wedding picture a couple of years ago -
“That was YOU, Grandma!”
“Yeah, honey, that was me. I wasn’t always old with white hair.”
Reading Chris Kyle’s story made me realize that everyone has a story. Some are far more interesting than others - of course - but they are stories just the same. Mine may be of interest to someone - but then again - maybe not.
No way to tell - unless I tell it - is there?
My grandchildren - and even my children - for that matter - don’t know all of the stories that I have in my head. They may think that they do - but they only have bits and pieces. There is way more to me than what they know - or see. I am 68 years old now - but I wasn’t always old with white hair. I was young once.
It’s funny how certain things had to happen in a certain way and in a certain order to get me where I am today. I think that's true for all of us. “Back to the Future” comes to mind. Change something in the past and it will change everything in the future. As much as I would like to go back to correct some of my mistakes - if I did - I would be in a totally different place today. And - except for the fact that my husband died recently - I like where I am - thankyouverymuch.
Since my personal/private draft is not for general publication -
I will use real names -
So that my grandchildren and family know to whom I am referring.
Obviously if it were ever to be published for the general public -
The names should be changed -
To protect the guilty -
And the privacy of everyone else - ;))
I think I'm going to call it "American Grandma" - ;))
If you were to write your story -
What would you call it? - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -