Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 9 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 87

Thread: FRIENDS WITH GRAND DAUGHTER AT LAST

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Kansas City Mo
    Posts
    1,601
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have not ever completed a quilt but however have pieced 3 quilt tops so far, all of them far from perfect. I also live in an mother in laws apt in my sons house ,he has 2 stepdaughters 1 which still lives at home. In the 3 years I have lived their she has barley ever talked to me. well to make a long story short I heard she was going through a bit of depression so last Friday I said to her I heard you always wanted to learn to quilt, I am teaching myself, with the help of my internet friends why don't you come down stairs with me and maybe we can learn together. She only replied well I don't know we will have to see, so imagined how surprised I was when she knocked on my door Monday morning. She choose a pattern and then I invited her to shop my stash and she choose her fabric and we got started. It has been an exciting journey for both of us. We are sort of bonding at last, Her piecing is very good and she has a wonderful eye for color.
    And I am getting some small projects done due to her motivating me. I have made a table topper and some placemats plus free motioned guilted on the table topper. This is a major brake through for me this girl has been in my family for 12 years and finally we are becoming friends. She is very shy and withdrawn so this has been good for her as well.I would love to post pictures but my camera was recently stolen so I cant post pics

  2. #2
    Member llcox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    59
    That's a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. Here's hoping your relationship and you quilting continue to grow.

  3. #3
    Super Member thepolyparrot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mars
    Posts
    2,027
    That's lovely! A generation or two between two people can make for wonderful friendships.

    I remmber very fondly the women who were my friends when I was a teenager - they were my grandmother's age. :)

  4. #4
    Super Member PegD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    4
    So glad to hear that. It is so nice to have someone to do things with. It will be good for the both of you.

  5. #5
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,471
    What a wonderful story!!! Thanks for sharing :D:D

  6. #6
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,193
    Aw, thats wonderful!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Dandish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Allen Park, MI
    Posts
    409
    How wonderful that you never gave up and keep the door open, how special you must be. Hope your relationship continues to blossom, both the the girl and your quilting.

  8. #8
    Super Member jeannie t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    1,235
    many happy hours quilting togather and bonding! what a great story.

  9. #9
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SE Washington
    Posts
    20,969
    Wonderful that she wants to learn! Your relationship with each other will benefit as well. Here's to many happy sewing moments together! :)

  10. #10
    Super Member AngieS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    Posts
    3,259
    Quote Originally Posted by sassey
    I have not ever completed a quilt but however have pieced 3 quilt tops so far, all of them far from perfect. I also live in an mother in laws apt in my sons house ,he has 2 stepdaughters 1 which still lives at home. In the 3 years I have lived their she has barley ever talked to me. well to make a long story short I heard she was going through a bit of depression so last Friday I said to her I heard you always wanted to learn to quilt, I am teaching myself, with the help of my internet friends why don't you come down stairs with me and maybe we can learn together. She only replied well I don't know we will have to see, so imagined how surprised I was when she knocked on my door Monday morning. She choose a pattern and then I invited her to shop my stash and she choose her fabric and we got started. It has been an exciting journey for both of us. We are sort of bonding at last, Her piecing is very good and she has a wonderful eye for color.
    And I am getting some small projects done due to her motivating me. I have made a table topper and some placemats plus free motioned guilted on the table topper. This is a major brake through for me this girl has been in my family for 12 years and finally we are becoming friends. She is very shy and withdrawn so this has been good for her as well.I would love to post pictures but my camera was recently stolen so I cant post pics
    This is awesome!!!!!! I love stories like this! Real ones!! :XD:

Page 1 of 9 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.