Favorite Scripture

FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD...PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU...PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE.
JEREMIAH 29:11 (NIV)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

GRANDMAMA IS BACK.. EMPTY NEST PART 2 NEW STORIES, NEW QUILT PROJECTS, GRANDPEEPS, ETC...

GMAMA JANE IS BACK
MARCH 27, 2016


Easter Sunday Morning
HE IS RISEN...HE IS RISEN INDEED


What a perfect time for starting fresh...in Life and in Blogging.  Since last October, I have been helping Mr. Tractor take care of his mother who suffered with Dementia and declining health.  At age 93, March 14, 2016 my sweet mother-in-law passed away surrounded by those of us who loved her and had cared for her.  She passed away as graciously as she lived her life.

Anyone who has ever been a caregiver knows what I mean when I say care-giving takes over your life.  In our case, we both cared for my mother for 11 yrs and then Mr. Tractor's (Roger) mother for 2-5 yrs.  We have actually been caregivers for over 20 yrs total.

Lately, I am even more aware just how short life truly is and want to live each day with purpose, love, and gratitude.  Therefore, my next phase...Empty Nest Part II as I am naming it ... will be lived, told, laughed/cried about and then written down as a way to leave a written legacy for my family.  Does that make sense?

I'm not sure who my readership will include, if anyone, but I promise to leave a little of myself in each post so that my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will KNOW who their Mother or Grandmother was as a person.  Since I've experienced loss of family and close friends in the last 6 months, I am only reminded of the brevity of life and the importance of making the most of each day.

Today, on this rainy Easter Sunday, I'm going to leave pictures of a few quilts and quilty projects in progress that I have put needle and thread to either by hand or machine.












BLESSINGS
Hope you will come back often and visit.  
Leave me a note so I will know I still have some blog reading friends out there.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop Projects


GMAMA'S 
HALLOWEEN HAUNTS PROJECTS

Halloween Haunt 2015

Today I'm going to try and FINALLY Post my projects 
Although I think these projects are "Haunted" because everytime I go to post my pictures SOMETHING turns afoul.  Last time it was NO INTERNET, this time it's a STOMACH BUG.
SEW BEAR WITH ME...Nothing fancy...just the facts! Some Projects are New, some are from the past.


"The Ghastlies" Fabric used to make a tablecloth!

Three Little Pumpkins
Pillow

Fabric Basket
Organizer for my Perle Cotton Thread

OWL PINCUSHION


Fall Hot Pads
Fabric Basket
Owl Pincushion

Happy Halloween

Thanks to Marian for organizing the Blog Hop and getting the Gang back together.

Blessings
Gmama Jane




Thursday, October 15, 2015

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS BLOG HOP STARTS FRIDAY OCT. 16TH....GET YOUR HAUNTING HOP SHOES ON...


NEW HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP
BEGINS FRIDAY OCT. 16, 2015

Halloween Haunt 2015

Tomorrow's Schedule

Our Super Head Cheerleader is the very Special
Marian
at 


Back from Family Beach Vacation 2015


Ready to Get my Spooky Sewing MOJO back on!!

Projects from Past Blog Hops




Once Again:  
Hop on Over and Visit these Blogs with special Halloween projects made 
Just For You

Psst.... I heard there may be some *spooky cool* Give -Aways*  wink wink
Tomorrow's Schedule
Friday Oct. 16

My Day will be Next Week...Stay Tuned for Daily schedule, updates , Give-Aways!!!

GRANDMAMA JANE

Monday, June 29, 2015

WELCOME BACK...WELCOME SUMMER 2015

HELLO???
IS ANYONE STILL THERE?
SUMMER RAMBLINGS 2015...
It's been awhile since my last post....aaah Life gets in the way at times but I'm back.  I may be blogging to the computer but then I remind myself of my original reason for blogging in the first place....to chronicle the life and times of my Family and retain much of the oral rich history that sets my family apart.  Telling stories has always been a huge part of any Hillis family event.    Therefore, Along with "telling" more stories, I will still incorporate my quilting and other Blog projects which may include something from the garden, Mr. Tractor's shed, my sewing room, or the Grandpeeps' adventures.

A UFO in the HOOP
for a little
Hand Quilting


Scott (7) and I went to the Park "like old times" he said referring to the timed when he stayed with me before he got old enough to attend pre-school.  Geez, I miss that little side-kick!  He and I were buddies from age 6m-4 yrs. old.  This slide presented a HUGE barrier for Scott who is deathly afraid of heights.  He wanted me to see how BRAVE he was now!! I watched with a secret tear in my eye...all you Grandmama's know what I mean!
Now that summer has arrived...IT'S TIME...TOMATO SANDWICH TIME


I CAN LIVE ON TOMATO SANDWICHES
TOMATO
HELLMAN'S MAYO
WHITE BREAD..SOFT...
(lOCAL FAVORITE IS FLOWERS WHITE BREAD)
SALT 
(CRACKED BLACK PEPPER FOR VARIETY)


AND THIS LITTLE/BIG GRANDPEEP
CLAY  11 1/2
Has become quite the Stand-Up Comedian!
Being the quietest of the 7 Grandpeeps, Clay's growing interest in Drama and Stand Up Comedy is quite the pleasant surprise! 
Currently, KNOCK-KNOCK jokes and Puns are Fan Favorites

So, that's all for today.  Just a Plethora of News from the Farm.
Tomatoes are beginning to ripen so Canning those beauties will be HIGH on my T0-Do List in the coming few weeks.  I can NEVER  put up enough to make it all the way through winter.  I'm always looking for new Super Salsa recipes and any other Tomato based canning recipes that are tried and true winners with your family...send my way!

Blessings







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