Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dear Uncle Tom

My dear sweet Uncle Tom died last week. He had been not been well for years, suffering a number of strokes but his spirit was always strong. My cousin gave the eulogy and as she said when the family got together the children always gathered around him. He was the "fun uncle". He kept little toys and candy in his pocket to pass out to the kids. He will be missed. On that side
of my family there are 16 in my generation and 14 of us were at his funeral. My family is a constant source of strength for me.

I appreciate the kind thoughts about my mother and her situation. we are working through it. It is very time consuming so I haven't spent much time in my sewing room. I was always love seeing what Belinda at Brown Dirt Cottage is doing. She was doing some churndashes last week that really appealed to me. So I took a few minutes and tried putting one together. Thanks Belinda for the inspiration.

I have put together a few blocks for the bottom of my grandson's whale quilt. My aunt uses this square in a square so I thought I would try it. I haven't quite decided how I want to do it. I have a vision so I will have to see if it works out.

Also found a precious nursery rhyme print at Walmart.

When you become a grandparent something happens to your brain. When I was at Walmart I just happened by the toy department and saw a little red tricycle. Oh well! he is enjoying it.

Good luck to our beloved Tarheels against Michigan State Monday night. I am so nervous!


Julia said...

Sorry for the loss of your dear Uncle...
Your churn dash block is great...yes keep busy, helps to take things off your mind..
The little one loves that bike, and that's what nanas do...
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

My goodness - sad times come to us all, don't they? I'm pleased you are still finding great joy in life - grandchildren, God bless - we have so much to be thankful for also! Thoughts and prayers are with you!
Hugs - Lurline♥

jacquie said...

i'm so sorry nan. my thoughts and prayers are with you. maybe a tarheel win tonight will add some smiles to your week.

Dionne said...

I'm sorry to hear about Uncle Tom. I went through a difficult illness with my own Uncle Tom a few years back. My thoughts are with you.

On another note. I'm afraid you will suffer a disappointing loss, as the Spartans are sure to win.

belinda said...

I am truly sorry for your loss.....
such a sad time I'm sure.......your little block looks so FAB!!! They are great if you only have say maybe 5 minutes...didn't you feel better when you sewed it up.....and I wouldn't trade being 'granny'!!!
I'm still cheering you on!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

sorry for your loss. c'mon, you can get the churn dash more liberated than that!

Clare said...

Sorry to read of your loss.

I agree with Ton. Lets see some liberated churn dashes!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I just popped in and love reading your posts. I too am a nana to 7 almost 8 and a quilter. There is nothing like having grandkids.
So sorry for your loss but glad you have little ones and quilting to bring you joy. Can't wait to read more.