Be Respectful

Yesterday, in a Facebook group for beginner quilters, learning the "quilt as you go" method, someone started a discussion that basically put down anyone that wasn't quilting the "proper" way, or learning from a seasoned quilter, but using YouTube as their teacher and just "quilting however you pleased". This started a "debate" about what was …

Grannie’s Diaries

Certain imagines will always remain with me of my grandmothers. Grannie Lewis sat in the curved rocking chair (now in my living room) surrounded by her bible study material and her phone. Grannie Carathers was either at her quilting frame or on the couch, surrounded by her piecing projects. Beside the couch, in the corner …

“Learning”

As I was finishing up the 2020 quilts, I began to realize something that bothered me. I didn't know what my style was (I may have mentioned that in a previous post...I can't remember). My fabric stash grew considerably after Mom and Grannie died. I can tell you plainly what their styles were, what colors …

Family Lore

Last weekend a friend and distant relative, contacted me about our family connections (that was discovered after we were on-line friends through a blog we both wrote for). Anyway, here I am at 4am, thinking about that family line, searching for a letter, a name, and a story. Berry Family Line My great-grandmother was Jennie …

Well Worn

From where I stood, I could see his bible. He was "reading" from a familiar passage, yet as he "read", he was still flipping pages to get to the actual location in the bible. Psalm 23 As he recited the passage, word for word, I started doing the same, probably as many others did. The …

His Namesake

Others may have been named after him, but I believe I'm the only one that took the spelling of his name. My uncle, Elmer Eugene Carathers. My mother named me after her brother and I became Deborah Gene. I don't recall him ever calling me just Deborah, he always tagged that middle name on when …