Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ARE YOU HAVING FUN?

Don't ask me what day it is because I couldn't tell you, all I know right now is my name and where I am at.....(ha!)

I am presently at my mother's in Louisiana. I drove here yesterday. On my way I stopped off in Longview, TX and visited with Lee (her blog use to be "Quilts by Lee"). It was wonderful to visit with her, there was never a lag in conversation. She is in the process of moving as well. It is so fun to meet the person behind the blog. She was a lot of fun and I know if I lived by her we would be great friends.

On to the next story. Once again, I can' t tell you dates or times but we had been staying at my friend's home in Texas. We have known them from day one of being a married couple. They are older and I am sure you have heard me talk about them. Her husband passed away last year this time.

Well...we were garage sellers and this machine is one that we found and he used in his room.

Talk about heavy.... Dot and I pulled it out the other day, we have plans. She wants to make aprons as Christmas gifts for her kids. She can not see well and so my husband brought her a magnifying glass that attaches to the machine. It helps her some.

This is the apron she made. She is 82 and did a wonderful job. She kept saying "Barbara, I know if you were doing this you would be done by now." My comment back was....."Are you having fun?" She would say yes....and then I would say...that is all that matters.

So....are you all having fun out there?

24 comments:

  1. You are such a blessing... I agree... it should be fun...
    Hugz

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  2. Awwwww....I'm so happy Dot had so much fun making aprons with you!!

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  3. AH...that is the question that I need to ask myself about some projects that I have been working on! I think the answer may be no to a couple...maybe it's time to call it quits and start something that is FUN!

    (Hang in there...hopefully you will be settled soon!)

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  4. Bless you Barb. As I was reading your post, I thought of how many of life's lessons are in there. Your patience. Remembering and taking the time to value old friendships. Appreciating something old, like that Sears Kenmore. Re-purposing things (garage sales). Enjoy the journey (sewing), not just the destination( finished project). Thanks for an uplifting start to my day.

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  5. Hi Barb, I have been missing you? Have you made the move to your new home in Tx or just in process. Sounds like fun wish you come up to Canada and visit me. I am very slow to when I sew but yes I do enjoy it when I finally finish it. Blessings Sandra

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  6. The story reminds me of the tale of the tortoise and the hare. Having fun is what matters!

    I hope life settles down for you soon.

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  7. Day two of summer break form school. I dont know what day or time it is either. BTW that Kenmore is almost exactly the model I have and used for years. It was my grandmothers.

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  8. great find on the machine and cute apron!

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  9. I am confident your friend is so pleased that you are by her side helping her out. The apron is great!

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  10. what a good motto bc so often we are not having fun w what we are doing.

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  11. It's all about having fun! :0)

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  12. You are so right! If it isn't fun you should stop. If it is fun, then nothing else matters.

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  13. What a sweet story! And how wonderful to be able to help her fulfill her dream of making those aprons =^..^= Old friends are such a treasure, and it is so satisfying when we are able to be there for a close friend when they need us.

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  14. Awww, how true. Very sweet Barb.

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  15. Barbara, I know you are a great inspiration to your friend. I salute you!!!!!

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  16. Girl, you are so right! You rock! Hey, are you going to come close to SC? Huh? Are you? LOL Take care, my friend, and travel safely. :)

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  17. Hey, I'm in N. Louisiana about an hour from Monroe. Would love to know where your mom lives. Have fun!

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  18. I had that sewing machine for over 20 years, I loved it!! Barb, you are so kind and so right, it is all about the fun!

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  19. What fun. You are certainly a traveling quilter. Maybe you should become a hired consultant to the "Traveling Quilters" team. You certainly have quilting fun where ever you go.

    Great idea on the aprons too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  20. Fun! Fun! Fun! I'm on that train for sure.
    Wish you could have come by NC to see me.

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  21. Yes my dear....I"m having fun....lots of fun...reading blogs tonight. You are so right....if it isn't fun...don't do it. Put it away and come back when it will be fun....sewing can be so joyful.

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  22. What a dear friend you are!!!! Yes have fun no worries over how long it takes!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  23. Where in Louisiana are you Barb? I'm at a mission in Baldwin, LA right now....south of Lafayette. blessings, marlene

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  24. When it stops being fun I will quit. Havent had that problem and I have been at it for 20 years. Thanks for the great post.

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