Monday, October 12, 2015

Design Wall Monday - 10/12/15

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At Patchwork Times on Mondays.
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 -

Sleeping -

And reading - ;))

The rest of this post is personal so feel free to skip it - ;))

Reading -

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 -


Gene Black said...

I would call mine "Finding Me - a Journey of the Soul"

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Great title, Gene - sounds like a best-seller to me! - ;))

Margie said...

I have worked on my "little house on the mountain" book off and on for 15 years. What I found was that it is work and I am lazy. It was an unusual childhood for the times, so I feel I owe it to my family:)

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

You're right, Margie - it IS work - but I feel I owe it to my family, too. My story may not be that unusual - but it's still my story - ;))

Katie M. said...

OMG - what would I title 'my story'? That's a hard one to even think about...If I am to think back on my life, I've taken so many detours and twists and turns - I suppose I'd have to call it simply "My Journey" (to where I am) or maybe "No Regrets" interesting topic.... thanks for making me think about it

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Hi, Katie - "My Journey" sounds good. My life took a lot of detours, too - it's like I finally got here - but not in a straight line. "No Regrets" - maybe for you - but I have several - nothing that I would dare change, though - or I would definitely not be where I am today - ;))


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