Friday, February 3, 2012

Good morning everyone!
What a beautiful day it is here today. Sun is shining and it is getting warmer without a lick of snow around.

As I was drying my hair just now I was thinking about this past week. On Friday the Phoenix Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival was at the fairgrounds and Estelle went with me. Of course there is way to much 'stuff' to take in, but I was on a mission to get a few things. Estelle even found a few things that she liked. Anyway, as I was thinking about that day my mind wandered to my Mom and her last Christmas with us. Mom had a handicap and was a stubborn person and would not ride in a wheelchair. She had 'bad feet' and had a difficult time walking for any length of time. We tried (the family, that is) to get her to sit in a wheelchair so that she could go with us when we went different places, but she refused. But this last Christmas my sister managed to talk her into riding around the mall to do her Christmas shopping. From what I remember my sister ended up with the 'bad feet' that day. Mom had been to the mall shopping numerous times, but confined her shopping to one or two stores. She had never been from one end of the mall to the other. You can imagine the fun she had seeing it for the first time. Of course she had to at least 'run' through each of the little stores between one end to the other, even if it was just to 'look'.... I am so glad that Mom enjoyed that day and I am forever thankful for Estelle, for her willingness to be 'wheeled' around and going places with me. Thanks, Estelle!

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
 "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009


  1. Enjoyed reading your blog. My mom was pretty much the same way.
    I attended the quilt Festival in Phx also and enjoyed it.
    I see you live somewhat close to me and I was wondering if you belong to a guild and which one?
    I would like to join one. But I live in the Wittmann area and there is not a guild that is close to me.

  2. beachgirl, I have not found a quild that I wanted to participate in, but wish I could. I have done a lot of things with my church and participate with online forums which helps take care of the companionship itch.